Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Bringing it back - Throw it out Thursday


My house is begging me to reincarnate  "Throw it out Thursday".   It can only handle so much negligence.  

Since, for some reason, I find strange motivation from my readers out in blogland I thought I would see how this goes.  Take two.  So, promise to check in on me to make sure I get my chores done?!  And feel free to join in on your blog!

Here are the results from this week's project.  My baking cupboard.  (This is VERY important to me since 90% of the cooking I do consists of baked goods...remember...I could survive on cookies and cinnamon rolls alone.)





Next week's project:  Art/Craft supplies.
  I never think of myself as a packrat until I organize and discover that I have a hard time letting go of things that "I MIGHT use one day".  Among the hardest things to purge are my old teaching supplies and materials!  Wish me luck.


21 comments:

Sarah said...

Ok, you have to tell us where you got the containers from. I love how neat and tidy and stackable they are! Please don't say "Tupperware" brand I just can't afford to spend $60!

ali said...

Target. Still not the cheapest, but they arrange nicely!

Jay and Gwen said...

Dear Mrs Neat

When you finish, do you hire out?

As you know I am married to Mrs Neat. Of course I married Mrs Right...I just didn't know her first name was Always.

You have inspired you dear old papa to de-junk. Perhaps another garage fire would do the trick. Half the stuff we have isn't ours. As they say...the kids haven't really moved out until they take their stuff from the basement. Yes we still have boxes of Ali's Congressional Page Days etc.

Whatever you do don't have a block garage sales....I would always come home with more than we would have sold

Keep up the good work. Love Pops

sheena said...

it really is beautiful.....please come help me.

Amanda Jane said...

drooling. seriously. and LOVE the white cupboards!

Amy said...

Ali,

I am not sure if you remember me but I was your next door neighbor at Ricks, Colonial House 501. I was the crazy girl, Amy, and Layna's roommate. I found your blog through her.

I hope you don't mind that I have been spying on you through your blog! Your family is beautiful and reading your blog makes me smile! Life is good for you. :)

I just wanted to give you a shout out and say hello!

Amy

Monica said...

It's simply beautiful. I can't believe you have a regular supply of things like chocolate chips and coconut. You must be a great baker!

Berta said...

Are those 'lock n' lock' containers? At first I thought you got them at Costco???!!! Man, if I had those chocolate chips starring me in the eye all day - I would be in trouble! Love the look - I'm getting motivated to do the same - Maybe we'll have to compare cubboards! Great work!

Berta said...

PS.
Divulge (sp?) some prices for the interested crowd - our Target is 30 minutes away and can't just run in! I KNOW this is extremely personal!

Amy said...

So glad throw it out is back. I love peeking in all your cupboards! I think organization is a thing of beauty.

Leanne said...

Ditto to what Berta said.. maybe i'll be motivated to do the same.. we missed you a aerobics today, hope you had a great lunch and birthday on Saturday? is that right? So did the three pounds come off? It must have, your chocolate chip container is still full!

Olive-us said...

Incredible!
And if you have a yummy cinnamon roll recipe, quit holding out on us diet breakers and post it!
PLEASE!!!

Amy said...

You're so goal oriented. I love it!

California Roney's said...

I love to organize. When I saw your pantry when I was there, it was an OCD dream! I love the pictures. Can't wait to see next week!

Jen Giorgis said...

Yay...I loved throw it out thursdays. That is actually what got me hooked to your blog. It also gave me such motivation, so keep it up for us all! I'll even say pretty please. I need some good ideas as well.

annie said...

Do you mind if I put a link of your blog on mine? Your blog is so fun. My favorite sites to visit are so much the same as yours. I always knew you had good taste! : ) We should get together some time and practice our photography skills or just play w the kids at the park.

Brooke said...

Ali Schmali! Remember me? Your long lost roomie from freshman year - it's been too long girl. I was excited to find your blog info from facebook. You have an adorable family and if I do say so myself an amazing talent - your photos are awe-inspiring! Come check out my blog - lovinlouderbacklife.blogspot. Good to SEE you!!

Marie said...

Just tell me (Mrs. Cheapo) if that was expensive...how expensive...please.

Marie said...

Ali, I'm such a loser! Happy Birthday yesterday!

Sorry. I love you!

The Robertsons said...

Throw it out Thursday is a great idea. Thanks for the inspiration! I'm working on bedroom closets this week. Love the look of your baking closet. Thanks!

Lori said...

LOVE IT!!!! I just redid my pantry with these super cute baskets from Michaels but now I want to redo it again with those containers. It looks so neat and tidy. I am always looking for new organizing tips. It's kind of an obsession. Most dental hygienists are borderline OCD.