…wins the race!
I’m slowly getting all my stuff organized. Here’s a few things I’ve been working on the past week.
(You my recognize this stand from here.)
I’ve been working my little fingers to the bone trying to get my stuff organized.
Moving is no fun. Unpacking is worse. Can I paint something now?
We bought these two shelves from Costco (I think they were around $75 each in case you want some). I finally went out in the 150 degree heat and put some garage-ish stuff on them. Yippie!
My counter is CLEAN!
I found a cute wooden black organizer thing-a-ma-bob at Marshall’s on clearance for $15 (it’s pictured on the far right). I plan to eventually drill some small holes in the back to stick my cell phone charger through, but it works great for now.
Between the organizer and the drawer in the counter I have enough space to stash all that
crap clutter that inevitably piles up on the kitchen counter.
It’s a great catch-all for keys, coupons, menus, sunglasses, loose change (in the little jar in the drawer), pens, scratch paper, etc.
Even though we have an office in this new house, we decided to put our main computer in the family room so that we can keep an eye on the kids and what the heck they are doing. Plus, hubbs works from home a lot and needs his own space for that.
(Don’t you just love how dogs’ eyes always look in photos?)
Only problem with having the computer in the family room (um, besides having a desk with multi-colored legs – it use to be the kids’ desk) is that it looks so cluttered. And you guys know how much I loathe clutter!
What a mess! And honestly, this is on a clean day. So I headed to My Goodwill and pulled out a little mini dresser that I bought on clearance at Marshall’s last year for $10.
It still needs some labels, but I have an excuse – I just moved in 2 weeks ago! I’m working on it. 🙂
Ah, now I can breath again.
All the junk is now stored in the little dresser. It’s amazing what a $10 storage container can do. Now I just need to figure out how to get a nice computer desk for free….
And lastly, I organized my bathroom cabinets and drawer.
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.
It’s really not that hard to stay organized. All you have to do is just put your stuff back after you use it. It takes just as long to set a brush on the counter as it does to open the drawer. You just have to make the effort.
The glass jar has all my extra combs and the plastic basket holds all my large bathroom items like lotions, hair stuff, etc.
And here’s the other cabinet…
Look! My Lysol wipes are upside down! Shocker, I know.
The glass jars are from Walmart and store things like q-tips, cotton balls, and razors.
And the baskets under the sink store all the remainder of my stuff. One holds things that are metal like nail clippers, eye lash curlers, tweezers, and other types of nail tools. The other has a small glass jar with lip balms and glosses in it, and then on one side are nail polishes and the other are small bath products.
I keep things I use daily like my toothbrush/paste, deodorant, perfumes, and face wash in the medicine cabinet (not pictured).
I’m sure you are wondering where the rest of my bath stuff is. This is it. I hate hoarding bath products. I try to keep all my products to a minimum. I use what I have, and I get rid of anything I haven’t used in at least 6 months.
I’m not totally put together though. Usually my bathtub looks like this: (or worse)
I can only be totally anal about so many things. The toys in the bathtub seems to not bother me as much as a messy bathroom cabinet or a messy pantry. 😀
I hope I’ve given you some ideas and inspired you to go clean out your cabinets and drawers, desks, and garage!