This post is my Day 14 of the Organizing Challenge at A Bowl Full of Lemons.
Under your bathroom sink… probably not an area that gets a lot of attention, but probably an area that needs some! I know mine definitely needed some love. Actually this mess has been driving me nuts for some time so I was thankful when I saw today’s challenge! This afternoon Malea and I treked to Big Lots and bought some great baskets to match the green ones that I already had, matching is important to me because I think it makes a space look more organized.
|Under the sink and the side cupboard: Before.|
|Baskets I already had from when we moved.|
Take everything out and clean.
|Looks like a lot more crap when you pull it all out!|
I forgot to take a picture of under the sink while I had everything pulled out but as you can see I did take it all out to clean and it was pretty gross under there. We only moved in 7 months ago so I was pretty amazed how gross it already was!
Organize your baskets by category. For me I have hair coloring products, travel items, extra makeup products that I only use for special occasions, the products I use everyday–face wash, lotion, hair spray, etc.
Start putting things back in. I layered my baskets and products in order of how often they are used.
|Layer 1 (and a half–I forgot to take out the baskets on the right when I took the picture, oops).|
|Layer 2. Matt’s stuff is on the left in the orange and my stuff is on the right in the green baskets.|
|I didn’t do a lot with these two baskets but I did clean out the one on the bottom and throw away a few things.|
|Basket for curling irons, blow dryer, brushes, etc.|
I’m so happy with the transformation! Now I won’t have to roll my eyes at the mess under the sink every morning when I open it to get my lotion out. 🙂 I hope this transformation inspires you to take a double look under your bathroom sink!