Tuesday, January 17, 2012

operation organization ...

I am slightly obsessive compulsive.

My daily schedule shows it. Day in and day out, I do the same things in the same order. When things get thrown off course, I get upset. When others mess with things I like done in a certain manner, I get annoyed and then I fix what they've done. (Note: J no longer does laundry because he does not fold to my standards and I have to refold it anyway.)

I also have an issue with accomplishing a task in parts. When I read a book, I usually read it in one sitting. When I start a project, I find it necessary to finish it before moving on. When it comes to my training plan, I want to add more workouts, mileage, etc. And when it comes to organizing my home (using this nifty calendar I found) I want to jump ahead, to finish a week's worth of tasks rather than a day's.

My obsessive nature, that calendar and my love for Pinterest have led to Operation Organization in my house.

In the last few weeks, I have completed all of the January task on that calendar.

But that wasn't enough, so I organized our pantry and laundry room.

 

I made some wall hangings.


I transformed our standard desk into a storage station by removing the table feet and replacing them with two bookshelves.


Look at all of that storage ...


I made a command center for the girl's backpacks, ballet bags and soccer gear, complete with a morning checklist to help them get out the door.


I mounted crates to the wall and made bedside bookshelves for the girls.


I found a storage solution for our broom and Swiffer.


I organized our shoe situation and found a place for all the things we need to grab as we leave the house.


And I removed the broken closet doors in Dizzle and Doodle's room and turned them into a headboard for our bed. 


I can't stop myself. It like organizational overload over here ...

31 comments:

Mustang said...

LOVE. IT.

I bought cupboard organizers at Ikea yesterday. I nearly cried with joy.

Run with Jess said...

You're like butter.... ON A ROLL!

glutenfreegirlrunning said...

wow! this is awesome!

Kerrie T. said...

When you're done there, there's more here!

christa said...

Awesome, I've been on a mini organizing kick here. I love the wall hanging with your names on it.

Jen said...

I think I might be stealing some of your ideas! Awesome job on knocking things out.

Teri said...

There's just something about January, I think. I tend to be slightly obsessive too, but it always magnifies in January!

My Daily Journey to Share said...

It feels great to get everythign in order. I love it! Erica

Running Ricig said...

Please come to my house next! This is glorious!

Mon Amour said...

I love organizing! My favorite is color coding- it just makes everything look so pretty!

fancy nancy said...

You are on a tear girl!! Anytime you want to stop by my house you are more than welcome!

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

What number was last called? I have Number 8 for the next customer served by Tonia's Total Transformation. My house needs a visit!!!

Heather @ Just a Colorado Gal said...

Um, can you please come over??

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

I LOVE THIS. I thought I was a neat freak, but you've got me beat! Inspired!!!

Jessica (Pace of Me) said...

I am SO with you on this, T. I seriously get crazy over opportunities to organize things. I was salivating over some of your projects as I read this post :o)
It feels so good to have a system. I go crazy when chaos takes over. Robert has learned to live with it - I have to fold all the laundry, too. Our headboard is made from an old door too - I will have to send you a pic! I love re-purposing things!
My kids would love the checklist - Abby is always making lists (gee, wonder where she gets that from!?) and she is reading like crazy now so she would adore that :o)
have a great day!!
xxoo

Jason said...

Galveston is not that far away and an opportunity to meet your Tough Chik teammate in Dallas shouldn't be passed up, AND while your meeting Karen how about you organize our house. Great thanks. Bring the kids and J too....we'll all hang out while you organize.

Marlene said...

You're a machine!! I love order, but I am not nearly as motivated to organize as you are. Wanna come over???

The Jesse said...

I am usually the same way except the longer I've been at home {unemployed for almost a year} the less I've been doing around the house. I'm following along with the de-clutter calendar you posted but so far its all mostly been stuff I've already done recently so I haven't yet had much to do. And I also haven't yet found the motivation to skip ahead. I think my lack of daily routine {since not working} its starting to hinder my organization.

Kiley said...

Dang! You have been busy! Isn't it fun (and so nice) to get things organized & functional. Love what you've done.

track coach and adorable wife said...

I too love organizing and pinterest! So fun! Great work!

Char said...

There's something so cathartic about organising and cleaning up. It's better than therapy.

Julie D. said...

oh my word...go with it!! that is some great stuff accomplished. looks awesome. Love me some pinterest!!

Michelle said...

A girl after my own heart~! Love it!

Trisha said...

That is amazing! My favorite is the center for the girls stuff. That's a great idea.

Running With Sass said...

I have that same bedding set! Target?
I love organizing, and will probably do more once it starts getting warmer.

Colleen said...

Such great ideas! I might be stealing a few for our next house! :)

Christine said...

You did that all in January? WOW!! Great ideas, too!

Becca said...

Holy crap! Nice work. First time commenting but I couldn't resist. Love the organization. I swear exercise breeds energy. Good for you! Kick butt on your 70.3!

Running Backwards in High Heels said...

Can I just say how jealous I am of your cliff bars?!

natalie said...

Solar Hot Water definitely it was so boring thing because you have a schedule to follow daily. anyway what's the good thing i that you learn from it in your daily life. think positive.

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