Organizational Challenge Week 1 Refrigerator and Cute Canisters

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Well, I certainly hope I’m not about to scare anyone but…
MY
 HOUSE
IS
OUTTA
CONTROL!!
When people visit my house they always tell me how relaxing and calm it is…boy, do I have them fooled!!

The holidays, homeschooling, and life in general, have wreaked HAVOC on any organization I once had.
So, It’s time for a fresh start, right?  I am committed to getting organized, one week at a time.  So this is week one…here we go!

My house everywhere, was complete chaos this week as I took down Christmas decorations and got our living space back to live-able.





Is this what your house looked like this week??
So, I’m starting with a small space because that’s all I had time for.

The top of my refrigerator is a catch-all for tools, hardware, knives, and misc and the canisters were not being used for their intended purpose.

All they were storing was a bunch of junk…old chargers, batteries, bulbs and headphones.  Most of which I was quickly able to pitch in the trash.
So, I cleaned off the frig washed it down really well and then spruced up my canisters.  They were a bit outdated (I got them as a wedding present almost 19 years ago) and didn’t really fit in with my cafe-style kitchen.
I just flipped them around (hiding the flowers on the back) and made tags for them…identifying what it is in each.

Then made some rosettes like the ones I made from my dollar store baskets, using left-over material from my kitchen awnings.



I hot glued them both to the canisters and this is what the canisters look like after their mini-makeover.



I also made a magnet to hold my grocery list and a magnet for My Princess’ artwork.


This is the total frig transformation.





I filled the canisters with the appropriate contents…who knew canisters could hold so much flour and sugar!!??



It’s a small start, but I have to start somewhere!  What about you?  Are you getting organized this year?

Blessings,
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Comments

  1. I like them! They look so fresh and everything coordinates so well! Great start!

    Yep–I am starting the whole get organized thing too…I have a Better Homes and Gardens organization and storage calendar over at my blog if you wanna join me. :)

  2. Love the canisters! Such an amazing idea! My husband and I are getting our house organized right now too. Our house looked like a bomb went off. lol Next weekend, we will be making a trip to ikea to get some items for storage. Hopefully it will be a success! Good luck!

  3. So pretty!! I love the makeover-ed canisters!

    It seems like I always click on your links from The Frugal Girls Chic & Crafty party. You sure know how to grab my eye, it seems :). I’m following your cute blog!!

  4. Very smart of you!! Loved how the canisters turned out. This is how I get my house organzied. I start in January and allow one room per month. Each week of the month I do “one wall” of the room I am working on. I dust it down, wash anything that can be hand washed, dust other items. Eventually I make it around the room and then the next month, go to the next room. (During all of this “extra” work, I do keep up my regular schedule of housework, laundry, etc.)

  5. very pretty!!! i’m trying to get organized too!!! now following :) would love you to follow back if ya like! 😉

  6. Great job getting organized!! Would you be willing to share here?

    http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2012/01/shine-on-fridays-9-and-some-fabulous.html

  7. When I looked at your first photos, up to the pine needles on the floor (we have an artificial tree), I said “that’s my house!!!” So there’s hope! Your fridge looks so nice now. Know you’ll have company as you work.
    craftythriftydecoratingwifemom.wordpress.com

  8. Great job – those are so so cute!!

  9. Love the canisters. They look lovely. I might worry that my kids (or myself) would spill their contents taking them down from the fridge…but my kids are pretty young.

  10. I love the labels! And the flowers are adorable! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Very clever redo, Carrie! The color of the canisters does work so well in your kitchen and I love how you matched the window treatment fabric with these projects.

  12. Carrie,

    If you decide to get rid of your canisters let me know as I have the set of dishes and would love these.

    Maureen

  13. Cute canisters ! I hope that you will share them at my party this week.

    Megan
    Some Good Stuff Party: http://some-good-times.blogspot.com/2012/01/some-good-stuff-2.html

  14. Those canisters are absolutely adorable and I wanna go find me some in a thrift store now! :) I’d love it if you’d share this over at Trash to Treasure Tuesdays on the Korner! :) http://kammyskorner.blogspot.com/2012/01/trash-2-treasure-tuesday-14.html

  15. Love it..and seeing the baking canisters filled with odds and ends made me laugh out loud..Every basket, drawer, and bucket in my house has a random item that has no home (batteries, matches, candles, dog toys! aghh!)!

  16. They look really good! What an improvement! New follower, please come visit sometime!

    http://www.blissimagesandbeyond.blogspot.com/

    Erika

  17. Cute! Love how they turned out!

  18. Rosettes on your containers! This makes them so cute!

  19. That was a cute save on those canisters. Like the addition of the rosettes.

  20. I was happy to see your linen closet.. I recently posted about my linen closet makeover. I was glad to see I wasn’t the only one :) tho, mine was worse by far!

    I love the canisters they look great!

  21. I feel your pain! I’m a homeschooling mom of 4 too. We LIVE in our house! I’m just not brave enough to post pics :)
    I love what you did with the canisters! Very cute.
    Sherry’s Bees Nest

  22. Love it! I am working on kitchen organization right now and I can’t believe how awful my cabinets had gotten. November and December are the months my semi-organized life goes right out the window. I love how you made your containers so pretty! If you have a moment, I’d love for you to share with my readers. Thanks for sharing :) http://www.momontimeout.com/2012/01/taking-timeout-thursday-no-12.html

  23. Your updated canisters look so pretty with the flowers you made. I must admit that I actually thought you were going to use them to hold the cords and stuff. hehehe I also think it was so smart of you to just turn them around to cover the flowers you didn’t like.

  24. How cute!

  25. Great job – those are so so cute!!

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