07 January 2011

Dirty Drawers? Clean em Up!

Why yes, I *DO* take on the persona of the Orbit gum spokeswoman when I clean.

Here's what I started with:
messy drawer organization before photo

I'm only showing you my side of the dresser b/c it's my blog and I'm so not cleaning out my husband's dirty drawers.  Worst wife ever =)  

messy unorganized drawers before photo

*cringe*

messy drawers before photo bras bathing suits

Time to clean up my act!

Bra straps and other small accessories went into a neat little black pouch.


bra strap organization storage bag


Girly bras got lined in a row.  My trick is to keep the ones I use the most often in the front and keep the special occasion schtuff in the back!  This way it has a better shot at staying neat and organized.


bra intimates organization drawer storage


Folding jeans so I can see the label makes locating them much easier.


jeans drawer storage organization


I won't bore you with the rest.

Dirty drawers? Clean them up with orbit gum a little organization spree

"FABULOUS!"

clean organized drawers after


PS: If you come across and old shirt or dress that you don't wear anymore, donate or upcycle it!
Yesterday I made this no-sew scarf

no sew shredded black blue zebra print jersey scarf from a dress

What are you guys up to this weekend? 
I haven't seen my husband in a while so i'm excited to glue myself to his side =)

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52 comments:

  1. I just cleaned mine out the other day and donated all of my unwanted clothing to an autistic gild that lives on my street!

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  2. Love it! Last time I donated to a girl who's house burned down. I had orginally packed them up for goodwill and the movers knew a family that could really use old household good and clothes. It made my day to know exactly where they were going!

    My brother is autistic. Did I ever mention that on the blog? I need to talk more about his amazing journey <3 love him!

    anywho - go you!!!!

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  3. Great job! I lived in Florida for 10 years before moving here. Mine are hidden away too : (.

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  4. Right when I read the title I thought: "Orbit commercial?" haha

    Cleaning is fabulous!! I need to clean out my closet this weekend! :)

    Have a great day girl! xoxo

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  5. GREAT idea on the jean layout. i need to adopt that :)

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  6. my underwear/bra/socks/bathing suit drawer is MY WORST EFFING NIGHTMARE!

    no matter how hard i try to keep it organized, i cannot! And I hate putting away bathing suits into the summer bins (i'm from boston so yeah its freezing right now!) because if I go away somewhere or a friends house who has a hot tub, i'll need my b-suit!

    props to you lady for your organization skills..how much do you charge to clean other people's drawers...? haha i kid i kid

    xoxox have a fun weekend with your lovie

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  7. As soon as the husband renovates my closet it's going to be so organized. I can't wait. This weekend I'm working. But I am determined to fit in some quality time with the husband.

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  8. Seeing as I have a truly British accent (I live in Britain) I'll say it for you.....

    Fabulous!!

    love it, well done!

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  9. Ugh I need a serious organization overhaul. Like a week off from work simply to get myself together. You are inspiring me. Love the t-shirt scarf - I really want to make one!

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  10. Don't remind me! My dressers are all a mess. A quick little straightening up is all they've had for months. I'd better get in gear and get to organizing! ☺

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  11. I definitely need to do this to mine. It seems like I have before, but it just keeps going crazy. Surely there is some kind of fairy godmother that can come and do this?? Right???

    I'm excited about spending time with my hubby this weekend, too. He has been gone for 4 nights! Yuck!

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  12. Wow, that cleaning totally made a big difference! I need to do that with my bras!!!

    Great job. :)

    xo,
    Casey
    www.blondebargainbabe.com

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  13. PS- The more I read your blog the more I love it. You have some awesome ideas!!!

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  14. I cleaned my drawers and closet out the other day before I moved back to school! I have so much more free space because I finally threw out the clothes that I always said, "I'll fit into those one day! I am going to get that skinny again! haha

    Made a lot more room so I can go buy new clothes haha! When I get some money after being broke from all the dang college expenses!

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  15. I love this shiz! Keep it up girl!

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  16. I need to do this! My cabinets and closets are a hot mess!

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  17. Want to come do mine haha!

    I just did my husband's and not because I am a fab wifie because every morning I would hear him searching for matching socks, undershirts and whatever and I couldn't take it anymore. I had to organize him just for my own happiness. :)

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  18. I got half of mine and hubby's cleaned out for the new year. Great post and pics!

