Thursday, January 6, 2011

Organizing 101

Glad to know that I'm not the only one who has the desire to become more organized and chuck things that we haven't used in the past year. I will be walking you through our home as it becomes more organized through the year. I'll start with something simple that has made a big difference for us. Last year I went to Home Goods and bought out all their bigger baskets and a couple small ones too. Here is what I did with them:

Our drawers in the kitchen are so much better now that things are in their place. I can open the drawer without things flying out at me and know exactly where everything is.
I found these metal dividers at BB&B

 Under the kitchen sink.
AKA Disaster zone!
Everything seems to end up under the sink.
 Our basket holds 90% of our cleaning supplies.
 No more spilled Windex for us!

 The Guest Bath
AKA my soap shop
Everything is under the sink from Chris' hair gel, shave gel, bubble baths, soaps, band aids...
The basket holds all of the bathroom cleaning supplies

One section in the hall closet holds our guest towels..
All of the washcloths are in a cute little basket.
ps. can you tell that 50% of our towels are in the wash right now?

Master Bathroom
AKA, seriously two people have to share this?!
I have one side of the vanity and Chris has the other.
OK, maybe he just has one drawer on the other side but isn't a master bathroom really for the chick anyway?
My make up drawer was always a war zone.
 It was until this..

Yes, I have a small obsession with MAC

Under the sink..more baskets to hold the mess!
I try to go through all the baskets a couple times a year to clean things out, re-organize and there's always the "oh yeah, totally forgot we had that!"  So, I'm glad y'all have gotten up close and personal with our not so pretty places in the house.
These pictures look messy but I promise you they have been such a huge help to us.
Happy Organizing!

And um, as far as the closets go...my husband wants to move the closet door in the master bedroom over a few inches to expand our space. Not sure about this so I'll get back to you on that once I get over my freak out of more construction.

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