I had great ambitions of tackling the Master Bedroom Closet in Week 7 of #Organizedin2013, but after I polled my Facebook peeps, I quickly discovered: One cannot have an organized closet without matching hangers.
Not being prepared with 200+ matching hangers, I was unable to complete that project. But know… it’s in the works, so if you want to join me next week in tackling your bedroom closet, be prepared. With lots (and lots) of matching hangers. Knowing that I have a rough week ahead (I have a lot of stuff to toss from my wardrobe), I decided to take it easy on myself by organizing my Master Bathroom and turning it into my in-home bathroom retreat.
In real estate, they say that people by houses for kitchens and bathrooms. I think they are right. I know my bathroom definitely won me over when I walked into it the first time. Now that I’m a parent, I consider my bathroom, my retreat. I spent many pregnant evenings soaking in the tub, and my shower is where I go to get me-time. It’s less of a prep-zone and more of an AHHHH zone.
Every mom deserves one of those, so let’s get started:
The bathroom can be a nightmare for many women to sort through and organize, but I’ve never been a hoarder here. I’ve pared down my make-up supplies, I don’t need a lot for my hair, and I stick with the basics as far as toiletries are concerned.
My first step for my master bathroom make-over was to tackle the make-up. I cleaned out any make-up that I don’t use or don’t like, sorted it all by type, and used shoe box lids for the organizers inside the drawer, which is particularly narrow in height. All of this is likely for naught, however, as my toddler likes to hide my eyeshadows in weird places (underneath the crib and inside a toy ambulance is not unusual). Oh well.
Next up… underneath the cavernous sink. I pulled out all of my supplies and tossed unused and old product. I found an old lego tub my kids don’t use and decided it was a perfect place to store my hairdryer and flat iron. (For several years, I’ve just left it on the counter-top, and it’s bugged me.) I tossed a lot of old shower gels samples from hotels that I know I’ll never use and stored all of my other travel-sized products… in my travel cosmetic bags. Obvious mom-blogger solution of the day. 🙂
My vanity in our master bathroom has one major flaw: no pull-out drawer space for my daily essentials. So, I pared down my go-to items and have them stored in a container on my vanity’s ledge where they are easily accessible.
In addition to my own vanity, I also organized my husband’s bathroom drawers. Although it was definitely a more impressive before-after shot, I don’t know if I’m allowed to share his pictures of “manly” toiletry stuff. So, just imagine dude stuff. Organized.
I spruced up the other bathroom nooks: the bath tub and the “water closet.” Sounds so formal, doesn’t it? Jon makes fun of me because of that sign over the toilet that says “La Toilette.” You know, in case a French person were to stumble in there and not know what to do. It’s bugged me ever since he mentioned that, so it’ll get replaced. Soon. I promise.
Finally, I’d encourage you to take note of your towels and bath linens. I replaced ours last year, but take stock of them now. Are they frayed? Stained? Mismatched? Scratchy? Not your favorite? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you have my permission to go out and refresh your linen supply. (Yeah, I know you needed my permission!) But, it’s worth it to feel great when you get out of the shower.
Now you’ve seen everything from my makeup drawer to my storage of girly products. Wish I could go nose through all of your drawers! 🙂 Next up, the master closet, folks. I’m DREADING this one.
If you’re just starting with our #Organizedin2013, don’t miss out on our past weeks: