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!