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Bathroom Organizing Hacks for the Clutter-Challenged

Bathrooms and kitchens are typically the hardest rooms to keep tidy, no doubt about it. While kitchens get cluttered, bathrooms are home to lots of small items that are used everyday that can’t be put away.  Even the most organized person’s sink or vanity can become a mess in no time as an endless whirlwind of toothpaste, brushes, deodorant, razors, and floss amass daily.

Newsflash: there is hope!

Anyone can search the internet, especially Pinterest, to find cute but less-than-functional bathroom organizing solutions. The key is to find systems that will work for you and your habits.  Here are some highly-functional ideas that might help.  

Toothbrushes and Toothpaste

When we leave bathroom drawers open, dust, hairspray, and face powder tend to make the drawer a nasty mess. We also want to keep hair products distinctly separate from one another. (Who likes a stray hair in their mouth? Ew!) Small trays are ideal for your oral care items. Take the tray out, use the products and return the entire tray to the drawer. These are my favorite trays from Amazon.  


Bottles and spray canisters are bathroom necessities. They can live under the sink or they can live above the counter, on the wall. Vertical storage space is often overlooked and once we know how to utilize it, it can open up hundreds of possibilities.  

These are my favorite shelves from Amazon. They are reasonably sized and have small rail to prevent items from falling off.  

Bobby pins, Tweezers and other Metal Tools

These little things end up everywhere!  Use super strong magnets inside drawers to whip them into place without much effort at all. The strips made for storing knives are perfect! Use adhesive to apply along one side of a drawer, preferably the side you can see when opened, then keep all the small metal items there. 

Various-shaped items

One of my pet peeves as an organizer is partial bags of things tucked into cabinets. Think about open bags of marshmallows in the pantry, half-full bags of toilet paper and cotton balls in the bathroom. Even razors and Q-tips packages have the potential to send me over the edge.  

My favorite way to manage these items is to put them in clear and stackable boxes. You can see what is inside and when you need to buy more. They are also super easy to open and close, which makes everything more accessible. These are my favorite and the boxes that I have in my own bathroom.  

Of course, there’s no “miracle fix” for bathroom clutter other than being intentional about what you leave undone. Hopefully one of these projects will inspire you to tackle a particularly cluttered area.

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About the Author

Jennifer Snyder

Jennifer Snyder

My name is Jennifer Snyder CPO, Chief Executive Organizer of Neat as a Pin Organizing Experts, a Waco-based company of Professional Organizers that is not only focused on organizing the clutter in your home or office but also clutter of the heart and mind. 

I am happy that you are taking an interest in the benefits of getting your home and life organized.  Living an organized life is for everyone!

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