It's the 21 Day Organizational Challenge
Re-Cap/Update/After--After Party and you are ALL cordially invited!
You can join this party by posting your AFTER picture and then your AFTER-AFTER picture of one, or any, or all of the 21 challenges that you completed. I came up with this idea because I noticed there were a few areas that I was still tweaking after living with the new organization for a while....ok, really there were projects I was doing and wanted to SHOW OFF! Also, I knew I needed some accountability and figured I wasn't alone. So, it's been a month since the first day of the challenge, how are you doing? How is your organization holding up? What cool tweaking and projects have you done that you want to share with us? What have you learned along the way? Inquiring and organized minds want to know! (Organized Minds, what a great name for a band, or a blog, hmmmm.....)
So, here's the current state of my affairs:
Day 1: Junk Drawer
Junk Drawer AFTER-AFTER
|Switched the BBQ tools from the middle to the side and put non-slip grip under the white basket.|
So, just when I think I am getting this blogging thing down, my computer goes haywire and I can't add the pictures to my blog and the spacing gets all messed up....so had to end my post and start over, sorry!
Here we go with Day 2, The Computer Desk:
The Computer Desk AFTER--AFTER
|We got a new wireless keyboard and mouse. Lovin' The Wave from Logitech.|
|New hardware for the desk my husband made in high school. Would never have thought to do this until the 21 Day Challenge from A Bowl Full of Lemons.|
Tupperware AFTER--AFTER, can you spot the differences? This one seems to be holding up....
Day 4, The Linen Closet
|I got these great "Halloween" storage bins on clearance to put in the bottom of the linen closet to tame the dirty laundry.|
Day 5 was Under the Kitchen Sink
This was actually after I tweaked the After pic that I showed in the challenge. I love the green basket for my towels and rags. Everything is in a good place for what I use and getting to it.....then I got paranoid about all the chemicals in my HOME and I joined Shaklee! So I had to clean out all these toxic chemicals....
|And replaced all of these chemicals with just these few, good-for-the-earth products!|
The products are AWESOME and so affordable and good for our planet and smell yummy....there has been no down side. I hope you will try some in your HOME, too! I'll be using up the Cascade and the wet floor wipes and then exclusively using the Shaklee Basic H2 on my floors, it's AMAZING! No haze or foot prints right after you clean.
Day 6 was Dresser Drawers
Day 7 was The Pantry
THIS IS MY BIG REVEAL, PEOPLE!!!!!!!!
So, I added this boring striped contact paper to my pantry and got this challenge all done and then I saw the prettiest pantry EVER at House of Smiths, and I HAD TO DO SOMETHING! I hated the dark brown shelves and our pantry is so dark anyway. I had to piece together the bottom shelf contact paper because I ran out, I just wasn't happy with it. I shopped around for some solution to a pretty pattern on the background/walls. I knew I didn't want to take the time or expense to do what my inspiration pantry owner had done, so the hunt for the green contact paper with the white scroll design began. Yes, like Toni's.
|Pantry AFTER, but not happy yet....|
|Yuck, dark brown shelves : ( Organized, but ugly.|
This is definitely my favorite transformation. So thankful for all of the inspiration and great ideas throughout the 21 Day Organizational Challenge!
Please link up and check back soon because this AFTER--AFTER Party continues on Wednesday! I'd love to see your AFTER and AFTER--AFTER pics, hear about what you learned, your favorite challenge, anything you are struggling with, how it has affected you, your family, your roommate(s) and what organizational challenge YOU need to (and ARE going to) tackle next.
Um, we got about 16 inches of snow Tuesday, so I'm guessing Phil is gonna see his shadow. Happy Groundhog Day, anyway!
|Snowfall by 3:45pm Tuesday afternoon.|
|Current state of affairs at 1 am on 2/2/11|