The little birds...

If you watch little birds you will see they are busy and happy! Using whatever they can find they create the most gorgeous little nest.
I would be the little bird with some glittery thread in her nest!
We can be like this. Happily working away with the things that are available to us to create a beautiful and happy home.
All the while with a little song in our heart.

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Saturday, 15 February 2014

Launch Pad.

My personal clutter magnet is the corner of my island bench. It attracts paper, lists, bills, vitamins, cards, and random stuff. If I don't know where to put something I apparently put it there. It drives me crazy as it is ME who does it and it looks terrible!

Across from the island there is a walk way then a wall and on that wall I have my fridge and my bakers stand. 

So I have made this area into my "Launch Pad" where my lists, cards and mail, bills to pay and so on are organised. Now I have to implement it and not allow the bench to be the spot!

I think most of us have places that are clutter magnets. FlyLady calls them hot spots. I love FlyLady she makes it part of your daily routine to put out the fires in your hot spots. She is smart. If you are in a mess, let FlyLady help. It works.

Yesterday I finished this little make over to cure my problem, hopefully!

I have a box for receipts, boxes for vitamins to sit in, a place for pens, and plenty of spots for the things of daily life.

The side of the fridge has emergency contact numbers, a pocket for bills to pay, birthday cards for the next birthdays, appointments and my shopping list.  

I love the magnetic pocket. Thats Martha Stewart from Officeworks. I thought this is pretty handy!

Now I know I can do all this and not change the habit of sitting stuff on the bench! So this week I will be trying to re train myself!

This spot is not my only magnetic area either. I am trying to come up with solutions for the others. But this is progress. Last year I did a lot of organising, mostly following A Bowl Full of Lemons Blog. I conquered heaps! It was wonderful. But this year I have more to go and this is a start.

Whatever it is though that bugs you, creating a solution is just wonderful. It's like a wardrobe clean out when suddenly you have ten new out fits just from re arranging and re thinking. Or the dining room table looking beautiful and set for a meal instead of covered with sewing! Next time we see them our hearts leap from joy and relief! 


  1. Annabel, what a stylish solution you have come up with! Where did you buy the divided containers from? I love the decals you have used as well. Just gorgeous. xo

    1. Thanks Kaye. The dividers and fridge pocket are Martha Stewart from Officeworks. They are pretty pricey but I had a voucher so away I went. Typo are good for this stuff and maybe even IKEA, Big W etc. The transfers are left over from my jars, from Arwen Moore Design Studio. You get about a dozen transfers for $10 but then theres postage. But I love them! They make things sweeter. Oh I did notice Spotlight have a range of little boxes that could work this way too. I hope you are having a lovely weekend! xxx


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