The Cobbler’s Kids

You know that fairy tale about the Cobbler’s kids not having any shoes because he is so busy helping others?

Well sometimes that applies to home organizers too lol!

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Sometimes we get so busy helping others, our own homes get in disarray.

So imagine my excitement when unexpectedly, I found myself home alone with a whole Saturday to myself.

I was scheduled to organize a garage that day, but the client needed to reschedule, leaving me with a whole day to myself and endless options.

Being the weirdo that I am, lol, I used the day to clean and reorganize my whole house.

 

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I started with my refrigerator. Not too bad right? I’m pretty good with keeping up with it.

But look at the after:

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I found Fridge Coaster on Instagram last fall and fell in love with their product! I ordered some for my daughter for Christmas.

Aren’t they so pretty? So nice!

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I love all the styles and colors they come in too! It’s like decoration for my fridge only better because they absorb spills!

How great is that? Have a spill?  Pull up the coaster and replace it, and move on with your day. No more pulling out drawers and shelves to wash in the sink!

I love sharing new fun things with you!

Next I moved to my closet, and speaking of shoes….

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I made my Lucky Brand Booties look like new again.

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I’m all about less is more, so I like to keep the things I invest in, in good shape vs buying new. These boots are worth the investment when taken care of! They are as comfortable as slippers. This shoe polish  was only four dollars at Target!

 

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I also had fun pulling everything out of my bathroom drawers and freshening them up.

I was texting my sisters and sister in law all day and visiting with them about what I was doing. I was trying so hard to come up with a way to hide those darn cords from my hair dryer and curling irons. I even thought about putting a plug in one of the drawers.

My sister in law was like, why not just store them in your drawer like everyone else? lol! What a novel idea lol!!! I was thinking too hard when duh!!

Even professional organizers need fresh eyes on their own things….sometimes when it comes to our own homes we can’t see anything different than what’s already there.

So that was the Saturday of my dreams LOL. How do you spend unexpected time alone?

I’d love to hear! And if you are needing help with any Spring Cleaning, I’d love to help you do that too.

Ready when you are,

Lisa

 

Farm House Pantry

 

I had the pleasure on Tuesday, of driving up to beautiful Anna, TX, to work on a pantry. This pantry is a farm house lover’s dream. It has a screen door and window with a view!

 

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My client wanted to freshen up the space, get everything off the floor, and create rhyme and reason to her pantry.

 

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We started by emptying out all items, cleaning the shelves, and creating a space that made sense to my clients needs.

 

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We then combined like items.  Canned peaches and jams (put up by her husband-so awesome), spices, oils, vinegars, etc. onto the shelves. We used these stadium shelves, clear boxes, and clear lazy susan’s, (my personal favorite) that she purchase at Target.

 

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I labeled these jars for her but forgot to take a picture!

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We then turned our attention to her serving dishes. We stored according to like items. Serving platters and bowls in one section,  serving plates and cups into another, all small appliances together, etc.

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Next, we organized her spice cabinet.

 

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Labeling all the canisters, and organizing into sections like “baking”, cookbooks, spices, etc.

 

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Displaying all like things together, like her cookbooks, makes it pretty too!

 

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My client now has a completely organized pantry, with a clean floor, and room to spare. Her spice cabinet is now cleaned, labeled, and organized. She can find anything she needs, and actually has an empty shelf!!

This was the sweetest client ever, she served me a bowl of fresh, home grown peaches that were the best I’ve ever had! She offered to make me lunch, and then sent me home with a bag of just picked tomatoes and more peaches from her garden.

 

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I love my job, I love meeting people in their homes, and I love the kindness and joy that we share making their spaces productive and beautiful.

I think making some peach salsa is on my agenda today!!

I’m ready to help you today,

Lisa