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! ;)


7 comments :

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

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

    love,
    elisabeth

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

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  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!

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

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

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  7. Thanks so much for linking up with Amanda and me for Two Girls and a Pin http://britpins.blogspot.com/2012/08/two-girls-and-pin-diy-washer-bracelets.html (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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