January is traditionally a time for organizing. I am a little sheep so I’m following along. Right now I’m working on cabinets.
Years ago the inimitable Martha Stewart talked about organizing little kits at home. Remembering this, I’ve organized a few things that otherwise get scattered all over the place. Metal boxes found at Cost Plus and simple labels using my electronic labeling gadget work just fine.
It’s not all sneakers and sandals at our house so I have a kit for caring for our leather shoes and bags. I’m fully aware of the green movement urging us away from leather, but I am not going to discard functional items I use.
Each time we travel, we usually find flannel shoe cloths in our hotel welcome kit and save them for cleaning projects. They’re great in the leather and jewelry cleaning kits.
Stuff for home manicures and pedicures for those in-between professional treatment times.
Some of the flannel cloths go in this box. About every two weeks I gather our jewelry pieces and gently clean them. I have my wedding ring settings checked annually by a professional.