January 20, 2020

10 Simple Bathroom Organizing Ideas to Save Space

January 20, 2020

Do you somehow always find yourself spending 30 minutes looking around your bathroom for hair, makeup, and personal hygiene products that you know should be there?

There is nothing worst than spending hours looking for something in the bathroom. Especially if you have a small bathroom because it gets hot so fast in there.

I have actually taken the time in the past to organize my bathroom - about a year ago. I used baskets to organize underneath the sink and on top of the toilet. But a year later my bathroom looks like a mess.

When it come to organizing your home you will often find that the system you originally implemented needs to be reworked. And that's ok, you will only find this out if you get started with organizing your home.

Anyways back to organizing a small bathroom. We're looking at moving which means we'll probably have less space. Which inspired me to start searching small bathroom organization ideas.

10 Simple Bathroom Organizing Ideas to Save Space

I'm sharing 10 small bathroom organization ideas that you can implement to save space. These tips provide simple solutions to making the most of every square inch and help you easily find items you need when getting ready in a rush.

Needless to say all small bathrooms were not created equally. Bathroom space differs greatly, if you have a traditional bathroom vanity versus if you have a pedestal sink. With that being said, I'm going to try to tackle options that will help regardless of which bathroom style you may have.

P.S. This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience (which means if you make a purchase after clicking a link I will earn a small commission but it won't cost you a penny more) - read full disclosure policy.

Shower Storage for Small Bathroom Organization Ideas

This for sure is one of the simplest and easy small bathroom organization ideas. So if you are dreading organizing your bathroom then you definitely want to start here. This will give you a quick win.

We all need a win, it will help you feel motivated to keep going. The addition of  a simple shower caddy can transform your bathroom and declutter your shower in less than 10 minutes. Seeing this change will encourage you to keep going down this list *fingers crossed.*

Who knew it was possible to use so many different products in the shower. I do, I do, I do *raises hand in excitement*! Shower storage organizer in a small bathroom is key and will give you more space underneath your sink especially if you are a product junkie.

I loved our shower caddy but our current bathroom shower head is too big for storage caddy. As a result, our bathroom shower is littered with hair products and personal hygiene products (for my husband, daughter, and me). Which means often times we have to put products on the bathroom floor too because we have so many. Don't judge me.

Under the Sink Cabinet Small Bathroom Organization Ideas

Under the bathroom sink is by far the most used area in the bathroom. But usually the most unorganized and neglected area of the bathroom. I know a lot people treat underneath the bathroom sink as there secret shame area.

I have been over people houses - not going to name names- and found underwear underneath the sink. Ewww. And yes I was totally being a snoop and had no business under the sink.

Moral of the story don't allow underneath your bathroom sink become a place that you fear anyone seeing. The bathroom is already a nasty place by nature. So why make it nastier than it already is.

Set aside some time and implement these simple organization ideas. I promise you will thank me. Because with the right organization products you will realize that you have plenty of space. You just needed help with making better use of it.

Plastic Bins with Lids and Labels

Magnets for hair pins and clippers

Hooks Command

Cabinet Door Storage Bin

Stacking caddy for under the sink

Over the Toilet Storage for Small Bathroom Organization Ideas

I know it's tempting to overlook over the toilet storage as an option for organizing a small bathroom. But this is such a simple and chic way to make more use of your space.

Even if you live in an apartment over the toilet storage is something you can remove and take with you to your next place. It is also a great way to add character to your bathroom.

Over the toilet floating shelves

I know storage units can quickly become costly and can often date your bathroom based on the style you choose. But the addition of shelves to your bathroom will give you storage and style. Especially if you style your shelving area with baskets.

If you decide to purchase an over the toilet storage unit try to choose a style that is timeless. Think of a style that would still be beautiful in 10 years. Because you don't want to be repainting or repurchasing over the toilet storage units. A simple style will likely work best.

Over the toilet shelving unit

Pedestal Sinks Storage for Small Bathroom Organization Ideas

I couldn't help but take a moment to cover some options for those pesky pedestal sinks. Cute and simple as they maybe they are truly a nightmare. Where's the counter space and under the sink storage?

