Pre-Holiday Organization Challenge!
When in doubt, rent a storage unit!
If you’re like me, every year around the holidays (before things get crazy) you feel a renewed motivation to get your home organized so that you can actually enjoy the parties, the out-of-towners, the gift giving, and the general merriment of the season. Let’s use that motivation and join the Amazing Spaces’ Pre-Holiday Organization Challenge!
~ Pre-Holiday Organization Challenge ~
This year Amazing Spaces Storage Centers is challenging its staff, friends, and customers to get organized before the holidays. We’ll post before and after pictures of our progress, and WE HOPE YOU DO TOO! Cleaning and organizing can be daunting but going through it together will provide much needed encouragement! Follow us on Facebook for weekly challenge reminders, before and after photos, and encouragement!
Day #15: Wild Card – You Pick!
Day #10: Office
Organizing the home office is critical. Once this area is fully stocked and organized, you’ll get tasks completed faster and as a result, you’re less likely to get frustrated, and you’ll have more time to do other things.
Day #9: Under Bathroom Sink
Day #6: Dresser Drawers
Two words: designate drawers
Day #5: Under the Kitchen Sink
Install a tension rod to hang cleaning supplies from and for quick access.
Day #4: Tupperware Cabinet
Personally, I have struck a balance between being able to find the right lid for the right container and being the most time efficient when emptying the dishwasher: I have a shelf for all lids and just below, is my shelf for all containers.
Day #3: Linen Closet
Get to folding! And for those pesky fitted sheets, take a tip from Martha. Also, a fabric drawer is great for those odds and ends that you keeping in your linen closet.
Day #2: Laundry Room
The laundry room can be tricky. Clothes cycle through so I never feel finished unless I have time to wash several loads on the same day. A great tip for feeling good about your laundry room is to invest in nice hampers; this alone might be enough to lift your spirits on laundry day.
Day #1: Junk Drawer
Start small. Though it appears to be non-threatening to your peace of mind, the ubiquitous “junk drawer” once organized will give its owners a sense of accomplishment which is much needed to tackle the rest of the house. Also, this small part of the home becomes not so small when you inevitably end up fighting with this drawer more than any other area of the house. Trust us, get the junk drawer organized and you’ll notice the minutes of spare time added to your daily routine now that you now longer waist time looking for a pen, a rubber band, matches, or the spare key.
Our staff took the challenge!
Here’s the results from one of our own completing Day #1’s challenge: the junk drawer.