To me...you gotta get the containers/shelving system to put your stuff on and in. Don't get me wrong.....I did have containers that were like
So...here's what I did. Just like the hoarding (omg and faint) shows do....you sort. You must. 2 piles for me...I was either keeping it or trashing it. No donations on this mess. Someone would probably get some sort of horrible skin rash and then I'd really feel awful. Our bathrooms are small....I don't have the elaborate double sink master bath and Hannah's bathroom is smaller (it better be). For the Master bath I ended up buying 2 sets of stackable drawers. Each had 3 drawers. I gave hub the top 3 drawers and I had the bottom 3 drawers. On the other side of the cabinet I placed stackable containers. Top container was for all the lotions, powders, hair products and anything else that needed to be in the bathroom. Bottom container held the blow dryers and flat irons. I hate those cords! They all fit nicely in the bottom container and the cords are all in their place now. This freed up enough space to add a couple of baskets to hold stuff....makeup remover wipes....cotton balls.....q-tips....& brushes. The back basket holds stuff I rarely use...makeup bags...traveling type containers for my personal stuff. Nicely tucked away. For my makeup...I added a very small 3 drawer container and I have my makeup tray on top of that. Easy access every morning.
So? You ready? End result. More space. Totally organized. I know where everything is down to where hub's razors should all go. I really should label the drawers...Oh my! Why haven't I thought of this before now?!
Here's my advertisement now. Big Lots for the larger containers. I can't remember the exact price...but I know me and I would not have spent over $10 for each container. The maroon striped containers came from Dollar Tree...that's right...a pack of 4 of those for $1! I purged a lot of stuff and as you can tell, I kept a lot of stuff...but I'm working on possibly another purge. This is working nicely so far.
Next I moved on to Hannah's bathroom. It still had stuff that the 2 older children had left behind. Really disgusting. I tossed everything. I bought another 3 drawer container and a couple of stacking shelves. It's a single cabinet, so not much space at all. She has more brushes than a teenager has. Even more flat irons and blow dryers. I placed a basket I had on top of her 3 drawer container that held her lotions, powders and a few hair products. So far....she keeps it fairly neat, but from
There you go....4 cabinets mastered. Now to keep them this way!! You don't think I really stopped here do you? The kitchen pantry was next....