Are you wasting your precious time looking for things in bathroom cupboards? Whether you struggle to find things or your bathroom cabinets lack enough storage space, or simply the top of your vanity is messed up, it’s time to organize them.
From toilet cleaners to body lotions, we have numerous items to store in our bathroom cabinets. However, usually, bathroom vanities are small, and they often become messed up when stacked with all the toiletries. So, to make your bathroom vanity more manageable, here are 5 steps to organizing your bathroom cabinets for good.
1. Empty the cabinets and purge
If your bathroom cabinets are in a complete disorder, you first need to empty all the cabinets and pare down their contents. Clean the cupboards by wiping over shelves to remove all dust and dirt so that you can place storage items and products back onto clean surfaces. Use a vacuum hose to clean the lint and dirt from drawers and cabinets.
2. Start sorting
Now start sorting out unwanted items. Over time we tend to hoard our cabinets with numerous unnecessary things that we never use. If you are also a hoarder of useless items, start putting everything from your bathroom vanity, shelves, medicine cabinets, and countertops in boxes for sorting. Discard items that have passed their expiry date and the stuff that you’ve not used for more than 6 months, such as expired bottles of shampoo, soap or lotions, sample products, old toothbrushes/makeup brushes, etc.
3. Group items
Once you’ve discarded all the unwanted and expired products, it’s time to make a plan to organize things. Think about the storage space you need, like plastic drawers, shelves, baskets, etc.
You can group items under different categories such as Skincare, Makeup, and Shower items. This will make easy access to each product by placing all products of the same category together, such as Hair (brushes, combs, and appliances), Teeth (toothbrushes, toothpaste, and floss), and shaving (razors, shaving cream, and aftershave).
If you have limited storage, you could even add a hook or small containers on the inside of the door of cupboards to hold longer items like hairbrushes or toothbrushes. You may also add new shelves to the wall near your shower to keep shower items like bottles of shampoo, conditioner, and shower gel handy. This will also solve the problem of mucky build-up that shower products cause in the cabinets. Sometimes, due to lack of storage underneath the bathroom vanity, makeup and other daily-used products are left on top of the vanity. To solve this, simply adding some shelves, rolling drawers, and extra cabinets can be transformative.
4. Relocate items
Also, certain items were earlier stashed in your cabinets that actually don’t belong to the bathroom. It would help if you relocated such stuff and find a new home for things like extra towels that take so much space. Moreover, if cleaning supplies are taking too much space, you may place them in the laundry room.
5. Prioritize and Restock your Bathroom Cabinets
After organizing products by category, another crucial step is to restock your bathroom cabinets efficiently. Now, as you have grouped items, it’s time to think about what items you use more often. The products you use every day, like shaving products, should be brought to the front of the drawers, and those you use less frequently can be pushed at the back. Think about which storage spaces will accommodate items’ sizes and what you need to have within easiest reach. Once you are done with restocking and organizing, ensure to maintain it that way.