Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Wash Room/Craft Room Organization



Scripture to Live By:

There is a time for everything,
    and a season for every activity under the heavens:
     a time to be born and a time to die,
    a time to plant and a time to uproot,
     a time to kill and a time to heal,
    a time to tear down and a time to build,
     a time to weep and a time to laugh,
    a time to mourn and a time to dance,
     a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
    a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
     a time to search and a time to give up,
    a time to keep and a time to throw away,

    
a time to tear and a time to mend,

    a time to be silent and a time to speak,
     a time to love and a time to hate,
    a time for war and a time for peace.
 What do workers gain from their toil? I have seen the burden God has laid on the human race.  He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live.  That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil—this is the gift of God. I know that everything God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it. God does it so that people will fear him.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-14

Organization Post:

In our home it is time to organize, to keep and to throw away.

In the home we bought, there is a breezeway.  We needed a wash/craft/storage room,so we decided to turn the breeze way into a multipurpose room.  We had purchased many white Kraft Maid cabinets from a sale at our local  fair grounds.  This was a few years back, for only $30.00 a cabinet, a tremendous savings.  We have enough of these to complete several projects.  We put some of them in the breeze way and bought indoor/outdoor carpet to go on the floor.  The drapes were already in this room when we bought the house so we left them.  

This room became a catch all for anything we didn't know where to put. Now it was time to do some organizing and to  get everything in its place and to throw away what is no longer needed. 
So here is what it looked like before I started cleaning it up. (I am ashamed to admit I let it get in this big of a mess, but I did.)  It has taken us much to long to get things in their rightful places. I never dreamed it would take so long to try to get organized after moving. (We are still getting there and it will still take awhile to go through all we brought here but we are working on it.) We have acquired so much stuff over the past 49 years of marriage.   I will not bore you with all the details, but I will show you that it is possible to clean it up and to work at organizing it.  

BEFORE








AFTER

We put all the Crock Pots, extra coffee maker, large pots, George Foreman Grill. Toaster Oven and etc.  above the cabinets.



I emptied out the cabinets and the drawers, so I could organize the things I put back in.  





 Paint Drawer to store all my different paints which included. acrylic, oil, glass, face paint and poster paints.


Scrapbooking shelf




Sewing Drawer


Washer and Dryer area,


Ribbon & Shadow Box, Sewing books and Sewing Machine, 
Cricket and other crafting items are on the counter top, for easy access.



Canned Goods area


Video Shelves



Looking from the Wash Room Area to the end of the Room.



Now you tell me, was all the work worth it.  I must say, YES!!!
What a huge relief to be able to go in this room and have it organized.  I just like to stand and look at my accomplishment.  If you have any areas that look like this one did.  I challenge you to take the first step and then the second and third and forth to make it happen.  The sense of how good it feels to have it cleaned and to know where every thing is, is incredible.  My goal is to disciple myself to put things in their rightful place or make a rightful place for them at the time I get them out so this will not happen again.  I challenge you to do the same.  

Blessings, 


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42 comments:

  1. Looks great! You are blessed with this awesome space!

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  2. Thank you Susan for your comment, I so appreciate it. Yes I am blessed in many ways. I am so thankful for this space that is greatly needed.
    Blessings to you.

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  3. wow you really did a good job! it looks great.

    according2sharon.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much. I just hope I will discipline my self to put back when I take out and not let it get in that mess again. It is a discipline constantly. Blessings, Jo-Ann

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  4. AWESOME JOB! This makes me want to go organize my pantry and all of my closets! LOL

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    1. Thank you so much Cindy for your encouraging comment. I want to work of self discipline moment by moment to put away whatever I get out and put it back in the place it belongs. It feels so good to get things more organized. I would love to learn it is easier to discipline my self to put away in proper places what I take out rather than be embarassed when I have a mess. I have tried to teach my children to do this as children and yet I see myself having to teach my self constantly. Blessings, Jo-Ann

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  5. What a great transformation! You did a fantastic job cleaning up and organizing.
    I would love if you would share this at my link party. http://www.realcoake.com/2013/03/real-family-fun-5.html
    Take care,
    KC

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    1. Thanks so much for coming by and linking up!
      KC

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    2. You are so welcome. Glad you like my Wash/Craft Room Organization. Thank you for your comments. Blessings

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  6. Wowsers! Everything has a place and is perfectly organized! You need to come over to my house and give me some pointers. :)

    toddlindsey.com

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    1. Thank you so much for your encouraging comment. I would love to help your organize and give some pointers. Blessings

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  7. Newest follower here! I found you through the blog hop. You have a super cute blog, I can't wait to read more. You can find me at meandmr.com

    -Melanie @meandmr.com

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    1. Thank you so much for viewing my blog and becoming my newest follower. I appreciate it so much. Thank you for your comment. Blessings

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  8. What a wonderful area! You did a great job organizing everything. Looks great!

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    1. Thank you so much Kathy for visiting my blog and for the encouraging comment. I love this area. It is such a big help to have it. Blessings

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  9. WOW! It looks amazing! I need you to come organize a few things in my house. :)

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    1. Thank you so much for your encouraging comment. I would love to help. Blessings to you and thank you for hosting your party.

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  10. Great post...scripture to live by and awesome organization! Great job. I love to be organized....but I like seeing someone else do it better! Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Wonderful! Everything is within reach, at-the-ready, and has a place. You've done a terrific job setting boundaries and putting 'like' things together. And your row of crockpots up there makes me smile!

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    1. Thank you so much for viewing my post and for the encouraging comment. I need many crock pots when all the family is home. There are 21 of us and another one on the way. We love getting together and enjoying good food as well. Thank you again. Blessings to you.

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  12. FABULOUS!! You did an incredible job and you also have a great laundry room with all that wonderful storage cabinets. I love it that it's all at hand reach and even your movies! Awesome!
    FABBY

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    1. Thank you so much Fabby, I am glad you like it. yes, It is all within had reach. I am very thankful for it. Hope I can keep it looking like this. Blessings.

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  13. Now that's a big transformation! It looks beautiful!

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    1. Thank you so much Joselyn for veiwing my post and for your comment. Many blessings to you.

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  14. Wow! What an amazing job! I'm working on the "put it back when you are done" too! It is seeing spaces like yours that help keep me on track! Great job!!

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment. I appreciate it so much. Yes I am constantly working on "putting it back when I am finished with it". I must if things will remain orderly. Blessings.

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  15. You surely need a much bigger place to keep them nice, right now they seem very crowded, but arranged good.

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    1. Thank you for your comment. I would like to have a bigger place but it is not in the picture as of now. So I will have to do with what I have. Still in the process of trying to know what to keep and what to give away. Blessings.

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  16. This is a great transformation. I could use your help in my laundry/craft room area (where do you live . . . haha)! Mine is the same basic layout and seems to always be in a mess. Thank you for sharing and being an inspiration to many and blessings to you Jo-Ann. Patti

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    1. Thank you so much for your encouraging comment. It would be fun to help each other organize if we lived close by. Since moving I don't have a friend three houses down. Miss it. Blessings

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  17. You did a GREAT job! You took on a huge project, and you did great! Thanks for sharing, it's very inspirational! I found you from Tackle It Tuesday!

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    1. Thank you so much Mama McD. I so appreciate you taking the time to bless me today by your comment. You are an encouragement. Blessings to you today.

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  18. Wow - what a great job!

    I would love for you to link up at the Mommy Archive. We're focused on craft rooms and cupboards this week but you can also link up your fab old posts on all sorts of other craft, home, food and parenting topics Alice@ Mums Make Lists x

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