Saturday, August 20, 2011

I'm Not Hiding A Thing Behind Those Doors!

Happy weekend! :-)
 It's my last one before dental school starts again.  Okay ... time to change the subject.

Well, anyone who knows me knows I LOVE to organize.  When everything has its place, it calms my crazy mind.  ;-)

When we first moved last summer, my main goal was to get all our stuff out of boxes and semi-organized -- enough so that when I got around to really organizing, I was not undertaking a major project.
So, once I got out of school for the summer, I made it my mission to get control of a few spots around here.  Now, we do live in a rented apartment, so I can't do much to manipulate the space we have; I have to work with what we've got!  

Thankfully, we are lucky enough to have a linen closet next to the washer/dryer {which, praise the Lord, Hallelujah, we are also lucky to have}.  Anyway, for us, the linen closet also serves as a pantry and extra storage for kitchen appliances and bathroom/cleaning supplies.  I really just made some small changes to it for ease of use, since it seemed like every time we tried to reach for something, something else would fall to the floor.  It's all part of the beauty of living in a small space. ;-)

Here's the before ...

Everything was on its correct shelf {all kitchen appliances on first shelf, food on second shelf, bathroom/extra cleaning supplies on third shelf, etc.} just difficult to get to!  The solution??  Why fabric bins, of course!

The after ...

And, side-by-side ...

It's truly nothing fancy at all, but it sure does make me smile when I slide open the closet door!

After the linen closet, I conquered the chaos under the kitchen sink.  There really wasn't too much chaos going on; it just needed a little TLC.

The before ...

  I removed some items and added a couple shower caddies, plus a bin for the towels and ... voila!  Simple, simple.  Bathroom cleaning supplies are on the right; all-purpose cleaning supplies are on the left ...

And, for consistency's sake, side-by-side ...

Finally, {actually, I did this first}, I tamed the beast that was the medicine shelf!  Unfortunately, I do not have a before picture of this one.  When I labeled the plastic drawers, I made sure to include the expiration dates and dosage information!

See Tootsie's shelf right above it? :-)

Also, if you're so inclined to see how I organized our "bedroom office" last Fall, you can go here.

I don't know about you, but it's quite amazing what a little organization can do for me!  Perhaps I get a little too excited about this stuff?!  Hubby might think I'm slightly insane. And his feelings are probably legit. ;-)

Well, I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!

Tootsie also wanted to say "Hiya and happy weekend!"  And let you know how proud she is of her Potty Patch.  She is so cute!  We just love her to pieces!

 Bye now! :-)


  1. Looks great! I love having everything all organized too :)

  2. You've always been SOOOO organized! I love it! Whenever we get into our new house, I'm going to hire you to come and organize all our skeletons in our closets for us! :)

  3. Marco was reading this post over my shoulder and he said, "Oh my gosh, she is you....all organized and stuff!" Haha!!! I totally do the same thing in our house. I can't function unless things are organized!