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The mess before the organize

Cartoons all piled up

Cartoons all piled up

This was on my task list for the week. I’ve been struggling to keep all my cartoons organized in some way, to no avail. They’ve been rolled. They’ve been cut up and rolled. Enough already! It was driving me nuts! So I dug them all out and started folding, clipping and writing what each one is. Then I placed them in a large multipurpose bin from the Container Store.

Multipurpose bin from Container Store

Multipurpose bin from Container Store

And here’s the result. Tah dah!

Partly organized

Partly organized

Containers for freezer and cabinets

Containers for freezer and cabinets

Do you ever start a project and find that it becomes gigantic and all-consuming. Another of my plans for the week included de-cluttering a room in the house a bit at a time. And I thought I knew where I would start, go next, etc. No where on the list in my head was the kitchen, but that’s where I started. First with the freezer. I did a Google search for organizing freezer drawers, the off to the Container Store I went. My freezer has a drawer and a sliding shelf. There’s an ice maker, but don’t use it, so that drawer came out. On the shelf I placed clear plastic bins to separate frozen vegetables and fruits. A couple of smaller ones are used for already cooked things in bags, like beans and lentils. (It’s pretty much impossible to cook for one after cooking for several. I think I’ll write a cookbook.) In the drawer I put two tall shoe boxes (without lids) from the Container Store, which leaves room at the back and sides for other things, like the huge ice pack thingy and frozen cheeses. (By the way, those plastic bins like the shoe boxes come in all sorts of sizes and are handy for many things.) But did I stop there? Of course not! I moved on to the upper cabinets where I keep envelopes of seasoning things, yeast, and teas. Part of the reason to even go there was the teas. I could never find what I wanted. More Container Store shopping for some handled storage baskets and a narrow pantry bin.

 

After all of this, I’m still in a mess. You know, the part where you empty all the cabinets and create more mess than you had before. But it’s getting done, bit by bit.

Doing any organizing? Good fridge or freezer suggestions?