7 Bathroom Organization Tips
I’m a big fan of The Container Store, no secret about that! They are my one stop shop for all things organization. Just when I thought my obsession couldn’t run any deeper, they launched The Home Edit Collection at The Container Store. Y’all, the bins, the labels, ah, so good!! But I digress. I’m sharing a few bathroom organization tips that helped us re-do our drawers and cabinets- plus my favorite Container Store bathroom organizers, labels and more.
Bathroom Organization Tips
1. Empty Out All Of Your Cabinets and Drawers
Start with a clean slate. The very first thing I did was dump out all of our products and tools on the bathroom floor. From there, I sorted like items: skin care, hair, makeup, medicine, back stock and cleaning supplies. I’ll break the groups down even more, but this is the first step into getting organized. Now that I can visualize what I’m working with, it’ll be easier to assign bathroom organizers to each category- as well as which spaces in my drawers/cabinets will fit what groups of products and tools.
2. Go Through Your Stash
While you have everything out and sorted, let’s purge! Do you have any products that you have been hanging onto for years? Or tools that stopped working years ago? Throw ’em out! Take inventory of things you have extra of, and order anything you’re running low on.
3. Get Organized
Now it’s time to get hyper-organized. Take your makeup pile and let’s sort it by types: lips, eyes and face. Skin care: cleansers, moisturizers, masks and daily products. Medicine: cold/flu, first aid and pharmacy. Hair: ponytail holders, headbands, bobby pins, products, tools, etc. The more particular you can be, the better.
4. Survey Your Space
Where do you plan to keep everything? Drawers, inside cabinets, under the sink, hall closets? For us, we had one closet/cabinet with a four shelves and one set of drawers. Our three drawers are all different sizes, so we made sure to measure the height of all of them. My goal was to keep everything off the counter, but knew I could use counter space for back up. I strongly advise to take more measurements than you think you need, that way you can draw out your new plan to scale!
5. Draw It Out
Grab you paper and pens, friends! It’s time to make your game plan. First draw out your spaces that you can store everything. Then start to plot what your ideal storage situation looks like. I wanted my cosmetics and skin care to be eye level, but my medicine and cleaning supplies could be down low or up high. I wanted my hair products to be near the outlet for easy access to plug things in. You’ll figure out a plan, then start to shop, and probably adjust your plan.
6. Online Shop
Now that you have an idea of what you have the most of (if you’re like me, you have a ton of lipstick collected over the years, but your cleanser collection isn’t quite as hefty, it’s time to find the perfect Container Store bathroom organizers (shop all of my picks below) to fit your needs.
7. Label Everything
The time has come to start putting together your space! Label as much as possible and make sure everything has a home. The better you start, the easier it will be to keep everything organized.
Before and After Bathroom Organization Makeover
Sharing photos from our before and after bathroom organization project! All of the product details from The Container Store are listed below. PS- if you shop by June 30th, 2019, you can get a special discount on most products as part of the Make Space For Summer sale!
My Favorite Container Store Bathroom Organizers
Some of the products I picked out aren’t typically used in the bathroom- and some are true bathroom organizers. A little mix and match to meet all of my organizational (and aesthetic) goals.
CONTAINER STORE PRODUCTS USED:
CLEAR STACKABLE SMALL SHOE DRAWER (used for majority of cosmetics, skin care and back stock)
EXTRA LARGE COTTAGE WOVEN BIN and LID TRANSLUCENT (used for cleaning supplies, travel bags and towels)
THE HOME EDIT BATH & LAUNDRY LABELS (I think you can figure this one out…)
THE HOME EDIT ALL-PURPOSE DEEP BIN WITH DIVIDER (used for first aid, pharmacy and wellness)
T.H.E. SMALL BIN ORGANIZER (used inside of the deep bin with divider)
ACRYLIC SQUARE TOOTHBRUSH HOLDER CLEAR (used for cotton balls, q tips and internal bin organization)
LINUS LARGE BIN CLEAR (used for hair organization in top drawer)
LINUS 3-SECTION TRAY CLEAR (used for hair organization in top drawer)
ACRYLIC HAIR CARE ORGANIZER (used for hair tools in bottom deep drawer)
The Home Edit Container Store Collection
I can’t wait to start using more of The Home Edit Container Store products in my home! The labels and bins were a great addition to taking our bathroom up a notch. They sell out quickly- but I highly recommend you take a look at them. We used the big bins and put smaller bins inside for even more detail orientated organization.