How to Organize Your Bathroom Vanity When you DON'T Have Drawers

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Today's post is all about bathroom organization.

One of the things that I think is the worst is when a bathroom DOESN'T have drawers.  I need drawers.  I have things to put in drawers.  I don't know anyone who doesn't.  But do you wanna know what's worse than no drawers? One big open cabinet with NO shelves.  It makes storing things so difficult and cluttered, but today we're going to solve that!

The first step was figuring out how to make the most of the space. I knew I needed a shelf or two in there to add height and utilize the space properly.  So I measured my cabinet and decided how wide and long I wanted them and we went over to Lowes and picked up some wood and had them cut it to the size we needed.  The wood we got was 1" thick x 12" wide x 8' long.  That was enough for our two shelves that were 18" long x 12" high.

We weren't going to make anything super difficult as these are just a temporary solution so we just decided to use some screws to screw the top plank into the legs of the shelf.  Thanks to my love for being the drill model. :)

Next up I just wanted to paint them white.  I didn't feel like painting the whole shelf was necessary so I just painted the top and the front edges since that is all you can see.  If it was a more permanent solution I would have painted or stained the entire thing!

Next up we needed to gather all of our supplies to organize.  I first made a list of different categories of things I needed to store under the sink and then I headed over to Marshall's and picked up some baskets and acrylic organizers to get the job done.  Marshall's is a great place to get these things because they are so affordable and still cute!  The dollar tree even has great organizers as well!  Always buy more than you think you need and you can return whatever you don't use later.

Before organizing I like to take everything out of the cabinet and purge things I don't need or expired products.  It makes the process SO much easier.  Here is the before of what the cabinet looked like.

It's not awful, but it is definitely not organized or easy to find things at all.

Once I have all my supplies and products in order I just start putting things away.  I grabbed these awesome over the door bins to save some more space in the cabinet and the work great!

They were originally silver but I spray painted them white just to give everything a more cohesive look.

I just kept organizing and placing things where I wanted them until I was happy with how it looked and functioned.

Tip: Use cute baskets or bins to store unattractive things to make it look more organized and clean! Also you can put your q-tips and cotton balls in cute jars with a label out as decor to make them accessible and cute!  I did not put mine on the counter as there is no room, but if I add shelves over the toilet I would put them there!

Once everything was where I wanted it I broke out my trusty label maker and labeled everything.  Even though I can see what is in the clear organizers I find that labeling them keeps things organized and keeps everything in it's place when I go to put it back or buy something new!

And that's it!  The bathroom vanity is so much cleaner and it is so much easier to find things that I need because it is so organized!

I hope this helps some of you out who are having the same problem and if you want to see more things like this give it a like and share it to help some peeps out :)

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