I could easily spend hours drooling over pretty, clean and orderly bathroom photos on pinterest. But when it really gets down to it I am either too cheap and or too lazy to make one happen in real life. Because well, we use everything so much it is just nearly impossible to keep it all looking AWESOME at all times. I have done my best to meet half way with the attractive and also the functional. But consider yourself warned these photos won’t dazzle you.
On the counter I keep my body spray, current lotion, current nail polish, cotton balls and Q-Tips. What I deem to be some of the more attractive bathroom items I use daily. Both the cotton balls and Q-Tips are in small apothecary jars that I have picked up from thrift stores over time. If I ever found the right one I would like to put them all on a small colorful tray, just to give it a more finished look, and a little more color.
Then we get to the drawer. Now my bathroom just has ONE drawer, and a larger open cupboard. It was really difficult for me to figure out the best way to use it. I was used to having multiple small drawers or shelves. I didn’t like that with one drawer everything fell together and rolled all around. I am the type of person that likes everything to have a home, and that was just not working for me. So I ended up getting an organizer from Ikea that fit perfectly inside. I got it over a year ago, and it looks like they no longer have the same one, but these are similar.
As you can see there is a little compartment for everything that I use daily. Makeup, toothbrush/toothpaste, moisturizer, hair clips and so on. I started out with all my makeup in a cute bag that was in a basket with my hair products, and curling irons that I kept under the skink. Which totally worked, but when it came to the day to day I never put the basket back away, it always sat out on the counter, making it look messy and cluttered. So I sorted thorough all of my stuff and tried to separate out all the things that I use EVERYDAY, and I found a place for all of those items in the drawer with easy access, then the non essential maybe once a week items got put in the cupboard.
My suggestion for bathrooms is easier is always better. The easier it is to put things away the more likely you will actually do it.