Fall Cleaning: The Vanity

Beauty, Decorating, diy, jewelry, Lifestyle, Minimalism, simplicity, Uncategorized

Happy Wednesday everyone! I don’t know if you all knew this, but I’m sort of a messy person. I’m not at all a dirty person, but I’m pretty dang disorganized. Somehow, some way I always end up with clutter in places where there should not be…like my vanity. All those cosmetic organizers and it still manages to get cluttered. When this happens, I know it’s time to start over and rethink how I organize.

When it comes to my vanity, I have to start ALL the way over and even change out the drawer liner. I’m even thinking about creating my own storage container for it because it’s just so cluttered all the time. I’m not sure if the JerryBox is working out too well. The brushes always come flying out every time that I turn it to find what I’m looking for.

Anyway, so far I’ve cleared some space by purchasing a corner shelf on Amazon. The main reason I got this was that my perfume and nail polishes were being directly exposed to the sun and I think this affects the formulations…especially the nail polishes.

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The shelf is pretty sturdy and it already fits my room décor. However, it is kind of cheap and not the greatest quality but it works and I really like it. Also, my perfumes and nail polishes now have a nice home away from the direct sunlight.

I typed a lot of this earlier in the day and then made my way to AC Moore to see what I could find to change up my vanity situation. I picked up some construction paper as my drawer liner and tried to look for some sort of container that had drawers.I got home and purged everything I didn’t need and cleaned off everything I did need with baby wipes. Surprisingly, I didn’t dread doing any of this; in fact, I found it pretty cathartic.

I went with the dark orange construction paper because it screams fall and looks great under my acrylic containers. I also found a jewelry box that wasn’t being used and am now using that to store my favorite rollerballs, liquid lipsticks, and lipglosses. The jewelry box is a nice touch because it’s mirrored, I wish I would have thought of this sooner.

I didn’t realize this post was going to end up being all about my vanity so I’m going to have to divide these fall cleaning posts into parts now. So that is all for today you all! Thanks for reading as always!

ChelsiKay

 

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Organizing My Room Pt. 1

Decorating, Lifestyle, Minimalism, simplicity

Okay as you all know I’m trying my best to organize my room. So far, I got the majority of my surfaces nice and neat. I didn’t have to throw anything away either…I just needed to find a new home for certain things.

Last week I purchased a bar cart from IKEA and it took me a minute to figure out how I was going to merchandise it, but I figured it out. All of my filming equipment (that can fit) goes on the top. Miscellaneous items go on the middle shelf, which thankfully is not that, many things. The last shelf holds all of my hair styling products, which again isn’t that much because I have finally found products that work for my hair. Obviously, this isn’t how most bar carts are used, but sometimes we just have to get creative.

Since I’ve merchandised the bar cart, my end table has cleared up. It could still use a lot of work, but I’ll declutter it eventually. I have to say, even though it isn’t the clearest surface, it is definitely more organized than it was before. I would prefer something else in place of this end table as well.

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My vanity is holding up really well since I purchased the JerryBox Cosmetic Organizer. It’s kind of crazy how such a small change can make such a drastic difference when it comes to being more organized. It also helps that I don’t have a ton of makeup, but the JerryBox has really been helping out…now if I can figure out how to get my brushes to stay in there!

I’ll be coming back with a part two to organizing my room pretty soon which will probably include some decorating as well. Even though this was a short post, I hope it was still worth reading.

ChelsiKay

JerryBox Cosmetic Organizer

Beauty, Fashion, Lifestyle, Minimalism, simplicity, Uncategorized

You guys should know by now that I’m trying my actual hardest to get organized. The best place to start for me is usually my vanity and I go from there. I thought I had it all figured out at one point and threw the majority of my makeup into this really pretty wired bowl. That system worked out for awhile until I had to dig around just to find stuff and somehow makeup would get EVERYWHERE!

So for about a month and a half, I had a purchase in mind but kept putting the purchase on hold until this Monday. This Monday was Prime Day on Amazon and the prices were all just really amazing deals. Soo…I figured why not get my hands on the JerryBox Makeup Storage. The Jerrybox is a makeup and makeup accessory organizer that saves a ton of space on your vanity.

 

The actual setting up process is really self-explanatory, you just kind of fit all the pieces together. There are also directions on the back of the box, which do help out if you need it.

 

There are different styles of the Jerrybox which include: Tower, Circle, and Square in white, black and transparent. I went with the circle style in white, but if I were to purchase this again I would most definitely get the Tower in transparent just because it looks like it may be easier to clean.

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I haven’t figured out how I want everything to sit on here, but I’m sure it’ll all come to me very soon. Overall, the JerryBox is a really cool, innovative, and a pretty ingenious idea that easily clears up space on your vanity. It has a plastic feeling, but it is still quite sturdier than I expected.

So that’s all for today my lovelies! I hope this was a cool post for you guys! If you’re interested in the JerryBox, it’s on Amazon for a pretty decent price. Thanks for reading!!

ChelsiKay

Implementing My Routine

Decorating, Lifestyle, Minimalism, simplicity

Ok, so I am aware that I did not post on Friday. It was a very busy weekend that did not end too well, but I’m not going to let that stop me from getting up my posts this week! I planned on posting about how my routine for my room was going, but I’ll just do that today instead.

