How to Organize a Bathroom

How to Organize a Bathroom - 5 awesome tips from Atlanta interior designer Lesley Myrick

How to Organize a Bathroom

Isn’t is crazy how much bathroom-related STUFF we use on a daily basis? Soaps, shampoos, styling products, hairbrushes, cotton pads, towels, washcloths, bath toys…it’s insane how much we can cram into such a small space! If you haven’t taken the time to learn how to organize a bathroom, it’s likely that you’re feeling overwhelmed by your bathroom drawers and cupboards. Most bathroom cabinets are majorly lacking organizational systems, which is why it’s extra-important that you take matters into your own hands!

Here’s how to regain control of a disorganized, cluttered bathroom:

Declutter first.

Oh hey, are you sensing a theme here? Whether it’s the kitchen, living room, home office, or bathroom, you can’t create a kickass home you love if there’s stuff all over the place. You don’t need 8 bottles of shampoo – keep only what you use and love.

Tried a styling product but didn’t love it? Pass it along to a friend. Have an almost-empty bottle of something but feel bad about wasting it? Just let it go. You’ll feel so much relief not swimming in bottles and containers of bathroom clutter.

Bathroom organizing tip from Atlanta interior designer Lesley Myrick: Don't have a place for your favorite candle? What about a spot to set your wine glass down when you're in the tub? (I can't be the only one who occasionally brings a glass of wine to the bath, right?) It's time to create one.

Create “landing spaces”.

Don’t have a place for your favorite candle? What about a spot to set your wine glass down when you’re in the tub? (I can’t be the only one who occasionally brings a glass of wine to the bath, right?) It’s time to create one.

Whether it’s a marble tray on a ledge, or a small accent table next to the tub, having a spot to put the essentials helps keep your main countertops clear and your bathroom feeling waaaaay more organized.

Utilize alllll the bins and baskets.

Toiletries are tiny, and so easily become clutter! Gather like items and corral them in baskets, bins, or other containers. For instance: keep all your hairstyling items together (brushes, hairsprays, hair products, styling tools) and simply grab that basket when you need it. Everything is one place, easily accessible – and easily returnable to its home.

Bathroom organizing tip from Atlanta interior designer Lesley Myrick: Drawer organizers are your best friend for making sense of all the teeny-tiny bathroom essentials. While there are lots of great bathroom-specific options out there, don't rule out kitchen organizing systems and office drawer organizers too.

Keep your counters clear with awesome drawer organizers.

Ain’t nobody got time to dig for that one special nail polish color in a crowded drawer! Drawer organizers are your best friend for making sense of all the teeny-tiny bathroom essentials. While there are lots of great bathroom-specific options out there, don’t rule out kitchen organizing systems and office drawer organizers too. They may have different-sized compartments or configurations that work better for you. Get creative – if it can contain stuff in a way that makes sense to you, go for it!

Bathroom organizing tip from Atlanta interior designer Lesley Myrick: trays are your best friend! It's amazing how one little tray can really help a space feel complete - and it's an easy way to infuse an otherwise sterile space with a little of your awesome personality.

Trays are your best friend.

Listen, I know there are just some things that make more sense to leave out on the counter for easy access. Group them on pretty trays or plates to make them feel thoughtful and intentional. It’s amazing how one little tray can really help a space feel complete – and it’s an easy way to infuse an otherwise sterile space with a little of your awesome personality.

Feeling like your bathroom organization is starting to get under control? Let’s make it look awesome! Here are 5 ideas to upgrade your bathroom, and the best finishes for bathroom fixtures.


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