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The Organizette!, Issue #101 -- Cabinets, Drawers, Closets
April 10, 2017

Welcome to the Newsletter. I hope you enjoy getting the newsletter and that it helps to keep you on track with your organizing goals. Remember, you can get a lot done in only 10 minutes of decluttering and organizing!

Table of Contents

-Monthly Mission – Home Filing System
-Check Out These Pages! – Relevant pages and new site additions
-Cabinets, Drawers, and Closets


April is totally slipping away from me! We had an impromptu trip at the beginning of April to make up for the lack of skiing last time we went up to the snow. Then, a busy work week, and then last weekend was busy with catching up in the house and my daughter’s birthday! This week I’m home with the kids for their spring break and I hope to get something productive done, starting with this quick newsletter to everyone!

If you’re in the USA, taxes are due in a few days! Hopefully, you’re already on it.

Did any of you take anything away from Denise Linn’s short videos? I know that I went into my kitchen and cleared out a counter corner that had been collecting empty jars, and cleared off some bottles that had been waiting to be hand washed. That short little 15 minutes of clearing made a noticeable difference. Lots of these little steps will make our homes feel better.

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The Monthly Mission – Home Filing System

Since you’re going to be going through all your important paperwork for your taxes, why not organize it as you do so you’ll never have to fumble looking for paperwork in the future. To read about April’s monthly mission, click here.

Keeping the Family Organized

Amy Knapp''s Big Grid Wall Calendar
is my ALL TIME favorite calendar with its huge boxes! And it's time to order a new one! With kids in school, I find it easier to use a 16 month calendar from August to August and this one works perfectly. Plus, it's super affordable!

If you prefer to go digital, you might enjoy the Cozi Family Organizer. You can sync everyone's schedules together at no charge.

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I Can't Wait!

If you’re in a hurry to put some order back into your home, perhaps Mimi Tanner's unique method will give you that jumpstart. Check out her method at Declutter Fast: How To Get Your Home In Order Almost Immediately.

Check Out These Pages!

Here are some pertinent pages on the website you may have missed along with any new pages.

Bedroom Closet Organizing - Guidance to get your bedroom closets organized and functional.

Linen Closet - Do you have a linen closet that's spilling out and you can't find anything? Read here to sort it out.

Home Filing System - Get your home filing organized before tax season gets here.

Meal Planning - Plan ahead for meals to reduce trips to the grocery store and save time.

Time Savers - Here are a few quick time savers to make your day run more efficiently.

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Cabinets, Drawers and Closets

We’ve been in this house for a little over a year and a half and I’m feeling like I need to reorganize a few things. I swore that when we moved in, I wouldn’t just throw things into closets and leave them there for the next 10 years like the last house. Well, I feel like we’ve done a much better job.

However, as I now go into closets, drawers and cabinets, I see that some of them could use a good purging and reorganizing.

  • My utensils drawer has never worked well to fit everything adequately, and everyone still asks “where does this go?” when unloading the dishwasher. It’s always got stuff crammed into it!
  • There are a couple corner cabinets with spinners that need to be sorted through and purged.
  • As warmer weather is upon us, I need to go through my drawers and closets to purge stuff that I no longer like or that no longer fits.
  • The closet in the spare room has a few things in it that I didn’t even realize and it needs to be sorted through.

You get the idea. Do you have any drawers, cabinets or closets that bother you? Or areas that you’ve just become so numb to and have become accustomed to ignoring the chaos?

My goal this week is to sort through a few of these places in my home. I’m expecting some of the smaller drawers and cabinets to only take 15-30 minutes. My clothing will definitely take a bit longer, but hopefully not too much since I did do the Kondo Method purge before we moved.

Even if you don’t have a week off, maybe while you’re waiting for something to sauté on the stove, you can sort through a cabinet or drawer that needs a little attention.

Hopefully we can all find a little extra space, a little better functionality, and a little joy from accomplishing these smaller organizing challenges.

One little space at a time, we’ll make progress.

Until next time, happy organizing!

Tracy Greene

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