Deluxe Cosmetic Organizer Review

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Ok ladies…this is cool! This is an “A-lister” cosmetic organizer by Lori Greiner. For those of you with oodles of makeup….you need one of these. You will have a great time organizing all your make-up.
It gives you the feel of one of those really nice jewelry boxes (which they also have). It is a heavy and the outside is made of wood. The inside is lined with a washable vinyl.
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As you can see there there is a top lid that opens up and has a mirror on it.
I don’t have a whole lot of make up myself….so I used the right hand side for some of my basic everyday jewelry.
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On each side there are 2 swing out compartments. The left has top sections for smaller items along the top. There are slots for 72 lipsticks or mascaras etc.
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This second tray down has dividers that are meant to put your compacts in. My compact was too tall for this to work, but many of the wouldn’t be. Be creative in what you can use this for.
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Like I said I do not have a lot of make up, so I put some of my jewelry on this side…that works for me. But you can put anything in these compartments that you need to…bottle of concealer, face creams etc.
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The center bottom sections are open for what ever you need to put in them. I used the one for my compact. If you look on the back wall there are also slots that you can put taller things.
I have been very pleased with this organizer….you can use your imagination in how and where you want to put your cosmetics.  This cosmetic organizer was given to me without charge to review for my readers.  (See disclosure)

To Purchase Your Own

Go to Lori Greiners site and purchase your own for $72.00.

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1) Go to Lori Greiners site and tell me what colors the Deluxe Cosmetic Organizer comes in.You can also see their pictures of how they load their cosmetics..which are much better pictures than mine. Then come back here and comment. Your e-mail address needs to either be on this post or easily accessible.

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Laundry Room Organizing

September 3, 2009 by  
Filed under Blog, Cleaning, Decorating, DIY, Laundry room or Bathroom

I tour of my laundry room.  You can really add a lot of space to your laundry rooms. Look up…look at any wall space that may be available.  Even if you have a closet for your washer and dryer..look at the space above them. There may be one shelf, but could you add a couple of shelves above or below?

Dress up your laundry room with fun colors!! Its a easy, inexpensive and can make your laundry room feel a little cheerier to go into!

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Sock Sacks Review


This is one of the coolest inventions and it is so simple you think, “Why the heck didn’t I think of this?”
Having 5 kids, 4 of which are boys with socks that look sooooo much alike, I hate doing the whites. It seems like it would take me forever to match the whites. I did the “dot” method of marking my kids socks. That helps to figure out who’s is who’s….but I still had to separate them all and lay them out all over the floor to do it. Enter the Sock Sack!

These are net bags (like you use for your delicates)that are a nice large size (they come in 2 sizes – 3 styles) to fit all the socks. They are color coded and have a place to write your child’s name on them. The other thing I like about them is that the zipper closure is protected. Many times the little net bag I have to do my delicates in often times opens in the wash.

There is a hook on the corner to hang these on door knobs, or there is a hook that comes with it to hand somewhere else. I thought that I would hang them on the sides of the kids laundry hampers on their rooms, but because the bags are such a great size to fit all their socks..they hang too low to hang on the hamper.
The kids each have their own sock sack and to teach compliance, the new rule is: If your socks aren’t in your sock sack..they don’t get washed. (I do wash them, but then I have a basket in the laundry room that they will go in if they are out of the sock sack. Once that child starts running low on socks….they will learn to make sure their socks go in their sock sack. So far I am only having problems with one child.)
You simply throw in the zipped up sock sack with the socks already separated with each child’s socks in them. Wash and dry like normal. Not only does this keep the child’s socks separated, but it also keeps them from “getting lost” in the washer and going down the drain. Now this is what my laundry basket looks like. Once they come out of the dryer, I take each sock sack and open it…match that child’s socks and put them back into their sock sacks. They get their sacks and have folded matched socks. They put them in their drawers, take their empty sacks and hang back up.
I LOVE THESE!!!! The only thing I would love more would be to have 2 for each child. When the one goes down to the laundry..hang the empty one up right then and there in case I don’t get the whites down the first day.

To purchase go to The Sock Sacks

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Storage Solution

Storage for Your Bathroom



Do you ever wonder what to do with all the little things that us woman need monthly next to the toilet? Well…this is a wonderful solution!!
I have been using this for several years. I have seen it advertised for between washers and dryers (which is also a great idea!), but this is how I have used it. It fits into a pretty slim space.
I use the top for all my “girly” things..and the bottom storage drawer I turned into a trash can. I use a plastic bag to line it…so simple!! Everything I need is right where I need it when I need it.
If you have to share a bathroom with the rest of family or it is the main one in the house that guest would use…you can use contact paper inside the clear lid and keeping the lid closed would hide what is in there.
If you don’t need the bottom for a trash can, then you can use that for your supplies and the top could be for extra rolls of toilet paper or even magazines. There can be many uses!

Ok..I had several people ask me where to get this. I had to eat my shoe as I realized I couldn’t find it anywhere! (If anyone knows where the one above is, please pass on the information. I bought mine several years back and really had no idea that they weren’t around anymore. I had one of my fellow NAPO (National Association of Professional Organizers) member give me the link to this one at the Container Store. The cost is $69.00 (which is much more than I would have ever paid for it.) I will keep looking though and if I find something else, I will post it.
Thank you readers for letting me know my errors.
I have had another NAPO member tell me that she has seen them at Home Depot and Lowe’s in the appliance section. She didn’t find them on the web site though. So if you are interested, that would be another place to try. I know I will.

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Solutions in the Kids Bathroom

January 9, 2009 by  
Filed under Blog, Laundry room or Bathroom

When Dave and I were married two years ago his family moved into the home I was living in. It’s not a real big home for 7 people, but we manage fine. But being able to figure things out like towel racks in a bathroom has been interesting.
Having 5 children and only 1 towel rack was not going to work unless I wanted to have them grab a clean towel everyday. No thank you to that much laundry. So this was my solution. I decided peg board would do the trick, but didn’t want ugly brown stuff on my bathroom wall making it look like a garage. I found this online after much searching. It has worked out great. The kids have 2 hooks each that they can put their towels and robes on. They each have their own bins that their toothbrushes can go in. Then there is one larger bin that the brushes and combs can go in. I put their names with letter stickers on the front of their little bins too.
Sometimes you just have to think outside the box.

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Laundry Room Decor

December 5, 2008 by  
Filed under Blog, Laundry room or Bathroom

Spice Up your Laundry Room with Fun Colors!

Laundry rooms do not have to be dull boring places that we dread having to go in and crawl through the piles of dirty clothes!
We may always have to climb through piles of clothes (but I hope there is some organization there)..but it doesn’t have to be dull and boring!
Painting or wall papering is one option. But that can be hard to do because you have to move out your washer and dryer and its hard to do without that room for even a day. Another option is just using fun colorful baskets. You can get all kinds of colors now for baskets. I found these at Target.
I have a very small laundry room and when I first moved into this house my now husband (we were dating then) came in and put these shelves up for me. I at first just had some boring white baskets on them…but spotted these and had to have them!
It just gives enough color to make me feel a little better about going into that place of never ending dirty clothes!

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