I realized something this morning. I never posted any before/after photos yesterday! I also never shared any of the steps in my process. Man, I knew I was tired, but I guess I had no idea how tired I was! So, before I post about today's leg of the journey, here's some stuff from yesterday …
This is my bathroom counter. It was just a little on the cluttered side, because Stuff likes to follow me around and settle in wherever there's space.
I'm playing with the idea of putting the hair dryer elsewhere, as I don't use it daily anymore. Maybe I can mount the hanger on the inside of one of the cabinet drawers? I may move the plastic drawers, too. They're very useful for corralling my routinely used items and keeping them separated by category, but they're not exactly lovely. Still, isn't this better?
I received this jewelry box from the girls for Mother's Day the year my son was born … 16 years ago. I've always loved it, but it's a little dated. I started keeping it in the window ledge to deter the kitties from jumping up there. It's bad enough they try to jump in my lap when I'm in here. (; The basket of nail polish and nail care items is resting on its perch for the same reason.
I like this much more, though I think it's a little too bare now ... I'll have to give some thought to what I might do to change that.
Because the drainpipe in the kids' shower leaks into the basement, I share my shower with them. That means a lot more bottles of goo reside in my bathroom than would otherwise. The worse part is that it means there's more places for dust to land and stick to the still wet surfaces.
I took all the bottles out and gave the shower a good old-fashioned cleaning using a tip I found online. Then I put in only those bottles and other items that are used on a regular basis. FYI, the cleaner I used worked great (note the color difference under the hand bar), but I didn't follow the instructions to the letter. You're supposed to leave it on overnight. I left it on for a few minutes and then still used a scrub brush. It may work great as directed, but I was being impatient and just wanted results.
Now all that's left is the hamper in the corner that currently houses my bath towels. I think that may find a new home once I get the linen closet cleaned out and reorganized.