The best ideas to organize bathroom toiletries both in drawers and under the sink no matter whether your bathroom is small or large!

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Bathroom Cabinet and Drawer Organization Ideas

Today we are continuing with my need to organize every corner of my home by focusing on bathroom under cabinet organization, especially when it comes to toiletries. 

We have two full bathrooms in our house – one that I use (the master) and the larger bathroom that both my husband and boys share. messy bathroom drawer before being organized

As you can probably guess, my toiletries collections consists mostly of makeup, hair and skin care products. While my vanity already has drawers with built-in organizers that help, they haven’t be enough to really keep my products stash under control. 

disorganized bathroom drawer

Could be worse but could be better!

How to Organize Bathroom Toiletries

So here is where my new favorite products from The Container Store come into play. They recently launched a product collaboration with The Home Edit and I’m really loving all the products. 

bathroom with white vanity and toilet

The drawer organizers that I bought are also perfect for bathroom cabinets and completely modular. I just bought a bunch of different sizes and mixed and matched to fit my needs. 

Organize bathroom drawers full of makeup and toiletries

I divided all the products into groups – so lips, foundation, powders, eyes, etc. and each group got its own little section.  This works for any bathroom toiletries obviously, not just makeup.

Bathroom drawer organizers

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It’s not the fanciest but it makes finding everything so much easier!

The best organizers for bathroom toiletries

It also took me about 15 minutes to sort through everything, throw out the duds and reorganize what I was keeping. Not a bad pay-off for a quarter of an hour’s effort!

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I use the acrylic canisters everywhere in my home. I have them in the kitchen for baking supplies, in the playroom for the kids’ markers and crayons and now all the bathrooms have them, too!

acrylic organizer filled with cotton rounds on top of bathroom counter

Turning my attention to the other bathroom, there’s no drawers (that’s a faux drawer cabinet door!) and just a big empty space in which all the bathroom products got dumped.

bathroom storage cabinet

I’m talking about my husband’s shaving products, first aid supplies, epsom salts, bubble bath, hand soap, extra shampoo for guests and then extra dental supplies, too.

disorganized under sink bathroom storage

It was a big ol’ mess. 

So first, I emptied it out and got rid of anything that was empty or never used.

empty bathroom vanity

To create some vertical storage space, I used my favorite clear stackable drawers and filled them with the first aid supplies as well as the vast amount of travel sized toiletries that I discovered after emptying out the cabinet.

how to organize bathroom toiletries under the sink

The epsom salts were poured into a large acrylic canister (acrylic means it won’t smash!), extra soap/shampoo for guests got relegated to the back of the cabinet in one of The Home Edit All Purpose Bins.  Cotton buds were taken out of the box and put into another smaller acrylic canister and then, last but not least, I used one of the awesome T.H.E divided turntables for all my husband’s products.

how do you organize bathroom toiletries in a cabinet

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The divided turntable is great when you’re short on space because it’s just like a lazy susan – fill each section with whatever and then rotate to reach it. I love it! We have this one set up with a shaving section, a dental section, cleansers/hair gel and finally wash cloths. If you have more vertical space (our plumbing was in the way) there’s also a 2-tier turntable that’s equally awesome.

Tips and ideas for organizing a bathroom cabinet

As part of The Home Edit collection, there’s a few sets of labels that you can use to identify everything in your home. I picked the set that worked best for the bathroom and used to them so that my husband has no reason for items to not be returned to the correct spot! 

Bathroom toiletry labels

Bathroom storage ideas

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Again, nothing crazy fancy but it really does create a lot more storage in those bathroom cupboards, drawers and cabinets when you have the right organizers to corral everything.  In particular, sometimes you need to get creative with under sink organizing and storage. I really love the stackable drawers and tiered trays for that because you can get as much vertical space as possible. 

Hopefully I’ve given you some ideas to help get your bathroom storage under control! Whether you’re dealing with a small bathroom or a big one, the toiletries and clutter can quickly get out of hand. These bathroom organizers will not only help you corral all the products in your cabinets but stop those drawers from becoming an abyss of products, too!

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  1. Wow the algorithms must have brought me to this post. I just purchased the same beautiful white vanity from WayFair for both my main and powder room bathrooms. I loved the style but figured the storage would be a challange. Great idea with the acrylic dividers to keep the drawers organized. I just subscribed to your newsletter. Can’t wait to read some more tips for organizing the home.

  2. I love that sink with the white handles – do you remember what type it is?

  3. Great organizing ideas, thank you. Can you please tell me where you got the white vanity and top?

  4. Jackson Bush says:

    I like how you mentioned that you can use labels to help organize and find items in cabinets and drawers. My wife and I have been struggling to organize our items in our bathroom because of how many things we have. I’ll be sure to let her know that we could possibly use labels to help ourselves find things easier in the morning.

  5. Great ideas, thank you! What type of flooring do you have n your bathroom?

    1. It’s luxury vinyl plank flooring. You can read all about it here

  6. Thanks for sharing the great and amazing tips ! All the tips are really helpful and working. It works really well and now for me its easy to organize my bathroom after following your tips ! Thanks once again !

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