Yay of the day #2: What’s a Disorganized Person to Do?

The other day I stopped by Kinko’s on my way home for work to get some books bound. I was wandering around, minding my own business, when I saw this book.

I snapped a picture of the book, so I could remember the title and order it online. After flipping through it, I decided that I couldn’t wait that long and bought it then and there.

All I can say is that this book is AMAZING. Stacey Platt, the author, is a professional organizer. As I read through the book, I kept saying, “Oh, DUH!” because the things she would say were *so obvious* once she said them. This book has lists, pictures, and step-by-steps, which is exactly what I need. This fueled the organization frenzy that led to yesterday’s post about my kitchen drawer, and I can only imagine what I’ll do next. 🙂 So, if organization isn’t intuitive to you, or you’re fighting the clutter, get this book. You can get What’s a Disorganized Person to Do? HERE from amazon, or you can check out Stacey Platt’s blog. I will definitely be reading the blog, and may have to write her a “you changed my life” email before long. Yeah. It’s that good.

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Yay of the Day: Real Simple Honeycomb Drawer Organizer

If you’re around me very long, you’ll realize that I can sometimes get a little overexcited about things. I’ve decided that, when that happens, I’m going to post it here under the category/topic “Yay of the Day.” Then I can share my excitement!

I’ve actually had a lot of yays in the past two days. I’ve felt really good this weekend, and have had lots of energy/motivation to clean and organize. I’ve made two trips to Bed, Bath, and Beyond, where I came upon the Real Simple Honeycomb Drawer Organizer. I bought one yesterday, and went back today for another. This product was quick and easy to put together, and it makes a world of difference for my drawers. Just look!

My kitchen drawer before. Yes, I’m a stuffer. I’d stuffed all these rags/pot holders/medicine into this little drawer, and it was a pain to open and close. I took everything out, hooked up my honeycomb, stuck it in the drawer, and in under 5 minutes I had this:

Look how nice and organized it is! My handknit dishtowels fit perfectly! I placed my potholders on top, and I’m done!

Nice, neat, and easy to close. As I said before, I bought two sets of these. So in addition to this lovely kitchen drawer, I also have a newly organized sock drawer and underwear drawer (yeah, no pics of that one). It feels so good to find things that make organizing easy!

I got lots of other things done today, as well. I’m working a weird schedule tomorrow (1pm-7pm), so I may have time to get a few more things cleaned/organized before work. We’ll see! It feels so good to have motivation. 🙂