Our home renovations are slowly wrapping up (more pics to come soon!) and we're in the “putting everything back where it goes” phase. Which means I'm in the “nitpicking the details to death” phase. And dealing with bathroom clutter.
I've started noticing anything that's out of place at all, from dish soap to diapers. After pouring so much time and effort into this whole home endeavor, I have seriously high organizational expectations.
One of the first places I put in order after we moved back in was the bathroom. Our main hallway bathroom serves as the shower spot for Nate, myself, my sister (who lives with us) as well as the bathroom for any guests who may visit. During the last couple months, there have been countless contractors walking in and out and hovering over our toiletries. Suddenly I looked at the toothbrushes on the counter and the extra toilet paper on the toilet lid and felt…exposed.
Time to corral this clutter!
I searched high and low and found various “tank lid boxes” to hold toilet paper, but all of them either had no lid (kind of defeats my purpose here) or had too many intricate nooks and crannies to hold things like tissues or makeup. I have no need to keep all of that together. I just want to keep my TP contained.
So I opted for this.
A simple, old school bread box. It's the perfect size to stash a few extra rolls! We use Cottonelle® Mega Rolls with CleanRipple Texture. Each holds as much as four of the old regular rolls we used to use, so I don't have to spend my entire life restocking the bathroom.
I then turned my attention to the counter, where all three of the adults in our house had electric toothbrushes awkwardly mingling with a mess of power cords. I fastened the bottoms of those brush chargers into a bamboo drawer organizer, added some cabinet-leveling legs and tucked the cords under as nicely as I could before plunking the whole thing back down on the counter.
It's not the most ingenious storage solution on the planet, but it looks a lot nicer and it'll keep our toothbrushes from getting knocked around as much since the bases are held steady.
Next up, I want to see about busting out a bit of drywall to install shallow cabinets in between the studs in the wall above our shower. We need all the storage we can muster in this little space!
How do you handle bathroom clutter?