cabin fever=home organization

I have a major case of cabin fever lately. This usually results in one of two things... 1) Baking. Specifically brownies or cookies... so I can eat the batter. Or 2) I start organizing things.

I'm leaning towards #2... seems more productive. (although I totally bought a box of Ghiradelli double chocolate brownie mix yesterday... not gonna lie)

I always seem to get the itch to organize things around this time of year. I think it's a combination of putting away the Christmas decor (yes, I am just now doing this at my house), all of those New Year's Resolutions, and new planners & calendars. All of these things seem to inspire me to start fresh...

Some projects I'm hoping to tackle soon...

The planner. Every single year, I always get a new planner. And every single year I stop using it around February. True story. I'm not really sure why. It's like all of a sudden I decide I can just remember what I need to do... but I know that's not right... because I always end up forgetting something. This year I really want to stick with the whole date-book-thing. I have been booking more photography gigs this year, so I feel a little more responsibility to be organized in my event planning.

The junk drawer. Or lack there of. We don't have a junk drawer in this house. We have a total of 5 drawers in our itty-bitty kitchen... and those drawers are precious real estate, my friends. As of now, our "junk drawer" is in the pantry. Basically a wire basket full of all the crap that belongs in a junk drawer, sitting awkwardly next to the cereal and soup. I don't like it. I'm trying to think of an alternative solution here... any ideas?

The laundry "room." (aka, the closet in our bathroom that houses the washer and dryer.) This closet holds all of our cleaning supplies, some seasonal clothing, laundry detergent, and anything else we can't find a home for. It is a fairly convenient set up, but not necessarily the best looking. Functional... just not pretty. My plan here is to create something to disguise the mess... curtains, maybe?

What about you? Do you have any organizational projects coming up?