I just returned from a wonderful trip to Washington D.C. to the cherry blossom festival and to visit 2 of my daughters. Talk about a fun 2 week trip. The hundreds of kites in the air were fascinating to watch and the walk around the tidal basin where the cherry trees were at peak bloom was gorgeous.
We also snuck in some organizing time. I tell you I am addicted to organizing. I was actually flattered that both daughters thought I could help them as they are both very organized. It just goes to show that we can always improve. Sometimes it takes an objective eye to come up with new, helpful ideas.
With one daughter we organized her makeup. She used a basket to hold facial cleaning supplies (there is no room in her apartment bathroom for items to be left in there). All she has to do is pick up the basket and everything she needs is at her finger tips. She used mugs to separate her makeup brushes from her mascara and other make up. For the eye shadows a check book box was utilized. It was like a treasure hunt finding things around the apartment to use until she can get to a dollar store to find matching containers. This will save her so much precious time in the mornings to have it all together in like containers so no searching has to be done.
My other daughter asked for me to help in her storage room as it bothered her. It looked really good to me but we were able to improve it to her satisfaction. Cleaning supplies that weren’t being used were placed in a bin that was already there and was only half full.
A fireplace poker set not being used was put in the far back. Other items were moved and shuffled around and hung up which made more room to get to the things she often uses. She is happy with it now as she can get to everything she needs to use.
I came home and cleaned out my filing cabinet. I thought, “I need a professional home organizer working with me” as some of the pamphlets and other things that I have had for years and years without ever looking at or even knowing they were there were hard to toss. But I did it. It was painful sometimes, but worth it. I will never remember what it was that I tossed.I feel so accomplished and good about tossing those things I will never miss. And my daughter who lives in Washington State reaps the benefits as she gets all my scrapbook paper I have hung on to and know I will never use.
Do you have a project you have done lately that has cleared space and your mind? I would love to hear what it is you have done.