After the 200th time I dropped all of my things to reach for something in the back of my bathroom cabinet, I’ve decided it’s time for a bathroom organization project! Trying to be a minimalist, I didn’t really want to buy organization products. But every time I opened a cabinet I got so frustrated not being able to find anything. Also, it was easier to lose products and get doubles because of the mess. Eventually I decided it will be more beneficial in the long run to get organizational products for a great bathroom organization system.
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I have to admit, I didn’t think I would love the new system as much as I do!! I had to spend a little more than I had hoped but it was totally worth it. Now every time I open my cabinet, it takes me a second to grab what I need and even faster to put it back! So I would love to share what I got, why, and how to use each product.
At the end of the post I explain how to do a bathroom organization project for your own needs and link to the products I got.
My bathroom organization
Can you believe this was the way I had my bathroom organization set up before?? I thought a couple of boxes and knowing the order of things was enough. It really isn’t, things get mixed up and knocked down constantly!
Over the door organizer
I have to admit, I didn’t believe in this product but it turned out so successful! I use it to keep my hair brush, my dry brushes and a blow dryer! Let me tell you, I regret all the times I could have had an easier time with my blow-dryer!! It’s so annoying to throw it on top of everything else, make a mess and have its chord get tangled. Now It’s so easy to pull it out and put it to its place quickly.
A fabric bin for extras
I got a bin to store my extras that can easily make a mess. It now stores extra cotton balls, q-tips and my toiletries bags. I used to just stack them in the back of the cabinet but they were all over the place all the time. One vacation was enough to make a huge mess in the cabinet. Now they are neatly organized together in a bin with room to spare. It’s so much easier to grab one and to put it back to place.
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A set of acrylic drawers
I used to keep three boxes for certain items – hair ties, make up and jewelry. They weren’t stackable and they took too much space. I looked for the same kind of organization system, but something that will take advantage of the vertical space. I found these beautiful acrylic drawers and designated a drawer for each category. I don’t have a lot in any of these categories so this was perfect. But you can defiantly get a few of these and stack them! It’s so easy. When I need something I just pull a drawer, put it on the counter top and put it back when I’m done.
Cotton Balls Container
I got this cute container a while back and love it! It’s so easy to use, it takes less space than taking one from the big packaging every time. It also helps keep everything organized because putting it back is much easier than putting the entire package back every time. You can also use the lid as a jewelry bowl!
I had to get something to organize all my hair products, extras etc. Until that point I just had them standing in the cabinet, hard to access, easy to mess up. These pullable drawers make it so much easier!!
I also got a pack of 6 acrylic containers that are stackable. I used a few for other purposes around the house and the other I placed in my bathroom cabinet. As you see, I only use one for brushes.
A basket for extras
This was a basket we already used. We actually had everything in it and it was always loaded with no access to the bottom. Now That everything is organized, I use it to store more extras like toothpaste, floss, etc.
These drawers are bigger then the one I use for small items like makeup and hair ties. I use them to store all kind of medicine and first aid items like band-aids.
They make everything more organized and easy to grab! They are separate so you can take one out to your countertop, look for what you need and put it back.
Fabric Bin for toilet paper
It seemed to make more sense to keep it in the plastic wrapping for so long. But when you need toilet paper NOW and you’re fighting to tear open that annoying plastic, you’ll agree with me that storing them in a bin is much easier. If I have extra that won’t fit the bin, I store it as is in the guest bathroom.
If you read my 15 minimalist interior design tips or my 10 home organization hacks, you know how much I love trays! They are the best way to keep things organized, looking great and clean.
I got this beautiful dainty tray for our everyday use items. The items might get switched up from time to time, but most of the time the tray keeps everything’s neatly organized.
Bathroom organization Overlook:
How to do a bathroom organization project:
Look At What You Have – Not everybody has the same things in their bathroom cabinets, the same quantities or the same size. You need to look through everything you have and decide what you’ll keep in the cabinets, what you’ll move to a different place and what you’ll add.
Categorize – When you have everything you want to have in your bathroom cabinets, it’s time to categorize them. What goes with what. For example, if you have a lot of make up – you might consider separating it to different categories. I have very little make up so it was all in the same category. Choose what goes into the same place, and maybe have subcategories.
Assess Quantities – Once you know how many categories you have, you’ll have a general idea of how many organization products you need for you cabinets but you don’t know the sizes. How many hair products do you have? How many extras of certain products do you usually have around? For example, I only keep one extra of things like shampoos, soaps, hair products etc. So I know I don’t need a ton of space for those. But if you like to keep more, you need to get a bigger container\bin.
Imagine The New System –Check if your needs match your space. Will everything fit nicely in your bathroom cabinets?
Look For Products That Match – Even with all the abundance sometimes you can’t find a perfect match. Take the time to build the perfect set that will fit your space and products.
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Let me know in the comment section if you liked my bathroom organization project! I think it came out great 🙂 Do you have a favorite system to organize your bathroom?
My cabinets are in desperate need of this! Right now I have it “organized” with hair products to the left, face in the middle, body to the right. Needless to say its a cluster in there and things are constantly falling over.
Hey Nicole, that was the case with my cabinets for the past 4 years as well haha… It takes time to take action sometimes but it’s worth it!
I have serious cabinet envy right now – one day ONE DAY my bathroom cabinets (any of my cabinets) will be this organised!!
Hey Sam, it took me 4 years haha… so when inspiration strikes you, organize your cabinets as well! 😛
My cabinets look terrible right now – They definitely need a huge makeover!
These are very useful tips for organization. Thank you sharing. I love your blog name as well by the way!
Thank you so much, Abbi!
Having everything organized is something I am really good at. I’ve had a few times when I know I needed to be better organized, and was the same way in not wanting to spend money on bins and drawers, but it’s so worth it at the end.
Hey Stephanie, I really didn’t want to spend the money or bring more items into my home, but it has made my day to day life better! 🙂
I love the door hanger! I totally need something like that. My bathroom storage is all baskets and I pull the basket out that I need.. it’s annoying but works.
Hey Angela, I thought I would dislike the door hanger, but it turned out to be one of the better organization systems I got.
Thank you for all this organization inspiration! I’ve been meaning to reorganize our bathroom, but I can’t really do that until I get some better storage options. I love the wire drawers idea!
Hey Sarah, the wire drawers are wonderful! I defiantly recommend.
You’ve inspired me to organize my own bathroom cabinets and drawers! Love the products you picked out for your organizing! Will definitely be getting some of my own!
Hey Tonya, I’m glad you found this useful!
I absolutely love how neat and organized it looks. My washroom is always such a hot mess and I would need all your amazing tips to put it together.
Thank you, Vyom. It’s easier than it looks, you just have to find the time 😛
Girl you nailed it! hahah my bathroom before being organized… Looked like a frat bathroom (well maybe not that bad) but It was such a huge relief when i finally got it all taken care of at our new home!
Thank you, Lauren! organizing makes a big difference!
Your cabinet organization is on point! I have such a haphazard looking pull out and I think some of this stuff would help a lot.
Thank you, Becca. I’m glad you found this helpful!
I also want to store alot of cosmetics and shampoo in my bathroom but I’m still finding ways to do it. Thanks for your suggestions.
Hey Vy, I hope my suggestions helped!
Omg I need something like this in my bathrooms, especially the kids one. I love the idea of th acrylic drawers.
Hey Kayla, the acrylic drawers are super nice! They’re a bit small so they don’t fit a lot.
Thank you for your great article on organizing bathroom cabinets! I need my bathroom cabinet organized. I will definitely utilize all of your great tips and information when trying to successfully organize my cabinets.