Wrapping headquarters. This lady was inspired enough to wrap her wall first! Although as a mom of 6 I recognize this scene as being unrealistic (the fact that the wrapping paper matches with the room and there are no signs of markers on the counter or fingerprints on the cupboards)... I can dream, right? There's a balance between being efficient and being OCD about where things go.
I dream in color and in efficiency... in real life it is my permanent quest. How I would love my children to neatly keep their things next to their bed... my 6 year old with allergies decided that a roll of toilet paper next to him is efficient... mom agrees until all of the used wads get stuffed under the pillow or thrown on the floor! The idea is there though... he has a shelf by his bed and it serves as his "keeping" station.
Need i say more? Pull up a chaise lounge, bring me some chocolate, pipe in a good jazz CD and bring on the laundry! Though I don't have double machines, how I spend my time working to get things done matters. Laundry every day is a must. I gave up TV all together to become efficient and it's working so far. Blogging... my next area to address.
Hooks. Next to the lever, the pulley, and the wheel, it's the oldest invention that I find absolutely necessary. Actually, I could take or leave the pulley... and a butter knife or screw driver is my style of lever. Efficient tools, efficient machines, efficient house.
Someday I may have an entry so big I could line up 8 of these and no one would notice? I love a great ready station. For now the backbacks hang on the door to the garage (inside the garage) and the coat closet serves as the hiding place for purses, hats, and shoes.
Martha Stewart's junk drawer is so efficient that everything is not only useful, it matches! Whether or not your junk drawer matches is it organized to use efficiently? I'm cleaning mine out next week.
A lovely place to hang your hat...