I like to keep our bathroom bench completely clear so I have a nice, clean space to work with when I’m getting ready to head out. It also makes cleaning the bathroom a breeze because you don’t have to move anything to wipe benches down. I try and have a spot for everything we use in either a cupboard or a drawer to achieve the clear and spacious look. This is what our bathroom bench looks like when it’s not being used:
We are fortunate enough to have a fairly large en suite. We have two double door cupboards and three drawers to work with, which is more than enough space for two people. Our linen closet however is on the other side of the house, so our en suite cupboards needed to be big enough to house the towels and mats we use in our bathroom, hence the re-organisation.
Originally, I kept all of my beauty products in a large basket and they would all sort of be thrown in there. It looked okay but wasn’t the most efficient way of organising things because my items were scattered and not categorised.
How I did it
Unfortunately, I am ridiculously terrible at remembering to take ‘before’ shots so I only have two photos above which are pretty old. They don’t exactly do the ‘before’ shot justice because usually my side had a tonne of towels that barely fit. We have obviously since replaced our towels and now hubby has some on his side so my cupboard isn’t as cluttered.
Here is a photo of what it all looks like turned the other way. Essentially, I slide each of these out to grab whatever I need.
I also organised hubby’s side. We have so many towels because he grew up using a different towel every day. Since it’s just the two of us, we only do the laundry about twice a week so I wait until I can fill the machine with towels before turning it on. This leaves us on a pretty high towel rotation hence the spares.
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