Happy Sunday! I’m 33 weeks pregnant now and everything is feeling very real. I haven’t been preparing much, or really at all, regarding getting things for the baby. However, I have been highly motivated to address various home organization projects in our home. From our pantry to our bathroom and quite literally under the kitchen sink, I finally have the drive to organize high traffic areas of our home. I included some of the organizational tools we’ve been using below in case you’re also motivated to tackle some long-delayed projects.
On a side note, this is one of my favorite photos on the blog, taken by the lovely Alex Ashman. There’s just something about it. It’s playful, feminine and truly just a fun moment. Keep reading for fun links around the web. Have a great week!
The Sunday Edit
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I’ve been organizing various area of our house (I guess this is what they call nesting) and found some great inspiration from The Container Store ‘Projects and Inspiration’ section. You can view each home organization project and shop the various organizational tools that were used. I organized the area under our kitchen sink, which was a mess for years, using this sliding organizer and this divided tote. Everything has its own place now and the area doesn’t feel like a large collection of random cleaning products. I especially love how the first organizer slides out so I don’t need to physically get inside deep the cabinet to reach something in the back.
Speaking of home organization, I also used these The Home Edit glass containers to store our dry goods like oatmeal, beans, and cereal. Removing the original packaging saved us a ton of room and everything looks more intentional and organized now.
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