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DAY 4 – ORGANIZING DROP ZONES
Do you have an area of your home where you drop the mail, your keys, purse, sunglasses etc.? That is what we are tackling today! That area in our home is at our entry console table. The IKEA hack I completed years ago was the perfect solution for us and provides lots of storage. Almost too much. 😉
The drawers are so deep, I just kept throwing more and more stuff in. Papers, craft supplies, tools, etc. If I found something around the house that didn’t have a place yet, it got tossed in the drawer. The drawer became so full that I couldn’t find anything and then eventually could barely even close it. Such a disaster.
So I took everything out of the drawer, sorted it all into different piles and put items that didn’t belong in the drop zone in their correct places – like paint swatches, craft supplies, etc. A simple organizer keeps all of my sunglasses contained and I don’t have to worry about any of them getting broken. Cheap organizers keep my charging cords in order, along with packaging tape, scissors, and stamps.
Because the drawers are so deep, I created a “second layer” of storage and keep important items I don’t need to access all the time below. It was an easy DIY with just a few pieces of scrap wood and thin plywood.
TASKS FOR TODAY:
- toss items and shred mail that are no longer needed
- create organizers for better storage and to keep items from sliding around
- set up a system to organize items and keep the area from being a “catch-all” – is there a better place for an item?
Remember, you can refer to the resource guide for any products I’ve mentioned and some of my favorite organizational tools. Once you’ve completed your tasks, let me know! Leave a comment or share with me on Facebook or Instagram, using the hashtag #HelloAllison10Days – I’d love to see it!