If your new year’s resolution was to get organized and save money, you can do both with these great, easy, and cheap tips to get your bathroom into tip-top shape in no time. You’ll have enough money and time left over to actually do something nice for yourself.
Prep the space
Start by prepping the space. Do this by removing every single thing from your cabinet and cleaning the cabinets out with soap and water. Then, go through and throw away things that are empty, expired, or that you have no use for. Remember to dispose of old medications properly!
Organize and divide
Next, divide all of your items into groups. Facial products in one pile, nail polishes in another, and so on until all items are grouped and moved to a pile where you can easily identify what is in that pile. Do a double check of the piles to make sure nothing needs to be tossed out that you may have overlooked.
Now is the time to start gathering your materials to organize your items. Start by looking at old glass jars, baskets, and even old tin cans (with the labels off) that you may have around. These make excellent containers for free. If you don’t have any, or you want a more uniformed look, visit the Dollar Tree and purchase baskets or glass containers to hold your items. Label each container with the item that is to go in it so that you’ll be more likely to continue to place items in their correct spot. Finally, look into shelf dividers, which can be purchased at the Discount Store for $10 or less and will add space to cabinets that need extra shelves.
Replace the items
Once you have everything labeled and organized, place the items back in the cabinets. Items that you don’t use that often should go to the back, and items that are used daily should be at the front where you can easily find them. When organizing cabinets that have no depth, place items from tallest to shortest, running left to right. This will make them appear neater and will help you remember how to place them should they ever get out of order.