Pre-Spring Organization

It’s usually this time of year, right after Christmas, when I start furiously organizing every square inch of my living space.  I wait until I am ready, usually my inspiration to do this sparked by something in particular that gets me going.  And then I. Can’t. Stop.

This year, the trigger was new bras.

And so at midnight on Saturday, I was completely overhauling my closet, sending my husband pictures while he was at work of my hats hanging on a Command hook and my several bags of clothing in bags ready to be donated.

The next day, it was makeup.  And nail polish.  I didn’t realize how much nail polish I actually had — and all in varying colors of red and purple, too.  I’m giving half of my collection to my best friend.  And lipsticks — all different hues of pink.

The bottom line is, I threw away a lot.  Some things were old, a lot were samples from Birchbox, which I love, but can add to the clutter.  Some things were duplicates, much to my annoyance.  There was a time in my life when I was really unhappy with the way that I looked, I was really overweight, and buying another pink lipstick or another purple nail polish made me feel better.  Those days have since passed, but it was nice to get rid of the excess and really see why I can and need to live with less.

And so, I wanted to post some organization ideas today — there are so many good ones out there.  I like easy ones that look nice.

Screen Shot 2017-03-14 at 11.19.15 PMHouse on the Way

These are towel racks with shower hooks!  My necklaces are always getting tangled together.  Even though now I won’t have to worry about that so much because I gave away a lot of them.

Screen Shot 2017-03-14 at 11.20.26 PMHoney We’re Home

How pretty is this?  The bottom is just gift wrap, and I love the lucite makeup trays.

Screen Shot 2017-03-14 at 11.21.33 PMThe Kitchn

I think this is really cute.  Especially for a first apartment or for someone who is just learning to cook for themselves.

Screen Shot 2017-03-14 at 11.22.30 PMLookie What I Did

This thing is so cool! I love that it’s like a little washing/drying station that you can keep right next to your kitchen sink.

Screen Shot 2017-03-14 at 11.23.29 PMThe Everygirl

Small dishes and apothecary jars for jewelry.

Screen Shot 2017-03-14 at 11.24.29 PMCosmopolitan

Another pretty idea for storing and displaying makeup — a tiered dessert tray!

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