These practical and easy ideas for bathroom vanity organization will help speed up your morning routines. No more scrambling around for those items you can’t find!
In the 8 houses I’ve previously lived in, I’ve experienced all kinds of bathroom vanity situations.
The main bathroom in our last home had a cutie patootie vanity (that we installed during a this makeover). It was cute, alright, but the storage and functionality of the situation was a bit crazy.
After dropping one too many make-up brushes in the toilet, I finally set up a vanity station in what I referred to as “The Walk In Closet“.
Our current home ~ although on the small side ~ has an absolutely fabulous feature hiding in the main bathroom:
Perhaps lacking a bit in style, I find its faults easy to overlook due to the absolute luxury of its storage features.
Normal daily use had made it cluttered and messy, so this week’s organization challenge motivated me to spend a little time getting it back in order again.
I started by first giving the place a really good clean. (It doesn’t always look like that above picture!;)).
Then, I moved on to the nitty gritty details.
The drawer on the top left is a handy place to put my make-up.
I emptied it all out, lined the drawer with pretty paper, and organized the items “like with like”.
Rather than purchase new drawer organizers, I re purposed boxes I already had. Clear plastic boxes (from “Ferrero Rocher” chocolates) hold the items for “lips” and “make-up brushes”. A white box from another product I have holds items for “eyes” and “face”. Now that they are organized this way, it is so much easier to find the exact item I need.
Under the Sink Storage
The storage under the sink is always tricky for me. It’s such a large space that things seem to disappear in the dark cavern under there. I’ll buy something new thinking I’m all out, only to discover 3 months later I already had some under the sink!
I took it all out and went on a hunt to find some more efficient storage containers for the specific items we had. Here’s how it ended up:
I eventually found a unit with drawers for lots of the small stuff (called a “stationery storage box”), and a long narrow basket for the tall stuff. (Both from Homesense.)
Although I haven’t quite gotten to the label making part of this project, when I do, this is what the categories will be!:)
A nice over-the-door organizer is a perfect place for my blow dryer, flat iron and brushes.
Medication & Large Bath Towels Storage
Although I didn’t get photos of these areas, the cupboards underneath are perfect for stacks of large bath towels.
Medicines are stored in second shallow drawer in a plastic drawer organizer from Ikea.
Paper products and Towel Storage
Our quirky townhouse bathroom has a very large closet in it. Right inside the door are some handy dandy shelves.
(Pardon the horrible flash picture taken late at night!!) It had gotten to be a humble jumble mess of miscellaneous crafts and bathroom supplies.
Some of the items (like the cleaning supplies) were re-located to under the sink, and the rest was organized to be a little more efficient for daily use.
Washclothes are in the little basket beside the hand towels, and now there is lots of room for extra toilet paper.
If you are new here, this is week 6 of an 8 Week Organization Challenge. If you want to catch up with all the other previous areas of the house, check out this post.