Wednesday, January 12, 2011


I think I have an addiction to REorganizing.
Not to just organizing since I have considered myself a pretty organized person by nature. My closet is color coordinated and sorted by style... by computer files and pictures are separated into individual folders by date and type... for a while our dvd's were alphebitized but Avery has gotten to them... One thing that I HAVE to do everyday is make our beds; it will haunt me all day if it is unmade.... etc. So, I have to say that my real addiction is not being organized but REorganizing. Every so often I get an itch to pull everything out of a closet, clean it out, and put it back in in a different, more efficient manner. I love it! I have always mentally lived by the phrase "Chaos in your environment creates chaos in your mind." It's so true! I feel a sense of peace when I get something cleaned out.

So, this leads me to the reason for this posts...

This new baby has given me every reason I can think of to go through our house and find a new place for stuff. Now that our guestroom is going to be Avery's new room I have to empty out that closet and find any nook and cranny I can to stuff some more junk. (it's amazing how fast you can fill up a house).

Now, to toys... We live in a pretty small house and on top of that we dont have a play room or any place we can convert into a play room, so they are EVERYWHERE!! We have been blessed to be given TONS of toys from our friends, the Raifords, but I have no where to store them! I am going to loose my mind! My father-in-law made us a toy chest before Avery was born but that was filled immediately and now is full of stuffed animals. I had a few small baskets in the living room for toys but now I had to upgrade to a bookshelf. The only two reasonable spots for me to keep these toys are against the wall in our dining room (which is also the main walkway through the house) and against the fireplace (which means no fires on these cold days and nights.. boo!). Here is a picture of what I have had to walk over for a YEAR now:

Now, for a long time I had a table sitting against the wall where I put a few baskets of stuff on, but now Avery can reach them and would pull them down which would then land on her toes... not good! Therefore, the table was pointless because the toys ended up on the floor anyways.

Well, today was my tipping point. I have been eyeing this shelf and these animal bins for a long time but never wanted to spend the money on it. Today, I had enough and caved in and bought it. It's nothing fancy, but it works and it's so cute! Plus, it cleans up the toys in this area perfectly and it gave me a fix of reorganizing, lol. I love it! I think I am going to have to get some pieces to add on since it is full and her birthday is coming up, but it's good for now.

I think Avery likes it too, but the lion kinda scared her at first, lol.

Now... off to work on that closet back there... it's pretty scary!


Melissa D. said...

I don't find it quite so necessary to randomly re-organize, but I feel you on keeping things organized. An orderly world definitely helps with an orderly mind . . . and with a mind as scattered as mine, I need all the help I can get!

precious shelving/boxes/drawers. Well organized. I don't think those pics do the original mess justice, I know how large that "house" toy is. Well done!

Stori said...

I LOVE to randomly re-organize... its the staying organized from day to day that I cannot do!

It looks great!


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