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Sunday, January 18, 2009
Re-Org 2009 : Master Bath
Today I tackled the first big re-org project of my 2009 Resolution of completely re-organizing our home. After a grueling day of sorting, cleaning and tossing, I wonder why I haven't done this earlier! Seriously, like years ago.
Our master bath is one location that has been storing stuff that we've both accumulated since college, including tons of expired medicine. I knew going into this task that I'd be tossing 75% of what was under our kitchen sinks. Perhaps that's why I started with the master bath first, I knew it desperately needed to be done. And boy was I right!
I have no excused for this mess, I'm naturally a very messy person. The husband is a messy one too. This is why we must simplify our life to make organization easier.
This is my side. I have a lot of products that I need to use up; I'm using this as motivation to spend less at Target. I'll most likely still get rid of the stuff I don't use yet. Now that everything is easy to reach, it will be easier to assess what I don't use and what I do use. When I get rid of what I don't use, I'll buy a nice large square basket and put the products I do use in the basket.
In the bins.....
The large bin: All our medicinal items (pills, contact solution, contacts, etc)
Small bin #1: All the travel sized toiletries you'd ever need, all in one place for us to easily grab and pack for vacations.
Small bin #2: Beauty items I don't use everyday
This is the husband's side. (With some of my things as well... nope he doesn't curl his hair) What can I say, men require less "fuss" and he sweetly allows me to store things under his sink. He now has his favorite mouthwash easily assessable and his bars of soap neatly lined up.
In his bin: Hair clippers, electric razor
My favorite storage project of the day - my jewelry in a shadow box. I don't wear much jewelry on a day to day basis, so I love that I can display all my jewelry when I'm not wearing it.
Our drawers are so nice and simple now; just the essentials.
Everything I need on daily basis.
First middle drawer: my daily makeup and hair supplies.
Second middle drawer: makeup and nail polish storage closed.
Second middle drawer: makeup and nail polish storage opened.
Last middle drawer: I use my hairdryer everyday, so it's helpful to have it in a drawer all on it's own.
And the aftermath! It's good to get rid of so much.