You have the power to help feed St. Louisans (or the people in your city) and it won’t cost you a dime – just a click of your mouse! Did you know that more than 16% of households in the St. Louis area do not know where their next meal will come from? This is much higher than the 9% national average. YOU can make a difference.
We’ve got a winner! Valiha Strecker posted the winning comment on last week’s blog and won her own set of Rubbermaid Drawer Organizers. Congratulations Valiha and thanks Rubbermaid for making this contest possible!
After completing all of the steps we’ve discussed already, you’re finally down to what will actually stay in the space. Now it’s time to figure out what containers to use for the items that are staying. Thank goodness in this project we already know what containers we’re using thanks to Rubbermaid. They gave me a set of drawer organizers to try out and want to gift a set to one of my blog readers that leaves a comment…hint, hint. The winner will be selected Monday.
Now that we’ve gotten rid of everything that doesn’t belong in this space, we can get a clearer picture of the things that will really be living there. Sort the remaining items into groups, or categories, of like things with like things. In our example, I’ve grouped the tools that will stay with the other tools that will stay, the batteries with the batteries, the screws together, etc.
The first step in getting organized is to determine what your vision is for the space or system you are working on. My vision for the junk drawer is to be able to quickly find what I need, quickly retrieve it and quickly return it so I can easily find it next time I need it.
This week I will lead you step by step on how to get organized on your own, using my junk drawer as an example. Regardless of what room or task you are organizing, you will follow the same simple steps we’ll outline this week.
The Container Store launched their Most Organized FAN Contest on Facebook last week. FANS can post photos of their most organized spaces through January 22. On Monday, January 25th, The Container Store will post the five finalists and encourage their FANS to vote for the winner, which will be announced on Friday, January 29th.