All day during my breaks I was getting online and looking at others' posts for some ideas.
As always I started by pulling everything out. I added a coat and some sports stuff to the donate pile. I combined the two boxes of recycling and they are waiting by the back door to go out. It's currently -12º with wind chill so it can definitely wait until morning. :) A thorough sweeping and mopping and it was time to reorganize.
After doesn't look much better but trust me, it is.
Instead of out in the open the recycling is now tucked behind the kids' coats. We all know where it is so this shouldn't be a problem.
I put the misc. canning supplies up on the top shelf.
Sports stuff on this shelf.
Winter gear has been stored in this tub for years. It looks it huh? Pretty battered but it still works.
This wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Could I actually be learning to stay organized? Shocking but I think it's true. My desk, closets, dresser & cupboards are all still looking pretty good. :) As I pass something out of place (in those clean spots) I grab it and put it where it goes. 9 days ago I would've given it a glance and kept right on walking.
I guess you can teach an old momma new tricks.