October 2, 2015
Simple Toiletry Organization
This post is sponsored by DYMO brand and I was provided with the label maker and labels that you see in this post. Rest assured, I only recommend products that I personally use in my own home and love. You can see my full disclosure statement here.
I love an organized cupboard, cabinet, drawer, closet….you name it, organization and order is my love language. I’ve been working my way through some cupboards and cabinets in our home this fall that haven’t been functioning to their full potential so I did some inventory, took measurements, and set out to find the best organizers for certain spaces.
Today I’m going to show you how I organized the toiletries in the wall cabinet in our master bathroom. Use the simple step-by-step directions to organize your toiletries, regardless of if you have a closet, cupboard, or a drawer.
Here’s my ‘before’ – not terrible but without labels and the small containers, I was the only one that could truly find something.
I started by removing everything from the space – rule number one in organizing a space.
Then I wiped the space clean with an all-purpose cleaner.
Once I had a clean space to work with I sorted/tossed/recycled every single item in the cabinet.
‘Keep’ items allocated, I put them in bins and returned them to the shelves. I used these bins from my local Ikea (I cannot find them online – sorry!) – they keep everything sorted and easily accessible.
I’ve found that writing down the labels on the bins on a sticky note is a great way to work when labeling more than a couple items.
I used these categories for my bins:
- teeth and mouth
- sun and travel
- ear, nose, and throat
- mani and pedi
- first aid
- kids remedies
I used the DYMO LabelManager® 160 to make the toiletry labels. I love that I can edit with a single touch and with six font sizes, eight text styles AND over 200 symbols, it’s a perfect any purpose label maker.
I printed out the labels and applied them to the appropriate bins – yay for simple organization 🙂
Check out this BEFORE and AFTER – such a simple yet effective transformation!
I have to tell you that this DYMO label maker is so easy to use – I just love that you don’t have to push ‘shift’ to capitalize the letters and you can adjust the size and font types with one button. Better yet, it can be held in one hand for on the go labeling!
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I have that label maker too! It rocks!
I have been wanting a smaller label maker than my big brothers ptouch that I’ve had for 10 years. Still works but its BIG and awkward like a mini typewriter. How are you storing this with the tapes?
I have everything from soup to hay in my bathroom! Definitely needs organizing!! you have great ideas…
You got hay in yours too. Thought I was only person like that. Lol
Does anyone know of a hand held label printed that can print colors? All I can find is a label maker that has different colored labels.
John Donovan Says
Organizing toiletries can be hard, especially when you have a lot of people in your household. Most of the time, the best systems are the simplest. Using a series of bins can really help make things easy to find.
maureen robinson Says
I have done this for several years but what I used as bins were clear shoe boxes(heavy plastic) sold at Cosco one year. As we spend 6 months at home and 6 month south they are great with lids and easy to pack. Deeper bins needed for creams and shampoos ect but then they go on my carry on .
Darla Nieto Says
I have a bathroom shelf that goes over the back of the toilet. I used bed risers turned upside down and filled the each how I start my routine.
8 in total first- eye make up
2nd face make up
3 with lip products
4th with hair brushed
5th with hair accessories
6th with hair spray/ gel
Bed risers? What a great idea! And could actually be in my budget to boot, thank you Darla!
I also organized my bathroom very similar to this. I love organizing and wanted to stay thank you THANK YOU for posting before, during & after photos of your process of organizing. Nothing frustrates me more than when “top bloggers” only post the pretty organized photos. So thank you!!
I use my label maker for chargers and cables. Loop it around and stick it to itself. Great.
What are the dimensions of your bins?