Organizing Your House Week Two:
I’m an organizing fool up in here these days! I’m so excited so many of you are with me on getting your homes + lives organized in the new year (and hopefully for years to come). We can totally do this one week at a time. Thank you for the feedback on Organizing Your House Week One! Leave comments or email me if you’re really stressed about one area of your home / life and I’ll try to tackle it with you. Safety and strength in numbers, right? RIGHT? I can feel your enthusiasm all the way from here.
This week’s Organizing Your House Objective: Bathroom Drawer or Cupboard
How-To Organize Your Bathroom Vanity / Cupboard or Drawer
- Step 1: Pull everything out and see what you’ve got
I’ll be really honest with you and tell you that in the short time since we’ve remodeled our master bathroom, the vanity has become a cluttered mess. A total catch-all disaster of makeup and beauty products and random toiletries. Barf. I pulled everything out of one side (I needed to break this project up into smaller sections) and put it in a laundry basket to deal with when I had time.
- Step 2: Sort
I don’t know about you, but *I* don’t need this many beauty products (and random magazine samples!) in my life. I’m not sure why, but sorting while I listen to an audiobook or watch a show somehow makes it easier, for me. Maybe I’m less emotionally invested in the project and am more inclined to toss things I don’t need, but whatever it is, it works. You do you and I’ll do me, and we’ll both win. As you’re sorting, put your stuff in piles: keep / donate / toss.
- Step 3: Clean + Tidy
Vacuum out the drawer or cupboard: dust, scrub, disinfect. Make a nice and sparkling for the things you’re keeping.
- Step 4: Put it back
Organize your stuff in the drawer or cupboard in a way that makes sense to you. Maybe in the order you use your products in the morning and at night? By product category? You decide.
- Step 5: Recycle / Donate / Toss
Remember those piles you made when you were sorting? (see Step 2) Now’s the time to actually donate or toss. Be brutal. Remember my organizing motto: what would you pay to ship across the world if you were moving next week? My guess is not a lot.
Now give yourself a high-five because you just rocked this challenge.