Thursday, January 5, 2012

Purge-A-Palooza 2012: Bathroom (Before)

I mentioned on Sunday that I am going to be doing a Purge-A-Palooza this year around our home.  Each month, I will be working on getting rid of unwanted items and organizing the area.

In January, I am working on our bathroom.  The bathroom has alot of stuff in it (that shouldnt be in the bathroom!)  I have lotions and beauty products from over 5 years ago residing in the bathroom that I have had a hard time parting with in the past.  Now, they just get in the way and are collecting dust.  So, I am going to see what I can do about it in January!

I am a bit embarassed to show you what lies behind closed doors in our bathroom, but here goes!

Bathroom Closet (Top)

Bathroom Closet (Bottom)

Medicine Cabinet (minus 10 bottles of vitamins I found last month that had been expired!)

After talking to my husband about my plans for this year and the Purge-A-Palooza, we decided that we are going to re-do the bathroom.  We bought our house in February 2007 with a personal loan for the purchase price of the house at a really high interest rate.  Todd worked really hard to get the house into a presentable condition so that we could secure a home equity line of credit to pay off the personal loan as well put in a new septic that was required by the County in which we reside.  When doing rennovations on our home, we were trying to do things as quickly and as inexpensively as possible.  Because of this, things are starting to fall apart and we have agreed that it's time to re-do things right this time.

We have big plans for the bathroom, and I am excited about this rennovation!  I am hoping that it can be complete in the month of January so that I can show the before/after pictures!

This is what the bathroom looks like right now:

Looking into bathroom

Looking to the left when coming through door

Sink & Countertop
(minus one lightbulb that just burnt out)

Very old vanity that has been repained and the drawer wont close
So, there you have it.  That is our bathroom.

If you would like to link up for the Purge-A-Palooza, please feel free to do so below.
Happy purging and organizing!


  1. I can't wait to see the after pictures. I have been inspired by your Purge-A-Palooza. I cleaned out the pantry and refrigerator in our kitchen and threw away two garbage bags of expired food. It makes me feel bad that so much went to waste. But, now that it is cleaned out, I know what I have that needs to be used. Hopefully, this will save me from purchasing items that are already in the pantry.

  2. Lorrie, that's awesome! Great job! I'm glad you are joining in on the purging & organizing!
    I'm with you, when things are cleaned out and organized, I dont buy as many duplicates. Mind you, it's not often things in our house are cleaned out and organized, which is why I NEED to do this Purge-A-Palooza this year. Thank you for joining me! :-)

  3. Wow. I'm jealous of all your bathroom storage! We have three small drawers and one cabinet under the sink. I love to purge! I'm sure I'll be doing a lot of it over the next couple of months before the baby comes. Thanks for visiting my blog! Sounds like we have a lot in common! :)

  4. Missy, as I was reading months worth of your blog, I was thinking the same thing about us having so much in common! :-) Thank you for visiting my blog.