Bathroom Vanity Organization
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After installing our new master bathroom vanity light I decided to tackle the vanity because I couldn’t remember the last time I went through all of our medicines and organized everything.
While I was at it, I put down some Easy Liner® with Clorox®, which features an antimicrobial additive embedded into the shelf liner material, preventing the growth of odor-causing mold and mildew.
Before I could fit the liner into the cabinet, I needed to cut out a section for the water lines. So I grabbed a pen and traced an area to cut out.
After cutting out the section for the water lines, I was able to trim the left and front sides of the liner so it’d fit perfectly.
Instead of just throwing everything back into the cabinet. I looked at every box and bottle expiration date. I’m embarrassed to say that were was stuff in there that had expired in 2010. But I’m owning it by sharing that tidbit with you.
The amount of expired OTC medicine I disposed of could’ve killed a small horse.
I always cut off the top flaps on our bandage boxes so it’s easier to access the bandages. I also toss in the triple antibiotic ointment because adhesive bandages and triple antibiotic ointment go together like bacon and eggs.
And here’s the final result!
The stuff we don’t use often is toward the back (hair trimmer, Jack’s bathing supplies, First Aid supplies). While the stuff we use more frequently is toward the front (medicines). Brad used to store his razor in top drawer of the vanity, but when Owen was tall enough to reach into the drawer I made him move the razor into the baby-proofed cabinet.
Now onto the other side of the cabinet, which contains a lot of my stuff– because girls require more stuff than guys. AmIright?
I used the same method I used to install the liner in the other cabinet.
I didn’t have much stuff to throw away, but I did organize my mani/pedi tote. I have all the essentials– nail polish, nail polish remover, my bag with all my tools, foot file A, and foot file B.
And here’s the after!
Since I didn’t have any more blue totes, I grabbed a random container I had to corral my dry shampoos and body sprays.
Yep, I’m 31, and I’ve been wearing the same body spray since I was 16. It keeps me feeling young.
I very badly need to do this, lol. Our bathroom countertop is a cluster….x_x…..and down below is kinda crazy too. I need to clear out the stuff we don’t use and give my sisters a million ipsy makeup bags that are piling up LOL
Haha! I hear you. It’s crazy how all that stuff accumulates.
I totally love that you still use that body spray! B+BW 4 lyfe!
Hah! I’ve never been a perfume person– it’s usually too strong for me.
Could you do a post on your pedicure kit box? I’d love to know what polish you are digging and what you think of both foot files that you linked to. What other supplies do you use for your at home pedicure routines?
I actually did a post on it a few years ago (https://www.twotwentyone.net/organized-mani-pedi-caddy-2/). The link must not have stuck in this post so I’ll go back and add it. I only wear polish on my toenails because I have naturally French tipped fingernails, and I don’t like the feeling of polish on my fingernails– weird, I know. I like Essie polish, especially their Good To Go top coat and Ballet Slippers polish. I like and use both foot files to get rid of calluses. Every night before I go to bed, I put lotion on my feet, especially in the summer.
There is nothing like an organized cabinet or drawer. Nice that you used what you had and did not spend a fortune on baskets and crates. Good job. Found you at the Inspiration Gallery and loved your article.
I’m curious to know what body spray you use…is it Love Spell by Victoria’s Secret?!
Looks great, I know the bottom of the bathroom vanity needs some work. #HomeMattersParty
Ugh, you’ve reminded me of the unpleasant state my own bathroom vanity is in! I’ll need to take a leaf from your book and get it organized. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday!
Organizing underneath your bathroom vanity is key! It’s amazing how much stuff you can throw away when you finally decide to tackle it. you go girl – you must have felt so accomplished.
I am currently in the process of returning items after a full bath remodel. Even, I can’t get over how many bottles of makeup I had. I think I will pitch all of them and buy new. I read once that you should replace makeup every 6 months due to contamination. I’m ready for that!