As Garrett kindly put it the other day, I’m the most disorganized organized person. It’s true. I’ve been a serious mess lately. It’s a combination of having too little space, too much stuff, and not enough energy to tackle the whole thing. As a result… my apartment has been disheveled. Everything, really… but I am getting it back in tip top shape!
We started this weekend
and I still have a ways to go! One of the things that has been driving me insane? My jewelry drawer!!!! Insanity. Statement necklaces and bangles out the wazoo. I forgot about 80% of the things I have just because I couldn’t see them!
My apartment is definitely “good enough” for what I need as an almost 25-year-old living in NYC. There are definitely things I wish I could change, but I have to say… my bathroom is pretty amazing as far as city bathrooms go. (You just have to disregard the fact that the door only swings open 40% of the way before getting stopped by the toilet….)
So much storage! The shelves are so great that I wish I had them in my bedroom. Deep and wide. Two thumbs up from this girl. There are three shelves and the top two have three baskets each which are perfect for hiding away things that aren’t too pretty. (Extra toilet paper, cleaning supplies, cosmetic cases, about 400 things of nail polish, first aid kits, etc.)
I use the bottom shelf for the things I regularly need access to.
I must have walked up and down the aisles of the Container Store sixteen times before I settled on the jewelry stands
. So. Perfect. I love being able to see all of my bangles and bracelets all lined up. The taller one is supposed to be for necklaces, but I had too many bracelets for just one and I like that they’re different heights so I can see everything at once.
I have to say though… The letter sorter
is one of my more exciting discoveries. The story behind it is that I’ve had it on my desk since I moved in. I used it to hold stationery. But in an effort to declutter my deskspace, I retired it and put my stationery in an organized box. For a few days, the letter sorter was just sitting on my tv stand all lonely… Ummmm… Two iPhone cases fit perfectly
side by side in each slot… so it organizes ten of them!!! I love switching out my cases and now I can see them all lined up without having to dig through drawers searching for the perfect one.
Do you have any organizational tips for storing accessories?