Organizing Week {Round Up}

Organizing

Did you celebrate Organization Week with me?  What did you get organized?

Let’s do a little Organization Round Up

Started the week with some {pin}spiration from Pinterest.

Loved all the ideas for small containers within the drawer to keep things organized.

Organization

The first thing I tackled was the junk drawer.  Lord knows it needed to be organized.

It is so much easier to find everything we need now.  This drawer will never be a junky junk drawer again!

Organization

Organization

Because of my {lack} of organization when it comes to my jewelry I got really good at untangling necklaces.

With my organized jewelry it isn’t a struggle to find the piece I want to wear.  I even found things I forgot I had.

Organization

Organization

I admit, I have a problem with collecting hair product.

But, I didn’t want to admit I had a problem with storing my hair product.

With a little switching around, everything is together and the bobby pin graveyard at the bottom of the drawer is no more.

Organization

Organization

I had attempted to organize my make up before, but my system wasn’t working.

I kept with the plastic containers but downsized so each item had its spot.

Organization

Organization

I hope you got to celebrate with me for Organization Week.  If not, I hope I inspired you to get organized.  It really is an amazing process to get rid of the old and have a clean, clear place for everything.

 Of course I would have loved to buy new shelving or an amazing jewelry box, but I wanted to keep it simple and cheap.  I did all of this for under $30.  Shop your own house for jars or containers that can be repurposed and wander the aisles of the dollar store, Home Goods and Marshalls for affordable options.

Don’t allow yourself to get overwhelmed.  Focus on one spot at a time and your organization will go smoothly.

Would love to see what you accomplished with organizing.  Send me an email, Facebook comment or Tweet.

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Organizing Week {Hair Products and Make Up}

Hair Product and Make Up Organization

Hair Product and Make Up Edition

Let’s Start with my hair products.

Hair Product and Make Up Organization

Please don’t judge the amount of hair product I own.  I have curly unruly hair that needs different product depending on the day/weather/time of year/where I’m going.

As you can see, the bottom drawer of my side of the vanity was an endless pit of product thrown in.  Oh, and about a bazillion hair ties and bobby pins.

 {If I ever go missing, please follow the trail of bobby pins and you will find me.}

This area needed a complete overhaul.  So much so that I moved where I store my hair product all together.

Hair Product and Make Up Organization

Ahhh.  Clean, organized and everything together.

This basket was in the cabinet under my sink with my hair dryer and travel bags.  I moved the travel bags to the bottom drawer formally known as the product pit.  Now everything can stand up and be seen.  No more digging and throwing things around.

Do you recognize those two tall containers?  Yup, they’re empty Crystal Light containers.  Finally found a use for them!  They hold hair ties and bobby pins.

It is so nice to be able to bring the basket out when I’m doing my hair and put it out of sight when I am finished.

My make up wasn’t nearly as bad as my hair products.

Hair Product and Make Up Organization

I had made an attempt to organize my make up better last year.  I took it out of the gross make up bag and put in a clear plastic organized container that can be wiped clean.  It worked for a bit, but just got out of hand after awhile.

I wasn’t able to see everything I had, things spilled and I still had the super waterproof mascara I wore for our wedding three and a half years ago.  It was time to move on.

Hair Product and Make Up Organization

Beautiful!  I still kept with the plastic organizing containers, but downsized so every thing had its spot.  I found these containers as a set at Marshalls.  They work perfectly for what I need and are easy to keep clean.

 I threw away old and barely used things that were just taking up space.  I have a container for eyes, lips and face keeping like products together.  I think this system will work MUCH better than before.  It is clear what I have and where it goes.

It is so much easier getting ready now that things are organized and in their place.

Organizing Week {Jewelry}

Monograms and Makeovers National Organizing Week

Jewelry Storage Edition

Jewelry Organization

Mess #1

Jewelry Organization

Mess #2

I mean, I had good intentions with this jewelry storage mess.

I found the little bird, tree, nest, branches thing at Home Goods a few years ago. Initially it worked for my every day, and mostly worn jewlery. A few pair of earrings in the nest, some rings and bracelets from the branches. It looked cute on my dresser. Perfect, right?

To organize the other things that I didn’t wear as much I bought a storage system at Michael’s.

Jewelry Organization

The little drawers were perfect and it sit nicely on a shelf in our closet.

Then life happened. I can tell you I have gotten really good at untangling necklaces though.

I couldn’t take it anymore!! I had to do something!

I did like the concept of my storage. Something on my dresser for my every day and most worn pieces and then something in the closet for the things I didn’t wear as often. So, I started how every good organization project should start, I dumped and purged.

I took everything out and separated it by type on the kitchen table and got rid of old, broken and out of style pieces. Then I decided what needed to be in the drawers and what could sit on my dresser.

Jewelry Organization

Are you surprised I used a cake plate? I was wandering Home Goods for something pretty and functional to sit on my dresser and spotted this simple tiered cake plate. It works perfectly! Rings and earrings on top, bracelets in the middle and necklaces and watches on the bottom. The best part is, I can see everything I have, nothing gets tangled and it doesn’t look like a gigantic mess on my dresser. Win, win and win!

Now what to do with those drawers….

I decided to keep each drawer separated by jewelry type.

Jewelry Organization

Using dollar store containers I was able to keep things together and organized. Now I can see all my beautiful, bangle jewels!

Jewelry Organization

The little white ramekins from the dollar store are perfect to keep earrings and rings together. Since the drawers are deep it is nice to be able to stack them and move them around if needed. The empty space was great to lay watches. {Do I have a watch problem?} In this drawer I also have all my nicer things and important to me pieces tucked away in protective pouches. I can’t believe I had just thrown some of those things in the drawers! Shame on me!

Jewelry Organization

My biggest tangled mess was necklaces. Dollar store containers to the rescue again! So nice to be able to pull something out and not have anything else attached to it! But wait, there’s more! I have a few statement necklaces that I wasn’t sure what to do with.

Jewelry Organization

I decided to hang them from the side! I had bought 3M picture hanging hooks awhile back and never used them. They are perfect for the cause! I set them on top and hung the necklaces from the hook. The best part is, by the love of gravity, I didn’t even have to attach the hooks.

Jewelry Organization

The last drawer is sort of random. In here I keep important things like my first license and college ID, and then really important things like the box my engagement ring came in. We all need that random jewelry drawer for important things. Come on, admit it. I also keep containers and pouches I like to use for travel in here too.

This organization project took me a little longer than expected, but it was so worth it. Everything has its place, I can find things and nothing is a tangled mess anymore!

How do you organize your jewelry?