Monday, April 9, 2012

Under the bathroom sink...dun dun dun...

Crossed another organizing to-do off of my list the other day!  Slowly but surely that list will be finished this year.  I was on a roll after taking pics of my bathroom drawers so I decided it was time to finally tackle under the bathroom sink.  This is a spot that usually makes me cringe.  Such a major catch all, isn't it!?  I set a little challenge for myself to use organizers I already had instead of heading straight to The Container Store.  As you may remember from this post, I'm now at a place where I'm organizing my organizers.  Ha!  :)  

I used to have the girls' doll clothes organized like the above picture, but when I re-did Ellie's closet I included the doll shoes and accessories with all of the other toys.  Now this whole drawer is just for doll clothes - makes it much easier for the girls to put things back where they belong.  So I took the yellow doll shoe bin and and an extra green matching bin I had on hand, grabbed a few other organizers, and finally went to town under my bathroom sink.  


SO much better.  I cleaned out a whole garbage sack full of products!  Isn't it silly!?  How much stuff we keep that we don't ever use.

Now my larger, most used products are all together - easy to spot and grab when I need them.  



In the yellow container I have all of my travel size stuff.  I'm loving this!  I used to hunt all over my bathroom when it was time to pack for a trip.  Now everything travel related is all together in one spot.  Makes me want to vacation.  :)

I've had my nail polish caddy for years now and it fits nicely in between the other containers under the sink.  Perfect for when the girls are begging for a pedicure party.  

Nothing matches and this isn't anything revolutionary, but I cleaned and organized this baby in under an hour and it feels great!  I no longer cringe when I open this cupboard.  And the really nice thing is that since I have a childproof lock on this cupboard it should actually stay this way.  Always an added bonus around my house.  :)

Happy Organizing! 

15 comments:

Emily said...

That is too funny! I posted about the exact same topic this morning - only I included "before" pictures - yikes! :) Looks great!!

HeatherM said...

After reading the post on organizing your bathroom drawers i cleaned out my entire bathroom cabinets. it is so much nicer to have it all clean and tidy! thanks for the inspiration!

Cassandra Henri said...

Wow good for you! I'm to afraid to even look under my bathroom sink!

Becky said...

Do you make house calls :). Love the feel of an organized house and office. Keep inspiring!

Anonymous said...

Hi Erin....I love how you love to organize stuff. I came across a girl who has a youtube channel and she is a master organizer. Check it out for some major inspiration. She calls it organized like jenn....hope you can find it. Michelle from Canada

Anonymous said...

Looks great, but where is the before picture!!

Lauras Crafty Life said...

I love it! I have really been challenging myself to organize with containers I already have. We are having a yard sale in a few weeks and I think I am going to have a bunch of spare organizing containers that are going to have to go! I, too, need to organize my organizers! Crazy, huh?

Erin said...

Thanks everyone!

I know! I forgot a before picture! I tore into everything and remembered after I already had it half way done. :)

Motivated Mommy of two said...

Hello Erin this is too funny, as I finished posting my organizing project I worked on yesterday I came over to your blog and saw you had a similar post. I like what you did with your bathroom organization. Feel free to stop by and check out how mine turned out.

Have a great day

http://motivatedmommyoftwo.blogspot.com/2012/04/organizing-where-to-put-my-beauty.html

Jenny said...

Cute nail polish caddy, is that a Container Store find? I'd love to get one.

Erin said...

Thanks Jenny! Yes! Nail polish caddy is from the Container Store. I love it! :)

rsiewert said...

I saw this and thought of you! https://www.onekingslane.com/product/13549/662394

Laura@HappyCanadianHome.com said...
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Laura@HappyCanadianHome.com said...

I always forget before pictures when organizing, and after pictures when cooking ... nice job on the cupboards though! I'm inspired!

Anonymous said...

you are so well organized and it seems like you want to make your life and your kids lives easier by doing so! if only we could organize the world and the rest of our lives to this degree, things would be much easier. appreciate and accept your son even though he's not easy for you to control and doesn't seem to fit into your ideal life; maybe he's a life lesson, like so many other things that perplex us. plus, he's a boy and they have way more energy
-Jeannie