5 Inspiring Organizing Projects to Jumpstart the New Year

Organized Laundry Room - Shelf Above Washer and Dryer
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Hello, friends! I hope you are enjoying a little in-between the holidays downtime, I sure am! It’s been so nice to just be hanging out with my family, resting and even starting to dream a little bit of 2016!

Today I thought I would pop in with a few organization project ideas that might help put you (and me!) in the mood to get organized.

Enjoy!

Ikea Raskog Utility Cart - Kitchen Organization

Pick one small space to organize before the New Year even begins!

How could you use a cute little cart like the versatile Ikea Raskog Utility Cart to organize necessities in the kitchen, bathroom, office or craft room? My son has one like this that he uses as a nightstand, it’s perfect for a compact space! 

Organized Medicine Cabinet
Set aside an afternoon to clean out old or expired cosmetics and medicines.
Inspiration via BHG

Gather items that can help corral everything you need so your cabinet is visually pleasing and organized. Paper the back of your cabinet with contact paper or wallpaper for a little bit of happy pattern or color every time you open the door.

An organized linen closet - towels and linens

Start the new year with a fresh and organized linen closet, or create a special guest linen cabinet!

Here is some inspiration: How to Organize a Linen Closet via Ballard Designs blog

Pegboard Workstation - Sewing and Craft Supplies - Fabric Paper Glue blog

Set up a creative work space so you’ll feel inspired to kick off 2016 with a bang!

Do you have business or creative dreams for 2016? Give yourself the gift of a creative and organized workspace where those dreams can become a reality.

How could you use a pegboard to organize your creative supplies? (via Fabric Paper Glue).

Gift Wrap Station - Wrapping Paper on Dowels and Cup Hooks

Pick one organizing project that you’ve been meaning to get to. Set the date and time to gather the supplies and complete it! One success will inspire the next project, sometimes we just have to get the ball rolling!

As I was wrapping holiday gifts I really got inspired to organize my gift wrap and ribbon. This DIY gift wrap organization system looks so easy (just cup hooks and dowels on the wall or back or a door!) via Woman’s Day / Repeat Crafter Me

What organizing project are you most wanting to tackle this year?

More organization inspiration posts on The Inspired Room:

Get Organized {Command Centers and Paper Organizers}

How to Eliminate Paper Clutter Forever

How to Get Organized in a Small House

Let’s Get Organized {Happy Drawers}

Merry Christmas!

Jack the Goldendoodle and Lily the Labradoodle - The Inspired Room

Merry Christmas, from our house to yours!

This week I’ve been trying to focus on finishing up my Christmas to do list, but mostly I have been just enjoying puttering around the house. That’s my favorite thing to do! Last week I got a new dresser (YAY!) and this week I organized my closet for the first time since we have lived here (I’ll share updates and details on how my room is coming along and progress on the rest of the house after the holidays!). It feels so great to be getting organized!

Jack the Goldendoodle - The Inspired Room Family Room

Jack is dreaming of a white Christmas. I would love that, too! It’s unlikely but just in case we get a flake or two, I’ve been trying to finish up my errands so I can just stay home and sit by the fire the rest of the week. We have some family coming up Christmas day so we’ll have a house full of guests. I can’t wait!

Yesterday I stopped in Costco to stock up on some T.P. (you really don’t want to run out while you have guests in the house especially if it snows, right?) and I ran into The Inspired Room on the book table! Yahoo! It was so exciting to see it there!

The Inspired Room book in Costco
If you live in the Seattle area, stop in a local Costco and check it out! It’s a great price too. I’m hoping if enough people buy it maybe they will stock it in more stores around the country. It doesn’t hurt to ask your local Costco for it!

I also stopped in Whole Foods and saw the book there, then at Barnes & Noble, and then again at the Seattle Amazon retail store on their “highly rated” table at the front of the store! So surreal but really cool to see it in so many places!

Jack and Lily

These two pups look cute and fluffy, but don’t let Jack and Lily’s innocent faces fool ya! It wouldn’t be Christmas around our house without the annual “unraveling”of the tree! This year they were back at it. Every year I think I should finally be able to trust them around the decorations and then when I’m not looking, they still act like puppies and take the animals off the tree before we even get to the holiday (Remember last year’s mischief?).

Our pups keep things fun around our house, but I do wish they’d leave the animal ornaments alone!

I would love to see your house at Christmas, if you have a few moments over the next few days to to upload a photo or two to Home Love Stories that would be wonderful!

Michaels Family

This has been an amazing year full of surprises, house projects and fun changes for our family. I can’t wait to do a recap of this year and share my house dreams and goals for 2016! I’m super excited about all I have planned for this house and the blog. But meanwhile, I’m going to finish up my wrapping :)!

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

Before you go, check out my article on (in)courage for the image I think we should all Pin to our Pinterest Boards this Christmas. 

(The wreath in the top picture is from Harry & David and the wood cabinet in the top picture is from here)

My latest guide on eBay: How to Make the Best First Impression with Your Home

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