June 12, 2020

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By Elizabeth Larkin’s personal organizing expert.

Let’s face it: when you first get up in the morning you don’t want to have to look at a bunch of clutter all over your bathroom, but you do need to be able to find what you need quickly. So everything you do to organize your bathroom should be to make life easier.

DIY bathroom organizers will give you an assist in adding more storage space to your bathroom or lending a hand in tidying up the room. Store as little as possible on the bathroom counter and as much as possible in the back of the under-sink cabinet. Your go-to bathroom organization move is to utilize the cabinet door and to use trays to corral little odds and ends and making everything seem more orderly.

1.  Install roll-out storage under the sink.

2Under-the-SInk-by-Martha-Stewart Try a roll-out under-sink basket which will make everything easier to reach, and allow you to more easily use and access the storage space in the back of your under-sink cabinet.


2.  Hang a shower caddy for extra storage.

3Super-Shower-StorageDon’t over-clutter she shower, but do move the shower items you use daily into your shower, and corral them in a caddy. Here are some options.


3.  Utilize the cabinet door.

4Under-Sink-Storage-with-Macbeth-CollectionI like to use canister sets to store cotton balls, Q-tips and other small items together. The trick is to make sure you are using sturdy storage solutions that can withstand daily use.


4.  Store your hairdryer in a caddy.

5BTBEbL._SL1500_My hairdryer and its cord were always getting in the way in my bathroom until I installed a simple hairdryer caddy on the inside door of my bathroom cabinet. You could also try a hook to hang it in place on the wall. I like this Caddy which has space for brushes, curling iron, and curlers.


5.  Store toilet paper in a basket.

6Baskets-in-Bathrooms This is great for guests so they’re not hunting around for a new roll, and let’s be honest, it’s easier for you to be able to just grab a new roll when necessary, too. This will save storage space in the linen closet and under the sink which can then be used for less frequently-used items.

TIP: Add in some of those pretty hand towels you never use rolled to make the basket or bin look less like a pile of TP and more like bathroom decor.


6.  Hang bottles of cleaning products.

1Store-Cleaning-Supplies-Under-the-Sink A simple tension rod or double hang can be used to hang cleaning supplies so they are easier to grab. This is also a great spot to hang cleaning gloves to dry after use.

Another trick is to use a bucket to corral cleaning supplies in the same spot.


7.  Use trays to corral small items.

8Silver-Mesh-Vanity-Organizer-by-Design-Ideas I like this silver mesh vanity organizer which can easily hold your most-used nail polishes, makeup brushes, and items like Q-tips and cotton balls. Trays make everything look neater.


8.  Use a lazy susan to make things easier to reach.


I’m committed to using only square storage solutions, but I make an exception for lazy susans which makes everything easier to reach in a cabinet. You can store a multitude of items on them, and still reach everything easily.


9.  Create a labeled First Aid kit so anyone can easily spot the kit.

10Labelled-First-Aid-Kit You don’t think about a first aid kit until you need it, so make it stand out by clearly labeling it as first aid. A simple red cross on top should do the job, and make sure to re-stock 2-3 times a year. This is one of those items you don’t think about too often but it vitality important.


10.  Or, in a bathroom bucket.


This Oval Bath Bucket by The Macbeth Collection can be easily stored inside the bathroom, is washable and cute too boot.

There’s something so simple about grouping everything you need together into a bucket, and they make things so much easier to put away when you’re done using them.