Monday, March 25, 2013

You Know It's Time... do some crazy organizing when you realize your laundry room looks like an episode of hoarders.  Ug.  Our laundry room is a serious problem area in our home.  It's giant.  Which is wonderful.  It also means I dump stuff in there when I don't want to deal with it.

A while (a very long while) back I decided I could be more efficient if I had a recycling can and a shredder right beside the door so I could shred mail right when I came in.  Just so happens there was also a massive box right next to these two things that was holding an embarrassing amount of paper waiting to be shredded. So, instead of actually shredding things as they came in, I would just toss them on top of the box.  Not cool Mary, not cool.

So today as I've started tackling the massive pile of laundry we had, I decided it was time to do something about the pile of paper.  So I've been a shredding fool this morning thanks to yet another snow day.  Oh sure, I have fun projects in store, but first, I'm working on this business.
On the left you can see my recycling can is totally full and needs to be taken to town to the recycling center.  When you live in the country, you're on your own for recycling.  Then those are two shopping bags full of magazines and other recyclables.  And on the right is the embarrassing box.  Why am I showing you people?  Oh right, so I can maybe shame myself into doing something about this.  And yes, that is a dog cone in that box.  Where do you store that?  Our vet told us to keep it.

Okay, my dryer just buzzed that it was done.  Time to get back to being productive.  But real fast, a sneak peek of the fun to come soon.  I have big plans for my afternoon.  Any ideas?  It's going to be fabulous!

How do you guys organize your mail center?  Please tell me I'm not the only one that has these problems!  Any ideas or suggestions?  There has to be something better out there than what I've got going on because it is obviously not working.  At all.  Any fun projects over the weekend?  I'm trying to get over being sick-ish so there were no projects for me, a quick trip to my parents and then a lot of laying around and watching movies once we got home.


  1. We have the perfect mail system! Basically, we just let it pile up, overflow from the container onto the entryway dresser, then eventually things start sliding onto the floor or the kids pull it off and drag it around the house. That is when we go through it and throw 99% of it away! HAHAHA let me know if you figure out the magical and elusive answer.

    P.s. I LOVE the fabrics, they look great together!

    1. Ba ha ha! I'm glad I'm not the only one with that system. I am determined though, I'm going to come up with something that will work better. And it will improve my life. I just know it.

      Thanks. The fabric and I are best friends now, my project is almost done and I can't wait to reveal it!