Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Finding a Way to Organize Chaos

Hello friends! Thanks for stopping by today! Today I thought it would be fun to share a little corner of chaos in our house and how Miss E and I tackled the chaos to bring some order to a very busy space.

The main level in our home is where we do most of our living. It’s our kitchen, living room, dining room, kids’ toy room and one teeny tiny bathroom. The vanity in this little half bath stores our crazy-morning-get-the-kids-hair-done-in-a-hurry supplies, first aid supplies, cleaning products, toilet paper, gym towels, the enormous supply of nail polishes for mani-pedi days, and a bunch of various other junk.

It was organized once upon a time, but now it was complete insanity. All of the nicely organized bins from the past now had no lids and every bin was stacked inside another. The hair-doing supplies were all over the place and there was no cohesion to the space at all.
My accomplice and I took all of the mess into the kitchen and laid it out on the table. We used old adage of “purge til it fits” and sorted all like items together. We threw out anything that was old, broken or expired and tried to contain the rest of the stuff to the space we had.

Clearly the lidded bin system was not working for us, so we needed to find another way. I also needed a way to contain a pile of gym towels and the toilet paper, neither of which stack nicely (when you have kiddos rummaging around).

When I cleared out my master bedroom closet a couple of weeks ago, I unearthed a huge drawer organizing thing that was not being used to its full potential. I took it apart and used the top four drawers to contain our first aid supplies, nail supplies, hair do-hickeys and “etc” which encompasses feminine supplies and q-tips and the like.

In the bottom of the drawer holding my ridiculous supply of nail polish, I cut a piece of anti-skid liner and put it right into the drawer. 

This will keep the polishes standing upright when the drawers open and closet and keep it pretty a little longer hopefully!

After adding some scrapbooking letters for labels, and ensuring that each small child could easily remove the drawers on their own when needed, I slid the drawer unit right into the vanity! I took one of the deeper drawers out of the unit and slid it into the vanity on its own to hold gym towels and extra rolls of TP. Cleaning supplies and extra hand soap fit right in the middle in a plastic bin.

All together this little project took the bean and I about half an hour to finish. Even though it totally distracted me from cleaning the bathroom (which was my intended project!!), I think it was totally worth it, don’t you?

Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the internet today! I really appreciate it! I’ll be linking my project up to IHeartOrganizingJoyful Homemaking, and A Bowl Full of Lemons.


  1. Hi! I found you through OrgJunkie and have just started reading your simple living posts. Very inspirational. Great job on the "Linens & Loo" challenge so far! I have to reorganize my under sink storage and add some "pretty" items to the bathroom. I love seeing all the before and after pics. It helps me get a better idea of possible storage solutions.

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by Yvonne! I love that some of my posts can be inspirational, that's amazing :)

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