Tuesday, January 3, 2012

New Year's Focus: Get Organized

It is so beyond time to get myself organized. There are pockets of my apartment that are crazy organized and then others that are seemingly hopeless. This is the view these days...





After the big clean up for my tiny little party last week (will post about soon), I decided to keep all the tote bags filled with the clutter in my bedroom and not bring them out in the living room until I go through them and hopefully organize them.





Wednesday, I started with the first bag, a container store shopping bag (I am obsessed with these for some reason)..filled with papers and invitations, blank stock of stationery, pictures and on and on. I tried to separate all items into categories and then overwhelmed myself. On to bag #2, a red and white toile huge tote filled with more of the same but with the added bonus of some beads. I must have taken a whole tray of random beads and put in there for safe keeping. Also for safe keeping, I tossed a most treasured heirloom diamond ring in there and did not remember doing this. I have been looking for this ring for over 2 years and really thought it was going to show up during my move. There were limited conversations about it with my parents, who don't really trust me with it to begin with. I reached into the bag and felt something weird, when I picked it up and saw it was the ring, I almost cried. I was so excited to find it, I wanted to post a pic on Facebook. So, the quick photo shoot started with these shots...




I thought..people don't read and I don't want anyone to think I am engaged!



So this one and then thought my hands looked so weird...



So, onto my crystal ring holder for the photo op...so excited! this ring is headed back to the safe for safe keeping!!!

This is the view from my perch on the couch..or as I call it- my command center. I would show you a picture of my bead trays but that is a whole other post.

To get some of my stuff organized, I found these amazing Semikolon boxes at the Container Store. The colors are so great..imagine a bookshelf filled with pink and orange, navy and green, etc... They are made so well and are not too expensive.





For my magazine tear-outs, I found these Stockholm Classic binders there as well. I bought pink, but my head was spinning at the color combinations. Then, I think how cute to have all pink and maybe some white thrown in...I have only purchased one so far-they are $9.99 and are sturdy.




How are you getting organized this year????

3 comments:

CDS said...

We are on the SAME page! LOL...I wrote about basically the same thing today. xoxo

Landlocked Mermaid said...

I am sooo happy for you that you found your ring! That makes all that de cluttering worth it!! what a relief.. xo

eas said...

Those are great items from Container store. Thanks for sharing & your place looks so festive!