Do you have stuffed and cluttered bathroom drawers? In this article we’ll look at 8 different ways to organize bathroom drawers.
If you’re in a rush to clean your bathroom counter, a lot of stuff can be tossed into the bathroom drawers (like a dumping ground).
Hopefully the suggestions in this article can help you manage those overflowing drawers.
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Table of Contents
- 1 First Step – Analyze what is causing the clutter in the bathroom drawers?
- 2 Use Small Organizing Baskets
- 3 Drawer Dividers
- 4 Put some items into an under the sink organizer
- 5 Magazine holders for Hair tools (straighteners, curlers, dryers)
- 6 Get a Medicine Cabinet (don’t store medicine in there though)
- 7 Install small shelves inside the bathroom cabinet doors
- 8 Use an Over the Door Basket Organizer to get items out of the drawers
- 9 Use a Magnetic Strip or even fridge magnets for small metal tools
First Step – Analyze what is causing the clutter in the bathroom drawers?
Go through the clutter and see if you have expired products, makeup you’ll never use, dental floss you hate, or other items you can do without.
If you have expired medication, call your local pharmacy to see if they can be returned there for safe disposal.
Many of us hold on to things unnecessarily.
Get rid of the clutter.
Then we can start organizing the “good stuff” that is left.
Use Small Organizing Baskets
Use baskets or small bins to compartmentalize little items like hair elastics and lip balm.
If you don’t have a nice wooden divider like the one in the photo below you could even use kitchen utensil trays to help organize little items.
Put some items into an under the sink organizer
Instead of trying to stuff larger items into a bathroom drawer- where they just barely fit – you could put them in the cabinet under the sink.
To ensure that this space doesn’t overflow with stuff you could get an “under the bathroom sink organizer”
If you like the look of this under sink organizer you can see more details on Amazon.
If you have a deeper cabinet and want sliding baskets you may prefer a shelf like the one shown below. Click here to see details of this one on Amazon.
Magazine holders for Hair tools (straighteners, curlers, dryers)
Instead of wrapping up your hair appliances and stashing them in a drawer, you could use a magazine holder under the sink or on a shelf.
Magazine holders make a great corral for hair care tools like straighteners, curlers, dryers and more.
Make sure they’ve cooled down before returning to their holders (especially if the magazine holder is plastic!).
Get a Medicine Cabinet (don’t store medicine in there though)
There are a lot of stylish medicine cabinets out there.
Having the extra wall-mounted storage space can really help minimize bathroom drawer clutter.
Just don’t keep your medicine in a medicine cabinet.
Despite the name, a medicine cabinet is not a great place to store your medicine because of the humidity and temperature fluctuations in a bathroom.
(A dark drawer in your bedroom is a better choice to store your medicine…out of reach of kids obviously.)
Below is a stylish medicine cabinet made by Kohler that is available on Amazon.
Install small shelves inside the bathroom cabinet doors
There is often wasted space inside a bathroom cabinet door that you can make the most of by installing little shelves.
Maximizing this wasted space means you can get more items out of the bathroom drawers thereby reducing clutter in the drawers. The ones shown below are made by 3M Command Brand.
The product description lists it as almost 10″ long. Make sure it’ll fit inside your bathroom cabinet (and that the door will close) before ordering.
Click here to see more details on Amazon. This is a good “no tools required” type of installation (no drilling or screwing).
I realize this product photo above shows the shelf attached to the wall, but envision it inside your bathroom cabinet door. Will it work for your space?
Use an Over the Door Basket Organizer to get items out of the drawers
Here is another “indirect” drawer organizer.
I say indirect because it helps organize your bathroom drawers by removing items from the drawers and storing them elsewhere.
Do you think this would work in your bathroom?
Use a Magnetic Strip or even fridge magnets for small metal tools
Another neat idea for this wasted space is to install a magnetic bar (like a magnetic knife holder) inside the bathroom cabinet.
Then you can stick your small metal nail tools, scissors, hair clips or other metal accessories to the bar.
The photo below shows a simple fridge magnet taped to the inside of a drawer. Then you can stick metal items here for easy retrieval.
If you have a small bathroom you may also like the article I wrote on ways to organize an RV bathroom. A lot of the organization ideas in that article would translate well to a small bathroom in your house.
I hope you’ve enjoyed, and found inspiration from these 8 ways to organize bathroom drawers.
I realize some of them were “indirect” solutions, but even they will go a long way toward reducing clutter in your bathroom drawers.
If you have any comments or suggestions on how to organize bathroom drawers please comment below.