So, what was "the look" and ensuing conversation about?? The crazy, unorganized state of our stockpile. See, completely PG stuff here kids. I love my house, it is great except one little detail: a serious lack of storage. So I have had to get creative with our storage. Luckily, in our bathroom we do have a reasonable amount which is great for our toiletries stockpile, however, we don't have ANY drawers...it's rough. We had to figure out a good way to organize "stuff". Back in December I had to hijack that storage to hide Santa's gifts for our munchkins. Since then our bathroom had been in complete disarray, I knew it needed organized and knew we needed a better system but didn't know exactly what I wanted to do yet.
Here is a before...don't judge:
I had decided that stackable drawers would be a good option. But they were a bit too big and $7 a pop which was more than I wanted to spend. I went to my DG and found $1 stackable totes, they were small and clear and a buck...they were my solution. After a bit of cleaning and purging ( I took things we had waaaayyy too much of to our mission). Here is my new system:
I labeled each tub to make it eaiser to see what went where. I left the tall and easy-to-stand up shampoo, lotion and bodywashes out and just lined them up on the side. This really helped me see what I have on hand too. Since they were way in the back, I hadn't realized that we were down to 3 toothbrushes, one bad sickness could wipe us out! We have enough razors however to last until our girls get married and have kids...seriously!
Here is another look:
Feeling all elated and proud I decided to tackle another area of our bathroom. I felt like this area was always getting "fixed" and always messed up again thanks to the lack of drawers. I am a bit ashamed to even show this picture, it will shatter my image of an organized mom. Cue the scary movie music from Psycho ...here goes:
Now this was right after Reagan knocked a bunch of things over but whew, that's bad. I bought another of the stackable drawer thingies and got to work. Here is what it looks like now:
I'm sure one of those organizing companies or pros would think that this is still lacking. But the reality is I'm a busy mom living in a snow dome so I have to shovel, salt and repeat every 2 hours and this is good enough for me. We have been living with this for 2 weeks now and it is still organized...so I think this may work!
My hubby came home and liked it too, he very impressed. He even gave me "the look".... no, again, not *that* look. C'mom people, my mom and Mother-in-law read this blog. It was a "now let's think how we can better organize the building when the 37 feet of snow melts" look.