We’re Organized Wednesday #19

It’s the first We’re Organized Wednesday of 2011. I know you’ve all been in the “wanting to declutter and get organized” mode. I’m excited to see what you’ve been working on these past few weeks. It doesn’t have to be a big project, the small organizing projects really add up. I just cleaned, decluttered, and organized my master bathroom and it feels great. I was able to get rid of 47 items out of the 4 drawers and 2 cabinets. Woo-Hoo! A lot of it was expired medications. And I just found out our Police Station can dispose of your unused and expired medications safely. The remaining items will be moved to their proper place or thrown away. Here we go!


Take everything out and start with a clean slate. Wash and disinfect the cabinets and drawers before you return any items.

AFTER  Tip: Turn your face wipes or any wet cleaning cloths upside down in their container to keep them moist.

Hubby’s Side.

My make-up and medication drawer. I don’t have a lot of skin care or make-up items.

I love these little containers from Dollar Tree. They come in a package of 8. The ear plugs work perfectly when hubby’s snoring is out of control.

My hair care drawer.

Hubby’s personal drawer.

Medicine drawer.

Here’s the pile of things I was able to remove from the bathroom.

After the medications were gone, this was all that was remaining. Most of it will be moved to where it will be used. The curling iron (not used for 3 1/2 years) and the knee brace will leave my house. 

That’s a total of 63 items leaving my home or being put where they belong  just since Sunday. So what have you been up to? I can’t wait to see. Link up any organizing tip, project, or idea you’d like to share and you might get featured.

I’m linking to:
Inspired to Organize at The DIY Showoff
Let’s Organize Week 1 at Domestically Speaking
Sundae Scoop at I Heart Naptime
WFMW at We Are That Family
Bathroom Organization Linky Party at Beneath My Heart

Here’s the giveaway for this week: The Organized Mom It’s really a great reference book, whether you’re a first time mom or already have 5 kids.


1st Entry– leave a comment.

2nd Entry– link up to We’re Organized Wednesday.

3rd Entry– join me with Google Friend Connect on my side bar.

The giveaway and link party is now closed. Thank you for entering. I’ll announce the winners of the giveaway tomorrow.

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  • Shelly January 5, 2011, 1:43 am

    Great job – nothing feels better than having a clean and organized space!

  • Paula January 5, 2011, 4:26 am

    I would love to win this book! Please count me in, thanks!
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

  • Paula January 5, 2011, 4:27 am

    I joined with Google Friend Connect !
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

  • Michelle January 5, 2011, 6:29 am

    I too have been in total organization mode since the new year began. I have freed up so much space in our closets, it is such a rush to me!! Would love this book for any new tips or ideas!

  • amanda January 5, 2011, 6:43 am

    thanks for the inspiration! I just might tackle my master bathroom today

  • Handy Man, Crafty Woman January 5, 2011, 6:45 am

    Thanks for hosting this link party. Looking forward to getting back into the cleaning/decluttering mode. Finally have the first floor reclaimed & cleaned up from the Christmas “stuff!”

  • Al January 5, 2011, 6:59 am

    Happy New Year – one of my New year’s resolution is to get organized – hope I can keep it

  • Sassy Sites! January 5, 2011, 7:03 am

    Thanks for the linkup party! I’ve caught the organization BUG! 🙂

  • Sassy Sites! January 5, 2011, 7:04 am

    I linked up my organized kitchen!

  • Sassy Sites! January 5, 2011, 7:05 am

    I’m a friend on your sidebar!! Your blog is so dang cute! xoxo!!

  • Stephanie January 5, 2011, 8:55 am

    You make me want to go clean out a cabinet! Must hit the dollar store up first for some containers though.

  • Stephanie January 5, 2011, 8:56 am

    Google Friend, too!

  • Jessee C. January 5, 2011, 9:12 am

    Seeing your after photos just gave me the motivation I needed to tackle the mess under my bathroom counter! Thanks!

  • Jessee C. January 5, 2011, 9:12 am

    Also a google friend! 😉

  • Kirby January 5, 2011, 9:17 am

    I saw your Hemp lotion peeking through from the back; I love that stuff!! I’m going to do this same sort of thing under my kitchen sink! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • radnav January 5, 2011, 9:56 am

    You got a lot done. I would love to win this book.

  • Sami G. January 5, 2011, 10:21 am

    Thanks for the great ideas and the opportunity to win the book. 🙂

  • Karen Jerread January 5, 2011, 10:40 am

    I use some of your ideas but really appreciate the pics so I am go even farther.

  • Karen Jerread January 5, 2011, 10:43 am

    I already am a google friend

  • Leigh January 5, 2011, 12:21 pm

    I love seeing projects where the work, not the containers stand out.

  • Rebekah of All Thingz Related January 5, 2011, 1:40 pm

    Thanks for inviting me over! I’d love to win that book! It looks very helpful!

  • Rebekah of All Thingz Related January 5, 2011, 1:41 pm

    I linked up to your terrific organizing party!

  • Rebekah of All Thingz Related January 5, 2011, 1:44 pm

    I’m a Google Friend!

