If your bathroom is like so many others, it’s not exactly the picture of organization. Nail polish, lotions, potions, makeup brushes, hair brushes, perfume, jewelry, and a myriad of beauty products can create chaos and frustration. Not to mention those long forgotten items tucked in the back of cabinets and drawers.
Your first order of business to create the picture of organization for your bathroom is to get rid of all that old stuff you don’t use. And this is no time to hang on to the hoarder mentality. Be brutally honest and donate or trash those things you don’t need or don’t use. A full bathroom cleanse is in order for a fresh start.
You may not know it, but your house if full of organizing goodness. You just have to reimagine some things around the house.
- Old eyeglass cases make for great storage and easy travel. Use eyeglass cases to hold makeup brushes or hair clips and bands of all sorts. They’ll keep your stuff clean, organized and ready to toss in your carry-on.
- Earrings, necklaces and bracelets can cause a mess of a tangle especially early in the morning when you’re in a hurry. Try organizing your jewelry into ice cube trays. They stack nicely and provide tidy, individual storage spots so you’ll avoid tangled tantrums.
- If you have an old wine rack that’s collecting dust, try using it in your bathroom. No, we’re not suggesting vino parties in the shower. Wine racks make towel racks. You can roll two or three hand towels and place them into the wine bottle rack. Not only is it super organized, but it looks cool too.
- If you lack storage space, try adding a hanging shoe organizer behind a bathroom door. It’s a perfect spot for lotions, shampoos, brushes and other large beauty products. It’s discreet, organized and easily accessible.
- Office supplies offer some great repurpose ideas for your bathroom. Try a paperclip holder to corral your bobby pins, hairs pins and the like. Also, try a gator clip for hair bands. Both are easily stored in a drawer or medicine cabinet.
Good enough for silverware.
We all use draw organizers for silverware and other kitchen utensils. Why not for your bathroom? You can buy nice wooden drawer organizers with a variety of shapes and sizes or you can use a kitchen utensils holder. Whatever you decide (or your budget dictates), get your top drawers organized with the items you use on a daily basis. Store the less frequented items in second and third tier drawers.
They do suck.
Suction cup hooks, that is. Suction cup hooks are versatile and flexible for your organizing needs. Use them to hang loofahs, washcloths or scrub brushes in your shower which keeps them organized and dry. Anywhere you have a slick surface and need to hang something, suction cup hooks get the job done.
If you’re still stacking bottles in front of each other on a shelf, you know the hassle of knocking over three bottles to get to one. Get a lazy susan, small or large, so you can access everything you need with a quick spin. Quit organizing your shelf like a Target store and get a little lazy.
Caught in the cookie jar.
If you’re struggling to find places for nail polish, q-tips and cotton balls, fret no more. Try some nice looking cookie jars or mason jars to organize products. With clear containers you’ll see what you’re looking for plus you’ll add a bit of repurpose decor to your bathroom.