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5 steps to an organized under bathroom sink. Let’s get organized! Shall we? Organizing under a bathroom sink can be tricky, right? With the unwieldy pipe, the already small space is even getting smaller. What happens to all the items we want to keep in the area? Well, the result of this type of project depends on the size of the area you’re working on and how much things you’re planning to retain. Here’s a tip: When sorting things out, be ready to group the items into three categories: keep, donate and toss.
5 Steps to an Organized Under Bathroom Sink
When we moved into our house six months ago today, I just placed the items under the sink. A few months later, I revisited this project and added clear acrylic drawers and basket storage. But I didn’t have a place to corral the hairdryer and straightener. I can’t make up my mind on what organizer to use and so again, I left it undone! Trust me, I can tell you countless reasons why I didn’t finish it. (Don’t be like me!) Finally, today I’m excited to show you the results!
Step 1: Take everything out and clean the surface.
The first thing I did was take everything out, so I have a completely blank slate. My goal is to have a neat and organized under the bathroom sink space. Then, I cleaned the surface and put in contact patterned paper covering the surface to keep things clean.
From there, I was able to categorize the items into keep, donate and toss. Being a minimalist, it helps me identify the items quite easily on which are indeed for keeps.
Step 3: Decide what organizers and storage to use.
Once I decided the things I want to keep, it makes it easier to identify what organizers and storage I need. For small items, I used clear acrylic drawers, and for those with odd shapes and bigger sizes, I corral them in the baskets. I used magazine holder to corral the hairdryer and straightener and just hang it on the inside of cabinet door.
Step 4: Know how many organizers and storage you’d need for the project.
To complete this project, I used a total of nine clear acrylic drawers to corral items from oral care products to nail care to cold and flu medicines; two white baskets, and one magazine holder.
Step 5: Label, label, label.
The labels are pretty straightforward. I used Microsoft Word to create them.
Overall, I’m pleased with the results. It works for this guest bathroom/ my bathroom. I know that each household has their various ways of getting things organized depending on their needs, the size of the family, the phase of life they’re in, and other determining factors. I hope that you can pick up one or two ideas from this organization post. For now, I still have to work on the master and boys bathrooms. I’ll be using the same strategy and sticking to it for a while since this works well for us.
Do you have any tips for organizing under bathroom sink? I’d love to hear them in the comments.
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