Project Organization: Week 3

Project Organization Week 3: Under the Bathroom Sink

Hey guys! Thanks for joining me again during Project Organization, where I continue to try and organize all the little areas of our home that are a little out of control.

This week is all about how I tackled the area under our bathroom sink! Things were a bit crazy, as you can see, and I needed to find a way to make it very functional for every day. I’ve found that if you can organize and really optimize the spaces that you need to use for your every day routines, you honestly lessen your daily stress level a lot! I knew that I wanted to keep all my bathroom cleaning supplies in here, as well as a really functional place for the hubs to keep all his personal items he uses on a daily basis. He also has a drawer as well.

Check out the before:

Before shot of clutter under the bathroom sink

And voila! The after:

After shot of under the bathroom sink after being organized

I am loving this little “storage” caddy I got a while ago at World Market. I loved the color and have used it for various things, but I am liking using it here a lot to store all my bathroom cleaning supplies. I wanted to make maintaining the bathroom as convenient as possible, with all the items easily at hand and not have to lug everything from under the kitchen sink every time I need to clean the bathroom. It has really helped me stay motivated to clean up more frequently so I need to deep clean less often. I also keep a roll of paper towels in the linen closet so I can take 2 minutes every day to just wipe everything down and I have been proud of myself for actually making it a habit, now I just do it automatically every day.

So, from left to right we have:

  • Several extra rolls of toilet paper, not too far away from the toilet when we need to grab a new roll.
  • A tall, plastic bin with lid for all of Chris’s hair supplies, including scissors, electric razor and hairspray. I needed a tall one because I wanted it to fit his hairspray in it and still have a lid to keep things uncluttered visually.
  • Our toothbrushes and toothpaste. I personally hate the look of keeping toothbrushes on the countertops, so I put them under here. Plus, knowing my crazy Milo-boy and how much he loves to get into everything, I figured it was only a matter of time before he decided to bite our toothbrushes and wasn’t too crazy about the idea of kitty slobber on them! 😉
  • Storage caddy with cleaning supplies. Looks soo much cuter than those plastic ones right?

I actually did this organization project a little while ago, and have done pretty well at keeping it looking exactly like this! I feel like that is the true test of successful organization, that it it is truly practical and functions well afterwards. With a little use, you can usually determine if you need to tweak things a bit to get it just right.

Things are looking up around here and each little zone gets organized, and I love how much it is freeing up my mental clarity! Doing any organization projects yourself? I’d love to hear what you are tackling in the comments! 🙂