Recently, my husband and I renovated our bathroom. Our home is just shy of 1000 square feet, so as you can imagine most of our rooms are pretty petite. We had always planned to renovate our bathroom when we purchased the home and I was really excited to plan for functionality.
We needed a more functional bathroom, and I had so much fun organizing the space.
After we moved back into the bathroom, I used temporary organizing solutions until I could determine the perfect, customized solution. Here’s the result.
To keep your shower looking clean and tidy at all times, only keep the necessities out at all times. I don’t shave with shaving cream everyday, when I do I just grab my shaving cream from the nearby cupboard, and then put it back.
Use a basket to contain extra toilet paper. Utilize the space you have, we used the side of the vanity to mount the toilet paper holder.
Use a variety of organizers to keep things in place in your cupboards. I label with a dry erase marker that will easily wipe off. I used drawer organizers, toothbrush holders and a makeup holder. None of which I used for its “intended” purpose. Think outside the box- what can you an organizer for- even if it’s not advertised in the way you need it.
For the under the sink storage, I used clear stackable organizing bins from The Container Store. They have many different sizes and are perfect modular fit for bathroom organization. Measure your space, considering hinges, pipes and height for a perfect fit.
Here’s what I used (follow this link for all of the items, then select individually)
LEFT SIDE: Narrow Long Short Stackable Plastic Storage Bin Clear 4-3/4″ x 17-9/16″ x 5″ h
*MIDDLE BOTTOM: Large Stackable Plastic Storage Bin Clear 5-7/8″ x 10-1/4″ x 6-3/8″ h
*MIDDLE TOP: Medium Stackable Plastic Storage Bin Clear 5-7/8″ x 10-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ h
*I used the shorter bins because of the pipe. Make sure when you’re measuring you make note of how much space your pipes take up.
RIGHT SIDE: Medium Long Short Stackable Plastic Storage Bin Clear 6-1/2″ x 17-9/16″ x 5″ h
I REALLY love these bins for storing makeup because you can adjust the horizontal dividers. The only problem I had was that you couldn’t put in a divider going the other way, so my makeup brushes weren’t standing up. To remedy this, I added in some makeup organizers, also from The Container Store to hold makeup brushes and tools.
Select the Brush Holder when you click on this link.
I am a huge fan of these organizers because they have horizontal dividers that are adjustable and add so much function! Don’t be afraid to add in additional organizers to make it work for you like I did adding in a brush holder to keep all of my makeup brushes in place.
I also used the Clear Stackable Plastic Storage Bins in my hair drawer. I used most of the dividers from the left side to add in extra sections for all of my hair accessories.
These are the size Extra Small: 3-1/2″ x 10-1/4″ x 2-3/16″ h
Well…there you have it. For UNDER $100 in organizing products total, I got this bathroom in working order, and it looks so much better.