Is your life in need of some organization? Mine definitely is! A smart place to start getting more organized is by organizing your bathroom cabinets. Hear me out friends.
Recently I was reading about the importance of having a morning routine. The thinking is that if we can set good habits and intentions in the morning, it’s more likely we’ll be able to follow through with the rest of our goals as the day goes on. Basically, start strong. I have never been a morning person so for me a morning routine is important because it keeps me focused and on track when I’d rather climb back into bed!
Getting Organized in the Bathroom
Purge and Only Keep the Essentials
Our bathroom cabinets have been disorganized for awhile now. I got to thinking about all the time I waste looking for things while I’m getting ready in the morning. How much more productive could I be if I took the time to organize our bathroom cabinets?
Jeremy has a good system in place that helps him get ready fast, and I wanted to do the same. That meant I needed to get rid of several things I didn’t use when getting ready, or for that matter any other time. Hello, three blow dryers. Good-bye two blow dryers. Yes, I kept the vintage one from college for old time’s sack.
Invest In Good Storage Containers
This project started by me biting the bullet and investing in wire baskets, as well as a few other storage containers. I especially like these wire baskets here for their extra long length. They also have a handle on both ends to make it easier to take in and out of the cabinet. I pull them out of the cabinets and use what I need in the morning, then put them back in their home until the next day. One is for hair, another is for skin, etc, etc. you get the idea.
Home Tip: When looking for storage and organization options don’t limit yourself to only the bathroom. If you look in kitchen storage and organization you’ll find many other containers that may work best for your particular need in the bathroom. Same with garage organization items. Most of the storage options I went with were not advertised under the bathroom storage.
When I was going through my toiletries I saw that much of what I use comes in smaller containers. These containers here have three shallow drawers that hold those little, but essential items. I have these drawers organized in the order of how I use them and it makes getting ready a snap.
First, I emptied everything out of our cabinets. It was obvious the current system wasn’t working well for me, and I wanted to begin thinking about what I actually needed in these cabinets when getting ready in the mornings. After it was cleared out I gave it a good clean by spraying the inside and outside of the cabinets with a homemade cleaner, and then wiping it down.
Make Staying Organized Easier
On the lower cabinets I called in some help. Part of staying organized is making it as easy as possible to stay organized. I purchased this pull out cabinet drawer to help me easily get to the things in the back of the lower cabinet.
My sweet Isaac helped me out with this by installing the pull out drawer here. It was very simple now it’s so easy to get to all the things you didn’t know you needed until you need them. No more tipping over stuff as I try to get to that one things in the back. The bottles and jars stay neat and tidy now.
Now that I’ve literally just let you into my proverbial medicine cabinet, I hope you’re inspired to get organized in yours. And if you’re bathroom cabinets are already beautifully organized, then you know how good I feel right now. Being organized is a constant state of movement. Picking up and putting away is my new hobby, at least in the bathroom.
Do your bathroom cabinets need some love. Let me know in the comments, and if you have tips on staying organized in the bathroom help a girl out and drop them there as well.
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