7 Steps to Organizing Under the Bathroom Sink

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Under the bathroom sink is one of the hardest places to organize and keep organized, in my opinion. After a bunch of trial and error, I think I finally found an organizational system that works.

Determine your main problems

I had 4 main problems with the way this was organized before.

a) My every day stuff was not placed in a quick grab and go type of way.

b) I was housing all kinds of weird nonsense that I hadn't even used all year.

c) I couldn't tell you what I had or didn't have because of the black hole this was forming,

d) Every time I had to locate something, things would fall out and I had no system for where they actually fit, so I would be in a hurry or get annoyed and just shove stuff back in to move on.

Take everything out

To tackle this mess, I started by taking everything out. This is my number one rule when I'm organizing a space. If I don't know what I have and can see it all laid out in front of me, then I can't actually organized it well enough to stay that way.

Separate each item by type

I separated everything into categories, such as hair products, eye-specific, teeth-specific, face, travel, and a few other random assortments.

I even had a garbage pile for things that I didn't use or need anymore. My rule is if you don't use it, lose it.

Consider frequency of use

It dawned on me in this process that I kept taking my travel items out of the travel bag and putting them into a different bin every time I returned from traveling - What a waste of time!

So I decided to house all my toiletries in the actual bag I would use to travel! Brilliant!

I did the same with corralling every day items and occasional/replenishment items.

After creating an inventory list, I chose the right organizers for the job

Here are the questions I asked myself before buying or reusing an organizer:

  • Will it fit under your sink easily?
  • Will it house all the items in the specific category?
  • Will you need it to have stacking capabilities?
  • Will it need a lid?
  • Will you need additional shelving to give the organizers height?
  • How pretty do you want these organizers/shelves to be?
Lastly, create your masterpiece

What do you think? Leave a comment below… I would love to know your biggest issues with keeping under the bathroom sink organized!

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