February 15, 2013

Friday Finds... Peg Board

Happy Friday and the beginning to a long weekend!

This weekend in Nor Cal the weather is going to be spring like and I feel an itch to finish up the garage organizing and tackle a few more spaces in my house!

Earlier this week I posted about the $50 workbench the hubs was building for the garage, and it is now finished.  One of the finishing touches was to add peg board to the back.  I have always loved the look of peg board, but have never really used it.  Oh that is going to change!  I not only love the look of it... I even more so love the way all the things look hanging on it, so clean and organized!  
The wheels are spinning and I have tons of organizing projects I plan to use peg board for!

Oh the possibilities!  

Hello Living Savvy Readers! I'm Shauna from Satori Design for Living, and I'm excited to be back again this year to share my two cents about a topic I'm so passionate about- organized living!
For the past couple months, I have been going through my closets, storage rooms, and kitchen to purge and re-organize. Next I'm moving on to our small laundry room. Sounds overwhelming, but for me it's somewhat therapeutic. Organizing Around the House
 I've worked really hard to get everything looking great and functioning well, and my goal is to keep it that way. My family, on the other hand, is sometimes less enthusiastic, so I've had to "enforce" a few rules or guidelines over the years that have made a huge difference in the way our home operates. Perhaps these will help you or your organizing-challenged family members to do the same.

  1.  Separate your emotions from possessions and only purchase or keep those items that truly speak to you. I read a quote by William Morris several years ago that really helped me with this:

"Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful."

  2.  Schedule regular de-cluttering sessions rather than one big purge/clean-out per year. Breaking it up, say quarterly, makes it way less overwhelming.

  3.  Dedicate a specific box or bag for giveaway items. I use a large shopper bag that I keep close to our front door. When I visit my local thrift shop, it goes with me. Large Reusable Shopping Tote
  4.  Walk away from bargains and buying too much in bulk. While grocery shopping, I only stock up on two months worth of items maximum. We're only a family of three and a case of some canned items lasts way too long, forcing me to find alternative storage room outside our pantry. It may cost less financially to purchase the case, but the clutter causes me too much grief.

  5.  For every item in, one should go out. This rule has a few exceptions (such as jewelry and shoes!), but for the most part is great to follow. If your closet is already full and you buy a shirt, one should go into the donation box/bag. I find it really makes you think about whether or not you need the new shirt.

  6. Keep clutter from entering the house in the first place. We keep a paper recycling bin in the garage that I throw "spam" mail into before entering the house. Many of our bills are sent via email to cut down on paper clutter as well.   To prevent the same old habits leading you right back where you began, it’s important to continue the mindset you had that initially sparked the idea to get organized in the first place. Although there are so many more ways to keep your home organized, I find these are some of the easiest "rules" to adhere to with the biggest results. I'd love to know what you do to stay organized after going through all the effort to get there.


Tiffany said...

Love, love, love. I need some pegboard in my life stat.