Project 1: Shoe Organization
I took the time to purge my shoes. When I placed them all out on my bedroom floor, it really seemed like I had the most shoes in the world. Clearly, I don't, but spread out like that, it really seemed like an excessive amount. I checked out each pair of shoes, got rid of duplicates and shoes that although they may be new, I never wear them. Some I will donate, but I may try to sell a few of the new(new-like) pairs. We shall see.
I purchased an under-the-bed shoe organizer from Family Dollar for $6.50. It held 12 pairs of shoes. In my closet, I already had an over-the-door organizer. I told myself that I would not be allowed any pairs beyond those two organizers, besides my winter boots. They have their own home.
I was pleased with the final arrangement. The under-the-bed shoe organizer is easy to access, which was a concern. For $6.50, I couldn't be more pleased!
Project 2: New Window Treatments
In the most recent past, I've been working on my bedroom. If you recall, I was drowning in a sea of shades of brown. I love color and finally I decided on a theme that works for me. (A reveal will be in the making soon enough.) But one thing that was bothersome was that the mini blinds that I'd had installed for the past 10 years were disgusting and broken. While on that same trip to Family Dollar, I discovered these adhesive paper shades. What?! I wanted to give them a try. At $4 a piece, if they worked, I could essentially give my room an upgrade for $12. It was worth the try.
I removed all of the initial mini blind hardware, cleaned my windows (of course), and cut the paper shades to the appropriate width for my windows. Snip snip and it was done. Removing the adhesive strip was easy peasy as was adhering the shades to my windows. I know it won't be a permanent fixture, but I'm loving them for now. And yes, they do filter light quite nicely.
Project 3: Freezer Organization
The last project I completed over my spring break was to organize my freezer. This time I used Dollar Tree items. For $6 I was able to reorganize my entire freezer! Yes, 4 white bins and 2 packs of chalkboard labels did the trick.
After getting rid of anything freezer burned, I sorted the remaining food into categories and labeled the bins with the appropriate titles. And that was it!
So, these were the simple organization projects I completed during my break. What about you? How did you spend your break?
p.s. I finally finished the bathroom too! Bathroom reveal post coming soon....