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.

Some of my favorite details are the over-the-toilet cupboard, glass door, vanity, and in-set tile shampoo holder.


If you are remodeling, I would highly recommend asking your tile setter to include an in-set shampoo holder. If I could do it again, I would make it much larger. To remedy the size issue, we added in a little holder off to the side for razors and other small tools we keep in the shower. I love our shower head, the removable head makes it so easy to clean the shower.

shower door

shower head

soap holder

razor holder


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.


Utilizing over the toilet space is imperative in small bathrooms. We added this cupboard, and used a basket to contain extra toilet paper, and the side of the vanity houses the toilet paper holder.

Toilet paper basket

Toilet paper holder

Cupboard (similar)


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.

Long and Skinny Organizers (3×9)

Round organizers

Three-Section Acrylic organizer


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.


Unfortunately, it looks like the exact vanity we used is not sold anymore… but here are some tips for selecting a small vanity. First, often when the sink is off-centered it allows for more storage. Look for the maximum number of drawers available.


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.



Published by Orderly Professional Organizing

Hi, I'm McElle! I'm passionate about people and taking an individual approach to organizing. Free of judgement, I work with each client to get their home in a state that brings a sense of peace and order. I'll teach you my tricks to keeping your home organized long after our sessions end. After 12+ years of childcare experience I have found my niche in the organizing industry is working with families. If you're stressed about the clutter from your young children I'll help you determine the best way to manage it all. Aside from families I specialize in home staging, moving/unpacking and organizing your home for new stages of life (i.e. first child, grown children, empty nesters). I can't wait to work together!

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