1. Organize your Bathroom

    Organize your Powder Room

    Holiday time means endless parties… endless entertaining… and endless people using your bathroom!! (I know it sounds like a gross/odd/weird point to bring up, but it’s the truth!) So whether you live in a one bedroom/one bathroom apartment and need to straighten up your own abode… OR you are lucky enough to have a spare powder room for guests to freshen up in… it is important to have that room looking tidy and in order for your guests. To assist in this project, I have some quick and easy tips that I am using to prep for my own festivities!

    Organize your Powder Room


    This was fantastically cheap and easy because Target has pre-embroidered towels with initials ranging in an array of colors (see here)! These are perfect if you are into the whole monogrammed look… not to mention there is no wait for custom embroidery like most websites!

    How to get my look: I layered a dark grey bath towel first, then a hand towel of contrast color (white with grey font – matched the embroidery to the bath towel) second, and then a wash cloth (that matches back to the bath towel) last. Uber chic!

    Organize your Powder Room

    Organize your products:

    I am the first to admit that my products are constantly overflowing from my medicine cabinets and onto my counter tops. Unfortunately this isn’t really conducive to the whole entertaining aspect, so I found it crucial to purchase a wall-mounted shelf for extra storage space. Products are still out for guests to see, so at least keep them in nice orderly rows!! (See similar item here)

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    Prep the essentials:

    Make sure to have fresh hand soap, tissues, q-tips, and a candle with matches out for guests to use!! (Maybe even place a bottle of febreeze on the ground along-side the toilet if you think the candle won’t suffice!) Of course make sure you have plenty of toilet paper available as well. If you want to keep you toothbrushes and toothpastes out, at least keep them looking orderly in pretty display cups!

  2. Organize your kitchen drawers

    How frustrating is it mid-cooking when you need a spatula… your hands are covered in food… and while searching through your kitchen drawers, you manage to smear your dirty hands all over numerous clean utensils… All this mess just to grab that one spatula right in the nick of time before your recipe begins to burn! I decided I needed a dose of the FH treatment – TIME TO GET ORGANIZED, so I hiked on over to the Container Store and got some of the necessary drawer organizers so I could put this issue to rest. Interested in doing the same? Make sure…

  3. Organize your Kitchen Sink

    Living in New York feels like a constant battle for space, and this problem holds true right down to my kitchen counter. Whenever I cook, I like to spread out all of my ingredients, cookbook, pots and pans, so work space is essential. With that being said, I have found it necessary to be as strategic as possible in organzing my sink area. I realized that rather than having all of my essentials (like my sponges, gloves and paper towel rack) out on the counter, I could hang them on the wall! And rather than have a million different dish…

  4. DIY Spice Rack

    When we moved into our new apartment I realized that while my kitchen has great storage for plates and bowls, it was lacking in an easily accessible space for my cooking spices. Rather than doing the logical thing of cleaning out half the spices I don’t use and just finding space for the remaining batch, I began brainstorming for ways to keep everything I own and create a new home that fit them. After a trip to Home Depot, I weighed in my options and I decided to purchase two floating shelves {for under $60!} that my husband could hang,…

  5. Organize your Spice Rack

    Nothing makes cooking easier than having your spices and utensils easily accessible. Here’s 2 easy pieces I recommend buying so you can replicate my incredibly organized spice rack area: Liberty 9 in. Hook Key Rail with 4 Hooks in White and Satin Nickel / Copco Non-Skid 3-Tier Cabinet Organizer Looking for utensils and spices to complete your area (or to get started… I swear I don’t judge!). Check out these sweet sets: Utensils:Kitchen Essentials from Calphalon 9-pc. Nylon Utensil Set / Spices: The Set to Get Cause I Don’t Have it Yet Set

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