Constantly Late for Everything? Maybe It’s Your Bathroom’s Fault!

We all have that one friend who is constantly late for everything. The one you tell you’re meeting at 2:15, just so they’ll actually be there for the actual 2:30 meeting. Are you thinking of that one friend? Or maybe you ARE that one friend? 

I can definitely relate to this, so when blogger Mia Gunson contacted me to tell me that the reason people are late is due to their BATHROOM…well, I had to read this one! 

How many times have you been late for a business meeting? Or a date? Have you ever had to call your friends or your partner and apologize for running late? How did you feel when you heard their disappointed sigh? Being constantly late makes other people see you as an untrustworthy person, and it’s only a matter of time before everyone stops making plans with you. However, what if it’s not your fault?

Let’s consider this scenario: you’re on your way to an important meeting, a date or a simple get-together with your friends. And since you want to look your best, what do you do? You go to the bathroom, take a quick shower, and then spend fifteen minutes looking for your beauty products, not being able to locate them. A messy bathroom can really put you behind schedule and it seems that you’re not to blame for being late – it’s the organization of your bathroom! If you have these problems too, here’s how to create an organized and functional bathroom, so you’ll never be late again.

First, Declutter!

The biggest problem in your bathroom is probably an abundance of unnecessary items – expired products, empty shampoo bottles, dirty laundry and wet towels. And in such a mess, it’s no surprise you can’t seem to find your hair brush or toothpaste for ten or fifteen minutes!

Therefore, before organizing your bathroom, declutter it first. This doesn’t have to take long, but it’s definitely worth the hustle. Only after you’ve cleared out all your trash can you start putting your bathroom and your life back together.

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Organize the Basics

What are the most important items in your bathroom? The towels, beauty products, skin care and items you need on a daily basis, like a toothbrush and shampoo? If this is the stuff you use frequently, make sure it’s within arm’s reach. If carefully organized and labeled, these items will be accessible to you at all times and you won’t have to waste time looking for them anymore.

Again, this isn’t rocket science and you don’t have to put in hours of work into achieving a perfect organization – hang your wet towel on rails and holders, place all your necessities in a medicine cabinet and organize your storage so that you always know where everything is.

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Organizing For Your Lifestyle – A New Book & Giveaway!

Everyone around here knows that I LOVE organization. My theory is, life is CRAZY. There are TONS of things you’ll never be prepared for, but by being organized and ready for the things you CAN be, you can combat the rest of the craziness with confidence!

So when I got wind of a new book on organization, I wanted to share it with all of you – in more than one way! Check it out!

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Organizing for Your Lifestyle is a fun, inspiring guide to organizing all aspects of your life, from socks to suitcases.

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How to Organize Your Mind

We talk a lot about things to organize here on the blog, but recently, I haven’t been “feeling” all that organized. And when I say that, I mean that my BRAIN hasn’t been feeling all that organized. Call it pregnancy brain if you want…all I know is that I can’t think as clearly as I used to, I can’t process like I’m normally able to, and all my multitasking skills have completely gone out the window! It pretty much stinks – and I really hope I regain some of my brain once the babies come! 

So when Doug from The Kitchen Professor asked me about publishing an article on organizing your mind, well, first of all I wondered if he could just organize mine for me! HA! When I figured he couldn’t, I decided the article was the next best thing. Let’s see if he can help…

Healthy habits lead to a healthy mind and if we don’t keep our minds in a good working order the effects can not only be physiological but they can lead to physical problems too.

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There are four key areas that you need to address to keep your mind healthy and strong so you can improve not only your own life but the lives of your friends, your family and all those around you. Physical health and exercise, diet and nutrition, cognitive activity and social engagement.

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Shocking Stats About Getting Organized!

How’s that for a title? Are you intrigued now? Are you READY?!

I honestly think the most shocking stat about getting organized is the fact that the people you THINK are organized perfectly are NOT. It’s true. I have people tell me all the time they can’t believe how organized I am, and all I can think is of my nightstand drawer, that is a hot mess right now. Or the fact that our guest room closet has turned into a catch-all closet. And don’t get me started on the pile of disposable gardening pots that’s on the side of the house…out of sight, out of mind, right?

Are you shocked?!

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I’m not. In fact, millions of Americans have a hard time getting organized. Don’t believe it? Let the statistics do the talking. 

  • On average, we spend 1.5 hours a day looking for things. 
  • 80% of what we own, we rarely use.
  • Can you guess the item in the house that both men and women look for the most? 

Thanks to the amazing Stephanie over at Monkey Bar Storage, who put together some information for us, we can SEE some of the shocking stats and hopefully use that knowledge to CORRECT our biggest organizational problems!

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6 Ways to Get Organized Before a Cross Country Move – A Sponsored Post!

This post has been supported by the site supporter Garima S. Consideration was received for editing and publishing this post.

About a year ago, my hubby and I went on a spontaneous road trip to a city quite far from our own. In another state, actually. We were seriously thinking about moving there, and wanted to check it out. We met with a realtor, viewed a few houses, looked at the building where he would work, and in general familiarized ourselves with the surroundings. It was definitely a productive weekend!

But when we got home, and I began to walk through our house, the overwhelming feelings of “look at all this stuff we’ll have to PACK and MOVE!” took over. I mean, we aren’t people who keep clutter at all, and still…there was SO MUCH STUFF! I didn’t know where to begin in a moving process. After all, we’d only ever moved one city over…and then one neighborhood over!

My husband ended up taking a different job that didn’t require us to move, however, his company offers opportunities for work all over the United States. The possibilities are endless…and they’re not off the table at our house! 

So I decided that it might be a good idea to at least KNOW where I would even begin if we decided to move. Always good to have a backup plan, right?! And in our case, it’s one thing to be moving to a nearby location. But when you’re uprooting your life and moving cross-country, you want to make sure that you’re thoroughly prepared. Since you won’t be able to hop in your car and come back for anything or tie up any loose ends, you’re going to want to make sure that you dot your i’s and cross your t’s. I’ve assembled a few organizational tips that should certainly help a cross country move to be smooth sailing.

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