{Organized} Master Bathroom Cabinet

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Last month I finally tackled the Kid's Bathroom Cabinets, and I can't even explain how much of a positive impact it's had for us. Now they can easily get themselves ready, and I'm able to keep a better inventory of bathroom supplies. Not to mention, we're prepared for houseguests!

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And surprisingly enough, it was a simple and inexpensive task. So I decided to give my bathroom cabinets the same royal treatment. They had the same story...stuff piled up everywhere, and poor use of vertical space. Not having designated spots for things always costs me, too, since I'm never sure of what we have, and end up buying more. Seven bottles of body lotion, hoarder anyone?!

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Bathroom cabinets are tricky because of the sink and plumbing, so I'm a huge fan of the Target modular system because it allows you to customize odd-shaped spaces. Just like in the Kid's Bathroom, by better organizing the cabinet, I was able to fit three times as much stuff, therefore freeing up more cabinet space throughout the house.

Now, instead of a rat nest of cords, and bottles overturned everywhere, my cabinets are joyfully organized. Feel free to stroke pet your computer.

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Let's take a tour, shall we?


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I find it easier to get ready if I can access all my products at once, so this wire basket
 contains everything I use regularly. I just pull it out and place it on the counter, then stow it away when done. Most of the bottles are really tall, so laying them flat in drawers didn't seem like a good use of space.

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The large bucket behind the basket holds extras of hair and body products, as well as my collection of travel-sized toiletries. Any time we stay somewhere with particularly nice amenities, I grab an extra set. Then when it's time to pack, I just shop this bucket.

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I created labels for all the drawers using this method, and placed them in Martha's bookplates (just like here). If the contents of the drawers change, I can easily update the label.

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I lined the 'Girl Bidness' drawer with little buckets from the Dollar Store, and filled them with the smaller essentials.

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Cabinet doors are another great vertical storage spot, but mine aren't thick enough to drill into, nor do I care for the look of over-the-door hooks. So I used extra-strong Command hooks to hang a small wire rack for perfumes and nail polish.

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Having a confined space keeps me from impulse shopping too, since I know there is no more room on the rack. I mean really, how many shades of red/pink/coral polish does one person need?!

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I usually display my perfume in a pretty tray on the counter, but now I love having a clutter-free sink area.

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Now let's move to the right cabinet, where I stacked more labeled drawers.

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The top drawer holds a little something-something I'm working on...more details to come soon.

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The second drawer is for curling irons and brushes.

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And hair dryers and accessories are in the bottom drawer. Ask me how many times I've used that diffuser. The answer would be zero. But I might! Someday. And since I have the room for it now, it gets to stay.

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Now we'll move up to the shallowest drawers ever built. Not shallow as in, Ohmygosh did you see her pantyline?!, but shallow as in, less than 2-inches deep. Fortunately, Target saves the day again, with divider trays.

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They hold my everyday make-up, and small hair accessories. Again, this keeps me from impulse shopping the cosmetic aisle since only so much will fit. When traveling, I just pop it all in the striped bag, and nothing is forgotten.

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Now that I'm this mature, I require several serums and potions, so those are arranged in the other drawer using these mesh dividers, along with toothbrushing paraphernalia.

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All my travel bags are stacked in a larger case in the middle section of the cabinet. You can read about my efficient packing strategies here.

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Cabinets

Mr. Sugarplum doesn't require near as many products, so his cabinet also holds towels and a bin of toilet paper. We've been living with this for a few weeks, and getting ready in the morning is such a breeze, and it makes me stupid-happy to be able to put things neatly away. Why did I wait so long to do this?! And which unsuspecting cabinet is next?

Do you still have the organizing bug, or did you leave it behind in January? Are you having heart palpitations over my cabinets? I feel like I've shown you all my undies drawer, so it's a good thing we're friends!

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  1. Call me crazy...but this post makes me so happy :). I love a post about organizing! You had so many great tips! The nail polish racks are flat out brilliant Cassie!

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  2. I purchased a couple of those racks for my cabinets only to realize that my cabinets weren't think enough to drill as well. I didn't even think about using command hooks. Duh! I cna't wait to try that. Thanks!

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  3. I love having my cabinets organized and in order. The Container Store in my weakness!

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  4. Looks great, girl. This was the last cabinet I did in my home, too. I love the little green bins in the larger drawer. Great idea.

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  5. Looks great, and I'm inspired to do the same! This weekend I just found a travel sized deodorant in my cabinet the a 2007 expiration date on it! Time to clean out...

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  6. I've gotten some great ideas from this post and your kids bath post! Love it! I suspect a Target run is in order!

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  7. Swoon...you know you've entered a different stage of life when you get excited over storage, closets, organization, etc. Amazing utilization of space...I'm inspired by you, as always!

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  8. We have our trash can under ours, along with all of our cleaning supplies. My MIL gave us a can organizer, which was too big for our pantry, so I was excited that it fit underneath my sink. I am so inspired by your organization. Maybe our trash can needs a re-location!

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  9. Now I want to know how the suave Moroccan oil is, and I also want a list of all the nail polishes you have! I think I have that Revlon one---it's Minted, isn't it? Love your organization. This has inspired me!

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  10. lovely! I wish I could see the uncluttered top - total inspiration!

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  11. I'm always impressed at how beautifully your cabinets come together. I really need to get on this myself; having matching containers would help immensely. We have limited storage in our master bathroom, and I feel like we're only using about half of it!

    Erin

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  12. Seeing your post on your kids' bathroom made me go and do the same with our bathroom! Check out my post here: http://styleoyster.blogspot.com/2013/02/bathroom-vanity-cabinet-storage.html

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  13. So organized! Well done

    Jenny
    Www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

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  14. Nice Job Cassie :)

    By the way do you know anything about oriental rugs? I've heard about Rugman.com.. does anyone have any experiences there? :)

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  15. Looks amazing Cassie. I did ours last year, and it is so much easier getting ready in the mornings. And now I know when we are low on things.

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  16. Ooh so pretty! I especially love the labels on the clear drawer dividers-- they're an awesome little surprise! Looks great, Cassie. You have to be loving it!

    ~Abby =)

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  17. Yes, finally found a blog post about organizing a master bathroom cabinet and waddaya know, you and I have the same type of cabinet which makes it easier for me to get a HUGE inspiration and idea on how I will organize mines. Where did you buy those label tab btw? I have a boyfriend who always try to find things with his mouth instead of his eyes HAHA

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    1. Ha!! I always say that to my son...'Look with your eyes, not your mouth!' The Martha tabs are available at Staples. :)

      xo. C

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    2. Thank you!!! And yes, I always have to add "Common sense, common sense!" When I say "Look with your eyes not your mouth, common sense!" now I know how my mother feels since she ALWAYS say that to me HAHAHHAHA.

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  18. Our master bath is a mess! I really need to invest in something like this and clean things up!

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  19. How perfect! And yes, I'm still on an organizing kick as well. I tackled the dreaded tupperware cabinet tonight! Let's see how long I can keep it that way :p

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  20. You are so cute! I love how you write and the way you made such great use of your space is awesome!
    xo
    Morgan

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  21. I straightened and organized my makeup drawer with little bins from DT. You've inspired me to get busy on the cabinet. You did an awesome job!!

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  22. very well organize im sure your kids will be trained to be as tidy as what you have done. you just give me an idea on how to teach my kids to be organize with their stuff.

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  23. I have had this page open on my laptop for days, and just can't stop looking at it. Can't wait to get started. Thank you so much for the inspiration to tackle such a messy spot. I love seeing your organization posts. Keep up the great work!

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