In our master bathroom - in our house that we have since sold, thank God - we had pedestal sinks and it was a huge pain. I never had any space to do my makeup. Let alone enough space to store our electric toothbrush. Not to mention a space for me to store my countless hair products.

Vanity for Pedestal Sinks

I quickly urged my husband that we needed to do something to address our lack of storage space. So we purchased 2 three cube storage units. Which definitely served there purpose but did not help with our lack of space.

This is an option but definitely not the best option. I would highly recommend taking the time to instead purchase or make storage units that fit around your pedestal sinks. This way you won't narrow the limited space you have in an already small bathroom.

Odds and Ends for  Small Bathroom Organization Ideas

And because every bathroom is different. I wanted to be sure to share some additional ideas that you could use just in case you are need it.

I have over sized wood doors so I can no longer use over the door storage units. But these are great for your bath towels and products.

Over the door storage

Drawers Storage bins

3 Tier caddy for counter tops

Plastic bins for medicine cabinet storage

I have faux bathroom drawers. But if you have bathroom drawers using a kitchen utensil holder is a great way to organize your toiletries like toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, and so on.

And because counter space is usually limited. The addition of a 3 tier caddy is a great options for making the most out of your counter top space. Also don't forget about your medicine cabinet. Small plastic baskets can help with organizing q-tips, cotton balls, band aids, and even hair pins.

I hope this inspired you to organize that small bathroom that seems to always slow down your morning routine. An organized bathroom will help you and your family enjoy what it typically looked at as a nasty area. Who knows it may become your new favorite place to show off to guest.

Hopefully once you implement these small bathroom organization solutions you will free up more space and maybe you'll be able to add some much needed products to your stash. If this post inspired you to organize your bathroom be sure to share it with your friends on your favorite social media platforms.
December 16, 2019

13 Affordable Hacks to Organize your Kitchen

December 16, 2019

If you're anything like me most days you find yourself spending all your time in the kitchen. I feel like I'm constantly cooking, cleaning, baking, or snacking. And if I'm not getting myself something to eat then I making something for my husband or little one.

Not to mention the time spent prepping meals for the crock pot or prepping sourdough. Needless to say you have to eat. And time spent in the kitchen is always better when it is clean.

But it is even better when you can easily find what you're looking for. Organizing your kitchen will make your life easier, save you time, and make cooking more enjoyable.

13 Affordable Hacks to Organize your Kitchen

In this post I'll be sharing 15 examples of dollar store kitchen organization solutions. Let's transform your kitchen and make it looks like it has been organized by a pro. I promise you'll be giddy over how affordable these kitchen makeover are. As a bonus I'm also sharing beginner tips for how to organize your home.

P.S. This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience (which means if you make a purchase after clicking a link I will earn a small commission but it won't cost you a penny more) - read full disclosure policy.

Organize your Kitchen Pantry 

1. Magazine Holder 

The wire magazine holder is by far one of my favorite kitchen organization hacks. Magazine holders make for a great way to store can goods and can help you store more food with less space. Which is totally the point of getting organized.

2. Plastic Container with lids

Plastic containers for dry food is a great addition to the pantry. Especially if you don't like having a lot of different boxes - like cereal, flour, and oats - in your pantry. You can save space and beautify your pantry with this simple change. If you're really fancy, grab some labels and a marker to customize your containers.

3. Glass Jars with lids 

This is totally a personal choice but glass jars are a nice alternative to the plastic containers. You may choose to use plastic containers in the pantry and glass containers to display a few items on your counter top. Or you could even mix and match. It's totally up to you.

4. Stacking Bins

Stacking bins are so helpful if you have little ones storing all those snack bags can quickly overflow your kitchen pantry. They are also great for storing produce - onion and potatoes - or large bags on the floor of your pantry.

Organize your Kitchen Cabinet

5. Glass Shaker with Handle

If you're considering customizing your spice cabinet. You may want to consider putting your herbs and seasoning into these cute little glass shakers or flip top containers. Which would transform your kitchen spice cabinet. Paired with a colorful permanent marker or label you can really customize your spice cabinet.

6. Plastic baskets

Plastic baskets can be used in a variety of ways when organizing your kitchen from storing food in the pantry or cabinet, to grouping produce in the fridge, to storing common cleaning products.

