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End of the day. by LaPanteraRosa. on Flickr.

End of the day. by LaPanteraRosa. on Flickr.




untitled by s▲njis on Flickr.

untitled by s▲njis on Flickr.




Make-up holder by Craft & Creativity on Flickr.This is a GREAT idea. I’m thinking of using this for my daily make-up - a great way to keep everything organized and in one place on my dresser!

Make-up holder by Craft & Creativity on Flickr.

This is a GREAT idea. I’m thinking of using this for my daily make-up - a great way to keep everything organized and in one place on my dresser!




Make Up Artist Brushes by 3Geezy on Flickr.

Make Up Artist Brushes by 3Geezy on Flickr.




Make up by deathtiny42 on Flickr.

Make up by deathtiny42 on Flickr.




Make up by richi81 on Flickr.

Make up by richi81 on Flickr.








Things currently on my dresser that shouldn’t be:
-three magazines, two photo frames, two shopping bags, sweater dress, laundry bags, penny jars, combination lock, USB key, wedding favour gift bags, Moleskine planner, skin cream samples, envelope seals, two bottles of lotion, four pots of cream, eight headbands, glasses, passport, plane ticket and luggage ticket stubs, two contact cases, camera charger, eight bracelets, two necklaces, pack of floss, cough drops, winning scratch card, headphones, box of bobby pins, single cotton ball, box of matches, sticky notes, lid from old lotion bottle, file folder, two make-up cases overflowing with old cosmetics, and even more random cosmetics. 
Things that SHOULD be on my dresser:
-cosmetics I use every day, record player, and a few decorative touches.
As with most people, my dresser is a haven for the miscellaneous. 
I am hoping to curb this by only keeping things on it that I use every day, and creating “homes” for the rest. One of the biggest organizing tricks I learned from reading various sites is that it’s much easier to keep things organized when everything has a specific home. This is why I think out of all places in a house, the kitchen is often the most organized - most things in a kitchen have a home by necessity. Once you’re done with the milk, you have to put it back in the fridge or it’ll go bad. Once you’re done with the knife, you have to put it back in the knife box or cutlery drawer, lest you accidentally knock it off the counter and into your toe. Once you’re done with the thyme, you put it back on the spice rack because that’s where it belongs. Once you’re done with your plates, they go in the sink. Once they’re washed, they go in the drying rack. Once they’re dry, they go back into the cupboard. It is easier to keep things organized once everything has a specific place, a specific home to go back to when it’s not in use. 
This is what I want to adopt with my dresser. Once the initial clearing is done, I want to buy a make-up organizer for the make-up I use either every day or often enough to keep handy. 
The rest of the stuff needs to be put away and/or dealt with (like those jars of pennies that need to be finally rolled and deposited*). I often have a fear that if things are not visible, I’ll forget about them and will never use them. But if I forget about using them, then maybe I don’t need them in the first place! Another clutter clearing tip - get rid of things you’re not using!
*A note on pennies: yes, I used to keep penny jars, and deposited all the extra pennies out of my wallet into them. An ex-boyfriend later alerted me to how silly this was - the pennies are never gonna build up to a sizable amount to be worth it in a “savings” sense, and it makes much more sense to SPEND my pennies… and my change in general. I don’t understand people who hold on to their change. Working as a barista, I frequently would see people pull out change purses/empty their pockets, and instead of giving me the 6 quarters and 5 dimes that they clearly had, they’d give me a toonie. Spend your change people! Develop your math skills and lighten your loads. There’s no sense in carrying all that weight around! 
Is that another clutter clearing tip? Stop hoarding things instead of using them? 

Things currently on my dresser that shouldn’t be:

-three magazines, two photo frames, two shopping bags, sweater dress, laundry bags, penny jars, combination lock, USB key, wedding favour gift bags, Moleskine planner, skin cream samples, envelope seals, two bottles of lotion, four pots of cream, eight headbands, glasses, passport, plane ticket and luggage ticket stubs, two contact cases, camera charger, eight bracelets, two necklaces, pack of floss, cough drops, winning scratch card, headphones, box of bobby pins, single cotton ball, box of matches, sticky notes, lid from old lotion bottle, file folder, two make-up cases overflowing with old cosmetics, and even more random cosmetics. 

Things that SHOULD be on my dresser:

-cosmetics I use every day, record player, and a few decorative touches.

As with most people, my dresser is a haven for the miscellaneous. 

I am hoping to curb this by only keeping things on it that I use every day, and creating “homes” for the rest. One of the biggest organizing tricks I learned from reading various sites is that it’s much easier to keep things organized when everything has a specific home. This is why I think out of all places in a house, the kitchen is often the most organized - most things in a kitchen have a home by necessity. Once you’re done with the milk, you have to put it back in the fridge or it’ll go bad. Once you’re done with the knife, you have to put it back in the knife box or cutlery drawer, lest you accidentally knock it off the counter and into your toe. Once you’re done with the thyme, you put it back on the spice rack because that’s where it belongs. Once you’re done with your plates, they go in the sink. Once they’re washed, they go in the drying rack. Once they’re dry, they go back into the cupboard. It is easier to keep things organized once everything has a specific place, a specific home to go back to when it’s not in use. 

This is what I want to adopt with my dresser. Once the initial clearing is done, I want to buy a make-up organizer for the make-up I use either every day or often enough to keep handy. 

The rest of the stuff needs to be put away and/or dealt with (like those jars of pennies that need to be finally rolled and deposited*). I often have a fear that if things are not visible, I’ll forget about them and will never use them. But if I forget about using them, then maybe I don’t need them in the first place! Another clutter clearing tip - get rid of things you’re not using!

*A note on pennies: yes, I used to keep penny jars, and deposited all the extra pennies out of my wallet into them. An ex-boyfriend later alerted me to how silly this was - the pennies are never gonna build up to a sizable amount to be worth it in a “savings” sense, and it makes much more sense to SPEND my pennies… and my change in general. I don’t understand people who hold on to their change. Working as a barista, I frequently would see people pull out change purses/empty their pockets, and instead of giving me the 6 quarters and 5 dimes that they clearly had, they’d give me a toonie. Spend your change people! Develop your math skills and lighten your loads. There’s no sense in carrying all that weight around! 

Is that another clutter clearing tip? Stop hoarding things instead of using them? 




Macaron by liechtenrose on Flickr.
This looks incredible and I just want to nom on it all day. 

Macaron by liechtenrose on Flickr.

This looks incredible and I just want to nom on it all day. 




Macarons by lejaclyn on Flickr.

Macarons by lejaclyn on Flickr.