Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Organizing The Bathroom

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.

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Before picture of the lower cabinet.

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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 ExhaustionWinking smile.  Healed now, though, remember!!!???

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Before under the sink.

 

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Last cabinet before picture.

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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. 

 

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Here is a close up of the paper and the label.

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Too cute!

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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.

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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.

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Under the sink was organized and purged.

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Purged out hair product container, and a few extra things.

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Not bad for a days work, is it?  Have you been organizing this Spring?

6 comments:

Kris said...

Nice job!! Thank you for visiting my blog!

Mary R. said...

Wow, that looks great!

Elaine said...

Looks awesome. I am going to tackle my bathroom today! Thanks for post this...totally encouraging to me. My closet is a mess! But just wait. :)

cooperkelly4 said...

oh this was soooo my bathroom...until spring break. I finally did it! =0) Yay for you!

Michelle (She Looketh Well) said...

cooperkelly!! email me!

Treasures Evermore said...

Great job. Looks awesome.