Spring is emerging and I have a strong desire to barricade myself in my home without the rest of my family so I can purge my basement storage shelves, sort junk drawers, and have a pinterest moment of extreme organization. It's probably not going to happen. For several reasons, including I am currently laid up with a bad cold. So, instead, I'm salivating over other people's extremely organized homes. That counts, right?
I am dreaming of the day when I open my fridge and it looks like this.
And my pantry like this (First I need an actual pantry though...)
When it comes to home organization, I am not a huge fan of closed storage. This is just preference. I like to be able to see what I'm looking for. And I think when stuff is organized and curated well it kind of looks like art. It takes on an element that is pleasing to the eye.
The best book I've ever read on the topic of home organization is Marie Kondo's, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. The thesis of the book is: Go through every single thing in your home by category and ask yourself, Does this bring me joy? If the answer is no, it goes. I love this idea that you would only be surrounded in your home by things that genuinely bring you joy.
Here are some beautifully organized spaces that really inspire me: