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Bathroom Drawer Organizer Ideas & Solutions

A bathroom drawer organizer of some variety is one of the simplest ways that you can get and then consistently keep the drawers in this room from getting cluttered and out of control.

Right now you have quite a few types of things to put inside your drawers, to keep these items off your bathroom counters, and out of sight.

But quickly all those typically small items get jumbled up and mixed around, and then you spend way too much time shoving stuff from one side of the drawer to the other trying to find what you want when you want it.

But fortunately it's quite easy to organize bathroom drawers. All you need to do is to declutter the items you don't really want or use from the drawers (click the link for the Declutter 365 mission at the link), and then containerize and separate the rest of the items in there.

Group like items with like, and place them in some type of divided system so you keep the groups together and separate from other items also in the drawer.

You'll see quite a few examples of this below, with both products you can purchase and also ways readers have organized their drawers with DIY drawer organizers.

how to organize bathroom drawersPhoto courtesy of Whitmor 6 Section Clear Drawer Organizer
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Use Baskets Or Boxes For Bathroom Drawer Storage

One possible way to containerize and separate the various items within your bathroom drawers is to use baskets or small shallow boxes.

In fact, that's exactly what a reader, Alesha, did as shown in the picture above.

She explained that she used Dollar store baskets, saying, "creams and lotions in one, makeup in one, and hair brushes and accessories in another. Smaller baskets for nail polish and etc. I love knowing where all my essentials are."

Similarly, another reader, Rachael, explained, "I've been using old cardboard boxes for drawer dividers for a couple years now." Her photo is below:

use cardboard boxes as bathroom drawer dividers

You can purchase some containers to use for this purpose here:

Bathroom Drawer Organizers & Dividers {Referral Link}

How to organize bathroom drawers, including storage solutions and organizers {on Home Storage Solutions 101}

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Repurpose Baby Food Jars & Other Jars For Bathroom Drawer Organization

A reader, Kirstin, sent in these photos of her DIY method for organizing her drawers.

She explained, "I just organized my bathroom drawers, a lot of baby food jars and other kinds of jars."

The reason baby food jars work so well for this task is that they aren't very tall. Obviously, some drawers are deep, but many of these drawers are shallow.

So be careful with whatever solution you choose that it will fit in your drawer and still allow it to close comfortably, and isn't too tall.

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Bathroom Drawer Dividers Work Well For Separating Items

Bathroom drawer dividers are another method you can use to organize these drawers.

The photos above are from a reader, Stephanie, who used adjustable grid drawer dividers such as the ones shown to the right.

She explained, "I don't know what these are called but they're sold at all the 100yen stores here in Japan. You cut/break them to fit across and then they connect together to make partitions. LOVE THEM."

You can also use more traditional drawer dividers, such as shown below.

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Organizing Bathroom Drawers Doesn't Have To Be Complicated

bathroom drawer organizer trayInterDesign Expandable Drawer Organizer Tray
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I hope you've seen that organizing bathroom drawers doesn't have to be complicated. Just choose containers, organizers and/or dividers that fit your drawers and the items you're holding in them, and you too can get organized easily!

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I hope you enjoyed these ideas for how to organize bathroom drawers.

There are even more ideas for storage and organizing on the site in the {A-Z} Storage Solutions & Ideas round up page. Go check it out if you'd like to see even more ideas.

In addition, if these ideas have inspired you to organize even more things in your bathroom make sure to read the Bathroom Organization Challenge, which is part of the 52 Week Organized Home Challenge I run on the site!

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what if you have no drawers?
by: Brenda

I have no drawers in my bath or half-bath, so my countertops are all I have. There is a cabinet under my sink in the half-bath. Help!

reply to Brenda about not having drawers
by: Taylor

Brenda, I know not all bathrooms are the same. Actually my bathroom doesn't have drawers either it is so small. Make sure to check out the bathroom organization challenge here on the site, since it will give you ideas for how you can do your bathroom no matter the set up!

Recycling an item to keep things tidy & organized
by: Anonymous

Using an item to put another item(s) in is a wonderful way to declutter! Not only are you not having to trash the baby bottles, other bottles, cardboard boxes, etc. You are basically recycling them for a great cause, helping you organize things!

I use utensil trays and dollar store plastic baskets
by: Tenn Patty

I use inexpensive eating utensil trays, like you put in kitchen drawers, in my two shallow bathroom counter drawers. One is used for hair accessories and the other to separate dental supplies. Under the counter and deeper drawers I use dollar store plastic baskets to keep my hair dryers and curling irons apart from cleaning supplies.

But no drawers
by: Anonymous

I don't have drawers, just full cabinet and counter!

response re no drawers
by: Taylor

I'll say the same thing again in response to the reader who says she has only cabinets and counters in her bathroom -- yep, not everyone's bathroom is laid out the same. Make sure to check out the main Bathroom Organization Challenge article since it can guide you to the resources here on the site which can help you figure out how to deal with your particular organizational challenges in this room! :)

silverware organizers
by: Tennessee Patty

I use plastic silverware organizers in my bathroom vanity drawers. One drawer stores toothpaste, tooth brushes floss, etc. The other has my hairbrushes and hair accessories. This system has worked well for my family for years.

by: Beth

I haven't been buying containers, I've been using items from my cache in the basement and making them work. I had more than I even knew and they've been working!

Bathroom help needed
by: Beth Kase

I don't have any drawers only a closet with shelves. We have a shelf we both use, one my husband uses, a top shelf only for large storage I cant reach and three for me and my makeup. I previously received beauty boxes so I have various types of things that need organized. I plan to use those boxes and label the front with types of products inside. I also have a medicine chest over the sink. Very limited. We have a skylight and it gets warn inside. Any suggestions. I keep files and metal objects, nail polish, ? Finally a chest with 3 shelves over the toilet. Meds go in there along with facial cleaners. I'll use those boxes as well. I'm not sure how else to use places I can't reach so well. Ideas and suggestions welcomed!

reply to Beth re bathroom help
by: Taylor

I've got an article about decluttering bathroom closets and shelves, so I'd check it out for potential ideas. You can read it here.

Shoe organizer
by: Tory

For those without cabinets or drawers I would recommend a shoe organizer that hangs over the door -- plenty of storage and frees up your counters.

designed my bathroom without drawers
by: Carol Sutton

Once again, in building my bathroom, I imitated bathroom drawers! No mess, no clean up.

what do you do if you don't have counters?
by: Vanessa Leigh

I love the advice on using the dividers for the stuff we pile up on the counter. Very clever. Here is my issue though: you see I don't know who built the design in my home and of course it's the 1/2 bath. So my problem is that it's in the bedroom, the one my significant other and I share in his parents home; there are no counters. Other than when we shower it's pretty much OUR restroom most used. For me and him only. I do have a medicine cabinet above the sink, a toilet paper holder and someone hung up a small cabinet above the side of the sink and a half window opposite the wall of hung up cabinet. Any suggestions? For make up, cleaning products, and hygeine?

repurposed drawer dividers
by: Susan

Small cardboard boxes are free and make perfect drawer dividers. I learned this from a woman who lived through the Great Depression.

Save the small plastic boxes items come in. They are also free. Keep them out of the landfill by repurposing.

What about deep drawers?
by: Anonymous

How do people organize deep drawers?

I love using drawer organizers - I use them all over the house
by: Karen

I've been doing this for years. They are not only in my silverware drawer, utensil drawers, but also smaller ones from Target's Dollar section are in my bathroom drawers to organize hair bows, barrettes, and other sundry things. Another in the toothbrush drawer to separate toothbrushes, toothpaste and floss. Love these things!

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