I have been reading THIS book.
And it has really got me in the organizing and simplifying mood!! Clutter makes me stressed, which is probably why I am OCD.
One of the first chapters in the book says to go through your closet, drawers and cabinets and purge. I am usually pretty good about doing this, but this time around I really asked myself "have I used this in the past year?" and "do I really love it?" I was doubting myself every so often (trying to talk myself into keeping something), but I stayed strong.
I decided to start in my bedroom/master bath, and work my way downstairs. So the first project I tackled was under my bathroom sink. Mike and I both have a sink and cabinet (I organized both, but only took pictures of my side, since his stuff is a little boring), LOL!
Honestly, I think stuff breeds under there when I am not looking!! I don't know why I had so much stuff under there that I did not use.
Here is the before photo...
I pulled everything out from under the sink, and gave it a good cleaning.
I used my favorite cleaning solution:
In a spray bottle fill 3/4 full with Water; add 2 Tablespoons Dr Bonner's Citrus Castille Soup, and 10-15 drops of orange essential oil; (fill to the top with water if needed).
Then I grabbed some plastic bins and started putting like items together (only items I was going to keep).
I ended up with a hair brush bin
(these are not my everyday brushes, but I do use them occasionally).
curling iron bin,
and a nail care bin.
I keep my hair products up near the front of the cabinet, so they are easy to grab in the morning, while I am getting ready . (Ulta recently had a sale on Big Sexy Hair products, so I stocked up. I LOVE the Root Boost!! And my absolute favorite hairspray is Kenra)
And Here is the AFTER...
I stacked the bins, and put away the items that I use.
It felt so good to get rid of all that stuff!!
Throughout the day, I would open up the cabinet every time I went upstairs, just to look at it. It really did make me feel less stressed!!
I even decided to do a bonus project,
I cleaned all my every day brushes and hubby's combs.
Next on the list...my closet and dresser drawers.
Stay tuned for that post next week!!