Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Straighten Up



I am not a spring cleaning type of person, more of a fall cleaning type of person. This past week, I have been on an organizational rampage, cleaning up the mess of our house and reorganizing all closets and shelves in sight. This beauty was my first attempt of the season and it turned out fantastic. Please don't be distracted by our horrible, terrible, sad orange walls. We are students who rent our house, and we are not allowed to paint. Therefor, we must live in Halloween-land everyday.

This is our everything cupboard. It's where we put all of our paperwork, things we just buy, things waiting to be put away, etc. It's the busiest place in our kitchen, and that used to be very clear. Take a look at the old photo:


For some reason, a banana hammock made it's way into a paper holder for bills and letters, and an easter basket (no that has not been there since easter, I actually don't know where it came from) housed random piles of junk. Other piles of stuff just started to build, as well as a full bulletin board of out-of-date papers.

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The goal was to keep as much counter space as possible as we have a very small L shaped kitchen. As you can see, the results left us with tons of counter space!


I took a trip to Home Sense are purchased the letter holder (also seen below) for $12.99 and the matching pencil holder (in the corner in the picture above) for $5.99. Surprisingly enough, the paper holder fits a ton of paper without looking cluttered, and it doubles as a decoration with it's amazing detail!


4 comments:

  1. Reorganizing feels so good! And this looks so good!

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  2. I love tidying and re organising, such a good feeling! Love the post rack, it all looks great, well done xx

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  3. It looks great, and those containers are so cute!
    freesia

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  4. i love the feeling when youv just finished and you feel all kind of clean and organized ! well done :)xxxhttp://dottedblazer.blogspot.com/

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