In preparation for having an empty nest, I have been organizing and cleaning out. I tend to make a lot of purchases on clearance sales, and so I buy things pretty cheaply, in anticipation of need. Of course, I haven't used everything I have purchased- not so much to be embarrassed about it, but enough to have surplus.
So as I sort and eliminate, and clean, and organize, I have found Pinterest to be very useful. Just browsing the pictures gives me plenty to brainstorm about, and helps me figure out how I will organize items so that I will know where everything is, and I can consume it before buying anything new.
I have to say it has worked very well. My linen closet (actually toiletry closet) is done. Under all sinks are done. My school supplies organized. My daughter's room is done. I just did our kitchen medicine cabinet.
I am very happy.
On the downside, Pinterest has also tempted me to start sewing, and to completely switch rooms in the house. I am moving my office out of the bedroom, making the room more peaceful, and giving me a dedicated place to work. My daughter has already been consolidated back to one room, instead of two, and the guest room is being moved to her sewing room/computer room. So while the site has been useful in giving me tons of ideas for organization, it has also given me a lot more work to do.
Ps. Thanks to Pinterest, I have found these this type of containers to be very useful.
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