It’s January. It’s the month when people have made resolutions for the new year and are trying hard to stick with them. I don’t really do resolutions anymore (because I inevitably break them on January 3rd) but I do try to set goals for myself. And let’s be honest, I feel way less bad when I don’t accomplish a goal than when I break a resolution. It’s all in the wording, people. And like a lot of people, one of my goals is to be more organized.
I realize that 99% of people who know me in real life are going to laugh at that goal. I am crazy organized. Clutter and disorganization drives me nuts. But even I have a few Monica’s secret closet spots. Sure, they aren’t that bad, but they are definitely more clutter than function. So when Rubbermaid and Home Depot asked me to check out their new All Access storage line, I was all about organizing and giving a mini-makeover to one of my least functional spaces, the linen closet.
Let’s begin with a little before, shall we? I know it could be worse. But see those little drawers? They didn’t actually hold what was on the labels. They were packed full with whatever we could fit in there. The towels never stayed folded. Extra things were just shoved in where there was space. My current mode of organization was not working. It was hard to find what we were looking for without stuff tumbling out all over the place.
First things first. I emptied out the entire closet, including the shelves. I patched holes, grabbed some extra paint I had on hand (SW Bathe Blue and Extra White), and set to painting. It’s amazing what a coat of paint can do, amiright!?
While the paint was drying, I set to work tossing all the expired medications, throwing away boxes, and making a “donate” pile of all the linens that I no longer needed nor used. Sheets and towels were refolded to look all pretty. And the rest was organized into groupings and put into Rubbermaid All Access storage boxes.
It is looking SO much better! I can actually find things and everything stays nice and tidy. In fact, I was able to clean out and toss so much that I was able to put a few more things in the linen closet.
My favorite part is these awesome Rubbermaid storage bins that I found at Home Depot. They are clear so I can see what is in them. Plus….
The front flips down so I can still access everything inside!!!! How cool is that!? I don’t even have to take the bins off the shelves! For our medicines, I put the most used stuff in the front of the bin so we could have easy access to it.
Since we all like to snoop a little bit, here is a closer peek at how I organized things. The top shelf got extra paper towel rolls. The second shelf holds table linens and medical supplies (my stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, heating pad, etc). And the third shelf stores our extra light bulbs, tissues, and the clippers for cutting the hubby’s hair.
Down another shelf has extra TP, the first aid box (I like to keep it all contained so I can grab it and run), and medicines. Then the travel sized items (that I use in the guest bathroom), dixie cups, and extra supplies (razors, body wash, contact solution, etc).
And finally the bottom shelves house the wash clothes, hand towels, sheet sets, towels, and extra blankets.
All in all, this entire mini-makeover only took me 4 hours to complete. It seems like such a small change, but effective organization can really make a huge difference!
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Rubbermaid® . The opinions and text are all mine.