Since October is officially Kitchen and Bath Month, I thought it would be appropriate to add to the My Favorite Things series by highlighting a few of my favorite kitchen and bathroom organizing products…products that I personally use to contain the clutter in these areas.
Let’s talk bathroom first.
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Countertop clutter is a bit of a sticking point in our master bedroom, as my Hubby is an “everything out” kinda guy. We are lucky enough to have “his” and “her” bathroom vanities, but he definitely drew the short straw when it comes to countertop space.
Luckily, I was able to find a long, narrow basket for him to store all of his everyday toiletries. I found it at Target, and believe it or not, it’s actually designed to sit on top of a toilet tank. It’s the Threshold Tank Basket, and I love it because it’s the perfect size for the space, and it’s absolutely gorgeous!
Next on the list of bathroom favorites are my awesome acrylic drawer organizers. My bathroom vanity area is a bit more roomy than Hubby’s, as I’ve got a whopping 6 drawers to work with. I use the top 2 drawers to store smaller toiletry items, such as cleansers, creams, oral hygiene products, razors etc.
There are countless types of organizers you can use to contain drawer clutter, but I’m partial to the InterDesign modular acrylic organizers. They come in a variety of sizes, and they are made to stack on top of one another. I use a combination of the 4×4 drawer organizers and the 4×12 drawer organizers to maximize every inch of space in these drawers.
In the right drawer, I use 2 of the small organizers, and one of the large ones. The clear acrylic enables me to see what’s stored in the bottom container (see my Burt’s Bees lip balm underneath my Mary Kay products?)
In the left drawer, I double up on both the large and the small organizers (see my stash of razors in the long bottom container?). These babies really do eliminate wasted time searching for what you need during the morning rush.
Oy, the dreaded under-sink area. Who doesn’t struggle with how to best utilize this space? I know I did, before I invested in a few sets of Elfa mesh drawer units. The beauty of these units is that you can customize them to fit your space with their selection of different frame widths and basket depths.
Under my sink, I purchased a 2-drawer system that’s narrow with deeper baskets. I use the baskets to contain all of my hair styling tools, as well as my collection of body lotions.
My husband’s under-sink area is actually wider, so we opted for a drawer system that is wider, and selected 2 narrow baskets, as well as a single deep basket (which contains our “back stock” of shampoo, soap, etc.) Prior to purchasing the Elfa drawer systems, we used sets of plastic drawers. I was aggravated on a daily basis because of how difficult it was to open and close the plastic drawers. The Elfa drawers glide in and out effortlessly, which makes me happy!
My favorite bathroom organization tools:
What would you include on your list of favorite bathroom organizing products? I’m always on the look out for products that make life easier. Please share your top picks below!