Sunday, January 31, 2010

Master Bath

Hanging out in the laundry room got a tad boring, so onto the master bath! I decided this area was worse than I thought!! Mr. T is always asking where the soap and shaving cream is hidden. Well it isn't hidden just jumbled in this mess of stuff.

I already had the clear jars (from Target) which were left over from the pantry. I then headed off to DG (Dollar General) for some cheap baskets. I measured the shelves and off I went. To my surprise, they had inexpensive baskets that would fit perfectly! They came with this god-awful fabric lining, so I cut it out and used the basket "naked". I figured this was better anyway, so I could see the contents inside.

Here is our messy cabinet before:

So I thought I was done with this project, but it was missing something....

I know... I missing my famous LABELS!!! I thought the see through baskets would be enough, but some items are too small to be seen so......hang tags to the rescue!!

No more questioning where items are, everything has a place!

And don't forget the drawers!! We have 8 total but here is a sampling of just one:

I had already lined the drawers, but the liner was squished beneath out mess.

Here are a few samples of how the drawers turned out.

Bobbypins and hair ties now have there own cubby!

A spot for everything!

The clear plastic containers are also from Target.

I forgot to take before pics of the under sink area, but you probally can guess what it looked like!

Even the cleaners have a new basket to keep them organized!

Just for your enjoyment, I'll include a couple pics of the whole master bathroom so you can see the full view!

For the products that we use daily, I have them placed on a ceramic Italian tray(actually made for the kitchen) between our double sinks.

I feel so much better knowing that everything is in place and I am proud to report that a month later, it STILL IS ORGANIZED!!!!!

Laundry Room is next!

We all have one... a laundry room. Our cabinets were full of laundry detergent and a TONS OF JUNK!!! Why does everything accumulate in here? This was my next task. It didn't take as long as the pantry but the finished product was just as amazing!

Before Pictures:

Light bulbs everywhere!

Medicine is just thrown into a clear show box, so classy!

After Pics:

We don't drink coffee much, so I hide it here so my counter top in the kitchen is not so cluttered.

Ahhh, much better!

I ended up not being happy with the top two shelves, so I decided to use that space as storage for paper towels. We usually keep them in garage on a couple of shelves, but this way I free up 2 shelves in the garage and have them handy in the house!

The New Year brings Organization!!

The new year has brought me to terms with how disorganized our lives have been. Not in the sense of love, marriage or friendships, but with our closets, pantries and cabinets. After purchasing baskets and labels, I was on my way to get ORGANIZED!!!!Follow me along my journey to organize and clean up our space!

First of is the pantry. I had canned food in here that expired in 2008. WTH???? Here are the before pics. I know what you are thinking... HOW did they find anything??

Well after 2 hours of tossing, throwing and labeling... here is the final result. Pretty impressive huh? The best part you ask? Mr.T is helping to keep it this way! He knows that everything has a spot and we make it a joint effort to put everything in its spot daily.

Thia bag was so heavy and full of trash and old food, Mr.T had to manuver it to the trash can for me. I bet it weighed no less than 60 pounds!