Frugal Foodie Mama: The Bathroom Drawer- From Chaos to Beautiful Order in Under $2.50

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

The Bathroom Drawer- From Chaos to Beautiful Order in Under $2.50

Okay, so this WAS my bathroom drawer.  Total. Flipping. Chaos. Right? I would get SO frustrated every morning when I was trying to get ready....
Where is my concealer?
Ugh... what happened to my brown headband I like?
The toothpaste is in here somewhere, right??

I finally decided that enough was enough.  Armed with some Pinterest inspired ammo, I finally tackled that bathroom drawer into submission. ;)
I first had to decide what really needed to be in that bathroom drawer.  Did I really need to have the razor blades in there that I change out every 3 weeks or so?  No.  Was it necessary to have that sparkly lotion that I probably hadn't worn in months in there?  Not really.  Anything that was not something I used everyday in my beauty routine went on a shelf in the closet in the hallway.  

Okay, so this may be one of my favorite things that I did.  A stick-on magnetic strip adhered to the inside of my drawer to store all my bobby pins on!  How clever is that??  I cannot tell you how many times I have spent 5 minutes or more digging around in the bottom of my drawer and that make-up bag trying to just find a couple of bobby pins.  I know all you ladies out there feel me on that one!

Speaking of that make-up bag, I ditched that for a utensil tray. I picked up this used utensil tray at a yard sale for a quarter.  Frugal and clever. ;)
I also went through my make-up and set aside all of my eye make-up.  I only occasionally wear eye make-up, so I didn't see any use in having my eyeshadow, eyeliners, and mascara in the utensil tray.  They all went inside a smaller make-up bag that I tucked into one side of the drawer.

And voila!  A clean, organized, and efficient bathroom drawer.  Everything is visually available.  There is no more digging.  No more asking myself, "Hmmmmm... where is that?"
I used another cheap plastic container to store all of my headbands in.  For us gals with shorter hair, headbands are our ponytail holders. ;)

All this organization for less than $2.50!

Next up??
Please feel free to send me your Pinterest organization pins to help me with this one!
I would GREATLY appreciate it! ;)


  1. Both of those things are on my list of items to organize. Can't wait to see your next project.

  2. love these organization tips!
    just found your blog and excited to be your newest follower!
    stop by at and say hi when you get a chance!


  3. How'd you know what my bathroom drawer looks like?! :)

  4. Carrie, these are great tips. I need to get my bathroom cabinets organized. Everything is just thrown in them with minimal organization. Thanks for sharing on Marvelous Mondays!

  5. Such a good idea with the magnetic strip! Thanks for linking up with 2 Girls and a Pin! :)

  6. Love it! I need you to come help me organize my house! Thanks for linking up with 2GAAP!

  7. Thanks so much for linking up with Amanda and me for Two Girls and a Pin (back in August). Her and I have both been going through so much and haven't had time to do much in the blog world. But I wanted to let you know, you've won a featured post on my website! My schedule is pretty open, so email me at pinterestaholic (at) gmail (dot) com with html for a post and I'll get it up ASAP. It can be anything you want (recipe, craft, introduce yourself...anything!) Congrats!!


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