Skip to main content

Organization

Martha Stewart is my organization guru.  I am a subscriber to her "Organizing Tip of the Day" Newsletter and am constantly amazed by the ideas generated by her and her team.  It always made me wonder just how organized her house must be.

In one of the latest issues of Martha Stewart Living, I got my answer.  Martha opened up her kitchen (in her Bedford, NY home) and all of its glory to her readers.  I consider myself to be a pretty organized person, but let me tell you, when I saw her kitchen drawers, I immediately knew I had some work to do.  Lucky for me, I'll be heading to Dallas, the birthplace of The Container Store, this weekend.  When you see just how well organized a space can be, you don't ever want to go back to that sloppy mess you had before.  Organization is almost a design within itself.  Perhaps that why I like it so.

And now I give you Martha's kitchen...

Don't you love this pot rack?  I would love to have one in my next kitchen.  They are great for keeping your pots supper accessible and also free up a ton of cabinet space, which should be used to hide the things you'd rather not see. 

Adjustable shelving is a must when trying to maximize storage space.  But, I can definitely do without those tacky holes on the side of the cupboards.  This carpentry style is a notch support system called bird's beak.  There are no holes and no prongs to mess with.  Not to mention, it looks so sleek and fabulous.  Good choice, Martha.

I don't know about you, but my small tool drawer looks nothing like this.  But with a little sorting and wire baskets mine, and your's, definitely can.

A drawer only devoted to napkin rings... sounds like a wonderful excuse to go out and buy more!

All of your cake decorating tools organized and easy to see.  A much better idea than pulling them ALL out of the box every time you need one (which is exactly what I've been doing).

Glass cabinetry helps your room feel much more large and open.  And can you please check out her huge collection of cake stands on top?  She makes me feel as if I don't own enough.  

It's time to get organized!
 post signature

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Southern Gentleman Baby Shower

Last month I helped throw my best friend (we met in 9th grade speech class :)) Lauren's baby shower for her soon-to-arrive baby boy, Gunner.  The shower had a "Southern gentleman" theme complete with bow ties, silhouettes and gingham print.  Personal touches and family items were used throughout, including baby Gunner's dad's bow ties :)


Gunner's daddy's "going home" outfit greeted guests at the sign in table, along with a framed "Southern gentleman in the making" print.


A variety of centerpieces graced the tables with groupings of baby mementos, flowers and photos.

An antique baby basket helped house the gifts.
The drink menu consisted of milk, apple juice (one of Lauren's cravings), fruit-infused water and coffee.
The menu was made of a variety of brunch goodies including fruit, doughnuts, muffins, shrimp and grits, breakfast casserole and a waffle bar. 
And of course no shower is complete without a little something sweet. These b…

Planes or Pearls? Gender Reveal Party

On Friday, June 28th, Jon and I headed out to see the gender of Baby Reutter.  Jon wanted to find out as soon as possible, and I wanted to wait to be surprised with everyone at the reveal party the next day. So we decided that he would find out and be the one set up the "big reveal."  Baby Reutter didn't want to cooperate on the first attempt but after some cold water, walking around and sweet patience from the ultrasound tech, we got the "money shot."  I'm not going to lie, it was a bit torturous at first to not be in the know with Jon, but after the first few hours, I was good to go and so excited about the surprise for the next day.  Here we are about to head out to the reveal appointment.
Now for the reveal party on Saturday...As mentioned before, I wanted a unique theme for the party.  Since Jon is a pilot, I thought planes would be a cute idea for a boy.  For the girl, I thought of pearls; they're sweet, feminine and also happen to be my birthsto…

New Coffee Table

After more than a year of debate, I've finally decided on and ordered us a new coffee table! As mentioned here, there were several styles I was considering.  However, in the end the tufted ottoman came out on top.  Not only was it versatile, so it can be used for years to come, but it also will be good for when we have kiddos down the road.  I can't tell you how many people I know who have had to either remove their coffee tables for the safety of their kids' noggins or have had to add those tacky corner protectors.  I did not want to invest in a new piece only to have to stow it away down the road.  So this seemed to be the perfect solution.  And thanks to my Joss & Main membership, it turned out to be the perfect price too.

I was all set to order a tufted ottoman from Ballard Designs.  I had already received a swatch sample of the fabric I selected and everything.  But a few days later, I got a notification from Joss & Main of a sale event called The Tufted Coll…