I recently helped my daughter reorganize her bathroom and bedroom. This project was what you might call, long overdue. This week I’m sharing Berkley’s bathroom and next week I’ll reveal her cute “tween” bedroom, where have my babies gone?!? I find when I provide Berkley with easy to follow systems she is able to keep up with the overall organization of her bedroom and bathroom, which always makes momma happy!
Berkley has an en suite bathroom (lucky!) in our new home and while it’s her own bathroom, it is on the smaller side. As an aspiring make up artist, singer, and actress (don’t worry, I’ve already told her I’m going to be her plus-one on the red carpet), she spends a lot of time in her bathroom working on make up application and musical.lys.
Tip #1: Towel bars are fine, but hooks are so much easier. (For children and adults alike.)
Behind her bathroom door I installed two hooks. I left the towel bar in place for another spot to hang things, like wet swim suits or wash cloths. Also, notice the clock – this helps to keep her on time, most of the time!
Tip #2: Line drawers and cabinets as necessary.
Berkley has two teeny tiny drawers, with not really enough room to even hold trays or dividers. So, instead of using trays, I lined them with contact paper. This is a great way to add a little design detail and to also keep the cabinets from getting damaged. I’ll probably do this on the bottom cabinet too, I just haven’t gotten around to that yet.
Tip #3: Store and stack vertically.
Next, her bathroom cabinet has only two small drawers so I decided to purchase a five pack set of plastic bins. These storage bins are one of my favorite organizing tools. We categorized things by like items, stacked them underneath the sink, and labeled them to make it easy to see whats in each bin. We placed items in here that are not used on a daily basis.
Tip #4: Create counter top storage.
On the counter, I repurposed three buckets I had been storing in my spring storage bin. (These are $1 buckets I had picked up at Target.) One bucket for make-up brushes, one for face products, and one for tooth stuff. When you work to organize a space, look around your home for any unused supplies that can be repurposed. Reduce, reuse, recycle.
Tip #5: Coordinate towel colors by bathroom (or by person).
Color coordinating bath towels and wash cloths by bathroom or person, makes it easier to keep things organized. Then there is no confusion as to whose towel belongs to whom. Berkley’s towels and wash cloths are grey, which also matches with her room colors. With limited drawer space I stack the wash cloths on the top of the fifth bin. This storage bin at this point doesn’t have anything to store! #roomtogrow
We of course did some purging while we reorganized things and for the most part her bathroom is staying much more organized. Simple solutions for the win!
What are your tips for keeping a bathroom organized? Do you have a favorite organizing product that you always use?
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