There are a few things that hold me back from being an organized person.
One reason is that I find a million other things more enjoyable than organizing.
Another reason is that sometimes I get all wrapped up in making the organizational project that I take on gorgeous, and pretty, rather than worrying first about the functionality of the project. And then I run out of steam before I get to the functionality part.
And last being, I think "organize", and I think "BORING. Hmmm.... What's going on on Twitter? Or Pinterest? Or Instagram? Or Etsy? Or TMZ? Or theChive?"
For this little project that I wanted (and needed) to take on, I decided to not worry at all about making it "pretty", or "cute", and just completely focus on simplifying things, and also the functionality of the whole thing.
Despite my giant clip, and organizing tier that I added to the kitchen in the past year or two, our paper situation was still chaotic.
We were stacking papers, and more papers, and more papers, and random junk on this portion of the kitchen counter, and then it started spreading to the cabinet above this counter top.
So then the cabinet contained papers, random crap, and dishes all together in one cabinet.
So, I decided to just let the cabinet become our "command station". Move the dishes out, and organize and simplify what already gets shoved and stuffed in this cabinet anyway.
I moved the dishes to other cabinets.
I put a whole bunch of the random crap away where it actually belongs in other rooms, cabinets, etc...
Then I added containers to this cabinet from the Dollar Tree (or from my stash in our garage) to contain the remaining stuff that belongs here, and the stuff that maybe doesn't belong here, but ends up here anyway.
No frills, and foo-foo stuff in this project.
Just total simplifying and organizing.
It feels damn good.