If your bathroom cabinets are deep, you likely know the challenges that can come along with trying to organize them. Taking a step back and looking at a methodical way to organize these cabinets can take a bit of planning. We’ve researched the best tips and tricks to organize bathroom cabinets in a way that is efficient and practical. In this post, we will discuss them with you.
Here are 8 tips and ideas on how to organize your deep bathroom cabinets:
- Clean everything out
- Pitch the unneeded items
- Group your items by their purpose
- Use bins
- Use wire racks
- Use shoeboxes
- Place daily use items in the front
- Clear a pathway
While deep bathroom cabinets can be a huge plus for storage, they can also seem challenging to organize, at least initially. Understanding the different storage options available for these types of cabinets is key to keeping them neat and tidy. Continue reading to learn how to get the most out of them.
How to Clean and Organize Your Bathroom Cabinets
1. Clean everything out
The best thing that you can do before organizing your bathroom cabinets is to clear everything out. This means removing all of the big items, small items, anything hanging from the door. It also helps to wipe off the bottom of the cabinets to remove any debris, gunk, or leftover products that may cause the cabinets to stain.
2. Pitch the unneeded items
As often happens when cleaning out storage areas, you’ll find that there are items that you no longer need, or expired, or that may be stored in the wrong place. Take note of these items and either pitch them, store them in another area, or set them aside to store after the cabinets have been organized.
3. Group your items by their purpose
It’s easier to organize your cabinets when you have things separated by how often you use them and what they are used for. It’s also helpful to group things by size as well. Consider creating the following groups for your deep cabinets.
Consider storing your soaps, bath salts, lotions, loofa sponges, and other toiletries in this area. Since this area may be a bit weighty, so it may be best to place these items in a small bin.
These small items are easy to misplace and are known for getting lost in the cabinet shuffle. Consider using a small bin, can, or storage container to store these items so that they can stay together. You can find these cans online or locally at home improvement stores.
The hair product section can consist of all your combs, brushes, hairpins, and any hair products that aren’t located in the shower area.
The makeup section may require more grouping than other products, depending on how much makeup you wear on a daily basis. Consider creating subgroups consisting of foundation, lipstick and liners, and eye products, and makeup remover.
The eye care will consist of all of your eyewear products if any. For example, if you wear prescription or colored contact lenses, you’ll want to keep him together with any eye solutions, glass cases, cleaning products. Since these items tend to be smaller, it will be beneficial to group them so that they won’t get misplaced.
Use this area to store all of the cleaning supplies for the bathroom. This could include sponges, bleach, tub and toilet cleaners, and air freshener.
No bathroom would be complete without proper storage of shaving and other body grooming supplies. Use this area to house your razors, electric shavers, wax products, shaving cream, and other hair removal products.
If you don’t have a linen closet or have extra space in the bathroom, consider take a handful of towels and place them on the cabinets as well. It helps to group tile by size. For example, body towels, face towels, and hand towels should be stacked on top of one another.
4. Use open front bins
Add storage bins to your deep cabinets to help keep grouped items separated and organized. These bins can be stacked on top of one another depending on the height of your cabinet, and they can make it easy to store smaller items such as makeup and toiletries, which can be hard to keep track of. Use them as a way to create tiered shelving in your cabinets. It’s also helpful to find storage bins that are clear so that you can easily view their contents.
5. Use wire racks
Wire racks are another great way to help create more space in your cabinet. Use these wire racks to create additional places for storage bins and large items that may otherwise take up space in the cabinet. For example, if you have a blow dryer, it may be helpful to place this on top of a wire rack instead of with other items on the cabinet floor.
6. Use shoeboxes
If you’re running on a tight budget and don’t want to storage buy wire racks, consider using any old shoe boxes you have laying around as storage bins. Or if you have any small cardboard or used Amazon boxes hanging around, these will work as well to keep things organized in your cabinet.
7. Place daily use items in the front
Another great way to organize your deep bathroom cabinets is to place any items you use daily in the front of the cabinet. This will prevent you from having to do with a deep dive reach to the back of the cabinet seven days a week to get your products.
8. Clear a pathway
The most challenging part of working with deep cabinets is reaching back far enough to grab items that may be over an arm’s length back inside the cabinet. This can be especially challenging if you have aren’t that tall. The biggest way to overcome this issue is to create rows or lanes within the cabinet space that create enough for your arm to fit through. The easiest way to do this is to align the cabinets first along the wall and then create about four to eight inches of space between each row.
What Should You Store In Bathroom Cabinets?
The most common things are stored in bathroom cabinets or personal grooming products and toiletries. These are usually things that you’ll use on a daily or weekly basis. Here are a few examples of these items.
- Vanity mirrors
- Toilet paper
- Oral hygiene products
- Bar and liquid soap
- Shampoo, conditioner, and other hair products
- Cotton balls and Q-tips
- Hair and makeup products
- Skincare products such as lotions, balms, and night creams
- First aid supplies such as bandaids, a thermometer, and gauze
- Health products such as vitamins and ointments
- Cleaning supplies
How Do You Organize Cabinets Without Drawers?
The best way to organize cabinets without drawers is to use dividers, small storage bins, or small trees to separate the items within the drawer. You can also place a wire rack in the cabinet to help create more space and an additional layer for storage.
The easiest way to organize the cabinet once you’ve purchased separators and bins is to remove everything from the cabinet, group it by usage or type, and then re-stock the cabinet accordingly. This way, you know where everything is, and products aren’t intermingling with one another–something that can make it hard to find smaller products when you need them.
Does A Bathroom Need A Medicine Cabinet?
A bathroom doesn’t necessarily a medicine cabinet. However, it can be helpful for a few reasons. A medicine cabinet allows you to have more storage options in the bathroom. This can be convenient if you want quick access to small personal items such as eyewear products, oral care, grooming tools, lotions, and medicine. Having these items within an arm’s reach is helpful when you’re on the go in the morning.
Medicine cabinets also help to add aesthetic appeal to your bathroom. Most cabinets will have a mirror on the front, and you can choose one with a modern or decorated mirror frame to make your bathroom more unique and interesting. For example, medicine cabinets with etched or colored glass can help liven up your bathroom.
Wrapping Things Up
We hope that this post has been helpful in illustrating how you can organize deep bathroom cabinets. Do you have any tips for keeping your bathroom products and toiletries organized? Let us know!
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