I think I’ve been doing pretty good at this organizing and purging! Having the house organized has been making it so much easier to clean, and I feel happier in my home. Hopefully hubby and Isaac can keep it clean.
Today was a fairly quick job. My bathroom doesn’t always look too bad, since we usually just stuff things into the cabinets and drawers. But then this happens:
I cleaned my bathroom first. Wiping down the counters, bath, toilet, and throwing away any trash. Then I pulled everything out. Yes…all of that nonsense in the drawers and cabinets came right out!
Then, I sorted through everything I use and don’t use. I don’t know about you but I’m pretty sure I receive at least 3 of those scented bath sets every Christmas, and then I never use them. They never moisturize my skin, and they always smell better in the bottle than they do on your skin. Plus I’m always getting vanilla or frosting…and I don’t like to walk around smelling like a cupcake all day. Don’t get me wrong I love my family and would never tell them “Hey this is a terrible present…” so I accept it with a smile and then end up stuffing it in the cabinet. Which now stops!
I threw them all away because I know I will never use them, and didn’t see any real way to donate them or sell them since I’m pretty sure that 90% of them were from the dollar store.
I also threw away all the medication that was expired. I couldn’t believe some of the medication we still had, and were still using. I had neosporin that I must have taken when I moved out of my dad’s house 5 years ago…that expired in 2004. Oh. My. Gosh! Now I’m sure it didn’t do any harm but there’s a reason why they expire right?
This was my ending trash bag!
I have one of those racks that go over the toilet that you’re supposed to put towels on, but I never do. Why you ask? Because I’m pretty sure more towels fall into the toilet than actual make it onto a person’s body. I used a paper towel holder to stack toilet paper on. I bought it for my kitchen at my last house, but this one has a built in holder, and it perfectly stacks 3 rolls of toilet paper. Yay for finding new uses for things! I keep the baby towels on there too because I know that sometimes I take her into the bath and forget a towel. Then I’m carrying around a soaking wet baby trying to get a towel…no fun! My bobby pins and hairties are hidden in a little box on there that I got as a favor from a baby shower, and I thought it was too cute to get rid of.
So yay for a clean bathroom!