Friday, January 10, 2014

Organizing in the New Year (ONY)-Bathrooms

The onset of a new year is a great time to organize.
Not that I need an excuse, it always makes me feel good
to get things more efficiently placed.
I hope you'll join me for a series called,
Organizing in the New Year.
We'll focus on one area each week,
keeping these intentions in mind:

~Purge if necessary,
because you can't create your dream
if it's cluttered with things you don't use.
Keep in mind, one object in, one object out.
If it doesn't do something for you, 
pass it on to someone else who can use it.  
It's all good.

~Use what you have to create a more streamlined home 
that still has your special touch.
Repurposing functional items adds to their value.
If they make your life easier or help you feel more comfortable, 
they are worth keeping.

~Try moving everyday items to different rooms
and use your creativity to use them in a new way.
The worst that can happen is that 
you find it doesn't quite work in the new application.  
Just start over!

If you are working toward more order in your life,
I hope these posts will help you jump start your vision.
The best advice I can give you is to
just start somewhere

 Today we'll target the bathroom.
Here are a few things you can do to make things more orderly.
You can do one or all of them.
Another idea is to set a timer for 20 minutes,
and complete what you can in the allotted time.
Find what works for you and enjoy the process.
Stay focused on your goals and know that
with each effort, you are adding functionality and order
that will save you time, money and energy in the long run.

~Go through your medicine cabinet(s)and
toss out any medicines that are expired.

~Examine your make-up and if you don't remember when you bought it, you need to start over.
Write the date somewhere on the new item(s) you bring in.

~Rethink your storage and add bins, crates or baskets to store products underneath a sink.

~Consider adding storage by putting in a shelving unit or mounting baskets on the wall.

~Use everyday glass jars for storing daily-used items
like cotton swabs and brushes.


~Use glass or metal loaf pans to corral toiletries in drawers.

~Add a towel bar or tension rod with baskets to house bath toys.


~Add towel bars to the back of a door to hang damp clothes or dry delicates or add more towels.

Towel Bar Trio

~Refresh drawers with a sprig of rosemary, thyme or some essential oils on a cotton ball.

I'd love to hear how it goes!  
Please feel free to add the bathroom organization ideas or projects 
you are tackling in the comment section.
Now, let's get organized!

One Project at a Time Link party - ABFOL