I know spring cleaning & organizing is common but my efforts at decluttering & neatening up our home have floated over into the summertime. It’s never too late to get organized though, right?!
Let’s start with my kitchen!
I know I’m not the only one who was used to just cramming cleaners & dishwashing supplies under the kitchen sink, having to pull everything out just to find what I needed at times. So organizing this space was imperative to upping my kitchen’s functionality.
I like that all of my products have their own place now – cleaning supplies are in baskets, trash bags are easily accessible, dishwashing tabs are in an airtight container (kid-proof!) & my sponges are stored in a drawer organizer (keeps them from getting soiled by any products that may spill).
As for my bathroom, I was previously guilty of hoarding hair & skin products, “just in case” I’d need them at any time but the clutter got out of hand. I started tossing anything that I don’t use at least once a month. & I no longer keep duplicate products (for the exception of certain hair products!).
So here’s a few tips for those of you in need of a bit of cabinet organization!
- Assess the space, BEFORE purchasing organization tools. I suggest taking inventory of what all you store in a particular cabinet before deciding on what types of storage containers to buy. I usually pull everything out, toss what’s old/unneeded & I even take pictures of what I have. Then I either mentally or physically make a list of the types of containers I want & I’ll even measure the space. That way, when I go to the store or shop online, I know what I need without having to think twice.
- Group similar items. This is key for keeping your products easily accessible. Storing skincare products in one bin & hair products/supplies in another, makes it easy to find what I need whenever I’m ready to use it.
- Focus more on neatening than creating a picture-perfect space. As y’all can see, I don’t have things color-coordinated or super perfect because that’s not always a practical way to organize. For spaces like these, that you frequently pull items from, just giving each item its own place to live is effective enough.