Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Bathroom Vanity Organizing

My son is due back for a visit for Thanksgiving and this is just the push I need to pay some attention to the guest bathroom.   This bathroom vanity has two doors, no drawers.

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I read Marty’s post about how she used organizers to better utilize this space in her bathroom.  And really, it does wind up being under-utilized because the height is there, but how do you take advantage of it?  Ours was not in bad shape, it just had no organization to it and, since this is the bathroom my son uses when he visits, I thought it would be nice to get it neat, functional and organized.

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That’s how it looked before.  While out one day, I was by Target and decided to pop in and get some drawer organizers. 

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I wasn’t able to use all three large drawer pieces under the sink {pipes}, but I was able to fit two.  The other one found its way into the linen closet.  I put all my son’s stuff in one drawer. In another drawer I put some of the granddaughter’s things.  On occasion she sleeps over and I have her bath things and a toothbrush.  I labeled these drawers.

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The other drawers came in handy for the hundreds of hotel bottles and soaps my husband brings home from his business trips.  I labeled that drawer “Guest Services”.  “Drugstore” is band-aids and medical related needs.

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I think this better utilizes this space and organizes it better, too.  All that height was going to waste!  Thanks to Marty for getting me moving on this!

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29 comments:

Sherry said...

I NEED to do this! I'm in process of painting my vanities, now would be the time to get organized. Thanks for posting this great tip!

20 North Ora said...

Looks so nice and tidy. Good job!

Judy

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Great idea. Too bad we didn't live closer, I have LOTS of those type of drawers which I am slowly getting rid of as I accumulate other types of drawers like the metal one I got this weekend at the flea!!!

xoxo

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

this looks like its working great~!

I MUST copy you and marty.. I finally got my pedestal sink taken out and a cabinet like yours put in.
its so much better already for storage but those plastic containers would make it even better.

thanks for the visual nudge for me to write it down so I dont forget them on my next trip out.

so glad your son is getting to come for another visit. I know that makes your heart SMILE.

Debbiedoo's said...

:) I just did the same thing Kathy..my Mom and sis are coming. I did not use those organization drawers though. Looks good.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Looks great Kathy! I'm going to get some of those storage containers for my oldests bathroom.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

It looks totally amazing and how nice to have things where you can find them. Love the drawers you are using. Great job. Hugs, Marty

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

Great idea! I just realized I am not sure what is in our vanity doors at our new home! I will have to check the next time we go over. The hardwood floors are being laid today!

Blondie's Journal said...

It looks great, Kathy! Your post is really motivational. I read Marty's post and intended on doing a little organizing and then forgot about it. I agree, its that upper space that gets wasted. I have to get moving on it!

XO,
Jane

Okio B Designs said...

Let's hope the weather cooperates for him on this next trip. ;)

Jeanine

ARod Rodriguez said...

smart very smart hee hee

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

That what I use under ours too. Three doors and not one drawer! That and plastic baskets.

Karen Albert said...

Oh yes Kathy now I must do this, simply do it! Great tips for labeling; everything looks great!

xoxo
Karena
A Special Scalamandre Giveaway

Judy said...

I seriously need to do something like this in my master bathroom. What a difference organization makes. Great job.

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

This post reminded me of when we were building a home and I insisted that we have drawers in the half bath--you would've thought I'd asked for gold faucets, LOL. I would've had the same challenges you were facing--and at the time all the organizing stuff wasn't as readily available. I'm sure you're going to love this new arrangement even more when he's actually here to use it! Enjoy your visit with him! ~Zuni

Missy George said...

I have the same vanity..Did the same thing..no labels though :)

sissie said...

Great idea Kathy! I have the same type of cabinet in our guest bath and I am going to use your idea.
Thanks to Marty too.

hugs
Sissie

Ivy and Elephants said...

Thanks to you and Marty! I too will have to go and make a move on this. It looks so neat and organized. I love it!
Hugs,
Patti

NanaDiana said...

Great idea, Kathy. It is crazy when they don't give you any drawers in a bathroom- xo Diana

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Great idea! I really need to do this soon! Thank for sharing this!

Michele Alger said...

*gasp*! I'm so inspired! Why did it never dawn on me to do this under my bathroom sink! My husband travels a lot and we have a thousand and one conditioners and shampoos that overflow in the baskets under there. I'm getting some of these drawer organizers PRONTO!! TY!!

vivian said...

Good idea Kathy! I need a new bathroom vanity. I want to find an old dresser and have hubby make the vanity out of it. Just have to fine the right piece!
have a great day
xoxo
viv

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Great storage solution. You make me want to get organized. lol

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Kathy, What a great idea and so organized which I love to be and work at constantly. This is perfect and keeps everything clean too.
Thank you for sharing. Your bathroom is beautiful.

Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment. Happy Creating.
Hugs, CM

Marla and Steve said...

I'm guilty of not having an organized bathroom sink area and surely I should be better at my homekeeping. It's not like we have kids at home making messes :) Love the organizers and I need to do this also.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Kathy,I never thought of this, i am so doing this after the wedding I am doing a big clean and this is perfect!

Carol

Jamie said...

There's nothing I love more than a little organization! It looks great under your sink now. :) Have a great Thanksgiving with your family! ~ Jamie

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Aren't those drawers the best!!....Great organizing Kathy!!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Aren't those drawers the best!!....Great organizing Kathy!!

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