So it's not big secret that military families move and move often! We have been fortunate to not have to move but every 4 years so far. Well our impending move is creeping up on us. It's time to purge and organize. I stumped upon this blog (that post inparticular!) a day or so ago, and well she made me feel like a slob! :)
So I decided to take action. First I cleaned out my craft cutter table and got rid of ALOT of junk and stuff that I just don't use anymore, (I have a friend that just got her Silhouette Cameo so I'm gifting those things to her!) and then I went to town on my laundry room. Got rid of excess couponed free stuff that I won't use for a LONG time because I have so much. (already got rid of 20 boxes of kleenex to my daughters teacher, boy was she EXCITED). While I was cleaning off the top shelf in the laundry room I came across a jewlery organizer my mom bought for me when I was like 12 or 13. LIGHT BULB! I decided my cleaning supplies weren't cute how they were hanging on the wall. Though they got used more because they were readily available, I'm tired of being depressed when I walk in the laundry room, which is alot since that is how I get too and from my car!
MUCH cuter right?
The organization countinued to my upstairs hall closet. I went and purchased 2 sets of "shoe box" sized tubs from target (5 for $4.79 - on sale right now) and started purging. I forgot to take a TRUE before picture as I had already started going through my kids games on the bottom before I realized. Between this closet, under my bathroom sinks, bathroom drawers, my kids bathroom sinks and cabinet, I ended up with 2.5 bags of trash, and 1 BIG rubbermaid tub full of donateable stuff!!! YUCK!! But it feels so much better!
Master bathroom under sink
master bath under sink
Master bath drawers - organized into sections clips, fun hair ties, basic ties
The BEFORE of my kids bathroom. This was mid cleaning! The cabinet was practically FULL of boxes and somewhat organized, I just purged stuff we aren't going to need or haven't used.
I hope this has inpried other people! If you aren't using it get rid of it! It's less to clean up in the end! Re-purpose where you can. I'll show you in another post how I organized my daughters headbands! I already had the stuff lying around the house I bet you do too!