I’m going to be honest with your, my bathroom closet has always been a mess. Its a very small bathroom, and a closet that has shelves so deep it’s hard to reach anything.
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Not only is it a “catch all” location for medicine, linens, toiletries, ect. I have no doors on mine. So that means its always visible. But if you have doors, you may feel it is out of sight, and no need to organize.
But, I recently decided I needed a change, and began to organize, and well, it was over due.
In todays post I want to share with you the simple process I went through for our bathroom closet organization and at the same time, give you some easy bathroom storage ideas to implement in your own home.
I hope this basic tutorial gives you some small bathroom closet organizational ideas that are easy to implement.
How to organize a bathroom closet.
In six simple steps!
Before we jump into it, lets take a look at how our closet looked before the process… (see above.)
Like I said, a dumping ground for what ever needed storing.
Ready to make it look amazing? I’ll show you!
Step 1 : Empty it out.
The first step to organizing anything is to empty the space you’re trying to organize.
This means you need to start by removing all the items from your closet. And yes, I mean everything!
Step 2: Clean
Next, wipe out your empty closet really well. I typically use basic cleaning wipes or all purpose cleaner with a rag.
Now you’ve got a blank canvas for organizing. One thing I like to do at this point is to measure the dimensions of your closet or cupboard. You’ll eventually be shopping for bins or baskets to fit in here, so it’s easiest to measure when it’s clean and empty. My favorite place to shop for this type of thing is Dollar Tree.
Step 3: Purge.
After you’ve prepped your closet, it’s time to go through your items and get rid of the stuff you don’t need.
I chose to dispose of anything we had too many of. (thing hotel shampoo and conditioner, floss, ect.) and items that were expired.
The other part of this step is moving items that don’t belong in this particular closet or cupboard to their appropriate homes.
We had quite a few items that had ended up in the back of our closet shelves but belonged in other rooms. So I put those away in their correct spot rather than back into this closet.
Step 4: Group like items.
After you’ve put items away that don’t belong in this bathroom closet or disposed of items you don’t need, its time to group like items.
Start by thinking through the categories of items you have in your closet. For us, we ended up grouping them in the following categories:
- Appliances (humidifier, curling irons, hair cutter, etc.)
- Large and small toiletries
- first aid
- dog supplies
- toilet paper
Step 5: Restock
Now that you’ve identified what groups of items your going to be storing in this closet, take time to restock the items your low on.
I always like to have all my first aid stocked in case of an accident and all of the large and small toiletries stocked in case guests need them.
One item I always make sure to have extra of is body wash. You can stock up in an inexpensive way by visiting Dollar Tree They have name brands for cheap! Dollar Tree is the best place to restock just about anything you need!
Step 6: Plan and assemble
Now that you have groups established and stocked, you can put into place a bathroom closet organization system.
Do this by evaluating how much stuff is in each group and getting baskets or bins that maximize the space in your closet as well as the space needed to store your like items. We actually drew out our full cabinet with dimensions and then drew in what we wanted where and what size of basket or bin we needed for each spot.
For example, I knew we wanted to store just toilet paper on the bottom shelf of our cabinet. So I took the dimensions of our shelf to the store with me and purchased a basket that filled as much of that shelf as possible.
There is a wide variety of color, size and shape baskets at Dollar Tree Don’t forget you can also order on line.
Using baskets or bins is a great way to take advantage of deep shelves. Try getting a large basket that’s full depth and then placing smaller bins inside to keep your like items separate.
If your storing towels in your closet, be sure to fold them efficiently so you can use the other half of shelf for a bin or basket or back stock items.
And that’s it! With just a few simple steps, you can have a bathroom closet that is pretty, stores just about anything and makes finding things super easy.
Now, lets review some of the key take away’s from this tutorial:
How do you organize a deep bathroom closet?
Use deep baskets with smaller bins inside!
A basket is perfect for maximizing the entire depth because it can easily be pulled out to access items stored all the ways in the back. Small bins inside can be helpful for keeping groups of like items separated.
How do you organize bathroom toiletries?
For ours, we chose to put larger toiletries (like tissue, cotton swabs and body soap) on the shelf and then store smaller toiletries (like tooth paste and cotton balls) in a basket.
The key to organizing bathroom toiletries is to downsize. Don’t keep too many things. Only stock up on things you’ll need and use, and even then, only keep a few back stock items.
How do I organize my bathroom linen closet?
- Empty out the closet
- clean the closet thoroughly
- purge all your unneeded items
- group like items
- stock up on things you need
- use a diagram of your space and groups of items to maximize the storage using baskets and bins.
I hope these 6 simple steps for how to organize a bathroom closet help you take your bathroom linen closet organization to the next level.
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