I forgot to take a before, but just imagine chaos: grocery bags with medicine stashed, a bunch of empty dollar store shoebox containers, towels and sheets stuffed in, etc.
Here are a few things I love to use when organizing:
* dollar store plastic shoe boxes. They contain and stack. And they are $1 each. Is it driving you crazy that the colors on the bottom bins are reversed? I did it on purpose to drive you type A girls crazy. (not really…I just barely noticed)
* My wanna be label maker labels. Find a font you love (my go-to one I use is CK Handprint—I’ve had it for 10 yrs now) type it up in Microsoft Word or whatever you use, print it out, cut it out, and slap a piece of clear packing tape over it.
The top bag is my medicine bag that I grab when we go on vacations~I keep pink eye medication, ear infection drops, nebulizer treatments, pain reliever, because doesn’t someone always seem to get sick on vacation?
The basket holds travel size stuff for vacation as well.
The plastic bag is our boys’ haircutting stuff.
Wannabe labels are great to use on the shelves as well when you are digging through trying to remember which is twin, which is queen.
Humidifiers on the bottom, and a cute light fixture to replace sassy brassy in the hall.
I cut this old shoe holder up so it would fit on this skinny closet door. Use your wannabe labels again so everyone is clear on what goes where (even though they will pay no attention to them whatsoever, it makes you feel better…promise) Put the dangerous stuff up high, and the more kid friendly down low. (the bottom 2 rows are empty on this one)
If you don’t want a label that says “feminine supplies” you can just label it with your name.
The biggest key: throw out, throw out, throw out, give away or donate.
Jenny @ Words on Wendhurst is having a 111 things (to get rid of) in 1/11 party:
There is organization
madness goodness all over blogland right now. Traci is having a closet makeover party as well:
Go be inspired to
throw out your whole house start with one little closet. It will feel sooo good!