Nope, I don't mean what lives inside them. I am referring to what you can store on the inside of the doors. If you are not yet using the inside of your cabinet doors, you are missing out on a golden opportunity. Items will become instantly more accessible, and yet remain out of sight. Want some ideas of what you can keep there? Here are some real life examples from cabinet doors in my own home. Seen below are:
Kitchen Command Center/Message Board - this is a great place to keep notes or small office supplies.
Kitchen Sink Glove Storage - this one speaks for itself!
Strainer Storage - this collapsible strainer was an awkward item that is now easily at hand in the cabinet with our pans.
Bathroom Trash - this one cheats a little by using the top of the door as well, but it is the perfect way to have a place for trash where there was none.
Master Bathroom Makeup Reminder - this one is where I keep the list of when my makeup expires.
So, how do YOU use the inside of your cabinet doors? If you have been inspired now, what will you keep there? I would love to hear about it in the comments!
Today's challenge is taming your utility closet. Maybe this is a closet, or just an area where you keep the tools for keeping your home clean.
Step 1. Bring all of the tools together here which may have wandered off into other areas.
Step 2. Weed out any duplicates, broken items, or tools you don't use.
Step 3. Return everything to your newly organized utility space.
Step 4. Pat yourself on the back and move on with your day!
I have a quick tip for you. Let's talk about trash in your vehicle. Everybody has some. Think for a moment what you may find there....gum wrappers, empty food containers, coffee cups? Thankfully, everyone will find themselves at a gas station, usually once a week. The next time you are there waiting for the tank to fill, take the opportunity to rid yourself of any trash that has gathered in your car or truck. Save yourself the extra step of toting it into your house later. YOU are important enough to ride around town in a clean vehicle! Who knows, you may find some money in there while you're at it. Sometimes getting organized pays you. :)
I would love to hear what you discover!
Happy Thursday (its almost Friday)!!
It can be tempting to toss the daily mail and incoming papers onto a pile each day. Spending an extra minute, though, to sort it as it comes through the doors will have many benefits.
1. Invest in a small organizing system, such as a small bin with dividers, a divided basket, or a file folder with several pockets.
2. Place the organizer in an accessible location (the best is usually where the pile of mail sits). :)
3. Take a minute to sort the mail by priority or type. You don't need to read it all, just decide to which category it belongs.
4. Once a week grab each stack and act on, or file, each item.
It will only take moments each day to sort incoming mail, but that effort will help you pay bills on time, have a more organized calendar, and less clutter!
My basket sits on the kitchen counter for easy access. Where will you place the paperwork system in your home? I would love to hear!