Armchair Neat Freak : Kitchen
I know for a fact that January is the time when everyone turns their homes upside down in an organizational tornado. It’s surely the peak neat freak time at shops like IKEA and Howard’s Storage World (who thought of that ingenious name, btw?!) with pressed and buttoned up people seeking better tooth brush holders, more streamlined dish drainers, more neatly stacking plastic crates, more shoe racks, more loo paper wranglers?
I am also positive that charity stores get their donation bins and doorways PILED high with useful (and not so useful) things come Jan Oh One. I have seen those useful things scattered up and down the street out the front of my local Salvos after a long weekend. (This reminds me of the sleeping bodies of New Year’s Eve revelers, similarly dotted about the local park on New Year’s Day.)
I’m super positive those huge BIG TOUGH rubbish bags totally sell out at this time of year, as people get BIG and TOUGH on clutter and random bits and bobs they have lying about the house.
Doesn’t it make you TIRED just to think of it? Gosh. I’m feeling quite vexed about the whole thing. I’m quite content to spend the next day or two easing into the New Year, in fact. I don’t really feel like decluttering or sorting or rationalizing or IKEA-ing. I am more likely to be drinking tea and watching back episodes of The Kardashians or Friday Night Lights. I might even be painting my toenails… Or talking to YOU on Facebook…
I don’t want to diminish this natural and commendable drive to get neater, however. I know that lots of people love to neaten up. Perhaps you are one of them? Yes? Go you. Never fear because I won’t let you down. Despite my own tardy tidying, I’m still a team player. I know that you’ll be scratching your head as you try and work out how to sort your doo-dads from your hoo-has. So here you go. I’ve scouted these images to inspire your endeavours. Get neat and nice. Get sorted. Get arranged.
We’ll start, today, with the kitchen. And I’ll show you lots more Armchair Neat Freak ideas over the coming weeks.
If you’re looking for me I’ll be over here spreading brie on my biscuits and giggling at The Bush and The Tush.
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