June 26, 2014

Spring Cleaning Update

I have been wanting to clean up and organize my house. Long story short, I have been working slowly but surly. I have a few updates and some fabulous tips on how to do some organizing around your own house.

The first thing that I realized, that with a million other things going on, it is hard to dedicate a whole weekend or even a night to cleaning up a whole room. My first little tip is to divide and concur. For instance, I have been wanting to better organize my hall closet. This closet holds everything from holiday decorations, craft supplies, and linens. Instead of saying "I need to get this all done in one day" I instead say "I'm going to work on one shelf a day". It makes it seem a lot less daunting.

 Hall closet before (I can't even.. just no)

Hall closet after!! Nicely organized! 

Additionally, I have been making a huge point to get rid of things that I know I am not going to use anytime soon. I don't need 500 markers that are getting dry = not useful. Ridding myself of items, clothes, and clutter makes organizing so much easier.

Reuse items! I have been going through closets, cabinets, boxes and realizing how much room I can save simply by using some of the larger items to house the smaller ones. It makes it more neat and accessible. For instance in my hall closet I used my favorite red and blue buckets (that I got for $1 at Target!!) that I use for entertaining to hold some of my craft items!

Love these buckets!

One of the biggest things that you should do every 4-6 months is CLEAN out your beauty drawers/closets. Trust me it will change your life. It will make getting ready in the morning so much easier - and realistically do you need 4 tubes of mascara? Nope, I didn't think so. I organized my beauty drawer that holds all of my makeup as well as my shelves that hold everything else. I started by grouping things together and creating an 'Extreme Coupon' type stock pile. Am I the only one that gets lotion from some relative/friend/co-worker every birthday and Christmas? I made an executive decision that I am not buying any more lotion until I use what I already have. By cleaning everything out you can realize what you already have and it can be a great money saver!

What are some of your current organizing tips??



  1. I need to start taking this approach, I always feel like it's all or nothing. Doing one shelf seems more manageable, and as a bonus, things actually get done!!

    Kristina does the Internets

  2. Kristina, it makes such a difference! Just by starting on one little thing will keep the momentum going. I started with the crafts section of my closet and it looked so nice that I just wanted to keep going! -Ashley