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Small Bathroom Problems

Recently I mentioned downsizing into a smaller place. I am going from a home to an apartment. I keep looking for ways to keep my place clutter free while having it still look cute. I want it to have a personality. The hardest thing about moving into a smaller place is dealing with a much smaller bathroom. I have a lot of stuff ok! So this post is dedicated to keeping your small bathroom organized. I touched on it a little in my last post, but now I am digging in hard core!

The first thing I thought of was adding shelves to my bathroom for storage. The only problem with shelves is things can get knocked off pretty easily, especially in a small space. This is why I am going to try spice racks. The difference between spice racks and shelves is that spice racks have bars across them to hold everything in. Now I do not have to worry about breaking any jars!

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Every girl uses bobby pins. It is just a given. A huge problem with this is that we always lose them! A trick to keeping them all in place is to add a magnetic strip below your mirror for easy access and storage.

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Another part of having a small bathroom means you have very little counter space to story things that usually belong on a counter, like tooth brushes and Q-tips. To remedy this situation try hanging up mason jars to hold your every day needs.

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To keep your bathroom towels organized, try hanging up multiple towel rods on the back of your bathroom door. Its easy on the eye and great for organization.

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For more small bathroom tips check out this article, 15 Life Hacks For Your Tiny Bathroom

And watch for more of my posts, I can guarantee they are coming!

Downsizing

For that past two years I have lived in a quaint, decently sized home near my school campus. I have had the pleasure of living with three of my very best friends. We truly made our house a home. Now, some of us are graduating and some of us are moving to different places, but none of us are staying in our cute little home. It is bitter sweet. I am going to miss my perfect little green house secluded on the north side of campus. I do not want to see anyone else move in there. But on the bright side, new is not always bad and I will be moving into an apartment with one of my roommates now. That being said we definitely have to downsize. Going from four to two is very different. We do not need as many things and the apartment is going to be a lot smaller than our home.

So I started thinking of ways to decorate our apartment without cluttering it up and making it impossible to live in.

One thing my roommate and I agreed on was that we NEED a wine rack, but there is not a whole lot of counter space in our humble abode. If you are in the same situation try this vertical wine rack. It is $78.99!

 

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Most small apartments, like ours, have a sink without a counter top. This makes it really hard to get ready in the morning. One thing I know I am investing in is this Hot Iron Holster. Get it while it is on sale for $19.99!

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We also do not have a dishwasher in our apartment. This means we have to hand wash everything, and when you hand wash things you will have to let them dry. With very little counter space this is going to be hard. So, invest in the 3-In-1 Space Saving Corner Dish Rack

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Organization Nation

Whether you live in a house, an apartment, or your parents basement we are all looking for ways to save space. There never seems to be enough of it. The fridge is always full (hopefully), your desk is always cluttered, and your closet? You cannot even get a foot in it! I am always looking for ways to save space and make my life easier in the process. Here are a few products I am currently obsessed with to remedy this issue.

 

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Are you a beer connoisseur? Is your fridge in a constant state of stocked? So stocked that you barely have room for your food? Well then you need these magnetic bottle holders, or the Bottleloft, as it is appropriately named. The Bottleloft is a series of magnetic strips that you hang on the ceiling of your fridge. The strips are strong enough to hold even the fullest bottle of beer. This clears up more shelf space for the important things like dip and other party essentials! Get the Bottleloft for $38.00.

But wait there’s more!

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Are you constantly bombarded with business cards? Your dentist, your lawyer, even your kids babysitter has one! Where do you put all of them?! All they do is cause clutter. Well not anymore! With the Mini Filing Cabinet you can store your business cards, and other small important pieces of paper, safely. Get the Mini Filing Cabinet for $30.00.

And some more yet!

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Are you like the average American and have at least five different remotes but only use one? You do not know what the other four remotes are for but you dare not throw them away, just in case! Well then you need the Remote Control Organizer. It has four slots for all of your useless remotes! And for only $9.99 it is a steal!

Oil VS Water

People are always looking for the next big thing, especially when it comes to skin care. We all want a fast way to get rid of acne, dark circles, and wrinkles. Oil cleansing is the latest trend.

So what is oil cleansing? It is when you use oil to clean your face instead of soap and water. Simple as that. As long as the oil you choose contains antioxidants, vitamins, and anti-inflammatory properties will dissolve the pore-clogging oil found on your face.

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How do you oil cleanse? First you need some oil and a wash cloth. Make sure the wash cloth is damp and hot. Put the hot, damp washcloth on your face for 20 seconds. After these 20 seconds massage your oil into your skin and let it sit for 30 seconds. Then wipe the oil off with a hot, damp washcloth.

So what kind of oil do you use? That depends on your skin type. For normal to dry skin use aragon or shea oil so you can moisturize your skin without having it look greasy. For oily skin try tea tree or peppermint oil with castor oil. The tea tree oil and the peppermint oil act as astringents soaking up your skins oil.

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just use the oil in your kitchen? Oh you can! Go ahead and grab that olive oil because it will work just as well. Just do not use canola oil or vegetable oil. They do not have the same properties as olive oil.

Oil cleansing works because it cleanses your skin without over drying it. When your skin is dry it tries to remedy the dryness by creating more oil, which only clogs your pores more causing you to break out. You also may no longer need a moisturizer, that is how well oil cleansing works!

The Strangest Clothing Line I’ve Ever Seen

I love McDonalds. I know I should not because it is so incredibly bad for you and I am pretty sure the meat is not even real meat. But I still love it and I occasionally still eat it and just pretend I do not know how disgusting it is.

I know people can be pretty obsessed with McDonalds. Some people eat it every day, but Sweden just took their love for McDonalds to a new level. They have a McDonalds themed clothing line.

They are calling it their “Lifestyle Collection” because McDonalds is not just a restaurant, it is a way of life. And for some, that way of life is heart-stopping cholesterol. I am not hating I am just stating facts!

So this “Lifestyle Collection” revolves around the Big Mac. Literally every item of clothing they are releasing just has a repeating pattern of the Big Mac on a white background. McDonalds launched their collection at their own “McWalk” fashion show in Stockholm, Sweden.  They were inspired to create this fashion line after they created thermal underwear as a way to sponsor the Swedish Alpine and Cross Country Ski Team.

It was also part of their campaign ImLovinIt24 where McDonalds left 24 gifts, in 24 cities in a span of 24 hours. But apparently the clothing line is here to stay, in Sweden that is. It is not available anywhere else. At least yet?

The collection includes a bedspread, wallpaper, thermals, rain boots, a rain coat, and even a coat for your pet. Your house and wardrobe will look just like Ronald McDonald himself. I do not know if that is a good thing though. Clowns are creepy.

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If you are lucky enough to be in Sweden and have the purchasing power, the gear is all around $50.00 USD. Maybe a Sweed can hook me up?