So who else has been watching “Tidying Up” on Netflix? I’m only a few episodes in, but I’ve already gotten rid of two bags of clothes from my closet! I launched my Bathroom Organization Challenge earlier this year so you can be sure that the one place I don’t need to tidy up is my bathroom closet! And I want to show you exactly how I did it (along with a little help from Amazon Prime)!
Alright, guys. I’m totally embarrassed by my “before” photo. My bathroom closet went downhill after having our little one. Too much stuff. No time. Too much stuff. We order a lot of stuff in bulk on Amazon because it’s cheaper and I hate going to the store. So we have a lot of extras. And go ahead and blame my husband for the drain cleaner on the top shelf. That’s probably not even a good idea. The old plastic bins from our college days weren’t doing us any favors either.
Ready for the after photos? I’m pretty proud of them!
This project is quick and made such a huge difference in my bathroom! I want to show you step-by-step how I did it.
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1. Throw crap away
This is the first step of every organization project for me. Get rid of every thing you can. Donate. Recycle. Trash. Get rid of stuff if you aren’t using it. Have 50 towels and only use 5? Get rid of them. Haven’t painted your nails in a year? Get rid of that nail polish. Be realistic and get rid of everything you can.
2. The Shelves
I really had to search to find the best supplies for this part of the challenge compared to any other bathroom area. My favorite find was this super cute tote and storage bin. So much of the things you find look nautical or too boring! But these are super modern, especially with the leather handles. I used one for hand towels and one for “extras” like contact solution, toothpaste, and face wash. The bottom of them is just fabric (not sturdy), but that was really easy to fix by putting some cardboard in the bottom of the one that was going to hold some heavier items.
These plastic bins were the next most helpful thing for my closet shelves. I made up some labels for travel, “spa” items, first aid, and nail polish. Like the Trolls band-aids? My little one finds an excuse to wear one at least once a week!
3. The Floor
This shelf fit perfectly into my closet! It’s a great way to add a little extra vertical storage instead of just throwing everything on the floor. I love it for heavier items that I don’t want to load up on my shelves, like shampoo and conditioner. It’s also great for stuff you don’t use everyday like sunscreen and our dog shampoo!
4. Everything Else
Can you say over the door storage? I’m all about finding tricks to help you use that wasted space! This shoe organizer has been working perfectly for my hair tools!
The best part about this is that it has been so, so easy to maintain. It’s been months since I launched my challenge and my closet still looks like this! Everything has a place and it’s easy to keep it there.
I have a few more little tricks for the closet in my full challenge! If you thought this post was helpful, you are absolutely going to LOVE my full 5 day workbook. It takes 10-20 minutes a day and organizes every single space in your bathroom. Shower. Under the sink. Drawers. Counters. Closet. I have some absolutely great finds that really make organizing (and staying organized) easy.
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