I also had another motivation for a cleaning overhaul. Now that I have a better half who spends a lot of time at my place, he needs space to put his stuff. So I've willingly surrendered (minimal) closet space and surface area for another person. Yea, I must really like this guy.
So with the introduction of J and his belongings into my life and home, serious changes needed to be made.
Starting with the bathroom.
I have "his and hers" sinks which up until previously were "mine and also mine." But I thought it'd be a nice gesture to give one side of the sink and its cabinet up. I mean, how much stuff do I have to store in my bathroom anyway?
A lot, apparently.
Between the storm of cough drops, lotion, cleaning products and odds n ends, it was driving me nuts. So I enlisted the help of Bed Bath & Beyond, and with this product, my under-the-sink cabinet now looks like this:
What a relief! But it didn't end there, because I also needed to reorganize J's side.
Not as big of an improvement on his side, but it definitely feels more organized. And that under-the-sink sliding drawer is nice, too. It's a great place to store plastic bags and other items so it doesn't feel so cluttered. (And yes, J keeps an $80 bottle of Oban scotch under the sink.)
Next up I tackle my cosmetic and nail polish drawer, where a couple easy (and obvious!) solutions made a big difference.