I’ve been fortunate to have Liz around here helping me clean out closets, attics, etc. We’ve tossed quite a bit of stuff, carted some off to give away and still have some rooms to go yet. It’s sort of random but the place I’ve finished first is my bathroom closet. The really crazy thing is, I’m in love with one of the containers we used to organize with. Simple little plastic storage drawers; why oh why did it take me this long to discover them!
I should have taken some pictures before I started……….

but I didn’t. I do however have a picture of some of the stuff that got thrown away from said closet, which sort of gives you an idea of how much junk was there. There were way too many old towels and other assorted things and all of this went into the garbage. I have no idea why this stuff was kept for so long.

Not perfect but I do think the closet looks better without all the extra stuff. And those little drawers on the left side, I just might be in love with them! I was using some plastic baskets instead of the drawers; everything was tossed in, piled high and not working. I found multiples of some items that I previously thought were lost, not good!

Now I’ve got like things together….bandages, creams, first aid type stuff in one, cold/cough & headache stuff in another and so on. Much easier to find what you need and I should have been using them before now! The last thing I need to do is get a label to put on the front of the drawer.

I even decided to get a different set to corral things under the sink.

Too bad I had to be the last person on the planet to use these! It feels so much better to have this one small spot done. Maybe I can find another cabinet or bathroom to put these fun containers. Oh, some days it doesn’t take much to amuse me!

14 Responses to ““Crazy little thing called love””

  1. Karen Says:

    I like the idea of using the drawers for all that drugstore stuff! What a great idea. Your closet looks very neat and tidy. What a great feeling to finish a job like that, and working with Liz makes it fun. You go girl!

  2. Debi Says:

    Great job, girls! But now I’m jealous…I want a closet for my bathroom! 🙂

  3. Lori4squaremom Says:

    Oh Gail, I LOVE the organizing you’ve done! I SOOOO need to do that! We are going to have the big family Christmas here at our house this year again, and I so want it to be perfect! I want every square inch of this house to be clean and organized….I know that I can do it if I break it down into daily/weekly increments from now until Christmas. Maybe today I’ll spend some time making that schedule out. Thank you for the inspiration!!!!


  4. Dawn Says:

    I *love* organizing… I would have been doing a happy dance in front of the closet & cabinet! Hee hee!

  5. Stacy Says:

    That all looks really good! Gosh, how I wish I had half the storage space you have in your house. I have one cabinet in my bathroom. One.

    Did you actually throw away towels? I wish you had given them to me to use for Beau! He needs some more, since every time he goes to the country, he is a very muddy, dirty dog and we never have enough towels to get him clean enough to go back in the truck, then have towels left over to dry him off after a bath. Save me some if you have any more from other bathrooms!

    I love those drawer things too. We have some in our spare bedroom that we use as an office and I have one in my closet in our bedroom. I also have a label maker so you can make as many labels as you want when you come to visit 🙂

  6. Tammy Says:

    What a great job, Gail!

    That reminds me of the organizing binge I went on this summer…the spare room and then the pantry! Doesn’t it feel great once it’s done?!

  7. Lauren@Baseballs&Bows Says:

    That looks great! I need to do a major clean-out of all the closets in our house. Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. jen Says:

    You know I have seen these and need to buy some….your project looks great…i need to do this too.

  9. Dawn Says:

    Wow you go girl. I love the drawers (last pic). You’ve given me some ideas….I am so UN-organized! My poor house….this weekend we’re going to start working on it!

  10. annie Says:

    Good job! I love getting things organized.

  11. Shawna Says:

    Hey!! We’ve been cleaning out our home, too. We have to make room for a new nursery and playroom. We have gotten rid of so much stuff already, but there’s still lots to go. Sometimes, it seems like things mutliply while they’re locked away in our closets!

  12. Nancy Carson Says:

    I love the drawers. No, you’re not the last one on the planet, I still use baskets but the drawers look so much neater, I think I will give it a try. Don’t you feel so much better… just one project like this can add a little spring to each step? Thanks for the idea and have a great weekend!

  13. Barb @ A Chelsea Morning Says:

    I’ve been using those drawer containers in my bathroom pantry for years. They’re great! I can only imagine what the “before” photo would have looked like, seeing that pile sitting there. The “after” photo looks wonderful and I’ll bet it feels good, too, having it all cleaned out and simplified. I have to do this about once a year or just knowing all the stuff I’ve accumulated is sitting in there will start making me nuts.

  14. Kim Says:

    Boy–wish I had a nice big closet like that in my bathroom! Doesn’t it feel great to purge stuff? I know that when the feeling comes over me there is not stopping me. I am easily amused also!

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