One of the best uses of Dollar tree plastic baskets - the one with handles - is to create a cleaning basket. A cleaning basket will transform your cleaning routine. Being able to grab it and carry it from room to room makes cleaning so much easier and convenient.

I keep mine stored underneath my kitchen sink. I filled it with 2 different spray bottle - one which is a vinegar, water, and lavender and the other is fabulouso and water -I know its awful and I won't be repurchasing it. I also added in cleaning towels - which are for wiping down and microfiber towels - to swifter the floor.

7. Command hooks

Command hooks make for great additions to the inside of your cabinet doors. You can use them to hang your dish washing gloves among other things.

8. Wire Cabinet Shelves

Attaching wire organizer to the inside of your cabinet door makes for great storage for your pot tops, Tupperware tops, and even cutting boards.

9. Shelf Liners

Shelf liners are versatile, stylish, and affordable. They are great not only for lining the shelves of your cabinets but also for lining your refrigerator shelves.

Organize your Kitchen Fridge

10. Drawer Organizers 

I love these plastic drawer organizers they are great for storing different items in your refrigerator.

11. Plastic Drawer Bins

Plastic drawer bins can be really helpful for storing produce, cans soda, and snack foods - like cheese sticks, yogurt, and kids snacks.

12. Plastic Egg Storage

If you like for things to be uniform. Adding plastic egg storage containers will help you get rid of those pesky egg cartons in your refrigerator.

Organize your Kitchen Drawers

13. Plastic drawer Bins

Plastic storage drawer bins are also great for organizing your kitchen drawers. You will no longer have to worry about opening a disheveled junk draw. Or have to deal with loose tea bags, hot cocoa, and k-cups laying around everywhere.

5 Beginner Tips for How to Organize your Home like a Pro

If this is your first time organizing a space in your home. Here are a few simple tips to help you stay on track, on budget, and to finish your organizing project.

  1. First thing first, decide on the first space in your home you want to organize. Since you are here I am assuming you will be starting in your kitchen. 
  2. Well here's the thing, the kitchen is a large space. Which means it's easy to get overwhelmed. So you need to choose an area in your kitchen - pantry, cabinets, refrigerator,or drawers- to begin with. Because it is all about small wins. When it comes to starting something new.
  3. I recommend choosing an area that isn't a complete disaster like maybe your refrigerator. Take inventory of the area and decide what you need. 
  4. Using this post as an inspiration and make a shopping list for your project.
  5. Once you have all your organization items. Decide on a date and time and get started. 
You will finish and be so impressed with yourself. You will be inspired to move on to the next area in your kitchen.

I hope this inspires you to organize your kitchen. Because you can create a beautiful home on any budget. Hopefully with these inspiration photos and beginner's guide you will be able to organize your kitchen like a pro even if it's your first time tackling a home organization project.

With your shopping list in hand visit your local dollar store and grab your favorite storage items. Don't be afraid to mix different looks and shapes to make it your own.

You will be amazed at what you can create with affordable items from the dollar store. If you don't have a dollar store in your area be sure to visit the links above to shop affordable storage online.

Transform your beautiful mess of a kitchen into a Pinterest worthy haven. You will love your newly organized kitchen and enjoy every moment in it.

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November 18, 2019

6 Affordable Home Organizing Must Have

November 18, 2019
Discover 6 simple hacks that will help you organize your home. These tips are perfect for thirty Moms or women looking for ways to easily tidy your home.

My oh to home organizing... So it is going to be hard for me to narrow it down to just 6 items but I'm going to try. I want to keep this list short, because I know the idea of organizing your home can seem overwhelming.

Especially if you are new to organizing. So with just 6 affordable home organizing must haves I am hopeful that you will give these home organization ideas a try. Or at least one of them.

Look everyone has to start somewhere and I'm not picky. I know that even if you just give one of these ideas a try you will notice a difference in your home.

Post after post I have ranted about organizing your bathroom, closet, pantry, and so on. But never touched on a simple idea that you can apply to any area of your home.

So if you have never started a home organization project, this one is for you...

Committing to organizing a space in your home may seem like a lot of work. Or maybe it is a bit intimating to you. You may find the whole concept too timely or expensive.

