A weekly column celebrating the neat freak in all of us.
Hello! I’m baaaaaack. The past few weeks have been somewhat chaotic so I haven’t had any major organizing projects in the works. We’re also still moving my parent’s stuff out of the house, so we can only do so much before we’re officially settled. I feel like once that happens, I can start making our master TO DO list which I hope to share with you.
I have been doing little things around the house though…hoping they all add up to something. I find that in moments of stress, it’s important for me to focus some energy on the little things that make me feel better—like straightening up. Having a cleared/organized space clears my head. But you already know this about me.
I was reading this article 33 Meticulous Cleaning Tricks for the OCD Person and #33 was that ANYTHING & EVERYTHING MUST HAVE A PLACE. There’s so much truth to that. Most of the stress I feel when I’m at home is caused by the chaos of things not being put back in their proper place. It’s also hard that a lot of things don’t have a designated spot still!
So let’s begin with me figuring out where to put my makeup FOR GOOD.
Remember when I organized my bathroom in our old house? In the new house our master bathroom has a a pretty long counter with cabinets. This means we have drawers! For awhile I refused to use the drawer on my side to put my makeup in. I put everything in my makeup bag that I’ve been using for years and kept it on the counter and then the drawer was filled with random stuff. Then I realized that having that makeup bag out adds clutter and that clutter adds to my stress level.
This is how I was keeping my drawer before the great ORGANIZE. Yes…I have Carmex addiction. Shut it.
Now we have the AFTER!!!!!!!
I’ve been living with a makeup drawer for the past 3 weeks and not only have I kept it tidy, it’s helping me keep my bathroom counter clean. WIN!
I made specific sections for my makeup. At first I really had to train myself to put things back but now it’s in my brain.
Hooray for muscle memory.
Life is manageable when things have their own place. Right?