Saturday, April 7, 2012

Mission Organization: Week 14 - My Bathroom Countertop

My mission this week was to reorganize my bathroom countertop. I can get it cluttered up in a hurry. I love cosmetics and "beauty" products, so I have far too many items that end up hanging out on top of the bathroom counter. I found my inspiration for my reorganization at Blissfully Domestic, where The Nester had used several of her large collection of kitchen items to help organize in the bathroom.




These two photos show my countertop as it was before my mission this week.


This plate rack is the kitchen piece that I wanted to re-purpose and incorporate to help with the organization. I considered using glass plates that I already had, but I found these metal bowls at Walmart and decided to use them because they would hold so much more that a flat plate.


I filled one bowl with creams and lotions, another with cosmetics, and the third with nail polish and manicure supplies.


I think this is a good use for the old plate rack that I haven't used in several years. It will keep some of those often used items handy and in sight, but they will be off the countertop. Clean up will be easy because it can be picked up with one hand to wipe underneath. Now if I would just get inspired to organize the drawers and cabinets underneath the countertop.




15 comments:

  1. Wonderful idea! What an innovative storage idea~

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  2. What a beautiful way to organize your beauty products! It looks really nice and you're so right...to be able to pick the whole thing up and clean around it is a super feature!

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  3. Looks wonderful, Anita you keep cleaning you are going to up for hire!!!!! My house first.......andi

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  4. The metal bowls in the plate rack look like they were made for your bathroom. Thank you for sharing this very good idea. Your bathroom counter looks lovely.

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  5. Very creative idea! It looks really pretty too :-)

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  6. Can you come to my house and work your magic?
    Yvonne

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  7. I love that idea, Anita! It looks so pretty and holds so much, too.

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  8. This is a great idea but better, it is an attractive solution.

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  9. You beat me to it. I had just done this week before last in my entry to hold my keys. I'll still post it to show the containers I used. Your idea worked out wonderfully and really added to the decor of the bathroom. enJOYed it. Found you @ Heatherly Loves

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  10. Anita-- this is so super smart!! I LOVE it and am so happy you linked it up! I'm featuring it tomorrow, friend!! Have a wonderful week!
    {HUGS},
    kristi

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  11. I love it when I can organzie with items that I have elsewhere around the house. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays!

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  12. I think it is a good idea that you take time to organize the items on your bathroom sink. Aside from the reduced clutter, you can prevent scratching or damaging your bathroom countertop with your cosmetic stuff. Plus, it can save you time on looking for a specific bottle or cream when they are organized and put together on several plates.

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  13. No matter how wonderful your new bathroom is, if it’s cluttered, then, everything will be put to waste. It was a great idea to have an organizer in your bathroom! It’ll help you to get organized and create a “clean” appeal for your bathroom!

    -Althea Tumlin

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