We have this tiny little bathroom cabinet that gets a lot of action. I’m glad we have a bathroom cabinet at all, because a lot of the apartments in our area have stand-alone sinks. It really makes a difference just to have that little bit of extra storage. Like I’ve said before in my 5 Crucial Organizing Tips, you’ve gotta make use of all your space.
That being said, I really let the bathroom cabinet get out of control. There used to be some sort of a system, but it obviously wasn’t a good one, because no one followed it. Every time you opened the door something toppled out. Not exactly the situation you want.
So, I picked up a few supplies, did a little re-arranging, and now it is good to go! No more problems with toppling over and not being able to find anything. This re-organization took me about 15 minutes. So trust me, you can do it too.
Isn’t our sink pretty cute? Nothing special, but it gets a lot of use! Anyways, opening the door was becoming kind of a hazard. And forget putting anything away after taking it out, or you would knock everything over.
You can see just how bad it was in the picture below.
We’ve got miscellaneous cleaners, band aids, maxi pads, toilet paper, travel cosmetic bags, extra shampoo and conditioner, hair products, and plenty of other stuff. And I feel like it is all important and should be easy to get to. So, I guess that’s how the mess happened?
So, I took every single thing out of the cabinet, dusted in there, and then went about deciding how to organize it. I got two different types of stacking shelves so I could make use of the vertical space.
I prioritized pads, tampons, and toilet paper because they are all things you don’t want to have to get up from the toilet to get. (Sorry if that’s TMI for some of you- but convenience is an important organization factor).
Cleaning products are in the middle section without a shelf and on the left top shelf. Tampons on the bottom left shelf and pads are in the middle right in front. And all our travel bags are on the shelves on the right, neatly placed so you only need to take one out at a time.
A lot of improvement, right? Now you can see and reach almost everything. You don’t have to move stuff around to reach what you need, and most importantly, things are not toppling out.
Form and function are my goal for every organization project- and both are achieved here!
And all you need to replicate this at home is pick up some shelves that fit under your bathroom cabinet. You can get them at the dollar store, target, the container store, online, you name it. These are pretty similar to the ones I used.
Let me tell you- every time I open the cabinet now- I am so relieved. Nothing falls out, everything is in place. Nothing beats convenience.