Organise & Enjoy the Difference

With the first month of 2013 nearly done and dusted, I think it’s safe to say that most of us are back to work, back to school and back to routine… well at least trying to get back into the swing of things.

I have so many things I need to get organised – I managed my dressing table on the weekend, but I still have the craft cupboard, the kids’ cupboards and the dreaded linen cupboard to organise.  During the holiday season, it seems EVERYTHING goes on holiday and nothing seems to find its way back to its home!

I helped my eldest daughter sort out her room on Sunday, (not what I felt like doing on my day off, but how can I NOT help a nine year old who is super keen to sort her room out – this doesn’t happen often!).  It turned out to be quite fun, I dressed a Barbie (or 6) and made a house for Stephie, Ken and friends.  I sorted out the Polly Pockets, Wobbly Heads and Squinkies, and all the while thinking…
“I should be sorting out the linen cupboard – If ONLY that was as fun as this?!”

So, in true procrastination style, I decided to plan what I was going to do first. I googled and got some ideas… And boy did I find some great ones.  Turns out organising your linen cupboard can be fun.

I love the little touches: the tags and the ribbons turn this functional storage area into a home décor statement.
When you’ve run a home for a long time, hearing things like “Make sure you put your most used items at the front of the cupboard, where it’s easy to reach”, or “Store your seasonal linen at the top of the cupboard, or even in another separate area”, you will most likely cringe and say “Obviously!”.But as it turns out, some people, including myself, only just realised it – It really does make a huge difference.
 

It’s such a lovely idea to display your beautiful linen in a cabinet with glass doors –

In the words of Patrick Swayze – Dirty Dancing – Nobody puts Baby in the corner.  Why hide your amazing linen behind closed doors – Show it off!

A lovely Shabby Chic Bathroom cabinet – How cute are the jars of cotton wool and ear buds!

 
How neat is this? I wondered if this was even real, then I came across this:  How to fold your fitted sheet… Courtesy of Martha Stewart – Who else?

Why don’t you send us pics of your neat linen cupboard – your welcome to send before and after ones – and your tips and tricks – you have the option of remaining anonymous.. (smiley face)Send your pics to saskia@volpes.co.za and I’ll post them on our blog and pinterest.

I hope you’ve been inspired!  I’m going to try and get some of the Volpes staff to volunteer a pic or two of their linen cupboards.. Watch this space.
 

One Comment

  1. I have good news and bad news.

    The bad news is that hardly anyone was willing to send me a picture of their linen cupboard. They were quite happy to answer that they did indeed have a linen cupboard, but not so keen when I asked for a picture – so no pictures!

    But – The good news is that it seems that we are not alone with our messy/unorganized/non-existent linen cupboards.

    I’ll be posting some great organising tips regularly, under the Terrific Tips category… Maybe once we’ve all got really neat cupboards we wont be shy to show others 🙂

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