Bathroom Cabinet Organization

I’ve been doing a lot of little organizing projects around my house lately.  A half hour here or there, whenever I can fit it in.  My bathroom cupboards have been driving me crazy lately so I put them on my list of things to tackle and got two of them done recently on two different days.  One is our main bathroom and the other is my basement bathroom which my two teens share.

As you know I can’t stand space not being used to it’s fullest potential.  With both bathrooms I felt like I needed to go more vertical and so in both cases I decided to add some plastic drawer units that I picked up at Walmart.  They are super for organizing small odds and ends that would otherwise get buried in larger containers.

Here’s the before of our main bathroom.  This bathroom stores a whole pile of miscellaneous supplies including first aid stuff, sunscreen and bug spray, extra travel toiletries and toothbrushes, etc.  I also keep a set of cleaning supplies in each bathroom to make life easier.

Before:

under sink before

Yep things had gotten a little out of hand as you can see.  We couldn’t find anything anymore without doing some digging!

So I removed everything out of the space to start.

under sink during

And then added some grippy liner to the bottom of the cabinet to make clean up easy.  It also looks pretty but that’s never my motivation for an organized space.

easy liner

I purchased the liner at Walmart and it’s not the adhesive kind which I can’t stand.  This stuff has a grippy bottom so it still stays put but without the fight to get it in.  It took all of two seconds to lay down, my kind of project!  It’s also machine washable.

And here’s how the space turned out once I sorted and purged and added some new drawers.  (It’s all part of the PROCESS!) You also see I use a wire shelf to create more space.  I love wire shelving as you can see in this post.

After:

under sink after

under sink after 1

These over the door holders I purchased at the dollar store.  They are perfect for holding my most often used cleaners where I can easily reach them.

cleaner holder

My children’s bathroom also got an overhaul.  Most of what I pulled out of there was garbage because apparently teenagers don’t understand that an empty box should be put in recycling.  Sheesh!

Here is the before:

bathroom cabinet before

and the after:

under sink after 2

easy liner 1

The cabinet door holder I used in this bathroom is acrylic and also from the dollar store.  It’s not as sturdy as the first one but it’s still getting the job done :)

cleaner holder 1

So those are a few projects I’ve been working on.  You can also check out how I organize my ensuite bathroom cabinet here.

What organizing projects are you working on this week?

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26 Responses to Bathroom Cabinet Organization

  1. 2
    Susie says

    Looking good! I really like the way you are using the rod for your spray bottles. Great Idea!!

  2. 3
    SMB says

    I LOVE that shelf liner! There’s no Wal-Mart near me, and I’ve done a search for it and can’t find it online anywher3–not even on the company website. :(

      • 3.1.1
        SMB says

        Yeah, I looked on their site…they don’t show that one. I’ve contacted them to see if it’s no longer being sold. You’re lucky you snagged one! :)

        • 3.1.1.1
          Laura says

          Oh drats, sorry about that. I went back this morning and got two more rolls so I can do my ensuite bathroom cabinet and my under the sink kitchen cabinet. I think I’m addicted!

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            SMB says

            Laura, I heard back from Duck Brand: “The Green Olives Smooth Top shelf liner is a new print and at this time is currently only available at Wal-Mart in Canada. The Blue Swirl is also a new print and has been shipping to Wal-Mart in the US and Canada.”

            You lucky Canadians! I’ll keep my eye out for it. :)

    • 3.2
      esther says

      The Dollar Tree near me has the shelf liner like that in several different patterns for $1.00

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    Colleen says

    Loving the results and your use of the drawers, time to reorganize mine!

  4. 5
    Gina says

    I have the same three-drawer chest under my tiny sink in our first floor bathroom, and it has corralled all the barrettes, combs, bows, etc. for doing my twins’ hair in the morning before they head to school. It’s a great tool!

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    Making Our Life Matter says

    That is awesome! I have the same problems with under the bathroom sinks. I am definitely going to incorporate some of those storage ideas.

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    Melissa says

    I have the same 3 drawer organizers for two of our bathrooms and after I bought and organized them I couldn’t figure out why it had taken me so long to do it. It’s sooo nice having everything in order. I also bought dollar store baskets for the girls bathroom drawer that was holding a mad mess of pony tail holders clips and nonsense. It’s super organized now, even they love it. Sometimes I wish I could just not work for a whole week and instead organize my house from top to bottom. That would be so awesome.

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    Heidi says

    I love it!! You have totally inspired me to do under my cabinets. We finally moved our kitchen trash can out from under the kitchen sink so there is more space…now to organize what is left in there! Love the liners…must go find that :)

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    Candice says

    Great cabinets! I love the idea of using a drawer tower – something I never thought of putting under the sink. You’re always so full of amazing ideas:)

    • 9.1
      Laura says

      Thanks Candice!!

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    Nick & Nazach Snapp says

    So simple but yet so effective! Great ideas; it’s so easy to let that under the sink stuff sit in the back of your subconscious without doing anything about it for YEARS!!! All of the sudden you wonder why you get upset every time you go looking for a new bar of soap! Looks like we need to take a look at our bathroom cabinets next as well so we can cross one more thing off our list yet to be organized – thanks for the help.

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    hsmominmo says

    The Organizing Junkie had piles under her bathroom sink ?! Love it! Great job under both sinks. I used that grip shelf cover in my kitchen (different pattern) – it’s wonderful!
    Thanks for the over-the-door tip. I may use that under my kitchen sink.

    • 11.1
      Laura says

      Yep I sure do which is a good thing or else what would I blog about? LOL

  11. 12
    Brenda says

    Ha….made me LAUGH OUT LOUD! I just reorganized my children’s linen closet and lo and behold, I threw out about 8 of those very same empty boxes!!! I even moved the contents of the still-filled boxes to some clear acrylic storage boxes I found at Target. The acrylic boxes have three rows. The colors of the wrappings all lined up in a row make me smile when I open their linen closet. How often to you smile at feminine hygiene products? :)

    • 12.1
      Laura says

      lol…I have them all in the drawers now and I love seeing them all lined up!

  12. 13
    Sinea Pies says

    Love the hanging spray bottles. Great way to maximize space. :)

  13. 14
    annie says

    Oh, I love this. I’m a Canadian living in the USA now. Next time I visit home, I’ll look for those specific liners. Thanks for the awesome tips in helping me get organized.

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    Sharyn Elliott says

    I love these ideas, especiallly the spray bottles…..

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    Martha says

    I just came across your blog through a pic on Pinterest. I am very happy I found you. I’m trying to organize my life as well as getting healthy and I’m doing both one step at a time. Tonight I did my bathroom and it looks amazing and sooooo organized! lol Thank you so much for sharing all your wonderful ideas. :)

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    myluckyboy says

    I buy only when items are on sale so I have a LARGE supply of everything! I never run out of anything but DO have a STORAGE PROBLEM. I have 6-9 mo supply of toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, hair dye, deodorant, and a 2 mo supply of toilet paper, tissues, hand wipes, dish detergent, all types of cleaners (spills everyday), etc.. Where are you all keeping excess supplies? Contractors I have hired have stolen razors, deodorant, toothpaste, etc when I leave it in the bathroom and they use the bathroom.

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    Mark says

    Thanks for sharing Laura, great ideas. I hadn’t thought of using over the door holders for inside cupboards! Genius! Mark

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