When it comes to getting ready in the morning I've recently found myself going through and pulling out multiple drawers in search of shirts or a onesie for Gates. In my wake, piles of clothes and messed up organization. Putting things away has also been a chore, trying to figure out where everything goes. My recent solution? Labels.
I started organizing in Gates' nursery. The reason? Multiple people regularly need to find items. Now all one has to do is quickly scan the labels. The other benefit of this system is that anyone can put clean laundry away.
You'd think that I'd know where everything I own is stored. Nope. I managed to displace my sweaters for a couple of months. (I wasn't sure if I'd packed them away with other clothes I couldn't wear during my pregnancy.) Because my vintage luggage does double duty, as storage and as props for Gates' monthly portrait, I needed to make sure the labels could be easily removed so I used left over ribbon from our wedding and secured the labels with bows.
Next I tackled the office. Since the move, I hadn't had time with Gates to sort and to organize all of my supplies. Now all of my ribbon and paper scraps can be easily found and I know what sewing supplies I have on hand.
How do you keep your stuff organized?
Get the Fonts: Used in the office: Sketchetik Light from MyFonts.com (free registration required, personal use only) and Tiza from FontSquirrel.com (license unclear). Used in the master bedroom: Japanese Tourist from FontSpace (personal use only). Used in the nursery: Blomster from Urbanfonts (license unknown) and Schoolbell featured in a previous Font Friday post (commercial use allowed).