Let me preface this post by saying I know this is super boring stuff. And if I lost you at “bathroom sink” I won’t be offended. It’s operation purge and get things cleaned out over here. In light of that I am airing my dirty laundry and showing you how horrible my bathroom cabinet had become. It really was a hot mess and it was time to take control of it. Below are the details on how I cleared and cleaned out this oh so glamorous space!
Yep! Here she is. Wasn’t pretty. In fact it was so bad that each time I took something out, everything else came crashing down. I think the bathroom cabinets have always thrown me for a loop because of the darn pipes and the odd space. In any event, it was time to give this bad boy a good cleaning. I started by taking everything out and sorting into a “trash pile” and a “keep pile”. I am either proud or completely embarrassed to say that I filled an entire kitchen trash bag full of stuff I could toss. It’s actually quite sad that I had let it get to that point. But we are moving on here, people!
It’s no secret that I have a crush on these shoe organizers. I used one in our mini mudroom here and here and it has been fantastic. It suddenly came to me when I was trying to fall asleep one night. Use a shoe organizer on the bathroom cabinet door. So much more storage and things won’t get all jumbled together. So I set out to find one and picked up this one at HomeGoods. Now you all know that these lovely organizers are quite long. Even better! I cut it in thirds so now I can hang one on my husband’s door as well as in the children’s bathroom. Total score for $16.
I used the 3M velcro strips to attach it to the door. So far so good. I put one on all four corners but will add one more to the top middle. I have a piece of duct tape there right now. It’s not that it is in danger of pulling away, but the fact that it does not lay flat bugs me and the extra reinforcement won’t hurt. The weight limit on these strips is something like 16 pounds so we are for sure okay.
These plastic bins are ideal. I keep items for traveling in one and the other hosts extras of lotions, face soap, etc.
A while back I posted about my DIY ikat bowl which now hosts extra bars of soap. I use the black bag when I travel and I LOVE it. It has pockets all around it so I can slip the things I need right into it. It is empty except for the traveling make up pouches that I store inside of it.
In case you are curious, the shoe organizer holds things like nail polish remover, bronzer, hair styling products, new razors, and cleansing cloths for removing make-up. It’s been so convenient just opening the cabinet and grabbing something like hair spray. I had gotten in a habit of keeping things on the counter and now it is all tucked away, which I much prefer.
You could also go the route of a clear shoe organizer if you like to see what is in each pocket. Because these are things I use on a daily basis, it wasn’t necessary for me and I like that things are a bit hidden.
So there you have it folks. The not so glamorous stuff! I am just thrilled that I finally found the time to get around to this mess. My husband is digging his shoe organizer as well. I will be hanging one for the kiddos shortly. What about you? Any cabinets you are embarrassed to open? Come on. Don’t be shy!
keep calm & organize on!
link party coming soon so get those projects going! And for more of my organization projects you can go here.