Wonder if it Works Wednesday, Mini-Project Perfection?

I missed a few months of Wonder if it Works Wednesday but want to get back on track and since today is the first Wednesday of the month, it is time to share about whether one of my organizing projects is a success or not so much of one.   For today’s post, I decided to go back and review some of the mini-projects I completed back in February.  Surely, mini-projects should have been easy to maintain or maybe not.  Let’s see.

My first mini-project was to organize my baking cabinet.  It was in pretty scary shape.

Yes, things sometimes fell out of this cabinet.

Yes, things sometimes fell out of this cabinet.

This is the cabinet after I cleaned and organized it:

Items are sorted more logically by the way I use them and even though it still looks messy, I know exactly what is there and expect it to function much better.

Items are sorted more logically by the way I use them and even though it still looks messy, I know exactly what is there and expect it to function much better.

So would you like to know if it stayed relatively organized?  Before I answer that, I will say that things sometimes still fall out of it and recently one of my favorite Pyrex measuring cups plunged to a rather messy end.

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I think it still looks pretty good. I may have to think about organizing those odds and ends of baking supplies like the bags of chocolate chips and food coloring.

I think the Pyrex cup fatality was just one of those freak accidents and since I had two of  them, I actually have a little more space in the cabinet now.  Of course, I really do sometimes miss having my extra measuring cup!  I’m going to call this mini-project mostly a success.

Another mini-project I tackled that week was just one shelf in our bedroom closet.  It was quite the unorganized mess.

I took to long to decide what I wanted on these shelves so someone else decided for me and I haven't arranged any of it yet.

I took too long to decide what I wanted on these shelves so someone else decided for me and I haven’t arranged any of it yet.

I was really happy with the final results although I have yet to organize any of the other shelves.  The shelves above and below it look pretty much the same as in the photo.

The middle shelf now contains nothing but papers and photos relating to my family research work

The middle shelf now contains nothing but papers and photos relating to my family research work

Here is what the one organized shelf in the bedroom closet looks like today.

While not completely organized, it has maintained fairly well.

While other stuff has crept onto the shelf, it is all mostly related to my ancestry research.

It has stayed pretty much the same.  I could fix it in about 3 minutes which I think means this organized space is working.  The photo albums are related to my research as they contain old photos.  The only two items not related on the shelf are a couple of DVDs that I was looking into selling on Amazon about a month ago (ahem possibly more like 2-3 months) and a box of playing cards that I really have no idea who might have put them there.

How do you define the success (or failure) of your organizing projects?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Wonder if it Works Wednesday, Mini-Project Perfection?

  1. Kristy

    Oh, I don’t know how to judge! For example, I love the way I have all my baking items in one set of cupboards in the kitchen. I can bake most things without turning away from that counter and cupboard. To me, that’s a success. But to make that room, I had to move plates and bowls and some of the cups… So my husband is mystified as to where cups and glasses go. We have about four different places for them. Freezer for frosty beer glasses, kitchen cart for plastic cups the kids can easily reach, water goblets hanging upside down near the sink with wine glasses, extra glasses with the baking stuff next to the refrigerator, coffee mugs right above the coffee maker. Some of this makes sense to me and some of it is just due to lack of space. Success or not? I don’t know. 🙂
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