What you keep inside your bathroom drawers is up to you, as well as the number of drawers your bathroom vanity has. A drawer can be used as storage for many things: makeup; beauty products; hair accessories and hair gadgets like curling iron, blower and hair straightener; toothbrushes and other oral hygiene products; and your kid’s bath toys like rubber ducks and ships. An unorganized drawer can easily turn into a drawer full of random items and junk, so it’s best to invest in organizers. Here’s how you can organize your bathroom drawers:
Clean and declutter
But before you go on to buy an organizer, you must first declutter your drawer space. Remove every drawers and start from a clean slate. Remove everything contained in the drawer, and clean your drawers, especially if you haven’t cleaned them from a long time. You may need a clean, damp cloth to effectively remove dust and dirt. After cleaning the drawer, place a good drawer liner (more on that later).
Then, check the stuff from the drawers and assess if all of them are still useful. Throw out any damaged tools, empty bottles or makeup, or expired products. Sort items and keep those that are used together in one place. For instance, store toothbrushes next to toothpastes; and store makeup products together next to the brushes and sponges. Keep all facial products in one place (moisturizers, creams, foundations) or place your morning and evening routine items together. It’s easy to do it by buying some organizers, especially if your drawers are wide.
Bathroom drawer organizers
It’s hard to find a small item when it’s lost in a large storage with other knickknacks. A drawer organizer can help you with that. It also helps you avoid turning your bathroom vanity into junk drawers where you keep random items and products. Here are some of the best buys on Amazon:
This drawer organizer is the bomb. It’s made of wood, so it instantly adds a style factor to your bathroom drawer as you open it. It’s sturdy and light and even smells good since it’s made of bamboo wood. The best thing about it is it comes with six removable dividers, so you can easily adjust it to your storage needs for items of different sizes. But since it’s made of wood, it’s best to keep dry items like makeup products and stuff like combs in here, than use it as storage for usually wet items like a toothbrush. It measures 12 x 17.5 inches and has a height of almost 2 inches.
This is an expanding acrylic drawer organizer that can easily fit in your drawer, whatever size it may be. It starts at six compartments, but you can pull it to make way for a seventh compartment that expands to another seven inches. The compartments are properly shaped, complete with storage for lipsticks, storage for pencils (lip liners, eyebrow pencils, etc.), storage for blushes, storage for eyeshadow palettes, and the expandable portion can be storage for other bigger items like lotions, moisturizers, etc. The small compartments can also be used for storing tweezers, eyelash curlers, contact cases and more. It also looks fancy in your drawer, with its transparent design.
If you don’t like the clear drawer organizer above, you can avail it at light gray or black variety. The black one is especially perfect for storing light-colored items, so they can be easily seen. It’s made of durable plastic and can also expand to seven inches more. By the way, this is a 11.25 inch (expandable up to 18.5”) x 7.75 inch organizer, with a depth of 1.25 inches.
Here’s a stylish storage for your drawers. This stackable storage tray features a faux wood (the description may say real wood but it’s actually laminate) that adds a simple yet elegant touch. This organizer is created for putting away makeup, but it’s also great as storage for your hair bushes and combs, hair elastics and other hair accessories. It is because the four compartments are big, with two rectangular ones great for storing makeup brushes, eyeliners, combs, eyeshadow palette and other lengthy items, while the two square ones are good for storing smaller products. If you buy two, you can stack them, but it’s best to use it as an individual storage tray for the drawers. It’s thoughtfully sized at 18 x 8 inches and is 2 inches high.
This ones’ a simple set of 5 bamboo organizer boxes: one extra-large, one large, one medium, one small and one extra small box. It’s made of a durable bamboo construction, which you may easily notice due to the thickness of the boxes. It also has a lovely wood smell. The separate sections allow you to place it in your drawers in any way to like. It’s nice to mix and match tem, and even put some of the smaller sections in the bigger ones if you need to. All the boxes measure 2.5 inches in height, so it’s great for deeper vanity drawers.
This one’s a set of six blocks of organizers, with four different sizes. It’s made of durable plastic material that is a bit transparent, but not too clear. It differs with other organizers listed above because it comes with small holes at the bottom to keep everything inside dry. All five pieces of this set is 1.75 inches deep, but it comes with one taller container for storing longer items like makeup brushes, eyeliners, scissors and the like.
If you prefer storing your toothbrushes in a drawer under your countertop, this toothbrush holder is a must-have. It has two compartments: one for a couple of toothbrushes and one larger section for holding toothpaste, flossers, gels, whitening strips and more. The compartment for toothbrushes keeps them neatly separated, providing space for extra brush heads. It’s made of durable BPA-free plastic, and it’s so easy to clean.
This clever drawer organizer can be customized anyway you want to suit your storage needs. It comes with three long and 4 short dividers, and when used all in all, it can create up to 20 separate compartments. Since it’s made of plastic, it’s easy to clean. It’s great for storing your makeup products, nail care items, and the like.
Bathroom Drawer Liners
Protect your vanity drawers from getting ruined by spilled products or getting colored by improperly stored makeup. You need a drawer liner that’s waterproof, so it won’t absorb anything spilled.
If you want an elegant-looking liner, go for a marble contact paper like this one. It’s super low budget, but the white and gray marble pattern can easily make your drawer surface classier. This shelf liner is made of PVC and is self-adhesive, so you only need to peel and stick the film to the drawer. It has a smooth surface that is water-proof and oil-proof. Simply clean it with wipes and let it dry.
This shelf and drawer liner adds a subtle accent to your drawers. It comes with a grid on the backing paper for easy cutouts. It’s also self-adhesive, so you don’t need anything more. If you made a mistake during application, you can easily remove it and reapply without leaving any sticky residues. It’s waterproof and can be wiped clean with a damp cloth or sponge. This liner is available in 9 subtle designs and colors.