Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Tidy Up

"The desire for order is the only order in the world."
(Georges Duhamel)

The television show Hoarders absolutely terrifies me. I don't like clutter, tzotchkes, knick-knacks, figurines, or having too many material possessions in general. I romanticize the notion of being able to leave town on a moment's notice without anything weighing me down. I also take comfort in knowing that if I had to evacuate my apartment, all I would really want to take with me would be my phone, my wallet, and Heart To Heart (aka H2H), my old teddy bear.

That being said, I still have plenty of belongings that need to be organized! There are the girlie things, like makeup and accessories; the random little things, that often find their place by the bed; and that old school audio music format, also known as compact discs.


It's nice having everything all in one place. Sephora offers a variety of styles and colors in their Metro Train Case collection.

Ivory diamond makeup case


I separate my gold and silver in anti-tarnish trays, but necklaces are tricky to keep organized. I recently saw a post on CasaSugar with a great display idea. I borrowed a drill, and despite the nay-saying of some who said I should have a man do it, I was able to buy the correct screws, figure out how to use the drill bits, drill holes, and then screw key racks into the wall, all by myself! I felt very Bob the Builder-y. "Can we build it? Yes, we can!"

Anthropologie key racks
Gold earring case


I brought home a spinning organizer from Bed, Bath & Beyond a little while ago. It's great for holding my glasses, some books, a booklight and flashlight (which I never use, but could come in handy), pens, and my mini koala and killer whale.

Rotating metallic faux leather organizer


I know, I'm stuck in the '90s. I still rent movies from Blockbuster, and I don't have iTunes. To keep my CD collection clutter-free, I alphabetized everything in 2 black albums. Lots of musicals, country tunes, and Christmas songs.

CD storage album

Now that I'm somewhat organized, I think it's time for some spring cleaning.


  1. I'm not sure I would've done as well with a power drill.

  2. It's fun, but really hefty, and comes in a huge plastic tool box with all the attachments, screws, and bits. I have to remember to give it back to Brian this weekend!

  3. I can not even begin to imagine how to organize my madness! Good for you!

  4. Love it!! That rotating organizer is just what I need!!

  5. Eunice, you have enough to handle right now!

    Aileen, check out Bed, Bath & Beyond. Ooh, and I bet Container Store has some good things. :)

  6. random comment--- but i LOVE fantasia 2000! haha. i've just started to make isaiah watch clips with me on youtube.

  7. I love all of your organization ideas!!!!


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