Welcome to Week(s)-at-a-Glance for February 1 – February 15, 2016. Another couple of weeks have passed and it’s time again for my weekly roundup. I hope you have had a couple of productive weeks and will enjoy my roundup for the week.
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As always, I thank you all for showing up every week and for following my projects. I wish I could explain to you how appreciated you are. In the meantime, please enjoy my posts from last two weeks and have a prosperous and productive weekend. Week-at-a-glance for Feb. 1 – Feb. 15, 2016.
How is winter treating you? Our weather has been up and down since before Christmas. Hitting the 70’s in December and then dropping down into the teens with single digit wind chills off and on for the past couple of weeks. Amazing. Anyway, I must say I have used my scarf collection this season. And once I pulled them out, I noticed I did not have a system that afforded me easy access to the growing collection of scarves. Add that to the fact that a best friend of mine contacted me last week frantically looking for a system to store her ever-growing scarf collection and “BAM”, a blog is born. 🙂 Read the article in its entirety here.
Is there a space in your home that frightens you? A place that makes you feel overwhelmed and anxious? A place that you consider a nightmare? Truth be told, I have a couple of those spaces in my home and this week I put my big girls’ pants on and tackled one. Let me preface this post by saying this reorganization was not planned. It happened because it was too cold to do anything outside and organization bug hit me and I decided to face my nightmare and because I have been putting it off for so long, I jumped when the mood hit me. And because of that, there are no before pictures and I apologize for that, but take it from me, that even though this is a very small space, I am ashamed to say it was a hot mess. Don’t judge me…I have always said we are all in this together. And since I tackled one of my nightmare spaces, I want to show you that you can do it too.
The space I’m discussing today is my hall coat closet. It was an overcrowded, disorganized mess and because it houses all of our coats, gloves, some heavy sweatshirts for both hubs and me, It was packed to the fullest. And did I mention it is a tight space? Follow this journey here.
Written by Clearissa Coward
Thrifting with Organization in Mind
We are always talking about organization and we are thriving on good organization tips. Well at least I am and I’m dragging you along with me. 🙂 So after organizing my coat closet I was doing my general cost analysis for the project as I do with every project. I generally give myself a budget ahead of time, however, the closet project kinda just happened so I had to backtrack. If you missed the post you can find it here.
I am happy to announce that project cost me absolutely zero, zilch, nada, nothing, not one cent. It cost me nothing because I had everything I needed in-house. Baskets, boxes, hangers…all in-house and most of it thrifted at an earlier time. And as you can see, it comes in handy. Here is something you need to know – when I thrift, I always thrift with organizing in mind. In this post, I will share with you several items I am always on the lookout for when I thrift. Do note you can certainly purchase some of these items new and some from the local dollar store. But most of the items are great thrifting pieces.
Although I advocate for never buying something you don’t need or do not have an immediate use for, I must admit, thrifting is different. No, I am not being hypocritical or least I hope not, but I thrift in order to better organize and refresh…make sense? I do not believe one can ever have too many baskets because they service a million purposes and are versatile and can be adapted to any décor with a little spray paint or ingenuity. I like to stick to the larger baskets as they can become décor until they are needed for an organizational project while the smaller ones can become clutter or dust collectors if you do not have a specific project in mind.
Purging with a Purpose – Forty Days – Forty Items
Last Week I came across a post on Facebook that read “Forty Days – Forty Items” and it struck a chord with me. The headline was referring to the beginning of Lent which begins on Wednesday, February 10 and ends on Thursday, March 24.
In case you are not familiar with Lent and its meaning, Lent is a season of forty days, not counting Sundays, which begins on Ash Wednesday. The forty days represent the time Jesus spent in the wilderness, enduring the temptation of Satan and preparing to begin his ministry. In today’s church, Lent is a time to repent, fast and prepare for the coming of Easter. It is a time of self-examination and reflection and a time when Christians focus on their relationship with God, often choosing to give up something or to volunteer and give of themselves to others. Get the full story here.
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