How to Do Bathroom Organization & Decoration on a Budget

As part of my monthly reset, most of my weekly routine this week is bathroom organization. I do a deep, deep clean once a month, and then weekly, I do a quick clean. This month I'm focusing on organizing my bathroom counter, cabinets, and drawers with different organizing systems.

How to organize a bathroom

Before organizing the bathroom

I'll go through some of my cabinets and supplies, see if there's anything I need to get rid of and throw those things away. My first task is to clean the drawers out and declutter the counter. 

I have a makeup drawer with skincare that needs to be cleaned out and organized, and I have too much lying on my counter. I want to make it a little cleaner and more simplified by doing a deep clean reset of the bathroom. 

Deep cleaning the shower and toilet

Deep clean the shower and toilet

This is something I encourage doing, a good deep clean of the toilet, shower, underneath the cabinets, and drawers. Usually, you can get it done within an hour once you have organization systems in place. I highly recommend using labels on whatever method works for you. I use a lot of bins. 

Bathroom organization ideas

Remove everything from the bathroom

What I like to do is remove everything from my bathroom. I'm just taking everything out for anything in the cabinets or the drawers. I'll wipe all the cabinets and drawers down, inside and out, do a deep cleaning of them, and then scrub the toilet and the bathtub. 

Before you bring anything back in, go through it, and see if there's anything that can be thrown away. See if there's anything you're not using, and simplify what you have in your bathroom.

One thing I always do once or twice a month is replace my toothbrush. I put new contacts in my drawer and replace empty shampoo and conditioner. 

Nail care organizer

Nail care organizer

I have a container for nail care with nail polish, polish remover, cotton balls, and swabs and implements.

Organizing hair and beauty products in the bathroom

Organize hair and beauty

Next, I'll organize my hair products. I'll remove worn brushes and empty containers and replace them with new or fresh products.

Next are my beauty supplies. I cleaned out what's old, colors I don't use anymore, or products I don't love. 

Organizing cleaning supplies

Organize cleaning supplies

As part of my deep cleaning, the toilet paper is all refilled. I've done a deep cleaning of the shower. I cleaned all the rugs, so the carpets are all nice and clean. I cleared out and replenished my basket of cleaning supplies. My organizers are from the Dollar Store, which I love because they're just really simple looking. 

I replace the garbage can liner and start placing everything in organizers when I bring things back into the bathroom. 

Nail care is all organized in a bin, hair care supplies are all organized in bins, and beauty supplies are separated and organized in containers and bins. 

Basket organizer for the counter

Basket organizer for the counter

For the bathroom counter, I suggest a cute little basket for the things you use daily, like toothpaste, deodorant, and skincare. I used a candle to decorate the counter; it smells so good. 

To do a complete bathroom organizing, set aside a good hour to an hour and a half to go through everything. Labeling is helpful, mainly because labels help with organization. 

Bathroom organization on a budget

You don't have to invest a lot in bathroom organization. I shopped at the Dollar Store, Goodwill, and Target. Everything is inexpensive and on a budget. Clean out, get rid of what you don't need, deep clean, then organize what you bring back in for a clean, organized bathroom. 

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