Hello! It is week 3 of the Decluttering series and we are moving to the bathroom! Wait, did I just use an exclamation point?!? To tell you the truth – I thought getting ready for this space was going to be relatively easy. Famous last words… especially when you get so busy with life and events that you just tuck towels in when they are clean and keep the “in date” meds up front and with in easy reach.
Now that I have a bit of time to breathe and really look at this space, I realized just how bad it was. Serious defeat my friends. Instead of crying over spilt shampoo, I jumped in and made it better. Two trash bags full better. Not. Kidding.
I am a recovering perfectionist. When I see just how bad I let things get, I think of all the lovely ways I can make it better IF I go and purchase this and this or if I paint what I have. I get so caught up in the details that I end up getting very little done.
I am proud to say that I did not give into my perfectionism this time! I jumped in, threw away old stuff, donated items no longer useful to me but in great shape and grabbed “good enough” baskets to make do until I am ready to really make this space shine. Bottom line- I DEALT WITH THE CLUTTER.
Even a wine crate makes a great storage basket! Put furniture sliders underneath and slide it out with ease!
Label,Label,Label… not just for you but for your family! Much easier to find and put back items when everyone knows where they belong. Yeah, I know… no system is perfect. I would love really darling labels and will come later but these were quick and did the job!
I am super happy with the outcome. Before it was an embarrassing mess. This is my master bedroom linen closet and I highly doubt anyone would be eyeing it… BUT I knew what lurked behind the closed door. I deserve a better space and you know what? YOU do too.
Now it is so much better. I’m already putting a scheme together to make this little space fabulous! I will share when it is completed.
Now it’s time to check out The No Place Like Home Crew and their tips and tricks for Banishing the Bathroom Clutter!
Don’t forget to enter for YOUR chance to win the $150 Container Store gift card and share hints, tips and pics of your organized space.
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Till Later – Keep decluttering!