From the Desk of Clearissa’s Command Center/Divinely Organized
Welcome back to the 21-Day Home Organization Challenge. This is day four. If you missed any of the earlier challenges, you can find them all here. I guarantee you that although we may be kindergarten level organizers at the beginning of this challenge, we will be elementary level organizers when this challenge is complete. 🙂
Okay, as a reminder, the concept is that I will suggest a 10 minute assignment daily for the next 21 days. That’s right; you only have to spend 10 minutes on each area/project, and I guarantee you will see a difference when the challenge is over. The challenge begins on January 6, 2015 and ends January 27, 2015.
As I promised, I will participate in the challenge as well and post pictures of my improved spaces as we go along. However; if there is a day that I issue a challenge that I do not , I will still offer photos, encouragement and ideas to help you complete the challenge and to keep you engaged in the process. With that said, let’s move on to today’s assignment.
Today we are finally leaving the master suite area and moving to the kitchen. I am sure most, if not all of you, have a plastic storage cabinet. You know that cabinet with all of the plastic bowls and lids falling all over the place. Open the cabinet and plastic bowls and lids fall out on your head. 🙂 So today we are going to conquer this plastic clutter.
Today is day 4of the challenge:
1. take 10 minutes and organize the cabinet that holds your plastic storage bowls and lids.
2. Remember to set your timer or alarm on your cell phone so that you do not get involved and spend more than the allotted 10 minutes (that would be a disaster). Just kidding, I realize sometimes organizing can become addictive.
3. First step, take all the plastic ware out of the cabinet. Again, with your boxes, baskets or bins for separation in place, trash any plastic bowls that no longer have tops, discolored or otherwise not in good condition. If you have several of the same size bowls with lids, downsize and place the extras in the donate bin. Plastic ware is relatively inexpensive so do not hang on to pieces that you do not currently need.
4. Take a minute and clean the inside of the cabinet. It’s always nice to start with a clean service.
5. Match lids with containers and place them in the cabinet ordered from largest to smallest. Organizing them this way will ensure you have enough room for the larger pieces and the smaller ones can be stacked if necessary.
6. Do not think about the items too long, remember the timer is ticking and you only have 10 minutes.
7. This is an important step. Stand back and marvel at how organized and clean your plastic ware cabinet looks now. Give yourself a hand, go ahead, no one is watching. 🙂
I would love it if you would share your before and after photos or any ideas you may have to make this challenge better.
21-Day Home Organization Challenge – Day 4
Note, this cabinet may also house the many plastic drink containers as well. You know the one’s I’m talking about, the ones with logos that you’ve kept to take to the gym with you so you can have water on hand. I have dubbed them adult sippy cups. When I cleaned out my plastic cabinet about six months ago, I had at least 15 adult sippy cups. I donated all but 4 of them. Yaay me!
On Another Note, this 10-minute per day challenge, I am also keeping a journal. Today’s note – is to replace all of my plastic ware with glass storage bowls with lids. With all the talk about bad plastics and the danger of reaheating leftovers in plastic containers, I intend to eventually change my plastic out for glass.
Enjoy your 10 minutes of organizing and remember…A place for everything and everything in its place.
See you tomorrow.
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