Imagine walking into your bathroom in the morning and finding everything you need without having to dig through bottles of stuff or knocking over the bottles lining the top of the vanity. Wouldn’t that be great?
Keeping an organized bathroom vanity can seem like the impossible dream at times. I find that all the stuff taking up space in and on my vanity is back within days of tidying. What’s that about? It’s as if little mess fairies come out at night and, well, make a mess.
Sadly, I have only myself to blame for the mess. So, in an effort to bring my bathroom to the state of airiness that the vanity in the picture above seems to be enjoying, I decided to get serious.
In 3 steps you (and me, too, of course) will be enjoying a beautiful, tidy and airy bathroom space.
Discard It. Pull out all of the stuff that’s cluttering up the vanity. Old make up, half used tubes of toothpaste, broken brushes, elastic bands … yes, all of it! Throw out anything that’s past its prime or broken. Donate anything that’s still in great shape, but that you just don’t use anymore. Be brave. Remember, if you haven’t used it in the last year, then you haven’t missed it, and you should dispose of it.
Group It. Once you’ve pulled everything out and discarded or donated what you can no longer use, you’ll need to organize what’s left. Group together the products that share a similar purpose, like hair products, cleaning products, etc.
Store It. This part of the process will have you spend at least a little money. Go out and buy yourself pretty baskets (or even cheap, plastic baskets, if you’d like). Each of the product groupings you organized in the step before this one will be placed in the baskets now. Once the baskets are complete, place them neatly into the drawers and cabinet spaces. Try to keep the countertop completely clear. This is a good time to add some shelving to the walls if that helps keep items off the vanity top.
If you’ve succeeded in giving everything a home, keeping the vanity tidy will be a breeze from now on. Everything will be easy to find and quick to put away.
Let me know how you’ve tamed your bathroom vanity mess.