CLEAN WITH ME | Closet organization & Donating clothes | Katrina S

HEY THERE – wassuppp. My guess is you clicked on this because you also love soothing cleaning time lapse videos, not just me right? lol watch me clean out my closet, get rid of clothes, and implement some new organization hacks. thank you, Marie Kondo

AS ALWAYS, thanks for spending some time with me

Netflix has a Marie Kondo special called “Tidying up with Marie Kondo” and you can also peruse the world that is TWITTER & INSTAGRAM by searching the hashtag “Marie Kondo”

ENJOY

MY MOST RECENT CONTENT:
EMPTIES #2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sP19hxoP7QE
GRAB A COFFEE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXnXm…
*MOSTLY* COLOURPOP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n76Qn…

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Magical Makeup Monday: My Makeup Spreadsheet

“This is the only way I can organize my makeup desires and remember them too.”

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So I’d like to tackle the growing list that is my makeup wants/desires in a spreadsheet. And when it comes to free organization, Google sheets is your best friend. This makeup list has grown tremendously since I’ve created it, and it continues to do so. It is the easiest way to categorize makeup and skincare products that I want, and also track what I would like to buy next/have already purchased.

I list the categories in order of how I would apply my makeup (example: primer, then foundation, concealer, etc.), this just makes it easier to search the list, as it has become pretty extensive at this point.

I’ve recently decided to alphabetize each category, as it is difficult to search through all my lipstick wants, skimming for Wet n’ Wild Catsuit lipstick while I’m standing in CVS. So now when I am in a store searching for something I had documented, I will pull out the Google sheets to search for what I wanted.

The next step in this process is highlighting. I will highlight in blue once I’ve purchased a product. Then, before a larger haul, I will highlight in green the items I intend to purchase. This way I am not all over the place in Ulta running around like a makeup newb.

The other key to my spreadsheet is pricing out each item and listing where I can find it. Colourpop can only be found online, so I will state, “on website.” Wet n’ Wild is typically in Walmart or CVS, so I will list that. This is a huge part of my organization, as I can find products easier if I know where to look. It also helps eliminate walking around looking for e.l.f. in Ulta, as I know I should head to Target or the drugstore. Ya feel?

So that’s how I organize all of the makeup I intend to purchase! Does anyone else have a similar system? Any other techniques I should try? Open to any/all suggestions and comments.

Xoxo,
KS red lips isolated in white

Fancy Friday: Building a Vanity

“Now I feel as glamorous as some of the YouTubers I watch.”

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I finally did it! I have a makeup vanity I have been wanting to put together for months. And alas, here we are. It feels… incredible. The Container Store storage is an organizer’s dream, and a mounted shelf/drawers make for a stunning display of makeup.

For about a year now, I have been obsessed with everything beauty. I started collecting more brushes, trying out new products, and almost became a platinum member at Ulta (lol). With this experimentation comes an excess of belongings and a need for new space. I had been keeping everything on a tiny bookcase from my college dorm, and was long overdue for an upgrade.

So, under my mirror (also from Ikea), I added the Ekby Alex shelf with drawers for a vanity!

I couldn’t write this post without giving extensive credit to my boyfriend for putting together the shelf from Ikea. Below you’ll see the beginning steps to putting everything together and mounting it on the wall!

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The shelf is 46″ wide and has a depth of 11″. The size is perfect for a couple storage units, a candle, and some lotions/perfumes for display.

The drawers are of a decent size, as I was most excited for the convenience of mounted drawers. You can see below that they hold a decent amount, and will aid in the efforts to keep the top of the shelf organized.

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I also added a power strip underneath my vanity so that I could plug in my tv as well as my curling iron and hair straightener. I used two command strips to secure the power strip underneath the shelf and it hasn’t budged yet.

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So that’s it for this vanity feature! I hope you were inspired to create your own or use some of the organizational hacks above. Let me know in the comments below if you have other ideas or questions about how I put this vanity together.

Xoxo,
KS red lips isolated in white

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Fancy Friday: DIY Jewelry Hanger

“I forgot I owned that necklace!”

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Do you have that one place you throw all necklaces, rings, and earrings? Could be a small jewelry bag, or a hanger that became much too small. In my case, I had a headless woman in a formfitting black dress with hooks around her body for me to place my necklaces, headbands, rings, etc. Since I’m not 13 years old anymore, that wasn’t going to cut it, as my repertoire of jewelry has expanded a lot in the last decade. I couldn’t place my rings on it because that would take up too many hooks. It worked great for necklaces if you wanted to tangle two together in the same spot. And headbands? Forget about it.

That being said, this might have been the easiest DIY project I have ever completed. For all my girls out there looking to revamp your jewelry display, I’m here to share the wealth!

The supplies I collected for my DIY jewelry hanger:

    • (1) can of spray paint – color of your choosing
    • (2) 1”x3” pieces of wood, each 18” in length
      IMPORTANT: While you’re still in Lowes or Home Depot or wherever you can find the wood, have them cut each plank to a length of 18 inches
    • (1) pack of c-hooks – I chose gold and used 20
    • Drill from your boyfriend, dad, family member, neighbor, etc.
    • Various size screws and drill bits

First, you’ll want to spray paint both planks of wood. I made this jewelry hanger in the summer, so it took about 20-30 minutes for the spray paint to dry in 80 degree weather. Flip the planks to the other side and spray paint all over. It is important to allow the paint to dry completely so that it doesn’t get all over your hands while you are building this later on.

Secondly, you’ll want to take the smaller drill bit and drill holes along the underside of your jewelry hanger where you’d like to place the c-hooks to hang your jewelry. I did a row in the front for rings, and one in the back for my longer items (headbands, necklaces, bracelets). You only want to drill into the wood about ¼ of an inch, since you will be screwing in the c-hooks later on.

Next, drill two screws from the back of the hanger into the front piece to secure both parts together.

Now is when you twist in the c-hooks with your fingers. Since the holes were pre-drilled, this shouldn’t be too difficult. Twist them until they are completely secure and facing the direction you will be hanging jewelry.

The last step is to drill this masterpiece into the wall! If you have a more convenient way of hanging it, you can stop here! Otherwise, after leveling the hanger to the wall and making sure it is balanced, use three screws and drill the jewelry hanger into the wall.

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You can choose to cover these screws with FastCaps, but that part isn’t necessary. Otherwise, we are finished!

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I hope you enjoyed this at-home DIY and have a bit of inspiration to create your own jewelry hanger! Let me know in the comments below if you’ve made something similar or recommend another organization trick. I am also open to answering any questions that may have come to mind.

Xoxo,
KS red lips isolated in white