What is a bathroom anyway? Well, to me, a bathroom should be your own little spa inside your house. It should be a place where you go to retreat from all of the outside world and it should be a space where you can go to relax and unwind even if just for a moment.
Now I don’t know about you, but I love that bathroom above. Mine doesn’t look quite like that, though. Nevertheless, I try to keep mine as crisp and clean as possible. Part of that for me meant cleaning out all of the hoards of things that we generally keep in our bathroom cabinets and only keeping the things that I actively and routinely use in there. I used some dollar tree bins to organize things that I generally use around the same time. And I kept like things together which is very important in keeping a space as organized as possible. I also like to keep surfaces clear including a shelf if at all possible. There’s something so powerful about opening a cabinet in any room and seeing that it’s not slammed full of stuff.
Making my bathroom as chic as possible also meant keeping things as white and clean as possible, which was difficult. My home was built in the 70’s and hasn’t been updated very much since that time. While I love the bones of the house, sometimes its age comes with some challenges. One of those major challenges came in the form of the area under the bathroom sink. The original sink had been replaced in the late 90’s and the particle board cabinets had begun to chip away. All in all it was a mess. So I decided to get creative with some contact paper to freshen the area up and make it a little more ‘crisp’.
I also keep the under counter cabinet as clean and neat as possible. I rangled all of the chargers that we tend to need for shavers and spin brushes and things like that on Command hooks that I also purchased from the Dollar Tree. I used a large fabric cube bin (also from…you guessed it! Dollar Tree!) to hide some of the taller less frequently used items in the back and the color went well with the contact paper! For hair accessories I used a Dollar Tree shoe box without the lid. It’s great for storing things like the hair dryer and the straightener and hairbrush and can be pulled out to use and then neatly tucked back away when you’re finished. Which is great for keeping clutter off of the counter tops! I also re-purposed an Apple Watch box for storing all of the shavers and razors and saved money on an organizer.
“A Place For Everything And Everything In Its Place” -Benjamin Franklin
Below are links to all of the items that I picked up from the Dollar Tree for this project. If you don’t have a Dollar Tree in your area, you can always hit a big box store or any Everything’s A Dollar store.
The only item that they no longer carry is the clear plastic tray at the bottom left of the cabinet. This one will do the trick though:
Total Cost: $6.00usd
All-in-all I’d say that as far as bathrooms go, mine isn’t the best. It is the best use of the space, though, and at the end of the day, that’s what organizing is all about. Making the most out of the space that you have while keeping it as functional and easy to use as possible. Hopefully this post will inspire you to tidy up your bathroom and make it a calm and peaceful place to escape to within your home! If you need help, feel free to reach out to me! I’d love to hear what everyone does to keep their bathroom as serene and crisp as possible!