Tuesday, December 30, 2008

This is Chaos!

Organization or Chaos
This is such strange time of year. This void between holidays. Now is the perfect time to get organized for the coming year.
One year ago I happened across the FLY LADY website. I know that this may sound really dramatic... but it changed my life. At least the way I view my home and my place in it. If you've never tried flylady you might want to check it out.

Now for some fun tutorials that might help with organizing the chaos:

Storage Basket by J. Caroline . These would be great for all of the magazines, and sewing books that I have laying around.


This cute little fabric basket, by Pink Penguin, would be darling on my sewing room shelves, filled with random notions.


Marmadaisy has a Woven Basket that I'd love to have on my entry shelf for my sunglasses and keys. I am always losing my keys!

That really messy spot on my kitchen counter will be getting a charging basket by Oh! Fransson! ***********************

My fabric stash has recently become a terrible mess!

Who am I kidding? It is always messy!

I think I'm going to have to try Happy Zombies method for folding fabric!


The car organizer by The Mayfly would be perfect for my SUV....and all of the kids!

and Finny Knits has a "Shortish tutorial for Not Ugly Trash Bag" for cars!

I think I'll go make some of these "organizational" things...

and then organize my sewing room!


Stacey said...

I love that trash can for the car. I have seen that before and never tried. I may have to jump in considering my car is trashed!

Kathi D said...

What great ideas you brought us! Thanks!

Faith said...

I like your word for the year. I also like a lot of these organizational ideas. Thanks Lola!!

jellybelly*jellybrain said...

There's a *method* for *folding* fabric?!?!?!

I just go with the "open drawer, shove in" method personally

Good luck with the tidying - I bet it lasts 5 minutes once it's done

Michelle said...

Great ideas, I think I'm going to have to give those a try!! :) Just found your blog via PuddinPop. Love it! :)

Molly said...

I folded all of my fabric stacks using that method in November. It was totally worth it. Last Saturday I got on a kick and cleaned my sewing room really good. I even got on my hands and knees with the vacuum and got all of the quilt fuzz off of the carpet.

Michelle said...

Ok, I have to comment again since your comment on my blog, I want to adopt SOOOOO badly, it's in my heart and mind every day! My DREAM is to work in an orphanage and just love on those precious babies until their forever mommies can come for them. Your children are beautiful, and very, very blessed!

i am very mary said...

Oh, now those ARE cute!

trisha too said...

these are wonderful--thank you for sharing!

i love it when you do the "legwork" for me!!


Scrappinfor3 said...

These baskets ROCK! I think I need to make one. Of course, I'm reading Twilight now & that might have to take up all of my sleepy time so we'll see. . . I used to visit the Flylady too. . .maybe I should revisit!