Find all your bathroom supplies in ONE convenient spot...making your morning and evening routines a fast, easy, space-saving (and cheap!) sinch! Got Kids? Effortlessly keep the bathroom spick and span while helping your kiddies find--and put away--their bathroom goodies like a boss!
Step 1: Dollar It Up!
Go to your local Dollar Store and buy bins...one for each person in the family and to suite each person's bathroom supplies storage needs. These stores have bins with different sections, handles, and sizes and all for about $1.00! I chose a different color for each person in our family of five (and had the kids pick out their favorite colors) so they can easily find and identify their individual bins (even for the little ones that can't read their name yet but know the colors).
Step 2: Get Multiples
Get multiples of bathroom items used by everyone from this same Dollar Store. I'm talking everyone gets their own toothbrush (which they should have already, lol), toothpaste, floss/mouthwash (for whoever uses it), hairbrush/comb, hair ties/bobby pins, hand-held mirrors, Q-tips/cotton balls, face washes, deodorants, etc, etc, etc. (I only leave the hand soap and/or hand sanitizer out at the sink for "group" use--aka not stored in the individual bins.) Getting multiples ensures that there is NO fighting over like items and that everyone feels included and special. For adults (even just a living-together couple), it ensures everyone can have their own space and determined areas for their things.
Now, each person can just grab their bin in the morning or evening and have everything they need in one spot for a quick getting-ready experience. Plus, this makes cleaning up a breeze because kiddies just put everything back in their own bin and put that bin away. (Kids also love that they have all their own stuff, so they tend to take better care of it and they actually WANT to put it all back in it's place...SCORE!) It also de-clutters the top of the vanity/sink so you can have more room for things that matter--like decorations ;)
Step 3: Tips & Tricks
1. Inner-Bin Storage:
The Dollar Store is also perfect for little inner-bin storage. For example, they have little two-drawer organizers that can store hair ties and bobby pins, or Q-tips and cotton balls, etc. This keeps everything neat and tidy within the bins. Or plain old Ziploc baggies do the trick, too!
2. Makeup Overload:
If you have a lot of makeup items, keep your favorites (or most used ones) in your bin for quick access. Then store your excess makeup in other life hacks storage bins (that you've most likely found here on Instructables or on the internet). :)
3. Dress It Up:
Little girls and teens alike (hey--even grown women!) LOVE to have things that feel special (which also encourages them to take extra special care of their things). The Dollar Store has plenty of cheap but pretty ways to make even the most useful product feel more special. For instance: getting your girls a special "princess" mirror, or a fun "designer" mirror, or even the fun character toothbrushes etc that these stores have. Be creative!
That's all, folks! Simple, cheap, and ingenious! Enjoy your newly-found peace and tidy bathroom. Your welcome...lol ;)