Having finally cleared out the boxes from our move in last fall (is the statute of limitations finally up on using “recently moved” as an excuse for all my incomplete house projects? ) I have been going back through the house and really organizing things. We have had to adjust to our new but smaller space (especially as far as storage in the kitchen) and its making me really focus on keeping only what I need and use.
I recently discovered Ashli at Mini Manor’s wonderful blog, and after spending hours (at least it seemed like) staring at all her beautifully organized spaces and getting truly inspired by her, I decided to see if she would be kind enough to share some of her spaces here at Magnolia Lane. I was thrilled when she said Yes.
So here is Ashli, she is just the greatest, read on down (and then go check out her Blog) and I know you will agree!
I am thrilled to be on 11 Magnolia Lane today. Thank you so much, Amy, for asking me, and thank you, Christy and Terry, for having me, too. Blogging with your best girlfriends sounds like so much fun, I am completely jealous of you three.
My name is Ashli and I blog over at Mini Manor. I live in British Columbia with my husband and our fur baby Max, I believe our homes should be organized, simplified and green and I spend my mornings blogging about just that.
Amy asked me if I would share some of our organizing solutions with you, so here are some of the solutions we found for our home.
First, the room in everyone’s home that can benefit the most from some serious organization . . . the Kitchen!
I have a large cookbook collection, I decided that it would make more sense to store the cookbooks in the kitchen where they get used, so I lined the top shelf with over 100 cookbooks.
Also, our cabinets go up 9 feet in the air, so sometimes I needed a little help reaching the top shelf, we installed pull down shelves made by Rubbermaid, a really quick and easy solution.
A couple of cork tiles, on the inside of the cabinet door beside the stove, holds recipes I find and plan on trying, if it’s a good one it goes into the recipe book, if it was bad I throw it out.
I will be back soon to show some of my newly organized spaces, many of which were inspired by Ashli. We are so thrilled she came by 11 Magnolia Lane and shared here today. She has so much more on her Blog, so stop over and visit her.
Have a great weekend and a Happy Mother’s Day… I am heading up to celebrate my belated birthday with Terry and share Mother’s Day with my Mom and I can’t wait.
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