Friday, October 8, 2010

Happy Hour and Belated Creative Space

I missed yet another Blogtober post!  Not very good at this commitment thing.

There is some new Friday fun taking place in Blogworld.  It's called Happy Hour and is being hosted by Dorothybills.  Basically post about something that has made you happy this week.

I have been busy organising and decluttering at home this week.  This has been inspired by my friend Samantha's new blog.

The above photo is my back door.  This is the door we use the most.  The kitchen bench used to collect all sorts of clutter as we came in the door, school notices, library books, mail, handbags, keys etc.  I was always losing important things.  Now each person in the family has a shelf where they put their things as they walk in the door.  There is even space for a couple of pairs of shoes so they can be put on in a hurry.  I really hope this helps with my family's organisation.  Fingers crossed.

Now whenever I am looking for the car keys I know where they are, this makes me smile.  My husband was able to get himself ready for work this morning at 4 am because I had put everything he needed on his shelf, this also makes me smile.  And I was able to send back several readers and a library book that had been floating around the house when I sent Monet off to school this morning, this will make her teacher smile.

So I have been creatively organising this week and I think it shall stretch into next week as I tackle the master bedroom.

For some cheap thrills check out Happy Hour at Dorothybills.

And for more creative ideas pop in to Kootoyoo.

P.S. Please excuse the colour of the back door, we haven't decided what colour to paint it yet, any suggestions?


the textured leaf said...

A nicer blue? a deeper greyier blue, im thinking? Whats your gut instinct say?

willywagtail said...

Lots of smiling going on. That's great. Decluttering and organising is definitely good for the soul. Cherrie

Samantha said...

I just love it. What a great idea. I love those bookshelves. So does everyone have a shelf with their name on it. That would be super organised. So proud of you!!!!!!

Sarah said...

Organisation inspiration! I love this idea - very simple but with potential to save much clutter and time!

dorothybills..... said...

Being orgagnised makes me happy too!
Thanks so much for joining in my Friday Happy Hour!

Sasha said...

I love it! I once read about having a basket at the door, to put everything you need for the next day into. But I love the idea of a shelf for each person!

'Joyce' said...

This is a great idea. I love everyone having their own shelf. As for the door colour, I really like it. Such a lovely beachy/country look.

HayleyK said...

Happy Blogtoberfest! I am on a mission to comment and follow all the blogs in Blogtoberfest! Maybe you could comment and follow me as well! Cheers!