Organized spaces truly make me happy. I tend to function much better when my home is uncluttered and somewhat organized. Lately, I have been focusing on organizing a few areas in our home, particularly closets, cabinets, and under sinks. We don’t have any kind of huge fancy closets, only tiny ones. But having them organized in a way that makes things easier to find helps much. I have organized our bathroom but still need to find a good system for our bedroom closets.
A few weeks ago, I shared one of our bathroom makeovers and how much lighter and brighter it is since we decided to do something about the previous condition. Today I am going to show you the simple system that I use to keep it organized. So far it has been working well. It seems as though the cosmetics I tend to get rid off the more we end up having. Organization is definitely a must in a bathroom as far as I am concerned.
Closets and drawers are great ways to store necessities in a bathroom. But since we don’t have drawers in our bathroom, I have come up with a few other ways to help with organizing.
- Medicine Cabinets: We have recently installed these medicine cabinets for the sole purpose of organization.
Personally, I prefer having a sink top that is not cluttered with all kinds of random items. These cabinets are coming in handy for keeping everyday items in reach and off the vanity top. (This is a previous image when I was playing around to see how I would organize it).
- Baskets (big and small): I have a ton of baskets around the home because I love how useful they are for better organization. I love using them as decor and also to coral items.
All those body cosmetic stuff that are used occasionally or not currently in use are organized in baskets under the sink.
Another way I organize with baskets is by putting smaller baskets inside larger ones with like items in them. Things like dental care are all in one spot. Items like medical care are all in another spot and so on. They are easier to find than having to dig through a basket filled with all kinds of stuff to find what we need.
Let’s head on over to the closet. Again, more baskets are used to keep things in here in tact.
I picked up these cheap $5 baskets from Walmart a few years ago, and have used them to coral mail, magazines, books, etc. and now I am using them here in the closet. Because I have so many baskets, some of these were just empty and used for decor styling. I figured I’d put them to use in the closet to coral some of the larger bathroom items.
I am also using some smaller wire baskets that I picked up in the Target Dollar spot, last year, for some of our smaller stuff such as skin care, nail polish, make-up, etc. I used to keep my make-up and nail polish on the dresser in our bedroom because I thought we did not have enough room in the bathroom to keep them. But with a little organization and creativity, I am finding that we have much more space than we actually need in the bathroom.
I have seen some prettier smaller organizers. But for now, having things like nail polish in one basket is working for me. That has been my system for the longest while.
It is always good to store a few extra rolls of toilet tissue in the bathroom rather than having to walk back and forth in a separate storage to retrieve them. Nothing worse than getting to the restroom and realizing that you are out of paper.
And because I am such a lover of “all things home magazines”, I like to keep a separate stack of them in here. I tend to catch up with them while my kiddos are having a bath near me.
Storage Jars: A few cute storage jars are always good to have around for storing things like cotton swabs, cotton balls, bath salts, etc.
I keep a few of these larger kinds of jars around because I think they are cute and are great organizers.
And I am also using Mason jars to organize some of the smaller items.
Apart from having our bathroom organized, I also love to have it coordinated. Because our bathrooms are small, I think it looks much better with some kind of coordination. I find it beneficial not only to have the overall color scheme of the bathroom coordinated but to also have the towels coordinating with the color scheme.
A few months ago, I switched out most of our array of miss-matched towels for simply white. Personally, I find that having a closet full of one color towels makes it feel more organized. Here is what I find beneficial about this:
- the closet does not look so miss-matched and busy anymore
- less time is spent choosing which color towels to set out when it’s time to use them
- it’s easier on the washing
There is no rule in a book that says all your towels have to be one color. In fact, not all ours are the same color. We still have colored for the kids and a few others that we invested a few years ago that we love because they are super comfi and hold their shape well. Most of them are currently in use but you can get a peek of a few brown ones in this next image.
Making over the bathroom has really made a difference. But having it organized is making an even bigger difference. Stuff is not all over the place anymore. It does not look chaotic. And less time is spent trying to find what we need.
Do you have a small bathroom that could use some organizing? What kind of system would you use? I’d love to hear more about it!