This closet is in the white guest bedroom. I keep all of my work-out and yoga clothes in here. I have my shirts, sports bras, shorts, and pants all organized and folded. I also have my sneakers and flip-flops in this closet. I store my jerseys and hang out shirts in there as well. And of course, all of my sweatshirts that are great to throw over my work-out clothes when I hit the gym or yoga class.
I keep my bathing suits and cover-ups in here as well. And I have all of my ski gear from my long johns to goggles stored in this closet as well. This is my go-to closet for any work-out or activity.
This closet currently holds all of my winter and fall clothes. Everything from work clothes, to dresses, to pants and shoes. I even have my sweaters folded according to color. I always organize my closets in color order. Within the colors, I got from tank tops to long sleeves. I find it easiest to find my clothes and what I want to wear this way. It is also easy to figure out outfits and to keep outfits from getting boring. For example, if you have been wearing a lot of black lately, I will check out my pink or blue areas to switch it up.
I hang my jeans because I don’t have an area to fold them in my closet and it seems to be easiest to have all of my clothes in one area to get ready for the day. I also store my scarves, hats, and gloves in here. That way I am ready to go when I get ready and leave for the day. I can match everything together and bring it down and walk out the door.
The purses are all stuffed with tissue paper and placed from large to small so that I can see what I have and get them easily. I like to be able to see all of my purses out as opposed to storing them in boxes and bags. If I store them where I can’t see them, I have a hard time remembering what I have and to use them.
Is your getting ready routine a nightmare? There is an amazing key to make your getting ready routine go smooth and get your prepared for the day like a diva! It is a well-organized vanity.
Every girl needs a vanity. I remember when I was a little girl, I had a play vanity that I would sit at and brush my hair in. I loved this! I was obsessed with sitting at my vanity and getting ready like I was a grown-up. I think this was partly because of watching my mom do her hair and make-up at her vanity growing up. I also would see women in movies sitting at their vanity and getting ready. The whole thing was so alluring to me. Getting dressed up as a little girl was so much fun for me! I couldn’t wait to grow up and really get my hair and make-up done.
When I was in middle school, my mom took me to antique stores and we bought an old vanity and seat. She painted it white with me and then bought beautiful flower stencils. We used purple paint to match my room to paint the flower stencils. We finished it with a matching purple flower chair cushion and got a custom-fitted glass top for my vanity so it would be easily cleaned. I used this vanity from middle school to college.
This was how my vanity turned out:
My aunt and grandma bought me a beautiful new vanity and chair to match my room decor when I moved to Hoboken. Having a vanity is still so much fun. I store all my make-up inside and keep it as organized as possible. I love getting ready at my vanity and it keeps the bathroom unoccupied so my husband can use it to get ready. Plus, who doesn’t love getting ready like a princess? You get to sit comfortably in a chair to get ready instead of standing and leaning against the bathroom counter.
Here is my new vanity:
There are some essentials that every woman needs for her vanity. Here they are:
-These are the essentials you need to get my look! You need an organizer for all of the make-up you use (eye liner, eye shadow, concealer, foundation, brushes, lip colors, etc.)
This is what I use for the drawer of my vanity. It fits any size (it expands and fits all types of make-up)
This is what I use for my q-tips and cotton applicators
This is similar to what I use on top of my vanity to help me organize my brushes and lip colors
-You need a magnifying mirror that lights-up. I know this can be scary to literally see every flaw and pore on your face, but this is perfect for tweezing eyebrows and making sure that you are covering each blemish for a big night out!
-You need a garbage so you can throw away your tissues, q-tips, and other cotton applicators used to do your make-up. You will thank me for this tip when you are able to complete your make-up routine without running into the bathroom each time you need the garbage.
Organizing your bathroom is very important. This is a place you want to go to and relax. You want to be able to pamper yourself here. I love getting organized and enjoying all of my things.
The first thing to do is to organize your countertop-I make sure that I have a toothbrush holder on the counter top. I also had my water flosser and Listerine dispenser. I try to keep it as clutter-free as possible. I do add my decorative candles. I keep the tissue box and room spray above the toilet.
I use small boxes to keep my things organized under my sink. I categorize all of my things that I use each day. For example, I have my ring cleaners in one area. I have my sanitary supplies in another box. I keep my soap and room spray in their own box. I put my nail polishes in pink closed boxes. I keep all of my hair products in one box. Then, I put my bathroom creams and lotions in another box with some essential oils and some other bathroom essentials like witch hazel.
I also keep my drawers organized. In one drawer, I put my toothpaste, floss, and other daily dental needs. In another, I keep my hair supplies like brushes, clips, and hair ties. In another drawer, I keep my hair dryer, straightener, curler, and rollers.
In my linen closet, I keep my toilet paper, garbage bags, and old towels on top. In the next shelves, I keep my nice, new white bath towels, hand towels, and face towels.
The bottom shelves hold extra bathroom items. On the first shelf, I keep extra lotions in on box, and shampoo/conditoner/body wash in the other box. I use a small box in the middle for razors.
Underneath that, I use boxes to organize extra dental supplies. I have one box of extra floss, toothbrushes, and toothpaste. And another of extra mouth wash. I keep my retainer cleaners in another box. In the back, I store q-tips and cotton balls. On the floor, I keep my travel toiletries (I actually keep these mini-bags packed all year long so I am ready for any trip). I also keep extra mouth wash cups on the bottom.
I am a bit nervous to see what type of space I will have in my new house to organize my bathroom!
Here is my favorite item that helps me keep my bathroom organized. It looks so sleek on the counter top and it is a lot nicer than seeing a big Listerine bottle sitting on the bathroom counter. It is only $19.93 on Amazon. An awesome investment to make your bathroom look fancy!
The first thing to do to organize your pantry is to organize your shelves by category. This is how I have organized my four shelves in my past apartment:
First Shelf- So at the tippy top of my pantry, I keep some of the electronics/hardware that honestly just don’t fit anywhere else. This would be my chopper, my blender, and my mini smoothie maker.
Second Shelf- The next shelf I start putting the snacks. I put my sweet snacks like candy and cookies here as well as my salty snacks like the pretzels and chips.
Third Shelf- On the next shelf I put food items like cans of soup, boxed pasta, pasta sauce, rice, and quinoa.
Fourth Shelf- The next shelf down, I put my baking and cooking needs like flour, sugar, oil, canola spray, salt, and pepper.
I realize that not everyone has four shelves in their pantry, or a pantry at all. I had a pantry in my Providence apartment. But in my Hoboken and Baltimore apartment, I only had my kitchen cabinets. My advice in this situation is to keep snacks together in one or two shelves. And then keep all cooking and baking needs on their own shelf or cabinet. I have even combined my pasta, rice, and soups with my baking needs. That way when I go for a snack, I am not taking having to reach behind boxes of pasta.
Pro-tip- organize your kitchen pantry is clear containers! This is literally a must-have for everyone. You can use these for candy, flour, pretzels, chips, cereal, pasta and more! They have endless possibilities. I bought the entire pack, but you can always buy separate pieces. When I get to my new house, I will be buying another couple pieces to add-on to my collection to organize my food.