You may have heard me mention that my parents recently moved…NINE HOURS AWAY. Oh yes. It’s been a bit of an adjustment from living less than half an hour from them, that’s for sure! But they’ve always wanted to retire to the mountains, and that’s what they were finally able to do! Exciting times!
Their new house in the North Georgia mountains is very cottage-esque – there is a space right behind the house and in between the mountain that’s behind the house that I’m DYING to get my hands on and turn into a little shady English garden…but that’s not what this post is about! (I DO get distracted by that little shady spot!)
The house is a 3-bedroom 1.5 bath, with a living room, dining room, kitchen, laundry room, a bonus room off the laundry room, a 2-car garage, and a bonus room off the garage! It’s “vintage”, so it’s got all those great nooks and crannies…and it’s not so great on closet space. So when we took our first trip up to see my parents at the beginning of the summer, my mom requested some organizational help with her two large closets: the hall closet and the bathroom closet.
It hadn’t been long since they moved when we got there, so these closets were still in the shape all closets are in soon after you move. “Oh, I’m not sure where to put this, so, for now, I’ll just put it in the closet.” I know y’all know what I mean, right?!
Here are the befores…
If there’s one thing you all KNOW that I love, it’s organization! Right?! There’s nothing better than walking into a beautifully-organized room, where you can go straight to the item you need and there’s no clutter in your way! Perfect!
And, if there’s one thing you all KNOW that I hate, it’s clutter! What’s one of the worst rooms to accumulate clutter in the house? The bathroom! (Not to mention that, if it’s not kept clean, then it’s DIRTY clutter! UNSANITARY clutter! Ugh!)
So when Nikki Mouille from The Garage Transformers Inc. contacted me about a guest post on bathroom organization, I thought it was a fantastic idea! Now, get ready to learn something new! I sure did! Are you ready?
Are you sick of opening your sink cabinet or linen closet and everything seems to always fall out? Well I am! If you have never had this problem, you must have really organized your bathroom storage. (I’m jealous). I will be moving in a few months and I set a goal to not have the same problems in my new bathroom. I decided it was time to look into some of the common mistakes and find solutions to fix them.
Common Mistake #1: Not Utilizing a Prime Location
A common mistake is to leave the space above the toilet vacant. Your first thought may be, well we wouldn’t want anything to fall in. Raise your hand if this has happened to you! It’s happened to me; it’s awful! Having toothpaste or makeup falling into the toilet can completely ruin a day, but there is a way around it. By adding an etagere, a shelf and cabinet combination, you can avoid a morning catastrophe from happening. This storage idea has a deep shelf and a cabinet to house all the essentials.