One Drawer at a Time.

Now that the fun of Summer has ended and Fall and settled in nicely, I have pleaded with myself to become more organized and LESS cluttered. One day, one drawer, one corner at a time. And today I started with something that has haunted me since we moved here to Iowa…my bathroom TOP DRAWER. The DREADED top drawer. You know the one i’m talking about. The one with your toothpaste, toothbrush, makeup, jewelry, old positive pregnancy test (what?! that was in there??) And the list goes on. When I was in Utah visiting my family a few months ago, I kept this friendly drawer in mind, and I set off to IKEA, the place that has solved many of my life’s problems since I have been married. The place with furniture that I can afford, silverware that I am obsessed with, and the napkin holder that holds a special place in my heart. But this trip I set out to find something that would save me from thinking about this stupid drawer for one more second. And when I found it, it was love at first site.


The little beauty fit right in, almost like it was made for this drawer. Its the perfect size for makeup brushes, toothbrushes, all your little eye shadows and even old pregnancy tests ( I relocated mine after this specific drawer cleanout… to a safer place!)

Now obviously, we don’t have an IKEA in our little Iowa City, so if you are ever headed to Chicago and have a few other items in mind, pick one or two up! If you don’t see yourself going to Chicago anytime soon, I have also seen people use utensil holders inside of drawers for organization. Also perfect for all of those makeup brushes, chapsticks, and trinkets that have no other place to go other than that dreaded top drawer.

So join with me in making this the cleanest Fall of your life…one drawer at a time. 🙂

Ali Holt
Ali lives in the Carmel Mountain area of San Deigo, with her husband Josh, and three little boys Boston (7), Nixon (4) and Ryker, (2). She is currently a stay at home mama but graduated with a degree in Dental Hygiene. She was raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, and is one of four girls. She met her husband in college and they have been happily married for almost 10 years. Together they moved to North Carolina for his medical school training and fell in love with the East Coast. Their medical journey then relocated them to North Liberty, Iowa where they loved and enjoyed the beautiful Midwest for five years. One last year of training has now brought them to sunny San Diego! They have enjoyed their coast to coast adventure that has brought so many friends and memories into their lives. Ali devotes the majority of her time to her kids but has been known to escape the crazy for a day of retail therapy. She loves being a boy mom, they are her greatest achievement in life! She loves photography, traveling, and a good fountain Diet Coke. Her favorite thing is spending time with family, whether it's at the beach, or at the Costco food court. She is excited about her new adventures with the San Diego Mom's Blog!


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