I am in the middle of an organizing frenzy! And generally my organizing looks like a frenzied event when I am done. It is not unusual for the room to look worse after I start the organizing because I want it to be perfect when I am done. Perfectly matched containers. Perfectly lined up. Everything in its place. Neat. Tidy.
That all takes time! And I get
distracted interrupted easily. You know life? It always gets in my way. And I abandon the attempt before it’s complete.
But occasionally I am successful. Yesterday I was in Dollar Tree trying to find cheapo candles for another project when I ran across some of these
I didn’t see wood shelf though. I saw a solution to my jewelry drawer. Now, I have to tell you that I would never blog about my jewelry drawer if I owned a lot of expensive pieces. Know that I can’t even stomach paying $14 at Kohls for a necklace–I buy most of my stuff at consignment places for less than $5. I’d rather spend the money on power tools 🙂
Here is my embarrassing before photo:
Stuff wouldn’t stay put. I tried to use some of those tulle bags I’ve collected from shower favor bags over the years to keep necklaces separate, which works pretty well, but I wasn’t satisfied with that.
Much better! These are even short enough that they can be stacked. I went back to Dollar Tree today and bought 14 more. I’m going to stack in this drawer, I’ve got some for Pip’s room, and I think they will work great for scrapbooking embellishments.
I did get rid of some of the jewelry I had in there that was too worn to wear anymore and some that I won’t wear anymore <patting myself on the back right now>. Maybe someday I will stain or paint these, but right now they are good as is. I’ve got a lot more stuff on my list that takes priority!
What about you? Anyone else feeling like purging and organizing now that the kids are back in school?
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Oganized on a Budget at Remodelaholic.com