Here are some ideas I will be giving serious thought about implementing:
(1) Pack up Christmas ornaments the safe way
Unpacking Christmas is always the first task at the start of the new year. I've managed to get my seasonal stuff pretty well organized. But this would certainly help simplify the ornament packing process.
Plastic cups, hot glue, and leftover cardboard are all that are needed to make this DIY ornament storage insert with individual compartments for each ornament.
|Safe ornament storage from Martha Stewart|
(2) Minimize paper clutter, starting with Christmas cards
Home organizing and productivity guru Aby Garvey at Simplify 101 is offering everyone a FREE command central reference binder to help everyone find their own best way to organize the paper stream!!!
|Freebie from Simplify 101|
I adore her tagline: More fun, more done! Makes me want to jump right in and get to it.
Plus, she has weekly organizing tips via an email newsletter. Here is her fabulous tip for what to do with Christmas cards as part of her January newsletter checklist.
|Simplify 101 January checklist|
(3) Bring in the light with white cabinets
Darkness zaps my energy. We have so little natural light in the house and not near enough artificial light to compensate.
|Bring in the light!|
|White kitchen via Color Me Happy|
|White kitchen via the decorologist|
Fortunately, the hip homeowners at Young house love show you just how to make that transition with the right paint, tools, and techniques to make it simple...er. They made the complete transformation with $60!
|Young House Love paints cabinets|
When the painting is done I would like to add pull-out shelves to the cabinets that are so hard to reach into. Luckily, the folks at This Old House have an easy tutorial.
|Norm saves the day with the pull out shelves|