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.
7 Steps to Organizing Under the Bathroom Sink
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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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Andi Barrett on Oct 30, 2021
I would love to organize, but with my very bad back, there's no way I can get to it. We have twin vanities, plus another bathroom. The hall bath stays pretty straight, thank you husband. But my bathroom looks good until I open a cabinet and stand back. 🤣 They're really wasted space because they're such a mess.