While everyone has been sick and laying low, I have been organizing with a frenzy. I have been having a ball! When we are doing school it is hard to find the time to put into re-organizing things, so I took advantage of the ‘off’ time.
This the upper bathroom cabinet before re-organizing. Not bad to start with, but I was inspired to kick it up a notch.
Before picture of the lower cabinet.
This cabinet has been my nemesis for years. It is where we keep our table clothes and pillowcases. It is ALWAYS a mess, and frankly, I have no idea why I didn’t do something about it sooner! Oh, yeah, Adrenal Exhaustion. Healed now, though, remember!!!???
Before under the sink.
Last cabinet before picture.
Some tips that I have always tried to follow when organizing are:
- measure your space and find the perfect containers to FILL the space. You don’t want to waste any space.
- pull everything out and only put back what you really want.
- be ruthless with your purging, do you really need 4 curling irons?? 3 different kinds of gel when you don’t even use gel? I think not. Toss it!
- group like items together
- use smaller containers within the bigger ones to keep things tidy.
Here are the ‘after’ pictures! I put darling old fashioned scrapbook paper inside the boxes and printed new labels on clear sticker paper.
Here is a close up of the paper and the label.
The lower cabinet always had towels tumbling out. Yesterday I measured and re-measured and hopped on Amazon and found the perfect size containers to fill my space as completely as I could. Now all the towels, tablecloths and bedding fit neatly and perfectly in the containers. I purged out all the old, raggy towels that don’t get used anyway.
A nice basket for diapers and pull-ups. An out of the way place for lotion making supplies, the scale (which I am convinced should be thrown into the deepest ocean, but that’s another story) and heating pad/packs.
Under the sink was organized and purged.
Purged out hair product container, and a few extra things.
Not bad for a days work, is it? Have you been organizing this Spring?