Organizing mail station in kitchen
“Our Home Central Station”
Okay, I have to admit that I absolutely love a clean and well-organized home. I love keeping my home nice and neat at all times, but I have a confession to make to you right now. If you were to open any of the drawers or closets in my home, then you would be shocked and maybe even a little horrified. Yes, my home appears to be perfect at all times on the outside, but I tend to hoard all kinds of knickknacks and junk in drawers. Ugh!
Little buckets holding pins and markers
Well, I decided that I would tackle one drawer and closet at a time in my home. I am easily overwhelmed with organizing tasks when I look at the big picture of what all needs to be done, but I just keep reminding myself to tackle one job at a time. I decided that the most notably cluttered space happen to be our tiny little “home central station” or mail station in our kitchen. Honestly, it was embarrassing and a huge cluttered mess. I had stuff put in drawers that were from Christmas 2-years ago.
Well, my cute little dresser that I purchased at HomeGoods had 2 drawers and 4 small baskets. The baskets were perfect to store baby items when I needed to grab them on the go, but I didn’t need all the baby stuff anymore since my children were getting older and the baskets were just being under utilized. I decided to tackle the 1st 2 drawers and the space above the dresser. I still haven’t tackled the baskets yet, but that is on my list to do this week. Remember that I’m taking it 1 step at a time.
I have to be honest and say that I’m truly embarrassed to even show you the BEFORE pictures of our mail station (a.k.a. – home central station), but here you go!
My inspiration for the makeover
Here is my inspiration from a recent visit to a model home in Kennesaw, GA:
Mail station kitchen make-over!
Lining the drawers with wrapping paper
I used colorful orange and white diamond-shaped wrapping paper that I bought at TJ Max for just a few dollars to line my drawers. I wanted something that was colorful and playful and not dull and boring and easy to change if needed.
I used bright plastic little containers from the $1 store to “house” all of my little items in my junk drawers.
Nice & clean
I will admit that I do not need all of those markers and pens in the cute little buckets, and to some organization folks that would look a bit overcrowded, but to me it’s just perfect. You see, if I don’t put the pens and markers in full view, then I keep buying more pens and junking up the drawers. I’m a visual person, so placing my huge collection of pens and markers in cute little buckets works for me and it looks cute and tidy.