I knew that I wanted to add some bins or baskets to my bathroom closet so I went to Michael's the week before. They had a huge 50% off sale and I found three matching cute wicker baskets with cloth liners. I have to be honest, design is not my strong suit. I love organizing and I'm good at figuring out tricks to keeping your stuff in order but staging or making something looking like a page out of fancy magazine is my kryptonite. I've often struggled to determine which storage containers to use in different situations. Does it work better to have two really big containers or a lot of smaller containers? Should the container have a lid or just be a basket? Though I'm getting better and better at figuring the aesthetics out.
To start re-organizing my cluttered closet, I began with Organizing 101 and took everything out of the closet and placed it on a table where I could assess what I needed to store. Maybe it was my mom brain or, it is possible that I was just feeling a little silly at the time, but as I worked to group items together I realized a fun theme was occurring. I had shampoos, conditioners, hair products and face washes; things that you use on your head.
I had lotion, deodorant, body wash and sunscreen; all things that you use for your body.
And I had shaving cream, finger nail polish remover and foot spray; items you use on your legs and feet.
To assemble the baskets I placed each group of products in a basket, wrote Head, Shoulders and Knees & Toes on the signs and placed them back in the bathroom closet. You really can't get easier than that!
I was worried that by having the items in a basket I wouldn't be able to see each item but I was happy to see how easy it is to keep an inventory of what products I have and what I might need. I was also afraid that the chalkboard signs would get smudged or smeared but they have stayed perfectly intact since I completed the project. I also made a point of re-arranging the closet so that more potentially hazardous items are up higher and items that my daughters might need to reach are lower (towels, toilet paper, tissues, etc). I put anything that we don't use on a regular basis, like our toiletry travel bags on the top shelf.
And take a look at my new and improved closet! It not only looks worlds better but it is exponentially more functional. I am no longer knocking over every single item in the closet when I want to figure out if I have any more conditioner left. Success!