I wrote out a daily, weekly and monthly routine to keep my room nice and tidy. So far my daily routine is working out pretty well, but I’ve kind of slacked on my weekly routine except for my laundry. Hopefully this week I can actually do all of my clean room tasks.

My daily routine is just making up my bed and getting the glasses out of my room and into the dishwasher. I have a tendency to hoard glasses for some reason and it makes my room look so not neat. I also have a tendency to not put my shoes back on their shoe rack and leave my jackets on the foot of my bed.

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My weekly routine consists of vacuuming and doing my laundry from washing all the way to folding. I despise folding my clothes just like everyone else…I’m trying to find a way where it’s cathartic rather than tedious. I also included tidying up any cluttered surfaces and watering my plants. I have a devil’s ivy plant and a bamboo plant that occasionally gets neglected.

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By the time I reach my monthly routine, I shouldn’t have too much to do except vacuuming under my bed and other hard to reach areas. The rest of the tasks are things I may have to do if things aren’t really decluttered. If I pick up my room throughout the day and week then I won’t have to do too much on a monthly basis. I hope that all made sense.

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I also want to dedicate some time to certain spots in my room that need to be cleaned or even decorated. I may even make blog posts about that because I really just want to simplify as well as organize my whole entire room. I really think that having a cleaning/organizing routine will help to achieve this goal in the long run. Let’s hope so anyway!

Thanks for reading.

ChelsiKay

Time for a Routine

Decorating, Lifestyle, Minimalism, simplicity

So I’m not the cleanest person…wait scratch that! I’m not the most organized person in the world. Hell, I’m not really organized at all actually. I looked to minimalism to help me get more organized but still seemed to have random clutter in random places in my bedroom. My surfaces never stay decluttered for long and I always ask myself why this is? It’s always things like nail clippers, tweezers, Tylenol, store cards, pens and the such – things that I do actually use.

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The other day I noticed that one of my friends was regimented in EVERYTHING that she did as far as picking up her room. I have to admit I was a little jealous. I thought about it for a while and realized that I don’t really have a routine to keep my room organized. I’ll be honest I don’t make my bed up, I don’t vacuum every week and I don’t have a specific place for everything. That’s not to say that everything is just strewn all over my bedroom for no rhyme or reason, but sometimes I just forget to or am too lazy to put things back where they belong.

So, this means that I need to develop some sort of a routine to keep my room more organized. I mean I have a skincare routine that I stick to religiously as well as a hair care and laundry routine, so why wouldn’t I have a set cleaning/organizing routine? I’m on a mission now. I plan on making a checklist and sticking to it until my routine becomes a habit. I’m not looking to make things perfect, but I do want to make things much more organized than they are now.

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I’m so serious about this, that I even started today…baby steps of course. I got up and stretched, like actual stretches. Then, I made my bed and I NEVER make my bed. Yes, I’m one of those people who thinks “I’m getting right back into later…why bother?” Making my bed made my room look instantly tidier, but I definitely need more pillows.

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So with all that being said, this week I’m going to spend some time making a routine for myself to get this organization ball rolling. I think doing this will also help with my minimalism journey. I hope this works out for me because this was a long time coming but I just didn’t know how to go about it!

Thanks for reading!

ChelsiKay

My Weekend Shenanigans

Decorating, Fashion, Lifestyle, simplicity, skincare

Okay, so my post didn’t go up on Friday…or Saturday….or Sunday. I know I’m such a bad blogger and I need to redeem myself somehow. I guess I should tell you all how I got so sidetracked and ended up having three long days in a row.

Also, I forgot to mention in my last blog post that I made it to 100 followers on here!! I never expected anyone to actually read this blog, but am so glad and grateful that people do! I would love to do some type of a giveaway sometime soon, but I would need to work out those logistics first. So thanks for following and reading my blog you guys, I really appreciate it! Now back to the post!

Friday I was out with my parents all day. I was already a bit under the weather because I am a girl and you know how that goes…ahem. My plan was to stay in bed and watch YouTube videos all day, but that wouldn’t have been very productive. So instead I began editing a video at a coffee shop somewhere in D.C. After that, my mom and I went to Sephora and there I got my hands on the Josie Maran Argan Skincare Ritual Set. So far, I really like it! Once we got home, we crashed.

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Saturday was my day to stay home and just chill. I cleaned my entire room and bathroom. I moved some furniture around and did some more video editing so that I could upload. I guess that’s my idea of chilling. My vanity is now by my window so that I have natural lighting when I do my makeup. I also filmed another video speaking on my cystic acne, which should be up today or tomorrow. I tried to get a blog post up about leggings, in fact, being pants but I got really sidetracked. Maybe that’ll be up later this week as well.

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Sunday is the day all of my cleaning paid off. I moved two of my Ikea PAX closets out of my room. I wasn’t a big fan of the shoe racks that accompanied the PAX, so I decided to create a different kind of shoe closet. Once the two closets were out of my room, I put up two LACK shelves. The shelves gave me the blues because they don’t come with the screws that you need to anchor to the wall. However, the shelves made it up on the wall and the space looks amazing to me. Now I just need to get some better shoes!

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So that’s what kept me away from my blog this weekend. I know I still could have gotten something up, but my mind just wasn’t working correctly. I’m glad I at least got all the stuff I needed to get done and got a post up today. Thanks for reading!

ChelsiKay