Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Getting Organized!

Now that we've been here for 9 months I've started to focus on trying to get organized.  Yeah, yeah I should have started in the kitchen because I've accumulated three, not one, but THREE junk drawers.  However I've started with baby steps.  I stopped at The Dollar Tree and picked up some little plastic containers (for the record I did call for a price check....they were a dollar) for the kids' bathroom.

I hope ya'll see the awesomeness in this but of course my hubby didn't think it was as spectacular as I did!

Here was Jake's vanity before.

Uhhmmmm yeah that's his tooth brush laying right next to the toilet brush and the cleaner.  I couldn't stand looking at the random crap laying all over....oh and my son's toothbrush laying next to the cleaner ;)  #momoftheyear

So, I put all of the items that Jake uses daily into a basket that he can pull in and out each day when he needs to use them.

I pulled everything out, scrubbed it down with my bud Mr. Clean and put it back in all neat and organized.

Here is Emma's vanity before.  She had a lot more girl stuff on her side and, luckily for her, no toilet brushes or cleaners next to her toothbrush.

I love her 31 bag but it just didn't hold enough stuff and just doesn't have enough structure.  Sooooo I busted out a purple basket for Emma.

I also put the items that she uses daily in her basket and the things that she only uses occasionally and extra soap, razors, shampoo, etc. in the 31 bag. 

Now they can pull their basket out in the morning, do their thing, and then slide the basket in the vanity nice and neatly when they are done (so I don't have to holler at them to pick up their stuff).  Well at least that's the hope that I have :-)
Now I can easily Mr. Clean or Pine Sol their vanities every week when I clean the bathrooms.   Instead of pulling piles of stuff out to clean, I pull out each basket clean, slide them back in and DONE!

So, for two bucks I'm pretty happy.  I sure hope nobody else looked under these vanities before I got them organized.  If you did....I apologize ;)


  1. Why apologize, you showed us anyway :-) Mom

  2. I just posted about organizing too- it feels so good to fix problem areas! You've got me motivated to clean out under my bathroom sink- it looks so much worse than your before pictures!