Monday, June 8, 2009

ORGANIZATIONAL EYE CANDY!


Flaves of the day: Pineapple-Mango and Strawberry from Bath and Body Works. Makes you want to eat a fruit salad.


In the spirit of getting myself ready to organize, I thought I'd pass on some pretty pictures to inspire! These images give me a sense of calm and happy--just like a picture of the ocean, or of a lovely dirt path down a clearing in the woods. Okay, maybe not JUST like that, but still...it works for me! Here's my little cleaning/organizing routine.
  • Fire up the fragrance burners with a combo. of invigorating, fruity scents--think clean house, here. (see above)
  • Put on some favorite music--either dance music, 80's music, or something a little jazzy, like Nora Jones.
  • Put on the most comfortable, old, soft "cleaning uniform" you can find--my favorites are my circa 1990 Old Navy 4th of July tee shirt and yoga pants.
You are now ready to begin any domestic task that awaits you! I am going to go create some labels for my files right now, and I'll post pictures later.
Now without further ado, courtesy of REAL SIMPLE, here are the promised pictures!
This is a good look for a closet...if you only have seven shirts.



Disclaimer: The lovely "boy and girl closets" will only look this way up to the point
where the boy and girl enter the room.

Now, go forth and organize!

11 comments:

Mary said...

I love it! My closets and drawers and cabinets actually look similar to those pictures right after I clean house--briefly! My kids just didn't get that OCD gene, dang!

I think you, Ashley, and I are on the same wavelegth this week!

{our happy nest} said...

yes those pictures do a heart good. i love seeing organized things like that because i don't often see it at home. :) good luck with your cleaning. mine is being put on hold for a week while we are at the lake then i'm coming at it full force! you inspire me. :)

MilesPerHour said...

Anything for putting a few dozen pairs of shoes under the bed???

Lori said...

I love things that smell good. And they have a pineapple-mango scent? Wow. I think I know what I will be out looking for this weekend! And I wish my closet were that easy to organize.....

Joanna Jenkins said...

I love organized closets but I could never be THAT organized :-)

The Blonde Duck said...

How cool!

Your cool friend Cheryl said...

It's always nice to enjoy freshly organized things!

Stopping by from sits to say hi. Have a great day!

Michelle Sybert said...

drooling over every single one of those photos! I love organizing! Thanks for visiting my blog via SITS!

AB HOME INTERIORS said...

Holy Cow! Hahaha Leaving some Friday bloggy love from SITS

sAm said...

oh...I guess I can dream...I don't think I could ever be that organized - but I wish I could!! (btw - is there anything better than circa 1990 Old Navy sweats?? seriously)

Life Potentials Network said...

oh gosh, this IS inspiring! I fear my closet will never reach these heights however. I have more than 7 shirts! ((grin))

Thanks for the inspiration. I just finished cleaning our closet and it doesn't even come close. I probably should have played Nora Jones...making all the difference in the world! LOL!