  • Heidi K January 5, 2011, 2:15 pm

    I really need to get organized! My house is a mess.

  • Heidi K January 5, 2011, 2:16 pm

    Follow you via GFC.

  • Rockzann January 5, 2011, 3:06 pm

    I love Organize Wednesday’s! I get so much accomplished with your inspiration!

  • Mandy January 5, 2011, 3:12 pm

    great job decluttering your bathroom! i need to get some of those white plastic bins for my pantry….that is next on my to reorganize list!

  • Mandy January 5, 2011, 3:13 pm

    just became your google friend!

  • Adrian January 5, 2011, 3:19 pm

    I’d love to win!! I can always use more tips for organizing!!

  • Adrian January 5, 2011, 3:19 pm

    I am your google friend!!

    Thanks for sharing all your amazing organizing talents with us!!

  • Robyn :) January 5, 2011, 5:14 pm

    I threw out a bunch of expired medicine too!!! It freed up a lot of space 🙂

  • Ashley January 5, 2011, 5:50 pm

    I am going to have to check out my dollar store to see if they have those little organizing bins – they worked great for you! Nice work!

  • Lori January 5, 2011, 6:46 pm

    I love nothing better than to see pictures of organized spaces! I’m visualy so it helps me to get motivated to get some of these areas done. I love the make up drawer. I need to work on that one soon.
    Thanks for inspiring me!

  • Denise January 5, 2011, 7:21 pm

    Love what you did. It feels so good to declutter and organize. Great work!

  • Tracy P January 5, 2011, 7:45 pm

    I would love to win this book as I need organization in my life!!!


    P.S. Does it count if I have you in my favorites and I check your site daily????

  • Leah January 5, 2011, 7:52 pm

    That book looks amazing!!!! I really really want it.

  • CampingJewel@your-camping-guidebook.com January 5, 2011, 8:27 pm

    That book looks fantastic. I am hoping 2011 is finally my year to get organized…I can use all the help I can get!

  • S January 5, 2011, 8:38 pm

    I am frequent visitor to your blog and love the organized look of your house. I hope I cna win this book.

  • CherylAnne January 5, 2011, 9:05 pm

    YES! This looks like a wonderful “helper” to get my home in tip-top shape!

  • Anne January 5, 2011, 10:10 pm

    You are so inspiring! One of my goals this year is to get my house organized. So far – the pantry. Next? Good question! Thanks for all the good ideas!

  • Amanda Sutherland January 6, 2011, 12:27 am

    I love your blog! You always come up with things I would never have thought of. I’m trying to get organized and would love to win that book!

  • Amanda Sutherland January 6, 2011, 12:29 am

    Oh, and I joined via Google Friend connect 🙂

  • Leanne Gallo January 6, 2011, 6:50 am

    I Love your blog!! It is my favorite! I go to school, work, and have a energetic 5 year old son, so any help with being more organized I would gladly take!! Would love to win this book!

  • Rebecca January 6, 2011, 8:29 am

    Love this idea! De-cluttering is a major priority of mine for the year…I want to get down to having the things I LOVE in my house…not stuff just taking up space!

  • Jennifer Tingey January 6, 2011, 9:11 am

    Wow, great job getting all of that out of the house! It’s amazing how small things make such a difference!

  • Danielle January 6, 2011, 12:52 pm

    That book would sure help with organization.
    – Danielle
    other-option AT hotmail DOT com

  • Lauri January 6, 2011, 1:31 pm

    I would love to win this book. Thanks for all the organizing tips.

  • molly January 6, 2011, 7:28 pm

    I NEED this book : ) thank you

  • SouthernScraps January 6, 2011, 7:39 pm

    Great blog and inspiring party!

  • Katherine January 7, 2011, 7:44 am

    Wonderful job. Happy Friday!

  • laura January 7, 2011, 11:32 am

    Hi there_ thanks for the message.
    SO many great ideas!

  • Anne Marie January 7, 2011, 11:37 am

    I just found your blog. Love it! I’m excited to involved here!!

  • LISA January 7, 2011, 10:24 pm

    I feel inspired! Great blog!

  • mrs.g from ourgrowinggarden January 9, 2011, 2:13 pm

    I am foaming at the mouth at your organization skills! 😉

  • mrs.g from ourgrowinggarden January 9, 2011, 2:14 pm

    Linking up! (found you through DIY showoff)

  • mrs.g from ourgrowinggarden January 9, 2011, 2:15 pm

    and new follower!

  • Rebecca January 9, 2011, 7:59 pm

    I love that everything is so accesible now! Running to my bathroom cupboards as we speak! Rebecca @ organizeitmom.blogspot.com

  • Traci Rochon January 11, 2011, 7:27 am

    January is my find a space for everything month! Thanks for the ideas!

  • Caroline Mukisa January 11, 2011, 11:04 pm

    I really like the way you’ve used small containers to store your make up items – I’m going to copy that idea – at the moment I store it in one big cluttered make up bag with the items I use daily just out on the counter. Your idea will definitely be an improvement – thanks for sharing!

  • Melanie January 13, 2011, 11:00 am

    Great tips! Thank you!

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