Saturday, August 2, 2008

bathroom beautification

4/1/09 - Updated to add: This post is part of Masked Mommy's Cupboard Pow Wow! Check out all the cupboard transformations by clicking on the Pow Wow button to the left.

Not too long ago, I happened upon a site called the Organizing Junkie. Much to my excitement, just as the name suggested, it was full of all things organizing! The author, Laura, who considers herself "the resident freak with a crazy passion for organizing" shares her thoughts and ideas on organizing...and for anyone who knows me well, you know I am an organizing "freak" as well, so I felt like I hit the jackpot of all sites!

Each month, she calls out to all those organizing junkies and wannabes who wish to stay on top of organizing the home (office, car, life, etc.) and designates an area of the house for her readers to get organized. This is known as "Org Junkie's Monthly Organizing Round-Up". I'm never one to turn down a challenge (especially when it comes to being able to use or buy any organizing goodies), so I gladly participated in July's "Round-Up"...the bathroom! I decided to tackle that unseen, but unsightly "under the sink" area of the "master" bathroom (which, by the way, is anything far from being a master bathroom, more like a tiny getaway) and beautify it as best I could. Then I thought while I was at it, I might as well rearrange the drawers and deep clean the whole bathroom (these are the times I'm thankful it IS small). So, thanks Org Junkie for helping me get something crossed off my "to do" list and actually have fun doing it. And above all else, I vow to keep it organized and clean for longer than a couple of days (I think I see my husband rolling his eyes now and mouthing "yeah right").

Please note: I am a huge fan of "before and after" pics as you will soon notice in this post.

Under the sink - Before

Under the sink - After


Top drawer - Before

Notice the "attempt" at keeping it organized with the compartments?

Top drawer - After

And, yes, I did have labels on the small boxes in the back prior to this. I love my label maker!


Middle drawer - Before

Middle drawer - After


Bottom drawer -Before

Bottom drawer - After

Is it really necessary to have that many q-tips?


Bathroom counter - Before

Bathroom counter - After

To see more great bathroom transformations check out Org Junkie's Monthly Round-Up.


Tanielle said...

Awesome organization!!!! Way to go! Come on over and do mine now!:-)


The Masked Mommy said...

Haha! You know what's really funny? I started reading blogs for the first time last Summer, and The Organizing Junkie was the first one I visited ever! Anyways, I clicked around all her round ups, so I've totally seen this post before, but I didn't "know" you at the time. Hehe! Thanks for linking this one up!

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