on an organization kick

I don't know if its nesting or the new year or what, but lately I've been a little obsessed with plans to get organized before the baby comes. Unfortunately, there are no neat freaks living in this house, but I'm going to try my best to make sure everything has a place as we attempt to put our house back together after all this remodeling. Ask Josh, I've bought bins, plastic drawers, boxes, and dog-eared the organization stuff in the Ikea catalog that I plan to buy on our next trip out there.

So far I'm making good progress. Last week I totally de-junked, cleaned, and organized the fridge. Man did it need it!! Next I organized the pots and pans cabinet and an entire row of kitchen drawers.

Later in the week, I finally found the perfect drawers (from Wal Mart) that slid into my linen closet like a glove! (I've been on the hunt for a long time!) With my perfect drawers ready to go, it was time for a total overhaul on the linen closet. I can honestly say its now 100% junk free (maybe for the first time ever). It's so pretty and organized and everything has its place. I found myself opening the doors and just admiring it's loveliness.

(I probably should have taken a "before" photo so you know how ca-razy this closet looked before I whipped it into shape!)

PLUS, there's even extra room for baby stuff on that lower shelf (I'll probably put in a storage basket or some more smaller drawers) and an entire huge empty bin on bottom! I LOVE IT! It feels so good.

Anyway - so while I've been on this organizational kick, I got an email from one of my former Britt Girls, Paige. Paige is so talented (and writes an awesome blog BTW)! She created this weekly schedule with a bunch of Britt-ish Designs products and offered it to me & my blog readers as a Quick Page giveaway! Of course I said YES!!! I thought it was so cute and wanted to share it with everyone.

Here's Paige's completed Daily Life schedule (with all her personal info/schedule blurred).

Isn't this a great way to get organized!? Josh and I have been watching Supernanny lately (I've ALWAYS loved this show and watched it on my own for years, but I've been making Josh watch it with me lately as "training"! HAHA). In this week's episode Jo taught the parents how crucial a schedule is for a family with children. Josh & I talked about how kids thrive on a schedule, mom's happier and more 'together' and how we'll definitely want to do that with our babies.

Here's what the Quick Page looks like. All ready for you to pop in your own schedule and photos if you want!


Speaking of schedules, I'm reading "Baby Wise" right now. A friend recommended it, and I love it so far!! I'm only about 1/3 through it, so I'll give a full review when I'm done.

So that's how I've been getting my house organized lately. Simplify, simplify, simplify. That's my motto. Throw out the junk, put everything in its place.

Do you have any great organization tips? I've still got TONS of house to get organized. Right now in fact, I'm sitting at a very messy desk and work area. Maybe after I eat lunch I'll get some cleaning/organizing done in this area. Yes, I think I will!

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