I got a book at the library the other day on decluttering and organizing. I was really motivated just by browsing through it. So, later that evening, I organized and cleaned out half of my dresser drawers (Going to do the other half soon!). Then, I got to thinking about the drawer next to the fridge. Everyone has one….Come on, fess up! I know you do. The “catch-all” drawer. It’s where pens, pencils, paper clips, matches, small instruction manuals, fish food, old business cards and who knows what else, goes. Well, I thought about it for a day or two. Devised a plan. Got some containers (I spent under $5 total!). And, finally….ATTACKED! Here is the before: (It’s BAD! At first I couldn’t even get the drawer open to take the picture.)
And now, since completing this project, I feel lighter. I know it’s only ONE drawer, but THAT drawer was really the worst drawer I had. And It’s been that way for years. Here is the after:
I know it’s still full. But it’s SO much better! I’m so happy about this. I think we don’t realize how much clutter burdens us! How much it weighs us down. Now that this drawer is done, I really want to accomplish a task like this at least every other day until I get my entire home organized. I know I could keep it organized if only I could have a system that works. And I am going to find one!!! This is just the first step. I will keep you posted on my decluttering status. Goodnight All!