Does anyone else feel like every nook and cranny in their house could benefit from a 20 minute organizing session? I know I can’t be the only one. Some days it feels like I could spin in just about any direction in my home and no matter where I landed I could stop and organize for 20 minutes. So today I am kicking off a fun new thought process for organizing- 20 MINUTE ORGANIZING. I know I don’t have time to dedicate a whole morning or sometimes even hour to organizing. But I do know I can spare 20 minutes here and there and just deal with it already. So I have set a goal to tackle 20 spots in my home for 20 minutes in 2020. Now, I certainly won’t be sharing 20 spaces here on the blog because I am not sure you care about how I organized my sock drawer, but I do hope to pop in and share some that might help inspire you to just deal with it already too!
I’m hoping this “20 MINUTE ORGANIZING” series will help us focus on finding a particular nook or cranny- whether it’s a closet, cabinet, drawer, shelf, a spot that can be dealt with in 20 minutes or less- and just GO FOR IT. And when I say GO FOR IT, I don’t mean just move things around and hope it magically stays organized. Actually come up with solutions. A plan for the space to get and stay organized.
Today we start with a closer look how I organized the boys bathroom cabinets.
Bathroom Cabinet Organization
Bathroom Cabinet Organization- Before
Last week, I shared the boys bathroom reveal that I spent the month of January working on. Of course, while the main focus was making the room over- I couldn’t ignore the dumpster fire that was happening in the cabinets. Are you ready for the before? We are in a circle of trust right? A no judgement zone? Sometimes I wonder if I am crazy to share the before pictures, but to really appreciate it, I am willing to. That’s how much I love you.
Just to be perfectly clear, that was one of FOUR step stools in the bathroom. And those tiles back there on the left? We have lived here 2.5 years and I just figured they were replacement tiles for the bathroom. However, I had never actually looked at them. Turns out, once I pulled them out I realized that they didn’t match any tile that is currently in the house. Sigh.
And here is the before on the other side. Y’all, I can’t even.
Bathroom Cabinet Organization- After
So with that, let’s take a look at the after on the right side:
and here is the after on the left side:
On this side of the bathroom cabinet, I knew I wanted to store cleaning supplies and extra kid toiletries. However, one thing I also planned for was to be able to store the step stool under the cabinet. It is rare, however, sometimes we have guests that use the bathroom and it will be nice to have a spot to get the stool out of the way. So this area will remain empty on the day to day.
Bathroom Cabinet Organization: TIPS
Here are the steps I took to get these bathroom cabinets organized.
- Take EVERYTHING out. Toss old stuff and only keep what you want to use moving forward.
- Wipe down and clean all surfaces. Add a shelf liner if needed. I used this shelf liner and love the neutral color for these cabinets.
- Jot down a list of everything that you want to store in the cabinets and decide on your categories.
- Take measurements of the cabinets and sketch out a general plan for how you want to lay it out.
- Wander your house to see what you have on hand to use.
- Purchase any items you still need.
- Go for it!
For this 20 minute organization- I would say that each side of the cabinet probably took around 20 minutes each. So I guess I can count this as 2/20 for my 20 in 2020!
Is that enough 20’s for you in one post?