Warning: This post is lacking the “wow” factor. :)
In this “Pinterest Perfect” world, I struggled with this post because it’s really nothing big. It’s just my unorganized vanity getting organized.
But this is real life.
And I wanted to show you that I am trying to get organized JUST LIKE YOU!
If it weren’t for this series on my blog that I am sharing with you, I probably wouldn’t have organized our vanity yesterday. And I am SO GLAD I DID! My hubby is too!
So I am going to share with you my VERY highly specialized way of organizing called…
Yep. Impressive I know.
Let me show you how The 3 – D’s of Organizing works!
Here is what my side of the vanity looked like before…
Step One: DUMP
Dump all of your stuff into the floor like this…
Step Two: DITCH
Get rid of all of the stuff you do not use anymore by throwing it away, donating to Goodwill, or giving it to someone else.
(I threw most of my stuff away.)
Step Three: DIVIDE
Divide all of the stuff you do want to keep in appropriate storage containers.
Our vanity is an old antique dresser that we turned into our bathroom vanity, so it is “old” looking inside, but I love that. You can see how we did this project HERE.
I divided my stuff into a wire container on the top shelf that holds all of my cotton balls and cotton makeup circle-thingies. I used a plastic container on top of that to hold all of the travel size bottles that I use for my trips.
For my taller items, that are always falling over, I bought this “freezer container” at Marshalls and put them in it. It is a long, narrow container that works perfect in this space. These are items I do not use very often, but just need a place to store them. (I do use my toothbrush often, just not that one. I use that one to clean my jewelry with toothpaste. FYI: Toothpaste is GREAT for cleaning your rings!)
Then I had enough room to put a basket for my hand towels and wash cloths! Something I didn’t have in there before. Yay!
I applied the 3 – D’s of Organizing to these spaces as well…
My top drawer…
Cy’s top drawer…
Cy’s bottom cabinet…
I took all of these photos on my phone, so sorry it is not the best quality.
I was able to divide all of Cy’s stuff in just two containers:
So you get the idea. I dumped. I ditched. I divided.
I also wanted to show you want I did to help my boys stay organized in their bathroom.
Each of the boys have their own basket below the sinks in which to store their toiletries.
However, their toiletries would fall all around inside the large baskets.
So for Christmas, I picked up these blue caddies at the dollar store, and filled it with all of their favorite toiletries. (I can’t believe I had to buy Jonathan some razors!)
Then when they are getting ready, they just pull their caddy out and sit it on the vanity.
When they are finished, everything goes back in the caddy and into the basket. Out of sight!!! (Mama likes.) :)
Now for the reeeeallllly embarrassing photo. Just keeping it real, y’all.
This is my dressing table where I put my make up on…
Mama mia! (Don’t look too closely. Why do I feel so exposed right now?!)
But yesterday, I bought one of these makeup organizers at Marshall’s and voila!
I LOVED getting ready this morning! So much easier to find everything!
So that’s it!
Nothing big, but man, does it feel better!
Are you organizing your bathrooms, ladies?!!
I showed you my drawers, now you need to show me yours.
You will get the chance to share on Friday!
Just remember to DUMP, DITCH, and DIVIDE!