Hey kids! How’s your January organizing going?
I love January because it’s all about simplifying, organizing, and getting rid of stuff.
I made a quick cheap organizational update to my bathroom vanity drawer and wanted to pass along the tip to you guys.
We moved into this house at the beginning of August of this past year. Just a few weeks later I updated y’all on our just-moved-out-of-the-boxes state. This was my bathroom vanity that day:
“I found a few little containers laying around that I organized all my hair things in. Once I get some cash-ola I’ll probably get a nice organizer thing from Ikea or Walmart, but for now this works great.”
Well, the day has finally arrived. I did find a new solution to this drawer drama, but it suprisingly wasn’t a “nice drawer organizer thing” and it wasn’t from IKEA or Walmart.
I found these little plastic baskets in 3-packs at the Dollar Spot at my favorite store in the whole world – Target.
After a quick two-step shuffle I found an arrangement in my drawer where they all fit perfectly. And no, I did not pre-measure. I’m compulsive enough that when I see baskets at the Dollar Spot 3-for-a-dollar, I just buy them and *hope* I can find a good place to use them.
I still can’t believe they all fit absolutely snug and perfect! And I LOVE this drawer now. It stays so neat and orderly. Before, when I had the little mismatched boxes and such, they would slide all over the place. But now it’s like my drawer collided with The Container Store, but for only a few dollars instead of fifty.
And in case you are wondering, NO I do not wear all those little girl headbands and bangles!
After about a month of living here I realized that having all the hair accessories and the kids toothbrushes upstairs in their bathroom was a total train wreck. Every morning before school it was “up the stairs, down the stairs, up the stairs, down the stairs, rinse and repeat.” So I moved all the hair accessories and dental hygiene downstairs. I’m so not use to living in a 2-story house.
So the kids brush their teeth in our powder room and Kinsey gets her hair done every morning before school in my bathroom. It literally has shaved a good 10 minutes or more off our daily routine.
And now I’m one step closer to having this house sorted and organized. We may have unpacked and had things put away after only a few weeks, but I tell you what, it takes MONTHS to feel like you are totally settled in your home and have everything in the perfect location. I’m still rearranging cabinets and rooms daily. Poor Ben and kids, they can never find the Tupperware, silverware, or mixing bowls. Someday. Hopefully soon.
So, are you joining the majority of the rest of the world and decluttering and organizing this month? Do you have any cheap solutions for organizing drawers? Have you found any killer deals on good quality organizational equipment such as baskets, bins, drawer organizers, pockets, etc?
If you’ve been an organizing fool this month and have a blog post to prove it, add a link to my comments section. We’d all love to come take a looksie!