Spring Cleaning: Creating an Organized Bathroom Drawer! ~ Diane's Vintage Zest!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Spring Cleaning: Creating an Organized Bathroom Drawer!


Remember last year when I showed you my organized drawer of toiletries galore?  Tons of you totally related to my mess of a "before" picture and loved my "after" as well!  Although that drawer holds the majority of my stuff, I have a single tiny drawer in the bathroom itself where I can store a few things.

It got totally overrun with items, so I did a bit of spring cleaning.  It turned out fabulous and I'm ready to share it with you today!


Spring Cleaning: Creating an Organized Bathroom Drawer! on Diane's Vintage Zest!


Here is the before.  Ugh.  As I mentioned in that previous post, I had about three times the amount of stuff that any one person should have.  All the items from my parents' house from before I moved to Nashville, my stash from Nashville (which was in storage temporarily), and the new stuff I bought when I moved back to California.

I had enough of the craziness when I realized I had no room for the charger of my new skin care brush.  Nooo!  As you can see, I labeled everything so you can see the dirty little secrets living in my drawer.  I had really old glasses and contacts supplies, empty packaging from some of my favorite products, and even some retainers from way back when.


Spring Cleaning: Creating an Organized Bathroom Drawer! on Diane's Vintage Zest!


So I took everything out of the drawers and started the purging and organizing process.  Empty containers and old products were chucked in the trash.  An extra pair of glasses made it into my travel bag, since it makes more sense there anyways.

Then, I organized everything into categories.  The four I ended up choosing were eye care, skin care, dental care, and miscellaneous.  I didn't realize how many kinds of floss I had!!!



Spring Cleaning: Creating an Organized Bathroom Drawer! on Diane's Vintage Zest!


Then, I used some leftover boxes from Christmas presents as my secret weapon.  You know those nesting boxes that I used at the bottom of this post?  They are perfect because they come in a few different sizes so you can mix and match your items to fit the drawer.


Spring Cleaning: Creating an Organized Bathroom Drawer! on Diane's Vintage Zest!


After playing a bit of Tetris with the boxes, I ended up with this arrangement!  Somehow there seems to be a ton more room, and I can actually fit my charger inside when I want to take it off the counter.  Yay!


Spring Cleaning: Creating an Organized Bathroom Drawer! on Diane's Vintage Zest!


It works perfectly and in the month since I have been using this system, it has saved me so much time and effort when I need to get ready quick.  Also, it has gotten a little roomier since I am slowly chipping away at my stash of supplies.  Like I said, I'm not short on floss!


What small projects have you tackled for your spring cleaning?  I would love to know!


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