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  19. That scarf is so cute! I'm going to be doing a lot of organization this weekend, myself! : )

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  20. FABULOUS! :-)

    I like how you organized your bras. I'm going to go back and do that to mine. I didn't organize my hubby's side. I've learned that you can't really help anyone else with their clutter without causing problems.

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  21. Love your organization!! I need to organize my bras like that!
    and i'm loving your no sew scarf! How flippin cute!

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  22. Love your organization skills girl, I like how you arranged the bras!

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  23. When on earth do you find time to be so darn productive? It's infuriating! :)

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  24. you are on a mission!!!!! I'm the same way-if i'm in the mood to clean EVERYTHING gets done or cleaned....organizing thats def a downfall of mine-damn! Ok I need to work on that....asap....when i'm in the mood...

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  25. Looks GREAT!!!!! Sooooo neat and tidy and organized! I love it!

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  26. January is definitely a time to get organized. Your new drawers looks wonderful!

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  27. all I can say is WOW!!really really lovely!!
    have a good day:)
    xx

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  28. You have a lot of bras! :)

    I just cleaned my entire apartment yesterday, but I didn't not clean out any drawers--ran out of steam.

    I did scrub my bathroom with a shirt from my former place of employment. That was fab!

    Have a great weekend :)

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  29. R.I.P Florida jeans.. LOL. Well those will make good for a vintage store dont you think?

    http://www.snowblackblog.com/

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  30. R.I.P Florida jeans.. LOL. Well those will make good for a vintage store dont you think?

    http://www.snowblackblog.com/

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  31. R.I.P Florida jeans.. LOL. Well those will make good for a vintage store dont you think?

    http://www.snowblackblog.com/

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  32. R.I.P Florida jeans.. LOL. Well those will make good for a vintage store dont you think?

    http://www.snowblackblog.com/

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  33. I did this a week ago and I feel soooo much better!

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  34. don't you love when everything is done!

    I am having a great giveaway from skeldesign. Beautiful Notepads to get organized. check it out.

    http://houseonashwelllane.blogspot.com/2011/01/notepads-that-make-organizing-fun.html

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  35. dear Jennifer,

    I am jealous of your bra collection. is that weird? ;)

    xoxo

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  36. oh my goodness i am in serious need of cleaning up my drawers, cloest, room... everything :)!! yours look so awesome, i hope you have a lovely weekend!!

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  37. you did such a great job! want to come do mine next? and by the way, your hair looks long and gorgeous in that last pic!

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  38. This couldn't have come at a better time. I really need to declutter big time but it is turning into a bigger job than first thought. But somehow I think it's a pregnancy things, not a pre spring clean. But thanks for the tips!

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  39. ahhh I am so inspired!

    I love the recycled shirt to scarf its amazing!

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  40. looks great. Wow.. clear drawer fronts.. you have to be organized!
    Thanks for linking to my Organizing Mission Monday link party

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  41. LOVE that dresser! I only tackled my dresser too, my husband is on his own :)

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  42. I think it's funny you call NC chilly... We Ohioans venture to the Carolinas for spring break to get away from the cold :)

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  43. I seriously LOVE this post! So glad you shared it! You did an incredible job, you are quite the organizing queen!

    Thanks so much for linking up!

    xoxo,
    Jen

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  44. I seriously LOVE this post! So glad you shared it! You did an incredible job, you are quite the organizing queen!

    Thanks so much for linking up!

    xoxo,
    Jen

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  45. looks great. Wow.. clear drawer fronts.. you have to be organized!
    Thanks for linking to my Organizing Mission Monday link party

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  46. ahhh I am so inspired!

    I love the recycled shirt to scarf its amazing!

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  47. you did such a great job! want to come do mine next? and by the way, your hair looks long and gorgeous in that last pic!

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  48. This couldn't have come at a better time. I really need to declutter big time but it is turning into a bigger job than first thought. But somehow I think it's a pregnancy things, not a pre spring clean. But thanks for the tips!

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  49. oh my goodness i am in serious need of cleaning up my drawers, cloest, room... everything :)!! yours look so awesome, i hope you have a lovely weekend!!

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  50. dear Jennifer,

    I am jealous of your bra collection. is that weird? ;)

    xoxo

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  51. don't you love when everything is done!

    I am having a great giveaway from skeldesign. Beautiful Notepads to get organized. check it out.

    http://houseonashwelllane.blogspot.com/2011/01/notepads-that-make-organizing-fun.html

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