I can’t stand clutter, but unfortunately, it is always around me and I have a hard time keeping things organized in my chaotic and busy household. But one place I try to control the chaos is my BATHROOM.
Since I spend more time in my bathroom than most women probably do or should, it is imperative that I have some sort of organizational tools in place. I like my bathroom, it’s the one room in the house where I can go and relax and do what I love doing. No, not cooking, applying makeup!! My husband calls it “the hole” because he knows once I go in there for a “quick touch-up” that I’ll probably never return.
While I was reading through my current issue of InStyle magazine, I came across the helpful article called “Vanity Sanity“ that gives great ideas on how to keep the clutter in your bathroom to a minimum. I can proudly say, that I already utilize MOST of their tips for organization on my own vanity counter!
So I figured I would share with you how I keep the peace in my bathroom. Because let’s face it, I’ve got A LOT of beauty products!! Here is how I maximize my counter and cabinet space:
1. Find a small decorative storage chest with drawers like I did from World Market (above) to put on your counter top. I store anything from diamond studs, eyelash curlers, jewelry cloths, to lip and eyeliner sharpeners in this thing. Once the drawers are closed, the chaos looks rather pretty;-)
I also use the top of it to display my perfumes (they are placed on a small round shaped mirror for added va va voom), clock (a mom/lady always has to know what time it is so she’s not tardy to the party!) and small mirrored box where I store some of my rings.
2. Place sectioned off plastic utensil trays within your drawers for maximum organization within. I like the plastic ones, bc they can be easily cleaned in the dishwasher when they inevitably get a little dirty from makeup spills. You might notice that in addition to things like moisturizers (day and night), makeup removers, toothpaste, hair elastics, and lip balms, there are also sharpie markers and dry erase markers! Sharpies are so I remember to write dates on my mascaras and foundations when they were purchased so I don’t use super old products. Dry erase markers are used for a brilliant time saver tip I blogged about here.