Monday, August 29, 2011

Organizing Systems

Back in July I went on a serious organizing spree through the closets in our house,
which led me to discover other areas in our home that needed some serious
organizing assistance...

The primary spot being our kitchen island and coffee bar.
From the stools at the island to available counter space,
its the first place we tend to leave our
keys, letters, movie rentals, bills, broken toys, to-do-lists, shopping bags, etc.
And let's not forget the side of the refrigerator - covered in invitations, save-the-dates, and pictures...
I didn't realize, prior to the closet-clean-out,
how inefficient our " stashing system" had become.
We needed to find something that could organize mail and bills, hang keys, 
display pictures and invitations, hold to-do-lists...

(Enter "Pottery Barn Daily Organizing System")

See! All of their papers and random items look purposeful.

Where are we going to hang this, so that it will actually be useful?
On the wall entering the laundry room, right across from the kitchen.
It was just the right width to hold the necessary pieces.
Love it when that happens!

We ordered it the first week in August, and apparently 
lots of other PB shoppers have found this to be incredibly useful...
most pieces were on backorder :(
I have been SO patient.
The first shipment arrived 3 weeks ago, two more pieces are coming this week,
and the final pieces (2 cork boards) will be delivered mid-September.
But after this week's shipment, we'll have enough to actually hang and begin using,
until the last pieces arrive.

It's funny how annoyed we now are with the clutter, that didn't seem to bother us before! 

Are there areas in your home that store clutter? and drive you crazy?
Or do you have some great organizing systems you'd like to share?


  1. ahhh I have been wanting this forever! so amazing. can't wait to see it in December!

  2. I love PB's daily system! I've ordered a few pieces of it for my craft room :) Please take pics once you've got it all hung up :)

  3. Love this! We need something like this right by our laundry room....thanks for the ideas! Can't wait to see how yours turns out!

  4. Liz, thanks for welcoming be back to blogging! I know clutter what you mean about clutter....I am always on a mission to control it!!! I love how PB has such a great system that looks nice too!!!


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