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The time has come! (The walrus said.. to talk of many things.. of shoes and ships and sealing wax..) Sorry! Alice in Wonderland has been on repeat at our house. Thank goodness for Disney Plus these days. Let’s try this again.
The time has come! Time to finally share my organized bathroom drawers with you all! (Much better the second time around.) ;) Oh my word.. this project took on a life of its own as you can see from the picture above. I decided to just “straighten one drawer” one afternoon and before I knew it I had pulled everything out of every single drawer in my bathroom. Kenny walked in and was like.. “um.. what just happened!?” ha.
Things always get worse before they get better at my house. :) I do have a basic method to my madness when I organize. I pull everything out and get rid of as much as I can (anything at all that I’m not using/loving.) Then I categorize things in like piles. Next I put them back in the drawer semi organized and this gives me an idea of what type of organizer (if any!) would work best.
I definitely wanted some dividers for these drawers! I did some research and decided to use the Linus Shallow Drawer Organizers from the Container Store for my bathroom drawers (LOVE THEM). Based off of the items I wanted in each drawer I sketched out a few drawer configurations. I know. I’m such a nerd! Stuff like this seriously makes me giddy. I sketched out something I thought would work for each drawer, but then picked up a few extra containers in certain sizes so that I could switch things around if I wanted to when I was putting everything back.
A little planning goes a long way! I was so in my happy place with this project. :)
Ahhh. Nice and clean again! Let’s look inside those drawers! *For those of you who are interested I’ve also linked all of my favorite make-up and beauty products below and best timing because Nordstrom is having a one day sale on all things beauty! Woot woot! I’ll be stocking up on favorites listed below. :)
The top left is a small drawer that holds all of my make-up. I don’t have a lot! My make-up routine is pretty simple. I love trying new products (and do often!) but I tend to always come back to my long time favorites. This drawer also holds my contacts, glasses and some elastics.
Favorite make-up: Elta MD tinted sunscreen (I wear this every day under my make-up.. long time favorite!), Bobbi Brown Foundation (color warm beige), Dior Glow Face Palette, Bobbi Brown creamy concealer kit for under my eyes (color Sand – after I put on my Tula Brightening Eye Balm), Bobbi Brown Blush (color Nectar), and my eyelash curler. I love two types of mascara and use them both! I use Maybelline Define-A-Lash mascara every day and when I want to really glam for a special occasion I add this Chanel mascara over it. I also love this Dior lash primer that makes my eyelashes so long! I can’t live without my clear Mac brow set and my Mac Paint Pot (color Painterly.. I put this on before my eyeshadow). For eyeshadow I love Mac Satin Taupe and Shroom and for lipgloss I love Buxom and Mac lipglass.
The drawer below holds some often used items like hair spray, deodorant and wash cloths. I love using drawer dividers to separate things like this! Simple organizing but it’s so effective. I didn’t photograph the drawer below this one because it just holds one curling wand I only use once in a while.
Then we have this nicely organized cupboard below my sink I recently shared! It holds extras and larger items.
Cupboard Sources: Cetaphil lotion, Enjoy hair straightener (LONG time favorite), My Amazing Blow Dry Secret dry shampoo, Lavende foaming bubble bath – sometimes essential oil smells are too much for me but this one I like. Really relaxing and I love the bubbles! I also love Amazing Grace bubble bath/shower gel – it was in my shower when I took this pic! Tula Cleanser (also if you don’t have their brightening eye balm..ah! You have to try it! LOVE it.)
The top middle drawer holds brushes and all of my night-time routine stuff. Tooth paste/brush, face cleansers and moisturizers. I love having everything I need for my night time routine all in one place! (*Quick tip! I always take off my make-up, wash my face and put on my skin products right after I put Kole to bed around 9:00. Then I sit down for the night and watch TV/work and go to bed late. If I wait to take off my make-up right before I go to bed I’m always too tired and lazy to do my whole skin routine. I made myself do it right after I put Kole to bed for months even though I didn’t want to so that it would become a habit and now I don’t even have to think about it!)
I also love Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair and my Mia Clarisonic. I ran out of my SkinMedica stuff but I love that brand and the Zo Skin Health for skin care too. (Ask your dermatologist where you can find the Zo Skin Health Products.)
This middle drawer is where I keep all of my extras! We shop at Costco so I always have extras on hand. I used the Linus DEEP drawer organizers for this drawer. (You can buy the starter kit OR select the pieces you want and make your own configuration like I did.) Notice I have more elastics in this drawer.. they’re in every drawer! Elastics and Cherry Ice Chapstick are in drawers throughout my whole house. And in my purse. And in my car. ha. I also keep a small notepad in this drawer because I ALWAYS think of little things I need to remember when I’m getting ready for bed and I like to jot them down on paper. I just prefer paper over my phone for reminders and to-dos. Sidenote: if you haven’t used Tinkle razors before they are game changers for getting rid of unwanted facial hair!
In the middle bottom drawer I used the Linus Clear Storage bins. (Two large and one narrow fit perfectly!) On the left I have small samples I want to try. Extras like soap, deodorant, mascara and face masks are in the middle and then Q-tips on the right. And a phone charger! I always listen to podcasts when I get ready in the morning and like to charge my phone so I don’t run it out for the day before 10 am. :)
These three middle drawers were such a mess before! I’m LOVING the way they look now and they’ve been so easy to keep clean! Every single thing now has a place to go! The first week they were like this I kept opening them just to stare inside.
Angels sang. More than once. :)
I gave our side cabinets a quick clean out and donated old towels.
I like to keep our towels folded together in sets because I always have two matching bath towels and hand towels out. Easy to grab a clean set when I’m washing others!
In the baskets on the bottom I keep wash cloths I use when I clean. (You can find some of my favorite towels on my SHOP MY FAVORITES page.)
Best feeling having everything in this space so organized! Kenny’s drawers are the 3 on the far right. They are clean and organized too but I didn’t take pics because they are kind of boring and this post is already a book. ;)
I was on such a roll I decided to give my vanity drawers a quick re-fresh too.
Travel supplies on the top let. (Again I used the Linus shallow drawer organizers.)
Make-up bags and my jewelry organizer in this drawer.
And more make-up bags in the bottom. (This little laundry bag comes in so handy when I travel!)
My top two drawers hold more travel supplies. These are very shallow drawers so I tried these expandable make-up organizers and they fit perfectly! I love the way they expand to fit your drawer.
Next are my hair tools!
T3 hair tools are my favorite. And so is this drawer I designed when we built the house. :)
It looks like it’s two drawers but it’s actually one really deep drawer.
My jewelry is nice and organized too!
Done and done! At this moment in time my entire bathroom is organized. I’m determined to keep it this way!
Thanks for taking my organized bathroom drawer tour with me!
One project down.. 3,548 to go! And people say quarantine is boring!
April is going to be a very busy month for me.