The start of some serious spring cleaning

It was about time for a little spring cleaning and the perfect place to start was my overcrowded, disorganised dresser.

It has been more than two years since we moved and in that time it has been a bit of a dumping ground for all my make-up, skincare, jewellery, hair ties, bobby pins, pens, receipts, notes, rubbish, and odds and ends.

I took everything off the top of my dresser and out of one of the drawers, where I had been storing make-up, and started fresh (after a good clean and polish of the dresser). I used two storage containers from IKEA, where else, to divide up my skincare and makeup. They have a huge range of great options here.

I knew I wanted to keep my mirror and find a better solution for storing my jewellery; luckily I had a beautiful Dior box for a perfume that was given to me as a gift.

I was brutal in the process of deciding what to keep and what had to go, and only kept things I actually use regularly. Everything else I either got rid of or gave away if it was in good condition or barely used.

It was also the perfect excuse to go piece by piece through my make-up and get rid of anything too old that might have expired.

Since then I have also tackled my hall cupboard where we store bathroom supplies, and our filing cupboard. Next up is the kitchen and pantry, our clothes and then the linen press.

I would love any storage tips you have though to help me get our place better organised! Also, how do you decide what to keep and what has to go?

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