This bathroom closet rehab was a bit of an eye-opener for me. I pride myself on my organizational skills and cleanliness throughout the home, however, this one just threw me for a loop! Seriously, I had no idea how bad it was, and I’m totally embarrassed to say the least. I filled two giant commercial-size trash bags with junk I didn’t even know I had. Our family has been through three moves, therefore I’ve had plenty of opportunities to purge. Needless to say, the bottle of 14 year old face cream that I was storing in a white bucket in the far right hand corner of this closet was probably no longer good. Apparently, over the years I’ve collected far more bathroom products than I have discarded. Check out the before photo below. I am warning you, though…it’s B A D:
Straight to Rehab
If the photo above isn’t enough to send me straight to Organizational Rehab I don’t know what is! First, I took everything out, and I mean everything! Trash bag in hand, I began throwing away anything that I couldn’t donate. Below is the end result:
Not so bad, right! Basically, after I discarded the trash, I took a good hard look at what I had left and determined the most efficient way to “display” and/or “store” the remaining items. Of course, I wanted it to look pretty, but it had to be functional.
1. The toilet paper was moved to a more accessible shelf.
2. I stashed our big bulky non-matching beach towels in a large basket at the bottom.
3. This great expandable 3-tier shelf from Target was perfect for organizing and displaying my nail polish. I placed it on a shelf at eye-level for easy viewing. The fact that not all the nail polish containers are matching is killing me. However, I understand that this might be hard for you to believe, considering you just saw the before picture of this closet. LOL
4. I love when I can remove items from their wrapper and store them in pretty containers. The clear container to the right of the nail polish is storing my bars of soap. Who would have thought that 8 bars of soap could look so pretty! The clear bucket is storing all of my tall or bulky bathroom bottles. Clear containers are the best for everyday items. You can store away your products in a tidy, yet handy fashion.
5. Storing anything in a glass jar with a silver lid always looks pretty, especially fluffy round cotton balls. I bought this jar at Target.
6. Along with the cotton balls is a cute little pedestal bowl I already owned. Don’t my bath bombs looks adorable in it?
7. The wooden bucket titled “Extra” is storing away all of my extras that I come home with when I buy in bulk, like toothpaste, razors, lotion, mouthwash, etc…
8. The shelf at the top is reserved for items that I don’t need every day. One basket is labeled “Travel” and it’s storing all of the items we take with us when we travel. The other basket is labeled “Personal” and it’s storing, well, ummm… hygiene product.
So, who is ready to tackle their own bathroom closet? I have a couple more to get to in my house, but luckily they aren’t as bad. The sink cabinetry? Well, that’s a different story for a different post.