On Tuesday I spent my 15 minutes pondering the issue of artwork storage. My girls hate to part with their creations, and are known to tape them to any surface known to man. So, I decided to give them each a basket for their completed work and when it reaches the top, we will all look at the work before "saving" it. These baskets have been around my house in various rooms for over 5 years, so no cost associated and when I get to the office, I have two less things to organize.
On Wednesday, I organized the board game shelves, whittled down the stuffed animal menagerie, and finally put some of Abby's craft kits in the craft storage area. We have no closets downstairs in our 201 year old home, but we do have steps leading to a basement I never use. So, that area serves as our craft closet and a major source of annoyance anytime we need a repair to our furnace, hot water heater, etc. I still need to go through that area, but that's for another day.
So in two days I spent 30 minutes, organized 4 shelves and 2 baskets, donated 8 stuffed animals and gathered another grocery bag full of recycling.