Anytime I organize a room in our house, I always mean well and assume that I’ll keep it up. I always assume that it will stay organized forever, and never look like a mess again. I assume that I’ll put everything back in its place. But, then… you get up late for work a few mornings in a row and from rushing around, you’ve made the bathroom look like a bomb went off. Well, that’s my life just about every day. I try, I really do. But sometimes, the mess just takes over. And that’s been happening with our cabinet in the bathroom. I opened up the cabinets this weekend and took a good hard stare at what I thought was causing the trickle down effect of un-organization.
The first thing that screams out at me is the top shelf with the hair dryer, curling iron and straightening iron. The three things I go to the most, and they are on the top shelf and a bundle of messy cords.
Another thing that I notice is that I have a lot of bottles of products waiting to be used. You know, the stock you end up with due to buy one get one sales at CVS. Better yet, the sales where you buy 10 dollars worth of product and then get 5 dollars back. Love those too! Safe to say, I’ve got a lot of shampoo and conditioner as well as body wash just hanging out in the cabinets. Oh, and bars of soap.
First things first, I moved the back up bottles to the top shelf which freed up a lot of room elsewhere. Then, I stole a magazine holder from the office and put my hair tools in it. By keeping them standing up, they take less room and the cords stay more organized. In the top part of the shelf, I’m still keeping the things I go to most in the green bin, next to the three drawer container.
In the lower section of cabinets, I moved the hair tools holder which is perfect because I just drag it out a little, and pull what I need right out. No more messing around with cords getting tangled up on each other, and having everything fall on my head. (Yes, that really did happen.) As you can see, Columbia likes this arrangement much better because it gives her more opportunity to investigate that bottom cabinet.
See? I wasn’t kidding! She’s still in there. A new crevice for baby girl is always good. Even though not much really changed, by using the magazine holder made a world a different in the way the storage flows. Plus, I didn’t have to buy anything. I just moved around what I already had. Throwing out a few things helped too! I actually had skin care products that were well over 3 years past their expiration date in their. Not to mention various hair products that used to have a thick consistency and now are as thin as water. I should make a point to clean out the cabinets a little more regularly, aye?
Have you guys reorganized anything lately?
J and A