Reorganizing Our Bathroom Storage

I’ve mentioned before that I’m constantly reorganizing as our needs and lifestyle change. Lately I’ve been noticing that our bathroom storage has become a source of frustration, which is a sure sign that it’s time to come up with a new way to organize it.

Although I have a few ideas about how I can make this work better for us, I’d love to hear any ideas you have for the space before I make any purchases. I’ll be sure to post pictures after I get it reorganized as well!

We do not have a traditional linen closet or drawers/cabinets in our bathroom. Instead, we have a tall wardrobe that stands next to the sink. It’s huge and has more than enough space for our everyday items as well as storage, but it can be hard to organize because it just has these large open shelves.

To start, we added wire shelves in the back of each to give us extra storage area. We use the storage boxes to hold the things we use every day as well as our medicine and first aid items. (Excuse the missing one on the top shelf. I knew I was going to reorganize this week, so I swiped it to hold the planners that I took to Blissdom so they wouldn’t get messed up in my suitcase!)

It’s our everyday items that are really starting to bug me. We have so many different things in each basket that I feel like I’m constantly straightening them in order to keep it from just being one big jumbled mess.

My husband’s is on the left and contains his razors, lotion, deodorant and contact stuff as well as a few miscellaneous items.

Mine is on the right and holds my toiletries, makeup and jewelry as well as my girls’ lip gloss and earrings and all of our toothbrushes. One wrong move topples everything, and things are always getting lost at the bottom of the box!

On the back shelf are extra toiletries that we’ll use in the short-term. The basket holds nail polish, extra razors and other small items. And the white storage drawers hold all of the girls’ hair accessories.

My goal is to reorganize it so that things aren’t getting mixed up or knocked over as often. Because the wardrobe has frosted glass doors, whatever we do has to look fairly nice as well since our master bathroom is also the only bathroom on the main level.

Do you have any ideas for making this space more functional? What is the biggest area of frustration in your bathroom?

Mandi Ehman at Organizing Your Way

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