Tuesday, July 27, 2010

An Organization Tip to Beat Clutter


Organization Feels

So Good!

Recently, I mentioned how I had spent some time organizing my space. I had so many small items all over the top of the shelf, I just didn’t know what to do. An “aha” moment struck, and I took the lid from a box and put several of the items inside of it. Now, I can still have all my goodies out but it’s no longer cluttered.


Then, I took the bottom of the box and turned it on its side. I added more items inside of it so I have them all arranged together. This might work for you if you have lots of small items, too.


Mom Update

Mom came through her pacemaker replacement with flying colors. I couldn’t believe how pretty she looked going into surgery. She had lipstick on and a little eye make up and looked better than I’ve seen her in a while. She even came out of surgery with her lipstick intact! Her sweet nurse Heather she told her she looked like she was in her 60’s, which of course made her feel good. She was also feeling pretty darn great from the drugs. However, she was woozy and said the funniest thing. First, I must tell you that mom is from Sweden so she has been known to fracture the English language. And, she is a church-going widow who has no boyfriends.

Mom: (About one of the drugs) That was pretty potent. It’s like Viagra.

Me: No, mom. You mean Vicodin.

That’s my mom!


Laura said...

I love how you used the boxes. And I'm also glad to hear your mom did great. People say the funniest things when their coming off surgical meds.


Draffin Bears said...

Hi Sharon,

Love what you did with organizing your space and a good idea with using boxes.
Glad that your Mums surgery is over with, and I hope she makes a speedy recovery.

Happy week

black cat said...

love the placement in the pink box, it can be such a challange to corral small items! is that a small book, the curious cat? love it!
and arent you so blessed to have such a gorgeous mother, she is incredibly youthful in apprearence, happy to hear that her suregery went well. many blessings, chella

RoyalTLady said...

Sharon, It's been a while.... you have such a beautiful mother. Blessed with abundance of life and a beautiful daughter for her too.

Tammy said...

Hi Sharon, glad your mom is well. My cousin Gwen did the same thing with a pretty box cover in the guest room she fixed up for me. I thought it was a great idea and glad to see you doing the same thing. I would need LOTS of pretty box covers in order to organize all my stuff. I am feeling a major reorganization going on when I get back home. Best wishes to you and yours, Tammy

Olivia said...

i love the way youve used these box lids, very clever! :)


Jennifer ~ Mi Vida Loca said...

I just found your beautiful blog and read about your Mom's surgery. I just wanted to say that I'm glad that she made it through with no problems. She sounds so cute! Bless her soul ~ what a cutie.

Emily-Claire said...

Organizing sure does feel good! It cleanses the mind.

I am so happy to hear that your mum is doing well. I laughed out loud when I read what she said about the drugs!