Monday, January 18, 2010

Organization Update

I took a first step in my organizational mission this week and cleaned out and organized my .... bathroom vanities. Oh yeah, I went there. First. It actually took hardly any time (maybe an hour?) and made a huge difference!

I just went through, trashed whatever needed it, wiped everything down (the inside of the drawers gather so much dust - yuck!), and put things back. To increase the functionality (?) of the cabinets, I just gathered a few extra storage bins I had lying around to group things together. That way things aren't just thrown in there randomly.

I obviously didn't take any before/after photos, because a) who wants to see the BEFORE photos of that? and b) who really wants to see even the AFTER photos of somebody's bathroom cabinets??! I did however feel great about getting it done.

I was thinking about the idea of decorating your home - which I admit I have put the majority of my focus on. Which is fun and great - but after cleaning out my bathroom, I thought "What's the point of having things look so great on the outside, when the inside is all cluttered and chaotic?" It just felt a little fake to me to have a beautiful headboard for my bed (see project here) but who knows what's shoved under that bed? Does that make sense at all?

Obviously I'm not striving for perfection here or in any other area of my home - it's all about making *progress*.....

Next up - my kid's rooms. Anybody have any great tips for organizing kids' clothes???!?

UPDATE: Well, hello! The Thrifty Decor Chick (link to the right!) is having a party today with links for cleaning/organizing tips! How timely! I didn't offer anything but I am checking out all the links! I thought I'd pass along the party site so any of you can check it out, too! Thanks, TDC!

1 comment:

  1. I have my daughters clothes organized in baskets inside her dresser. She only has a night stand for her dresser but it fits four medium sized baskets. 1 for panties/undershirts
    1 for socks/tights
    1 for pajamas
    1 for play pants & shorts

    the rest of her clothes are hung up in her closet and organized by sleeve length. I'm pretty psycho when it comes to organizing clothes... Now if I could just get all the toys organized...we are working on that today!