I think being January organisation is on the top of a few people’s lists to help them simplify their year ahead. I know it is for me. I am currently in the midst of doing some tax related organisation for Travelling Wares; which I must admit I have been easily distracted from….. I seem to have organised and cleaned out every single cupboard and drawer in the house…. strangely enough my collection of beautiful (purpose bought for tax reasons)Kikki K folders have not done my tax for me!
Here is one to keep the organisation alive….I just saw over on Father Rabbit’s facebook page that they are offering 20% off today when you send through an image of ‘things organised neatly’ from your home.
Over the weekend a girlfriend of mine asked how wide our new oversized kitchen drawers were, as she is redoing her own kitchen. It got me thinking about how the small details and choices we make for such hard working areas really matter.
Above are two shots of our drawers, the top one is what I call the ‘daily’ drawer for obvious reasons and the second drawer down is what I call the ‘chefs’ drawer (not that there are any chefs in our house, its just a bit more hard core.) Everything is in there that we need, grouped together either by job or by handle finish (wood/plastic) and easy to see.
Time to be honest. Our drawers never used to look like this – they were an overflowing utensil disaster, so much so that I was embarrassed to get cutlery out when people dropped by.
However, the key is a good quality cutlery organiser. I swear by these ones. I love them! They are available through Howards Storage World and are extendable to fit almost any width.
Go, treat yourself, it will make you smile next time you open your drawers!
Our Travelling Wares was a success on Saturday!!! We sold our beautiful stock to many happy customers who loved their new finds and also loved Frankie! We even had Rick from Frank Creates sign writing on Frankie at the market, which was an added element of interest too.
We had so much support from our wonderful friends and family and also our new friends that we met on Saturday. Thank you all so so much. Seeing all your familiar faces bright and early Saturday morning just melted my heart.
For all of our new friends you can also find us on Facebook.
Finally I can share with you my EXCITING NEWS! I recently bought a gorgeous vintage 1956 Franklin Caravan (affectionally known as Frankie) and have turned her into my ‘Travelling Wares’ pop up Caravan Shop! Yup, thats right, I have a caravan now, which is also a shop!
A love of early morning hunting and scouring at the trestle tables in Europe has inspired me to get amongst it myself and share my objets d’art and found delights with you from far and wide.
Come along this Saturday to the Jan Power’s Powerhouse Markets at New Farm and say hi! On offer will be European porcelain, Polish enamel ware, silver cutlery, small furniture pieces and goodness knows what else!