This week’s Recommended Reading is all about organization.
One of my favorite rooms to organize is the kitchen. It took me a few years to get our kitchen organized in a way that made sense for the way I use the space, which is I could relate to The Nester in her post, “The One Kitchen Tweak That Changed My Attitude.”
She made one very valid point that has me reevaluating where some things in my kitchen should go.
When Traci from Beneath My Heart shared my kitchen organization on her blog Organize and Inspire, one reader said that she took one look and then wanted to hide her head under the covers.
I felt kinda bad, but then I realized that organization can be overwhelming.
If the idea of organizing a whole house is just too much, then I recommend you read Geralin’s Tiny Tasks series at Metropolitan Organizing.
The series started at the beginning of this month. I suggest starting with Day 1 and following along one day at a time until you’re finished.
Speaking of Geralin, she and a few other of my favorite organizers are in this month’s issue of Organize!
The magazine has storage solutions for your kitchen, bath and more. And this issue includes 250+ Spring cleaning tips. You can buy it at Barnes and Noble and I’m assuming anywhere magazines are sold.
Well, I think that is enough reading to keep us busy this weekend.
Happy reading and I’ll see you in class,
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