My bedside table is mostly home to various yummy scented moisturizers, a prayer journal, and assorted tossed in items including a couple bookmarks. I still haven't trained myself to use bookmarks though!
Simple and functional - I like to sit on the edge of my bed and put lotion on before my socks, so it's better to keep all this stuff here rather than in my bathroom.
Now onto the bathroom!
I really can't believe I'm showing you this cabinet. Eeek! Transparency is very motivating!
If you're anything like me, most of the stuff under your cabinet gets forgotten about and barely used. My daily stuff is on my open shelf and my makeup fits in a little bag on the counter. I don't wear a lot of make up and I've gotten better at streamlining my products. By the time you're in your late 30's you don't need 28 shades of eyeshadow and 14 lip colours. At least I don't. :-)
I even went through my big bag of nail polish and tossed all the ones that were getting gummy. I'm sure some of them were over 10 years old!
I also collected up all the little bars of soap that we got from hotel rooms or other people had given to us (and we never use since we always have liquid hand soap!) and put them aside for another purpose. I'll post on that tomorrow.....
Everything else went into baskets and containers and here is the end result!
If you're overwhelmed with all the stuff cluttering up your bathroom, here are some strategies I've learned over the years.
1. Only keep on the counter items you use multiple times a day - soap, toothbrushes, maybe hairbrushes etc in storage tumblers or jars.
This multi-purpose storage tumbler is made from recycled glass. Cool!
This is a good idea- keep the toothbrushes mounted on the wall or in the medicine cabinet.
Here's a little something for the germ-a-phobe!
I loooove the style of this one!
Anyway, I'm getting sidetracked - onto tip two!
2. Keep in the medicine cabinet, drawers, or shelf items you use once a day - makeup, hair products, deodorants. If you have a teeny bathroom like mine, an over the toilet cabinet or shelf is a great space saver.
3. Keep under the sink or lower storage items you only use occasionally. Pedastal sinks are obviously no good for this. Who ever brought back pedastal sinks into fashion anyway? I always wonder where do people put their stuff?
4. Never use an item? Toss it!!!!
This day was pretty easy....but I still have to face my bedroom closet.....