With the start of the New Year most of us are pumped to start all of those home organization projects.  I know I am definitely a part of that group.  As soon as January arrived I was ready to dive in and refresh my home.  I started with the kitchen.  The kitchen is one of my favorite spaces and I love staying on top of keeping it purged, fresh and beautiful (at least in my eyes).  A few months ago,  I shared my kitchen organization video with you on my At Home With Nikki YouTube channel.  I took you through all of my cabinets and drawers to show you how I had it organized.   I love having a kitchen that is well organized, and where everything has place.  My thought is one that a kitchen can function and be beautiful at the same time.

If you are on my Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, you may have already been on this kitchen refresh journey with me. I tried to share the spaces that I was working on each day. My thought is to do a little each day. It is amazing how much you can get accomplished when you break up a daunting task into a mini task.

The most challenging space in my kitchen to keep organized is the fridge. It gets so much use each day that I have to stay on top of it. The pantry is on my list of the second most challenging space to keep in order. No matter how much I purge my pantry, I can still find things that can be passed on to be a blessing to others before they expire. My pantry was itching for a purge. After the holidays I find so many items that I know I will most likely not use such as extra cans of cranberry sauce or an overabundance of vegetable stock. January is the perfect month for a kitchen refresh.

I must say that all in all this year’s refresh was a breeze.  There was minimal purging, and I stayed focused on the task of doing a little each day for one week.  I wish you all success with getting your home in order.

Blessings & Love

One of my favorite places in my home is what I have always called my “Personal Home Goods”.  It is where I find all of serving pieces.  When we purchased this house, I immediately called dibs on this space.  I knew it would be perfect for all my home gems.  Who needs that much space in a coat closet anyways!

My Organization Method

In this space, I knew I wanted to keep it white and bright with touches of warmth with rich espresso colored baskets.  The baskets store a variety of items such as napkins, napkin rings. table cards, salt and pepper shakers and all those little entertaining gems.

I store the items by style as follows:

All clear glassware

Silver Pieces

Holiday Pieces

Trays

White Dishware

 

This allows me to keep my shopping under control be because I don’t allow myself to purchase any other items once the closet is full.  I must be content or purge and pass it on to be a blessing to someone else.

 

Blessings & Love

I recently had the wonderful opportunity to team up with the fabulous Peter Walsh.  I have been a fan of Peter’s for so many years.  I remember watching him on TLC’s Clean Sweep and being in awe of his top notch organization skills.  He provided us even more exceptional tips on his television show Extreme Clutter on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN).   His home organizational tips are always sensible and on point.  Peter is also a author of 5 best-selling books on organization (see links below).  

So how did this collaboration come about?  My friend Cas from the YouTube channel  Organized Clutterbug has also been a huge fan of Peter’s for a long time.  Peter was looking to bring together our small community of organizers to team up to share our organizational tips in a series.  Cas reached out to me and asked if I would be interested in being apart of this project.  Of course my answer was a big fat YES! 

The video below is our (Peter and I) collaboration video.  I share with you some tips on double duty organizing for your living room space.  Be sure to subscribe to Peter’s YouTube channel because we have so much more in store for you.  Have a beautiful weekend! 

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Today I am announcing the winner of the “Mini Workbag” give-a-way that I hosted on my Youtube Channel “At Home With Nikki”.  I was so happy to be able to do this give-a-way.  Most of you already know that I am such a fan of having a great workbag.   To be able to give one away just makes my day.  So the winner is……………………………….

I have sent the winner a personal youtube message.  Please respond to that message within 48 hours.  Thanks to everyone who participated.  The winner was chosen using random.org.

Many of you know that I have a second YouTube channel called “At Work With Nikki”. This week on that channel I shared some office accessory dupes.  These are accessories for your office that look similar to other higher end accessories.   I just love sharing budget ideas that look expensive and beautiful but don’t break the bank.  I hope you will enjoy the video. 
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Here is another segment of “What Would Nikki Do”.  Those of you who have been with me a while are aware of these “What Would Nikki Do” videos that I do.  I love being able to help all of my viewers and readers with their home organization, home decor, home entertaining and crafting situations.  By doing these videos it gives me the opportunity to share with you, what I would do in your situation.  I hope that the are truly helpful and enjoyable.    Today I helped Joanne from New Jersey with her home office organization and decor.  Hope you will enjoy the video.