Friday, March 16, 2007

I Wasn't Kidding About the Bathroom Drawer. (That Post I've Been Promising All Week)

When I posted about ideas for new content on my blog I had mentioned something about showing you all how I organized my bathroom drawer. I was totally serious. It's not glamorous, it's not going to help you lose 10 pounds, or look younger, but it's something that's helped me in my "getting ready" process. Having your possessions organized can save you so much time. This week I'll show you how I got this drawer organized to give you some ideas that you can use at your home as well. Next week I'll show you the other side of my bathroom so you can see the rest of the process of having an organized bathroom to save you time in the morning.

Here is my messy drawer:

messydrawer

It's not horrible, but only because I just quickly unorganized it to show you a messy drawer. The first thing you want to do is go through your drawer and throw out anything you are not using and any old make-up. I always get rid of things I haven't used in the past six months to a year. I tend to be a pack-rat and it takes a lot for me to get rid of things.
The next thing you want to do is find some trays and and small boxes.
I got these boxes (they come as a set):

drawerboxes_1

And these trays (sold individually):

drawerboxes_2

I bought these at IKEA. The trays I can't find on their web site, but I picked them up in the bathroom section of the IKEA in Emeryville, CA.

If you keep your make-up in the drawer, choose a drawer as close as possible to a mirror.

Seperate all your items into like items. For instance, all make-up in one pile, all jewelry in another, hair brushes and combs, etc.

Take your boxes and trays and fill them up. Keep like things together. all make-up in one section of a tray or all make-up in one area of the drawer. Keep things you use often towards the front of the drawer and things you don't use so often towards the back.

Here is how my drawer looks afterwards:



I have my make-up in the front:



And the items I don't use often, like the box of buttons, towards the back.



This set-up makes everything easy to find, and cuts down on my time in the bathroom in the morning. The way I have the make-up organized is especially helpful. I don't need to even remove it from the drawer to use it; I just open the drawer and use it from there, but I'm lucky enough to have a full bathroom mirror right above the drawer.

1 comment:

Sandra said...

If my messy drawers were even HALF that messy before organization...I would NEVER clean. lol