Happy Labor Day rock star.
May your day be full of fun without any labor in sight.
But just in case you wanted to plan a little organizing for the rest of the week….
….here’s a fun kitchen organization project.
When I was at the very impressionable age of 22 and lived in California and drove a convertible and wore an even brighter shade of red lipstick and married a sailor with twinkling brown eyes and bucket loads of patience….
…..I attended an organizing seminar.
It was held at the organizer’s house and she greeted us at the door and served us dessert and coffee and then invited us to tour her home…..
…..every square inch of it.
We could open up every door and cabinet and look in closets and under beds and behind doors…..anywhere and any place we wanted.
Nothing was off-limits.
Her house was an open book.
I’ve never forgotten it. We opened doors and drawers and cabinets and took notes and were inspired and a little in awe and I told myself that one day I would have a house just like that.
And wouldn’t it be the best ending if I told you that it actually happened? That every cabinet and space was perfectly organized and I showed it off to anyone who stopped by for sweet tea.
Until this hutch.
And I know it’s only one project and it’s only one cabinet, but seriously…..
Kitchen Organization Project
1. Find a stack of random wooden boxes at the Nashville flea market.
Fall in love.
Wonder what to make from the boxes.
Shrug your shoulders and buy them anyway because you realize that they are just a project waiting to happen.
2. Think about the organizing house you went to when you still were operating under the questionable belief that one day you would open your cabinets up and serve dessert and coffee to random visitors to your home.
Watch Fixer Upper.
Decide that JoAnna Gaines must be friends with the organizer lady in California.
3. Decide the wooden-don’t-know-what-to-do-with boxes fit perfectly in your kitchen hutch.
Open up the doors to the hutch.
Pray that neither JoAnna Gaines or anyone remotely interested in organization shows up at the door.
Make stamped spoon handles and organize all the junk into some semblance of order.
4. Stand back and look at your organized crates.
Realize you just bought plate holders even though you have seven.
And monogrammed napkins.
And that now you’re ready for dessert and coffee and company any time….
…..with an open door policy. 🙂
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