Bathroom Organizing Ideas

I need storage ideas for my too deep drawers! My bathroom is incredibly disorganized! It's tiny to begin with, but on top of that, I only have 3 drawers (2 of which are pointlessly deep) and a small under cabinet space. My two biggest problems are organizing my hair stuff (tons of bottles that can't stand up in the drawers) and storing my stockpiled items. Any ideas?

By Jennie from Tempe, AZ

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January 29, 20110 found this helpful

Hello Jennie, I feel your pain as my bathroom is tiny, too, but at least you have the vanity with drawers and under sink storage. The vanity is still on my wish list and other stuff is currently in boxes and bins on shelves. :-) I do have a couple of suggestions, regardless.

For hair stuff, get a two gallon sized galvanized bucket to keep under the sink to store all of your excess hair stuff in (including blow dryers and curling irons if you use them.) I use the galvanized ones simply because they match the decor better and don't look as cheesy as the plastic ones should I get rushed and leave it out. Put a dollar store washcloth in the bottom to help sop up the drips and for easy cleanup every couple of weeks.

As far as the deep drawers go, you can't beat a kitchen flatware or utility divided bin that can be pushed toward the back, but easily pulled out to fully examine the contents. (Take good measurements and buy them cheaply at the dollar or discount store.)

Not sure what all you want to store in the drawers but if you are considering OTC items (aspirin, tums, first aid stuff, etc.) consider keeping those items in a plastic bin under the sink. if you have small children, put them high up in the kitchen or pantry. I also have another galvanized bucket (you could put under the sink, I keep mine on a high shelf) that has Windex, paper towels and Clorox wipes, etc. for quick clean ups.

Clean towels can be rolled or folded and placed decoratively on open shelves or within wall cabinets if you have them. I also use wall hooks versus towel rods to keep bath towels clean enough for a few days reuse. The hooks take up less wall space than the rods and if the hooks are at least 3 to 4 inches deep, staggered and at least 5 to 6 inches apart at the base, the towels still dry out well.

Hope this is of some help for you. Good luck!

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January 31, 20110 found this helpful

Buy some plastic baskets at a dollar store and stack them up in the deep drawers.

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February 1, 20110 found this helpful

I had a very small bath in our last house and I found a cute spice rack at the thrift store that worked perfectly for bottles of hair stuff. It kept them off the small counter and off the back of the toilet (which always led to the floor).

I didn't have any drawers but a linen closet that was ridiculously deep and tall. I put my stockpiled items in bins and boxes with labels since I couldn't see into most of them. You could put your back stock into the deep drawers since you don't need to get to it daily. Or in another room altogether.

I kept make-up in a caddy with a handle in the closet but you could use your regular sized drawer for the daily use items. I also put up a shelf for curling/flat irons to rest on to keep them off the counter. I also stored a couple rolls of TP on it to be within reach. The only things I put under the sink were feminine supplies and cleaning supplies. I also had a wall mounted hairdryer like you see in hotels, this helped a lot too.

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February 1, 20110 found this helpful

The dollar store is a great resource to find organizing tools. Different size boxes with lids or silverware holders can be used. Also look in the children's or infant's area for storage ideas. Another good idea is to store towels in a basket on the floor. These ideas worked well for me.

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