Bathroom Organization: Medicine Cabinet Magic

My new place has giant new medicine cabinets in the bathroom and I knew they would be great for storage if I organized them correctly. Using various containers, jars, glasses, vintage cups, etc, I utilized every last inch of each medicine cabinet and can now access it all quickly and efficiently when getting ready. 

Before:

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Piles of products and tools that had to fit in the bathroom:

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After:

 

 

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Evolution of Chaos and Progress

Happy Friday! Starting from moving day, here’s a look at the progress (and chaos) of the new apartment!
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Initially tried the bar near the window but changed my mind later. 

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Had the TV on the right half of this wall and changed my mind on that too! 

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Rearranged! Moved the TV over to the left and brought the bar back over where it used to be in my old place. 

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All but a few boxes are unpacked. 

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After I got lucky with all of my free boxes, I paid it forward and gave them to a couple in my building who was moving out and needed boxes. So the big pile is officially gone! 

 

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There are more updates, organizing and progress in the works, so check back next week! 

Moving Day Tricks and Mistakes

Use a quarter to hold doors open!

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Don’t pack your tools to take apart the bed before you take apart the bed…. this made for a fun game of frantically opening up boxes at 7 am on moving day searching for the right tools I mistakenly packed weeks ago. 

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Moving Day Recap

Moving day is over and now I’m in the midst of organizing, unpacking, styling, etc. Check out the progress of old apartment/new apartment below! These photos are all from moving day, and I’ve already started rearranging things so the next update will look a bit different. My wonderful mom decided to come to DC to help out- I wouldn’t have made this much progress without her! Stay tuned for more updates this week, a few helpful moving tips I learned this time around and a few mistakes I’ll remember not to make next time :) 

Old place:

All of the boxes were first to go, then the big furniture was shrink wrapped/protected and moved, and we saved the  small items for last: lamps, emptying out the fridge/freezer, etc. 

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New place:

I started unpacking the boxes in the new place while the movers continued to bring them in, and my mom coordinated things downstairs from the old place so it made for a really efficient system! My goal was to unpack first, organize and style later. This way, most of the boxes could be out of the apartment shortly after the move. 

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Oh Joy for Target: Fall Collection

This might be my favorite Oh Joy! collection yet. I love the striped pitcher and mugs, but let’s be honest, I love it all. Great colors and graphic patterns on every element. Shop the full collection at Target. 

PS- I’ll have a moving update on the blog tomorrow so stay tuned! In the meantime, happy shopping :) 

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