One of the first things I did when we got back was go a little crazy on parts of our apartment. Now that we've settled in, we have a better idea of flow and organization. I noticed areas where I kept walking past items we never use to inconveniently get items we use all the time. There were other inefficiencies and just plain poor organization.
Matt and I tackled the pantry first. No before pictures (it was that shameful -- just imagine stuff all over the floor and lots of tripping to reach oft-used items in the back). Here's our new organization:
All the beer stuff used to be on the bottom left, but we don't use the beer items that often. Matt's brewing barrels used to be in our master closet (blegh) taking up lots of real estate. Tools are now at eye level (third shelf up). And I have a floor!
Perhaps the best change was moving all the cat stuff. We have a small bin we keep food in for daily scooping, but this is where we keep the big bags and her litter. This ans trash bags used to be scattered and behind stuff in the back of the pantry. No more!
We reorganized part of our bedroom too, but that's still a work in progress. We are inching ever closer to finally being able to show off a tour of our new place. One of these days *fingers crossed.*
Anyone else organizing to ring in the new year?