Take a tour of our organized master bathroom and get inspiration and ideas for your own bathroom organization project!
When my husband and I moved in together for the first time we were in our mid-twenties and just beginning our careers. And while I love to be organized, quality organizing products were simply not in our budget. Since then, we’ve moved three times and our trusty bins and drawer dividers, albeit inexpensive, have served us well. A year and half ago we moved into our current home and I added “organize master bathroom” to my to-do list. But, life happened (a beautiful baby girl!) and it just never became a priority. So, when iDesign reached out to collaborate, it was just the push I needed to tackle this project!
Before I take you through the process I went through (and use on every organizing project), let’s take a look at a few not-so-glamorous (but still organized and functional) “before” shots.
Yikes! While everything was categorized and some systems were in place, it was certainly not pretty! So, to get started, I took everything out of the vanity and closet, sorting them into categories on the floor. Then, I made ruthless decisions about what to keep and toss. Anything that was expired or no longer being used was tossed. Next, I decided what I wanted in the vanity vs. closet. I chose to use the vanity for everyday items and the closet for linens and items not used as often. I then played around with the placement of items. Once I had a layout I liked, I measured and started researching which products to use. I knew I wanted products that would simplify our lives while creating a clean and pretty look. So, I chose various clear acrylic organizers from iDesign and some soft rope bins from Target for the closet.
Let’s take a tour of the beautiful transformation!
For the top drawer of the vanity I kept the purpose the same; oral care. I used these acrylic drawer dividers for the toothpaste and toothbrushes and these smaller ones for the floss and my retainers.
On my husband’s side of the vanity we keep a few bathroom cleaning supplies in this acrylic caddy and behind that we keep a toilet bowl brush. Our toilet paper is now contained in these awesome x-large stacking bins (love using these all over the house!). We also swapped out our trash cans to these, which take up less space (and now we each have our own!).
My side of the vanity makes my organizational heart so happy! My main goal for this area of the bathroom was to make it as easy as possible for this busy mama to get ready in the morning! The products I chose were all about simplifying my routines. This iDesign divided lazy susan holds all of my daily-use items such as vitamins, deodorant, face lotion, my hair brush, mouth wash, and makeup remover. It also holds nail polish remover, even though I don’t use that daily. I just love being able to quickly turn the lazy susan and grab exactly what I need. Behind the lazy susan I used these smaller stacking iDesign lidded boxes as well as this larger one to hold items that aren’t used as often such as face masks, foot creams, hand sanitizers, and some hair accessories. On the right side I have two of these iDesign bins; one for sun care and one for hair care. And you can also see my little trash can fits perfectly next to them!
On each of the doors to my side of the vanity I hung an iDesign spice rack using a few clear command hooks. These racks hold my makeup, nail polish, nail files, perfume, etc. I also added a few of these smaller acrylic containers to keep items such as makeup brushes and nail files contained and upright. Using the back of cabinet doors is a great way to utilize a space that is often overlooked in bathrooms ( and kitchens!). I also like that it allows me to find things easily and quickly. That’s definitely a win-win for this busy mama!
Moving on to the closet, I only added TWO different products to this space, but boy oh boy did they make a world of a difference! I fell in love with these rope bins from Target. I’m a big fan of gray, but I also just love how they soften the space. These six bins hold medical supplies, backstock, travel, feminine products, postpartum products, and hair tools. I also added two (of my favorite!) iDesign divided lazy susans for medicine, vitamins, and first aid.
To finalize the project, I made labels for each bin in the closet using these bin clip labels, chalkboard tape, white vinyl, and my Silhouette Cameo. I didn’t feel the need to label the acrylic organizers as you can easily see the contents and this space is only used by my husband and me.
I’m so happy to check “organize master bathroom” off of my to-do list and move on to another space! I still swoon every time I open my bathroom vanity and closet!
Here’s a last look at some before and afters!
Would you believe me if I told you we use iDesign products in just about all of our client’s homes? We love them because they are high-quality and come in many different sizes. Not to mention that their product line is ever-growing so you’re bound to find something to fit your needs! If you’re looking for products for your next organizing project, be sure to check them out. You can find them on Amazon as well as Bed, Bath & Beyond, Target, Walmart, and The Container Store (just to name a few!).
Below are links to all of the products I mentioned in the post: