Organization is not my strong suit. #understatementoftheyear (I can actually hear my mom chuckling as she's reading that statement)
Practically from birth, I have been a complete mess-maker.
Now, I'm rarely a mess personally, as in "on my person". My "self". I enjoy getting dressed, doing my hair and makeup, etc. so I put on this great front of being organized behind the scenes. It's a true talent of mine.
A mutual friend once told my friend Carrie that "kate seems like the kind of friend that you don't have to clean your house for." And that is true. Because your messy home is more organized than mine.
Don't confuse mess with cleanliness either. I'm clean, I just have lots of clean messes.
Anyway, enough is enough. The reason for this post is due to many questions from readers on how I organize my beauty products/bathroom. And I never answered them because it would look like this:
How do you organize your hair products and make-up?"
-confused and curious
"Dear confused and curious,
And who exactly wants to take the time to read that e-mail?
So, after much thought, deliberation, and inspiration from a new box from Home Goods, I snapped some pics of my bathroom. And yes, I did purge about 2 garbage bags full of j-u-n-k so this is an edited, organized view.
Lets begin with my dream organized bathroom scenarios:
(via My Happy Place)
Enter my linen closet, will you?
Okay, enough jokes already.
We're renters--so in the home we own I'd love to put in solid shelving instead of wire racks. It's easier to stack things on hard, even surfaces than these wire shelves. This is wear most of my products/things live. The area labeled "dailies" is q-tips, lotion, dixie cups, cotton balls, etc. Every other section is there for a "when I need it" sort of moment. The blue and white chevron robe is what I wear while I get ready. I'm in desperate need for a new one but I can't seem to find another like it.
Let's mosey over to the "under the sink" cabinet:
I have an excessive amount of hair products, of which I typically use a few times then "save it for the right hair day". So I seperated the products I rarely use from the dailies, and pushed those to the front of the box.
Extra hairspray is sitting in the back, as you can see I store about 6 cans in case of an apocalypse.
Small hair accessories live in front of this box. And the box itself is from Home Goods.
On the right side of my sink, I have a basket full of all my curling/straightening tools. I'm actually not sure why I feel they all need to be under there, instead of in the linen closet, but hey--sometimes you need access to every size curling iron imaginable depending on how the day is going.
And that's all. I'm realizing my makeup bag is not pictured, but I'm still using this case from KSC Designs. I love it. I just throw all my makeup in there and zip it up. Then it stays under the flat iron/curling iron basket.
Do you separate your dailies from your extras? I've found that has helped streamline my morning routine, since I always end up grabbing the same stuff anyway!