There is something about fall that gives me a burst of energy. I find I want to clean and organize shelves, cupboards, my closet and just about anything that strikes me as something that could use a little improvement! I do all of this somewhat selectively as I’ve had weed through magazines and organize picture boxes on my list for months! I’m determined to tackle one or both of those sometime this fall. I’ll begin with a favorite image of “organization” with plenty of design appeal…
Brook Gianetti of Velvet & Linen blog…this was a closet that Brooke transformed into a smart and stylish space for storage and decoration in her office.
Our study is quite small and Hubby’s computer space is inside a closet. We’ve taken the doors off and painted, and it does look better than it used to, but the Gianetti closet is stunning and invites you to take a closer look at the art and decorative pieces she so creatively displays.
The above study is a little more utilitarian but I really like the color-coordinated storage boxes and it’s tidy appearance is always a goal in our study. Things like magazines and paperwork can take over in a matter of a few hours!
Better Homes and Gardens sent out an email about organization and I found a few of the ideas for creating more storage space, a particularly hot topic at our house. Martha Stewart always has some great ideas for cleaning and organizing…
I have 4 pan drawers but they don’t have the dividers…as a result some of my pans to get scratched but since they aren’t on display via a pan rack I guess I’m okay with that. This image did remind me I need to clean out the drawers and make sure they (pans and lids) are where they belong. Do you ever put things back in a convenient spot as opposed to where they belong?
Clever and efficient idea for the kitchen, although I believe the tray storage under the cabinets in the above kitchen would have had to be installed when the kitchen was designed, right?
I thought this use of an expandable organizing tool with children’s books would be fun…it could feature the books your grand daughter (oh, or grand son 🙂 wants to read that week at bedtime!
I like Martha’s idea for storing umbrellas on the back of a door.
I’m not sure I’d take a picture of the garment to put on the tag, but when I store my seasonal items, remembering what is inside the bag can be a problem. I like the idea of putting a tag on the bag with the name of the item or items.
This idea is nice but the real reason I’ve posted it is because I need to paint the inside of our hall closet…not this color but just a nice, clean white. Not sure I’ll get to this project this fall.
via Brabourne Farm
If I had this closet I think it would be easy to keep your shoes and clothes organized, don’t you agree!
What’s on your list of cleaning and organizing this fall? Or, are you just enjoying the season without all the frantic activity?
Linda Coble said:
Where do I begin? Your post got me so inspired to make a list of things I need to re-organize. As you know, I like to have things well organized but they don’t always stay that way. I especially loved the ideas for office organization. I want to get started on my office space right now! Thanks for some great ideas.
I know you and I share this passion for organizing…it will be fun to see your office next time I visit.
This post has me motivated to organize. Something about fall gets me in nesting mode too. I think because I know I’m in for a long winter indoors. Love that top picture from Velvet and Linen!
If you’re like me, it’s nice to grab motivation wherever we can get it! 🙂
I’ve always thought it would be nice to have a real winter, one where you have a good excuse to stay indoors and relax with a book or clean a closet. Sunny weather here draws me into the garden and the closets suffer for it.
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