As you know I was on vacation the last week and a half (if you don't know you can read about it here). When I'm on vacation from work I try to get done a lot of the stuff around the house I typically don't have time to do.
A while ago I wrote about how I keep the bathroom semi-company ready and I shared a picture of our deep dark secret
Yep - our messy cabinet. I like to think of it as a burglar alarm, if any of our company snoops we'll hear them when everything falls out! Here's another one of our dirty secrets - my drawer
You see that hair clip that has a prominent spot in the drawer? I hate it and never use it but I just push it around every day because that seems easier than actually cleaning out the drawer. Well, I've finally had enough so I headed over to the dollar store and bought myself some totes. I then got pretty ruthless throwing out stuff and organizing it. Here are the results:
I have two totes in the cabinet, one for me and one for my daughter (the boys use the upstairs bathroom). Any product that doesn't fit in the tote doesn't belong in the bathroom. I will say that I think the tote is going to get a little messy because the bottles kept falling over when I was trying to organize, but it will still be better than falling all over the cabinet.
This drawer is for items I use every day. I also cleaned out the other drawers (no - I didn't just move everything to a drawer you guys couldn't see!) creating one for nail care, one for razors & trial size bottles (I bought a container for those too) and one for my jewelry.
Overall I'm pretty pleased with my organization of the bathroom, now I just need to do the same for the boys bathroom!
How about you? Did you have any organizing projects the last week?
I'll be linking this up over at A Slob Comes Clean, I'm an Organizing Junkie and Organize with Sandy. I'd encourage you to stop over and visit their blogs.
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