Making Room for Beauty in the Bathroom #46NotMyNumber

Bathroom Sink piled with health and beauty products
My frazzled sink on beauty regime overload

If you’ve been following my health and wellness quest (my part of the Simmworks Weight Loss Challenge, which I’ve dubbed “46NotMyNumber”) then you know that my goals are not just to whittle some inches from my midsection, but to take a holistic approach to my over-all health and rectify all those not-so-great habits I’ve gotten into. (And if you haven’t been following along yet, you are now up-to-date!)

This week I tackled a big challenge – to eliminate the speed bump I call a bathroom sink and bring order to its chaos.

I have neglected my poor little bathroom sink, piling it high with hair, face, teeth, and goodness-knows-what-else products to the point where any form of consistent beauty routine is non-existent.  The only area I can claim to be very diligent in is oral care, but even that process has been a time drain as I’m scrambling to find the right supplies every night… leaving me (err, I hate to admit this) sometimes too tired to even bother with face wash or lotion, let alone get to any of those other things like hand-scrub or body lotion that I swear I’m going to start using routinely.

Have you been there?  You know that order should be brought to your beauty regime, but the products just pile up until it’s a mish-mosh of beauty gone wrong.

Using some of these revolutionary products like my newly discovered Basq Rebalancing Face Cleanser improve my skin.  Using these regular (like toothpaste) and special (like my face cleanser) items also makes me feel better, taking time to pamper and hydrate is good for the soul and body!

Ahh….organization and tranquility restored! 

So, folks, I decided it’s time to kick this habit to the bathroom-curb and within the span of an hour, I cleaned, sorted, discarded expired items, set up a box for donating unused/unneeded items, and logically set-up my bathroom cabinets and more importantly my sink.  I just thought about my ideal routine and set up only the items I need each day on the sink, or nearby in a cabinet or drawer.  The rest of the cabinets and drawers hold my stock-up items, or occasional needs like cotton balls and make-up.

I am delighted to say I have maintained order and now have a quick, simple, faithful beauty routine I follow every day and night.

It. Is. So. Liberating!

(And my skin is getting that “I’m taken care of, hydrated, and healthy” glow.)

Do you have road blocks or speed bumps in your beauty routine?  What are you going to do/ have you done to overcome them? 

Barb Webb. Founder and Editor of Rural Mom, is an author and sustainable living expert nesting in Appalachian Kentucky. When she’s not chasing chickens around the farm or engaging in mock Jedi battles, she’s writing about country living and artisan culture.
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    • Danielle Simmons
    • June 30, 2012

    We’re getting ready to gut and renovate our master bath and organization is at the top of my list when it comes to design! I’ve been following a “schedule” of sorts when it comes to cleaning and the bathroom always gets 1-2 hours a week so I can maintain order again.

    • Jessi Timmermans
    • June 30, 2012

    I love when I can bring order to a little piece of chaos, it makes me feel so much better about everything 🙂 good luck on your journey.

    • June 30, 2012

    I love your organization. We are getting ready to do our basement but I am not as organized as you. I need to do a cleansing too!

    • Grace Hodgin
    • June 30, 2012

    I’m so much happier when I’m organized.

    • June 30, 2012

    Oh i hate when my bathroom is cluttered! Your new organized sink looks great. I wish I had that space around my sink to actually house stuff. I barely have room for the tooth brush and hand soaps. It’s a tiny sink that needs remodeling. It makes keeping the bathroom organized difficult cause I can’t fit a nice organizer on the counter.

    • Pam
    • July 1, 2012

    I hate when my bathroom is clean and not cluttered. It doesn’t stay that why for long with the kids though.

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