Summer makes me feel lighter – I want to wear lighter clothing, eat lighter things. My house was starting to feel heavy again, the bathroom especially. It was kind of looking a bit unorganized with all my travels. Packing, tossing them back, chaos.
So I organized the bathroom for a few hours while my office was getting a fresh new color on the walls. I love organizing and purging so much I bought a book about throwing out things.
I fill up my bathroom trash can so quickly – I’m not sure how, but I’ll blame it on large tissue boxes, new makeup packaging, or maybe even toilet paper rolls! My bathroom is the most used since it’s off the hallway so we fly through toilet paper pretty quickly.
On my recent run to Target, I picked up Scott Tube Free toilet paper. Check this out – you can save $2 on the Scott Tube Free pack, that’s almost 50% off the price of a 4 pack with this printed coupon.
You may have seen the commercials, there is no toilet paper roll in the middle! I’m hoping this means my little trash can will be less full, which means I’m also helping with the environment.
Check this fact out!
45 minutes of grocery shopping? That’s why I do grocery delivery. But back to the toilet paper tubes, that’s a lot of people on the potty making unnecessary trash. There are 17 billion tubes tossed each year which is enough to fill the Empire State Building twice.
If you want to tidy up your bathroom, here are my 5 quick tips:
- Separate winter makeup from summer makeup, put out of season makeup in a ziplock.
- Toss out nail polish colors you no longer wear (neon green, really?), hair brushes, products you haven’t touched for a while.
- Use acrylic organizers to help with organizing products.
- Have toilet paper in a handy spot so guests know where to find it when they run out (or at least have a tissue box too, ha)
- When cleaning – I have a bag for donations (new products never opened), and trash, and another bag to see if friends want to go through samples.
Before and afters:
Organizing the linen closet
Oh dear, our linen closet has never been organized. I tell you what – there’s nothing like having a blog which forces you to tackle things that you have been trying to avoid. When you walk to the bathroom there are three doors, linen closet, bathroom, closet. It’s an interesting nook, hence my angled shot.
Before – yes with pillows busting out, and after:
I did huff and puff out loud, whined a bit and then I thought about you readers and that I need to set a good example of simplifying. So thanks for holding me accountable without knowing it.
I used dollar paper drawer liners to spruce up the closet.
5 Tips for organizing the linen closet:
- Store sheets in piles, tie them and label them what bed size. You can put sheets in pillow cases, but we use plastic and I wash them to refresh before they go back on our beds for the season.
- Master the way you’ll fold the towel. It just looks nicer.
- Organize toiletries and extras in bins but limit bins, the more bins you have the more space it takes and stuff you put in it. I tossed two large ones!
- Toss out old towels
- Keep popular items at eye level and things you don’t need like guest pillows up high.
So organized! And that pink thing is my satin baby pillow. I have fond memories taking naps on that pillow and thinking how cute and small my head was back then.
I think I have enough toilet paper for Armageddon – because if we run out of TP, then we’re really in trouble.
Find more Scott products at Target here. What do you do with the things you no longer need while organizing?