Apr 12, 2013

Organization Made Simple: Bathroom Drawers & Cabinets

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Welcome to another segment of Organization Made Simple! Today, the bathroom takes center stage and I will be giving you tips and ideas on how to organize your bathroom essentials. 

Organizing doesn't have to be complicated. It just has to be about what works for you and your family. You will save yourself a lot of time and effort when everything has a place and remains in that place after use. I guess that could be my #1 Tip!

Before I begin blabbing off (or typing away) with tips, here is how our master bathroom stays organized:

We have a double vanity with cabinets under each sink and 3 drawers in the middle.

Let me be totally predictable and begin with the top drawer:
- This is where I store what gets used the most: toothpaste (toothbrushes are on countertop), floss, deodorant  my daily hair essentials and chapstick.
- I use plastic bins (that I spray painted metallic) to keep everything in its rightful place and not have one big mess! You can also use drawer dividers. To see how you can make your very own wooden dividers, click here.

Our second drawer holds all of our (okay, mine) hair products. I also keep our brushes, shaving cream and a lint roller in this baby.
- I use this canvas bin I purchased at a dollar store to keep things separated and from rolling around everywhere.

Third (and final) drawer:
-Another bin purchased at the dollar store holds extra essential I like to keep on hand. And yes, I have Elmer's glue in the bathroom. It serves as my DIY biore strips!
- The middle bin holds all of my feminine products.
- And the narrow bin in the front just has my DIY Eyemakeup Remover and a bottle of vitamin E oil that I like to use around my eyes before I go to bed.

Under my sink I store (from left to right):
- my makeup (you can check out my makeup organization post here)
- my hair tools (blow dryer and flat iron)
- My nail essentials which mainly consists of nail polish! I purchased these stackable bins from a dollar store a looooong time ago but I still see them around.

And finally, my hubby's "under the sink" just stores good ol' cleaning products. 
- I keep my DIY Cleaners, which are the ones I use the mos,t in this dollar store plastic tote.

Oh yeah, there's also this cabinet we have over the toilet where I keep lotions, creams, mouthwash and facial products (in roped can). Although, I am desperate of getting rid of this ugly thing and replacing it with some pretty shelves!

Oh, and in case you are wondering, I keep extra toilet paper in the hallway closet and I just always make sure that there is a spare roll on top of the toilet.

Let's move on to the tips that will help you keep an organized and tidy bathroom!

How to keep the bathroom organized:
1. Have a place for EVERYTHING! I realize I already said that, but I think it's worth repeating. Also make sure that everything gets put back into it's little home after each use- No matter what!
2. Get rid of clutter. Go through each drawer and cabinet in your bathroom and toss what you don't use, is empty or don't need/love. You will be amazed how much new space you have after you purge your belongings!
3. Use bins, storage boxes (you can even make your own, check it out here), and drawer dividers to avoid one big jumbled mess.

4. Store what you use most often  like toothpaste, deodorant, and other essentials in the top drawer for easy access, then work your way down in the order things are used.

If you have any additional tips, tricks or ideas, please leave them in the comment section below!
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Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I love using Dollar Store bins! I have them all over my house. Great organization post!

Sharon Hodge said...

This looks so neat! I don't have drawers under my sinks (probably a good idea) but I wish I could manage to keep the other drawers throughout the house,(kitchen and bedrooms) neater. I know I need some type of dividers. I do use bins in the cabinets under my bathroom and the kids sink for organizing hair stuff, etc. and trust me, it really helps.


Maria Duque said...

You always make really useful stuff that is not even expensive...Nice :)

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Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

Oh my goodness! This post really makes me realize how messy I am! I NEED to organize my cabinets like you did! Thanks for the inspiration girl!

Jo Granville said...

Thanks for the ideas. I just went through my under the sink area and found things that have been expired for years - like suntan lotion. It is so much easier to keep things neat once you have them organized and you know where to put everything.

Saltaire Restoration said...

Thanks for the ideas - I need to do this ASAP~!!

A Lived in Home said...

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Ellen said...

I've been working on this too. I really wish I had more cupboard/cabinet space.

Marie bloominghomestead said...

Fabulous organizational ideas! My under-sink bathroom area is totally in need of reorganizing. :)

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