Bathroom Organizational Tips


Bathroom Organizational Tips 

I decided to tackle a few Bathroom Organizational projects, I have been meaning to do but ran out of time. Coming off the hustle and bustle of all the holiday festivities, I found a few areas that we sadly neglected. 

Did you know that January is one of the primary months that we choose to organize spaces in our home? I guess after all the holiday celebrations everyone just wants a clean fresh start to the New Year.  I personally think we should organize through out the entire year but to go along with the whole January is organizational month thing, I will share with you my favorite tips for under the counter spaces, my make-up drawer and how I house all of our first aid supplies and medicines. 

First we will start with the under the counter space in my powder room. As you can see from my before picture, everything was pretty much just shoved under the counter. During the busy holidays the Powder Room had to accommodate all of our guest traffic. Therefore, we had an over supply of toilet paper, Kleenex, soap, room spray and towels. Along with our regular cleaning supplies, that are always housed under each and every sink in our home. This poor cabinet was out of control, and I cringed at the thought of one of my guests actually opening it up to retrieve something. 

I decided that a simple storage basket would streamline all the supplies and give it a cleaner, more polished look. I also decided to go with a larger basket so that I could actually store everything including the paper products and cleaning supplies inside. The towels are now able to sit neatly stacked in the basket as well. Leaving a bit more room for the bathmats, which are not normally utilized, in the back of the cabinet. Now if one of my visitors decided to look under my cabinet for something I would not feel embarrassed by the unorganized chaos that was there before.

Next, I want to share with you my personal vanity drawer where I store all of my makeup. As you can see the previous layout was not very conducive for a quick rush out the door application. Not to mention, every time I would shut the drawer, all of my round tubes would roll to the back of drawer. Creating a mess the next time I opened the drawer. 

I found these great multi sized bamboo tray’s at the Container Store. They are absolutely perfect to organize any make up drawer. Several sizes and lengths allow you to create a custom layout and they are a shallow enough to fit in a vanity drawer, which believe me is a challenge to find.  I decided to keep each type of product together in specific trays for ease of locating when I might be in a rush.  So all my lipsticks are together, with lip pencils, and all my eyeliners are together with my mascara’s. Not only does this streamline the layout to save you time but it also keeps your items in the same place every time. No more searching in the back of drawer for that waterproof mascara your only going to use when you go to the pool.

Organizational Tip: I always choose to sort through my makeup at the beginning of each year. Since makeup does expire, I find that keeping the same routine of tossing out the old and purchasing new is a great way to start off the new year. Plus, after the holidays you may have received some new things you want to put into rotation. 

Another bathroom organizational trick I really love to do, is hiding everyday things in plain site. I find that as long as you make it look pretty, you can actually place groupings of similar things together in a pretty apothecary jar or basket and leave them out in plain site.  These are a couple of my favorite examples of this concept. Maybe you have a ton of fun lotions you have acquired from hotels or spa trips take them all and place them in a pretty apothecary jar and leave them out of your vanity or next to your sink. 

Another great example is how I store my bath products. I love to use the LUSH bath bombs or Dr. Teal’s Bath salts. I have decided to display both of these items and store them in glass apothecary jars. They live in the corner of my jetted tub, instead of some silk plant that just gets dusty or rolls of towels that only get wet from a bath.  These glass jars are pretty and decorative at the same time.  The keep the salts and bombs from getting accidentally wet as well. 

The final space I would like to show you, is our first aid and medical supplies. This is an area that can get out control quickly. Maybe you had a cold and bought one of every over the counter medicine known to man, to clear it up. Just because you are over the cold, you don’t just toss out half empty bottles of medicine, no you store them for next time. Just like the first aid supplies; band aids never go bad nor does gauze, tape or ace bandages. 

This is so simple, I used plastic shoe containers from The Container Store.  I labeled them with the category of the contents inside.  Below I have listed out my lables and what is housed in each, so I can easily grab the box that I need and it is stocked with all the similar items. The plastic totes are great and keeps any liquid medications from leaking or spilling into the closet. (which I had happen once with a basket, so I learned the hard way) 

  • First Aid- Band Aids, Gauze Pads,  Tape, Antibiotic Cream, Burn Cream, Peroxide and Alcohol. 
  • Medicines- Pain Relievers, Antacids, Anti Diarejrra and leftover Prescription Medications 
  • Cold & Flu- Cough Drops, Cold Medicines, Vicks, Nasal Spray, and lip balm.
  • Back & Muscle Pain- Heat Patches, Icy Hot, & Tiger Balm
  • Sunscreen- Sunscreen, Aloe After Sun Care, Ivy Dry and Itch Sticks
  • Travel Supplies- This houses all the small travel size containers, samples size products, etc.
  • Razor & Toothbrush Refills- This keeps those refill cartridges from getting scattered all of the closet. 
  • Ace Bandages-  all rolled up and secured, plus the ankle bands and wrist bands.

 

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  3. This is a wonderful post. I must say thanks for sharing. I can see using many of your tips in my own bathroom.

  4. Those apothecary jars are a game changer for me. We love the LUSH bath bombs for the girls and If I could display them in something pretty, up high on the counter in my bathroom maybe they would quite playing with them on the floor in there bathroom. Here’s to hoping. Thanks for all of the efforts on this post.

  5. Nice post. I have been studying a few of your post today, since I had a little me time. You tips for organizing First aid and medical supplies are really great. I think I will do this soon. Thanks for sharing.

  6. I used to be more organized than I am now with 3 kids. I tell you they really suck life right out of you. However these are easy to add ideas to make a bathroom a little bit more organized, even though I can not put anything glass in there bathroom, they know to stay out of mine, lol. I’ve you bookmarked to check out new stuff you blog post.

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  8. Nice post. I like to learn one new thing a day on the on different blogs I visit. This is really a wonderful idea to organize the greeting cards. I remember having one of those boxes from Hallmark too, but it got lost in the move. Thanks again for sharing.

  9. I discovered your weblog site on google and I love it. This post alone is worth it’s weigh in gold. I am totally putting all my little lotions into a jar, and what a organized way to keep your medicines and first items, brilliant I say brilliant.

  10. Thanks again for providing many great ideas. I am always so impressed with the things that you come up with on your page.This is something I can not wait to add to my bathroom. I went online to look for apothecary jars today. 🙂

  11. Wonderful idea I love those glass jars with the bath bombs and lotions. I think I could find a home for those in my bathroom.

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  15. I must show my thanks to you yet again for another really great post. This one is full of great ideas and organizational tips for the bathroom. I love that you use the glass jars to display things that are pretty and useful at the same time. I will not think twice to recommend your site to anyone!

  16. Girl your house is so organized, and I just love the ideas your shared in this post. Thanks!

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  19. These are great tips! Thank you so much for sharing! My favorite tip is the Dr. Teal’s Bath Salts! I’m wanting to get a glass jar to put them in now!

  20. Great idea especially I love the separate containers you used in the drawer for storing the makeup items. I should try this. Thanks for sharing these awesome tips with us.

  21. I love bath bombs also! I never thought to put them in apothecary jars! That is so pleasing to the eyes… I can’t wait to do that in my bathroom! I also love the bamboo trays you use to organize all of your makeup!

  22. Great ideas for organising your bathroom. I love the idea of the glass containers and that it’s ok to leave out your everyday items if you put them in a pretty container. That’s my weekend task sorted!

  23. I love this article and it’s so needed at this time as am planning organising my bathroom 🚽 and this has so much helped me and inspire me to want to take the look to the next level .

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