How has the Delightful Order January Organizing Challenge been going for all of you? I love that DaNita is making what could be an overwhelming task seem a lot easier by breaking it down into small tasks every day for a month. That’s exactly what I needed this New Year! We finally got moved in to our new home so there is the stress that comes with that, my husband is traveling a lot for school and work, and I spend my days chasing after an almost one year old. All of that makes keeping an orderly home that much more difficult!
Since both the master bedroom and closet were on the list this week, I decided to tackle the master bathroom as well. When we moved in, I just tossed everything in the general area it needed to go, so my vanity (along with the rest of my house) ended up looking like this.
Here is where things got really ugly! I literally just dumped everything in the drawers and lived with it that way for a few days. It was a good idea in theory because it showed me what it would end up looking like if I didn’t get rid of a few things.
That mess was driving me nuts though, and this challenge was just the motivation that I needed to get it in order. I took everything out and really focused on purging so that I was only left with items I use on a regular basis. I had a few extra bins that I bought for our pantry, which ended up working perfectly for the bottom drawer. Most of the time, I measure and research what size containers would be the best fit, but I got lucky with this project!
I couldn’t have planned it any better. Then, it was time for my favorite part of any organizing project…putting it all back together!
I love opening this drawer now and although I am sure it will evolve over time, I’m just happy everything has a place. I’m not wasting time digging through the mess to get what I need, and I even had enough space leftover to store a couple of towels.
I can’t wait to see what y’all have been up to. What has been your favorite and least favorite area to organize? I always dread the office and paper related items as well as the garage. Give me a junk drawer any day though, and I’m a happy camper!
Hi! I'm Kristin from The Orderly Home. I love all things organization and I'm a sucker for pretty storage solutions and anything that makes life easier for me and my family. A little about me: I'm 27, married to my best friend, and mama to a precious little boy. I'm a Texas girl who enjoys cooking and baking, spending time outdoors, and barre workouts. My idea of fun involves an iced coffee, some good music, and a label maker. My style has evolved over the years, and currently I am gravitating towards anything simple, clean, and neutral.