Welcome! Today is Organizing Wednesday here at MidlifeMomMusings. Every Wednesday I will organize some portion of my life…work, home, play or anywhere in between.
Won’t you join me?
This week’s project was organizing my couponing stash. I needed to clean out certain areas of my home where I keep my extra products that I get when I go CVS’ing, Targeting, etc.
My laundry detergents, paper towels and extra toilet paper are stored in our garage, just outside our laundry room. I am running low on paper towels, so I will put that on my list next time I see a sale. Not too much organization needs to be done out there.
(I now have 18 bottles of detergent. I think I’m set for a bit.)
My personal care products are kept in our master bathroom, and unfortunately, they do need some kind of organizational system in place so I can see what I have.
Here it is in it’s present state.
Not too bad, but I have items in wrong bins, and things need to be straightened out.
If you can’t tell from this picture, I have separate bins for the following categories:
- Oral Care
- Hair Products
- Soaps and body washes
- Deodorant and Shaving Products
- Feminine Products
The feminine products are on the very top shelf, along with extra cotton balls and q-tips. (not pictured). The second to the last shelf is for misc. items, and travel pouches. I also keep toilet paper and bathroom cleaning products on the bottom floor of the closet.
To start organizing, I took all of the bins out and took out all of its contents. This helped me to see what I have enough of, and what I need to get. I got rid of things that expired, or I would not use and put back everything by category.
Note to self: Needed: Razors, toothpaste and toothbrushes.
Because I use the bins, it was very easy to put back into place.
The finished linen closet:
It really doesn’t look too much different than before, but now I have a handle on what I have and what I need.