When you are in a rush in the morning – getting ready for school or work – you need to lay your hands on your essentials. The better organized your bathroom is, the easier it will be to find what you need.
How many times have you run around the house looking for your hairbrush, your blow dryer or certain toiletries? Those frantic minutes can be put to a lot better use, such as nursing a cup of coffee before you head out and face the world.
Have you ever reached into your bathroom medicine cabinet to grab something, but instead of just the one thing, you bring down everything on the shelf? The solution is Medicine Cabinet Organizers. These are small, clear acrylic boxes, with several compartments to hold eye drops, cosmetics, medications and tweezers. Anything you can fit in your medicine cabinet will fit into these organizers. They come in three sizes: a two-compartment unit with handles, a six-compartment organizer and a six-compartment organizer with a built-in drawer. Any combination of the three styles will bring some real organization to your medicine cabinet.
If you spend a lot of time on your hair the Counter Top Hair Dryer Caddy is for you. It’s a white storage unit that holds everything you need to do your hair in the morning. On the top are three open, steel-lined compartments to hold your blow dryer, flat iron or curling iron – even when they’re hot. There’s another section with two open compartments that are perfect for storing styling products, hair spray, curlers, hair combs, clips or cosmetics. A large drawer in the front can hold your brush, clips, bobby pins, etc. The counter top is wood, but no assembly is required. It measures 12 inches by 9 inches.
If a lack of counter space is your concern, then consider the Sure-Loc Hair Dryer Holder a wire rack that can be mounted on the bathroom wall and holds your hair dryer and brush. The Sure-Loc Hair Dryer Holder is an easily installed chrome-plated rack. You can anchor it on the wall or on any smooth surface. Either way, it’s off of your counter top, leaving you more room for other articles. The holder comes with industrial strength rubber suction cups for use on smooth surfaces like tile, glass or the mirror. It also comes with adhesive disks if you want to install it to the wall, on the side of a vanity or inside a bathroom cabinet. No tools are required, either way. It measures 8 inches high and 6 inches across and will support up to 7 pounds.
One of the most common counter cluttering culprits is makeup. Consider a makeup organizer to organize it all and keep frequently used product easy to access. One simple organizer is made up of several clear acrylic cylinders of varying heights. The different cylinders are perfect to store makeup brushes, lipsticks, eyeliner pencils, cotton-topped swabs, etc. At just 5½ inches high by 5 inches wide, it won’t take up much space, but will store a lot.
Another place in the bathroom where a little organization can create more space is the drawers of the vanity. If you take multiple prescriptions, chances are the bottles are all over some drawer. The Prescription Bottle Organizer holds three rows of pill bottles. The organizer lines them up so you can easily find the one you are looking for. Made of white polypropylene, it measures 8¾ inches wide by 11 inches tall – and it’s just 2 inches deep so you can easily close the drawer. Now that the drawer is tidy, you might be able to use it to also store cosmetics or other essentials.
If you are dealing with a bathroom with little shelving or drawer space, you need to add the shelving and drawer space.
A Rolling Makeup Cart, made of chrome frame and four frosted glass shelves, can really add a lot of storage space. It can be used to store extra towels, beauty supplies, hair care products or your makeup. Tuck into a corner of the bathroom when it’s not in use. Then, when you need it, roll it over on its easy gliding casters. It stands 37½ inches tall. The shelves measure 18½ by 11¾.
You can also find any number of stand-alone shelves, such as the Metro 5-Tiered Shelf Unit. It has five metal wire shelves that can be used for all the extras – towels, toilet paper and maybe even a decorative touch on the top shelf. It’s made from hollow metal tubing and has a chrome finish. It’s easily assembled and no tools are required. It measures 52½ inches tall and the shelves are 13 inches by 12¼ inches.
With these organizational options you can be guaranteed to never spend more time than is necessary searching for what you need to get ready.
Jesse Lopez is a freelance writer who writes about home maintenance topics and products such as bathroom organizers.