Nine Ways to Organize Your Bathroom Counter
Have you ever reached for your favorite lipstick while you're getting ready, only to realize it's not there? Or maybe you've spent the better half of your morning searching for your hairbrush, but still come up empty. If you've experienced these dilemmas, you're not alone. Organizing your bathroom counter is pivotal if you want to streamline your daily routine. No matter the size of your bathroom, beauty products, hair tools, and soaps all fight for coveted counter space. Here, we've compiled some of our favorite functional and inspired ways to organize your bathroom counter in an effort to make your day more efficient.
Finding a home for each of your bathroom essentials is no easy feat. Place your cosmetics and their corresponding applicators in a clear acrylic makeup organizer for quick and easy access, allowing you to breeze through your morning beauty routine. Or, if you'd prefer to place products in a drawer, find the perfect divider, which will give each of your items its own designated place. This seemingly small addition will make misplacing items a thing of the past.
A cleared bathroom counter is a neat bathroom counter. Leave the area sparkling and serene by adding a luxe cabinet to the room. Select one with both hidden and open shelves, so you can pick and choose what's on display. And something as simple as adding a shelf to a cabinet creates more room and another surface for your smaller bathroom must-haves, while a gold wire cart proudly shows towels, bath products, and more. Here, find some of our preferred tips to help organize your bathroom counter, and in turn create a more peaceful space.
Stenciled Countertop Organizers
Personalize plain bathroom accessories with Martha Stewart Crafts multi-surface acrylic paint and adhesive stencils. Our unique formula allows you to customize surfaces from ceramic and wood to rigid plastic. This easy DIY will freshen up your countertop while also providing storage for your toothbrush, hand soap, cotton balls, and other toiletries.
Shop Now: Martha Stewart Crafts "Blossom" Adhesive Stencils, $9.39, michaels.com.
Plenty of Storage Options
To keep a clean countertop, find a vanity that gives you plenty of storage options. Having both drawers and shelves will ensure you can find a practical place for everything. Items like hairbrushes, makeup, and small toiletries are perfect for drawers. Shelves that offer more room are great for hair dryers, styling products, and extra towels.
Stow extra towels beneath the sink in a decorative basket to free up space.
Medicine Cabinet with Adjustable Shelves
Forget the days of plain medicine cabinets with a generic design. Shop for one that is stylish, coordinates with your bathroom vanity, and offers storage in a space that would otherwise go unused. This is a convenient place to store makeup, face lotions and serums, and other small items you use in front of the mirror. Adjustable shelves allow you to customize the unit to your liking.
Shop Now: Pottery Barn Vintage Medicine Cabinet, in Brass Finish, $379, potterybarn.com.
Give your makeup brushes, products, and applicators a home with a multi-tiered makeup system.
Shop Now: Container Store Luxe Acrylic Modular Makeup System, from $7.99, containerstore.com.
Side Unit with Shelves
Multiple shelves act like a linen closet to conveniently store extra towels and toiletries close by, while the bottom cabinet stashes items you'd rather keep hidden. Instead of trying to fit items like perfumes and lotions in a vanity drawer, place them safely upright on a shelf and display them for all to see.
Shop Now: Restoration Hardware "Cayden Campaign 80" Bath Cabinet, $2,525, restorationhardware.com.
Add space by raising the bar with a bathroom shelf—it's perfect for under the sink or in a large drawer.
Shop Now: Martha Stewart Collection Expandable Shelf Riser, $42, macys.com.
These classic baskets can be customized with Martha Stewart Crafts Vintage Décor Paints to match any bathroom's color palette and decor style. Use them to store extra towels, bath robes, and large toiletries that may not fit in the vanity. They can make a guest bathroom feel homey for visiting relatives or add storage to a master bath that lacks a linen closet.
Drawer organizers turn the free-for-all space under the sink into functional storage. The dividers help to corral items that may roll to the back of the vanity, and you can easily pull the unit out to view its contents.
If vanity space is scarce and you have minimal floor real estate to fit your necessities, try a three-tier wire cart. The gold finish on this one adds a touch of luxe while the slightly wavy weave adds a little extra decoration. Plus, the wheels allow the cart to hold things you might for other rooms in your home.
Shop Now: World Market "Antonia" Gold Wire Rolling Cart, $99.99, worldmarket.com.