I understand that everyone is not naturally inclined toward organizing, like myself. So I wanted to share simple ideas that are affordable, quick to implement, but still effective in saving space and decluttering your home.

In this post, I will show you 6 different home organizing ideas that you can try in your home and where you can purchase these affordable home organization must haves.

6 Affordable Home Organizing Must Have

These are my favorite and affordable must have home organization items. Because they can be used in so many different ways throughout your entire home.

Give these tips a try I promise you will not regret it. As always, please let me know if you try any of the ideas below because I love talking with you on social media.

1. Buckets

Fabric buckets are a great ways to organize in any style home whether you live in a multi family or a ranch style home. These tip comes in handy especially if you have kids or a less than cleanly significant other.

If you often find items from other areas of your home in the common area than these fabric buckets are perfect.

You can use these to gather up all those random items from your homes common area and put them back to where they belong, without having to make a lot of trips. I also love these storage bin for putting away my little ones extra toys.

2. Electronics Storage

With everything being so technology focused the need for a place to store electronics, is quickly becoming a mounting issue. Finding a place to store laptops, tablets, headphones, phones,  and all the different chargers (and necessary to keep everything working) is a organizational task.

The best solution I have found thus far is to store our least used electronics in a plastic storage bin - that I place on top of the fridge out of the reach of our little one.

The idea I like most for electronic storage is the use of a charging station, which would be a great addition to a family command center.

If you enjoy this post, you may find these home organization blog post helpful when it comes to organizing on a budget.

  • 7 Ideas to Create a Beautiful Family Command Center

3. Conceal Wires and Cables

There are a few different ways to conceal wires and cables within your home. The decision really comes down to your home layout and the finished look your trying to achieve.

4. Create a Paper Processing Area

This is a must have, I know you have paper clutter. It is just something we can't help but to accumulate no matter how many times we go paperless. If you have little ones in school than you really know how paper clutter can quickly take over your home.

I highly recommend creating a family command center to address your family paper clutter. But at the very least investing in hanging basket for your wall. This is a great way to collect all your paper clutter in one place until you are ready to sort through it.

5. Waste Basket Access

Making sure there is a waste basket available in the most used areas is a great way to keep your home organized. You want to make it as easy as possible for your husband and kids to contribute to keeping the home organized.

6. Storage Bins

Storage bins are great way to not only organize your home but it can also act as an accessorize for your bookshelf or storage unit.

3 Tips to Keep a Beautifully Organized Home 

If you are reading this post then you are officially apart of the #tribe. Yeah were totally best friends now. So bestie it only made sense for me to give 3 super simple tips that will make your home feel beautifully organized even if you're just now getting started.

1. Freshen Things ups

By giving your home a special scent. This will not only be something that guest enjoy but something fun for you and your family.

My husband and I love trying different dessert scents for our home. Finding difference scented candles has become a fun little shopping hobby of ours when we are out.

I tell you what your friends and family will think you have it all together when they walk into your home and it smells like Hot Cocoa - we got ours from Bath and Body Works during a sale. You can infuse scent into your home in so many different ways from home cleaners, candles, and essentials oils.

2. Keep Surfaces Clean

By simply keeping the surfaces in your home clutter free. It will make your space appear more organized and tidy. We love this wire style basket that I found on Amazon. I also love to use a spray bottle filled with vinegar, water, and lavender essential oils to wipe down the surfaces in our home.

3. Control your Shopping 

Be mindful about each and every purchase. Each item you buy means something you have to find a space for. I know its tempting to go wild. Believe me I totally get it I am a sucker for random Amazon Prime orders and so is my husband.

Home Organizing Must Have Essentials from Dollar Tree

P.S. This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience (which means if you make a purchase after clicking a link I will earn a small commission but it won't cost you a penny more) - - read full disclosure policy.

Wire Baskets

Command Hooks

Two tier drawer organizers 

Plastic storage bins

Home Organizing Must Haves Essentials from Amazon

I hope this inspired you to start organizing your home. And create the home oasis you have always dreamed of.

Don't forget to bookmark this post for later when you're in need of inspiration or help with creating your home organization shopping list.

Give you home some love by trying out some of these ideas. Believe me it'll help you maintain a organized home.

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