Saturday, January 01, 2011

In the Sprit of Clarity: Day One of the 21 Day Challenge!

Part of the reason I chose the word Clarity for 2011 is my need to clear out some clutter, both mental and physcial.  It's for this reason that I decided to join the 21 Days to Getting Organized Challenge .

Today is Day One of the challenge, and the task was to clean out a junk drawer of your choosing.

If you're anything like me, you have more than one "junky" drawer in your home.  I went ahead and chose our OFFICIAL JUNK DRAWER in the kitchen:

UGH.


After I cleared everything out, I discovered that I own an unnatural amount of hand santizers.  Which made me feel a bit like this guy:



Coincidentally, I've yet to have a cold this winter.  So maybe I'm on to something!

MOVING ON...

After I cleared everything out, I gave the contact paper bottom a good cleaning with my favorite cleaner--Shaklee H2.  I actually have my All-Purpose Mix in my Degreaser bottle at the moment.  This stuff cleans like a dream! Plus, I added a couple of drops of lavender oil, so now my drawer smells very calm.



In anticipation of the challenge, I picked up this nifty little drawer organizer, at The Happiest Place on Earth--TARGET!



So after some purging, finding new homes for missplaced items, and re-distribution of hand sanitizers (guess what's going in the ladies' bathrooms at work on Monday???), I ended up with a much saner, organized "junk" drawer.  Ahhhh...








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18 comments:

Toni said...

This is SUPERB! AND, you used your Shaklee! Woot-woot! I love that you use essential oils in your basic H. Thats a great idea. LOVE the organizer and love your post! Hugs, Toni

Griffin Miller said...

Wow that is great!! I just ordered my first Shaklee products...I can't wait to try them and will definitely be using your essential oil idea!!

Paige @ The Wandering Cottage said...

Great job!

Megan said...

I hoard hand sanitizer to. Hubby is in the army and they are always giving him new bottles so we have quite a few! I love that organizer to. Your new drawer looks great!!

A Jennuine Life said...

Love the Monk reference! Isn't it funny to see what accumulates?

Catherine said...

Fantastic organizer - - I love that it's clear. :)

Kathleen said...

um, I love this transformation! And it must be a girl thing, I too have tons and tons of sanitizer.

Amazing containerization, too.

Shelly said...

Looks fantastic. I've got the same organizer for my daughter's calendar stuff and love it.

Your hand sanitizer collect made me smile.

Thanks for checking out my space!

Amanda said...

i love the drawer organizer!! it looks awesome!

Amanda said...

i love your blog too. i get are they twins too but mine arent twins. my older boys are 15 months apart

Mae Flowers said...

Getting organized is one of my new years resolutions, too! Happy new year!

Sassy Sites! said...

We are hosting "Operation Organization" over at Sassy Sites this month too! I would love to have you come over and link up with us!

xoxo
Marni

signingcharity said...

beautiful job on a calm junk drawer.

Rachel said...

I love love love to organize. So naturally, I love love love what you did with that drawer! And I totally agree - Target is definitely one of my happy places ;)

Twigs and Twirls said...

What a difference, they drawer looks great. I have to laugh at the hand sanitizer cause I'm the same way. Maybe I should use my empty drawer to gather it all together....lol

Melissa said...

Ha I love you had so much had sanitizer. Have a bin in the bathroom full of those little bottles! Great Organize.

Sassy Sites! said...

Very nice!! I LOVE my hand sanitizers too! Or as my 4 year old would say "I need some hani-tizer" :)

radn said...

so neat!

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