Organizing under the bathroom sink may seem like an easy task but for many households, the bathroom cabinet can easily become cluttered. Pipes under the sink can make it difficult to organize things properly and the cabinet under the bathroom sink can become neglected and cluttered. These simple tips and tricks will show you how to organize under the bathroom sink and reduce the clutter in your home in no time!
I took pictures of all 3 bathrooms in our home so you can see how I organized each space, as they all differ.
The Half Bath
Our half bath is on the main level and is the main guest bathroom. The sink storage is limited but there is a hidden drawer once you open the cabinet so we can store additional items.
I keep a basket in the half bath for miscellaneous items like sunscreen, bug spray, band-aids, first-aid cream, hydrocortisone cream, lint brush, and fingernail clippers. It’s nice to have these items right there so we don’t always have to run upstairs. I have a small plastic cup in the basket for the small items.
Of course, there is extra toilet paper under the sink and baby wipes (for the kids).
The Guest Bathroom
Upstairs in the kid’s bathroom (which is also the full bathroom for our guests), there is a double sink so one side has baskets labeled for towels (wash cloths and hand towels) and toiletries (toilet paper, air freshener, soap, etc).
The other side has miscellaneous supplies for the kids (nebulizer, paper cups, vitamins, nausea bags, barf bucket)… I know, who has a barf bucket in their home? We do! It comes in handy every time we have a sick kid. We got it from the hospital when my daughter was very ill a few years ago (they told us to keep it). If we didn’t have that bucket I would still keep a designated trash can under the sink for those times the norovirus rolls around!
The Master Bathroom
Our master bathroom has double sinks with a drawer in between so it’s set up like “his and hers” on each side. On my side I have a bin with all of my nail polish in the back and a basket with my hair dryer, brush, curling iron and other hair products. I also have a drawer organizer with makeup and feminine products. Above that is a basket with nail polish remover and lotions.
The drawer between the sinks holds my everyday haircare accessories, teasing comb, toothpaste, floss, etc.
On the hubby’s side, he has a basket with his hair care products, the iron and toilet paper is on his side (closest to the toilet). There’s also a bottle of bleach in the back and a fire extinguisher (we have one on every floor of our house).
You are probably wondering where the rest of the cleaning products are kept in our home…
We have reduced all of our cleaning supplies down to a select few (made with essential oils) so our home remains chemical-free or the most part. We still have bleach (I just can’t get rid of bleach for some reason!).
Consider reducing several cleaning items in your home to multi-purpose cleaners to reduce clutter. You can find essential oil recipes to make all-purpose cleaners HERE otherwise I highly recommend checking out Grove Collaborative who sells a variety of chemical-free products and my favorite is this one.
Start by reducing items in your bathroom to only what you need and use daily, such as:
- Feminine Products
- Paper Products
- Cleaning Supplies
Suggested Supplies to Organize Under the Bathroom Sink
- Baskets or bins (I get mine from the Dollar Tree)
- A drawer organizer like this if you have standard builder-grade cabinets. I’ve used one of these for years and they are great to organize cosmetics, feminine products, and other miscellaneous small bathroom items
- Try an organizer for the hairdryer/curling iron, etc like this or this (I use a plastic basket)
- Labels (Print my Bathroom/Linen Closet Labels HERE)
How to Organize Under the Bathroom Sink:
- Remove everything from under the sink and wipe down surfaces.
- Sort through items and decide what you need to keep and discard items you are not keeping (or donate if possible).
- Place organizing supplies where it fits: organize items around your plumbing so there is nothing stuck between pipes or hiding behind pipes.
- Label bins so you or your guests can easily find something.
- Keep clear of the clutter under the sink by only storing items that you use on a regular basis.
- Repeat these steps every 6-12 months.
My printable bathroom and linen closet labels are perfect to use in any home. The design, shape, and color can work with any home. Print on white card stock for a clean look or print on your preferred colored card stock to match the decor of your home.
My printable bathroom and linen closet labels are perfect to use in any home. The design, shape, and color can work with any home. Print on white card stock, full sheet white labels, or full sheet clear labels for a clean look or print on your preferred colored card stock to match the decor of your home.
The labels can be adhered to baskets/bins/wire shelves using glue dots, glue, or 3M adhesive (if printing on cardstock) OR print on full sheet white labels, or full sheet clear labels OR hole punch the sides and string ribbon/yarn/twine to tie to baskets/bins/wire shelves (if printing on cardstock)
PDF File Includes (3 labels per page on 8 pages = 24 total labels):
– Guest Towels label (1)
– Guest Linens label (1)
– Dog Towels label (1)
– Hand Towels label (1)
– Wash Cloths label (1)
– Bath Towels (1)
– Twin Sheets label (1)
– Queen Sheets label (1)
– King Sheets label (1)
– Duvet Covers label (1)
– Pillow Covers label (1)
– Beach Towels label (1)
– Full Sheets label (1)
– Pillows label (1)
– Toiletries label (1)
– Medicine label (1)
– Soap label (1)
– Dental Care label (1)
– Hair Care label (1)
– First Aid label (1)
– Cleaning Supplies label (1)
– Feminine Items label (1)
– Makeup label (1)
– Blank Label – write whatever you want (1)
Print as many as you like after downloading the file and use over and over! Grab the printable labels HERE to get organized!
The cabinet under the sink is easy to clean and organize if you reduce the amount of items that you keep in the space. Only store items that you use on a regular basis and revisit this cabinet organization often to make sure you are not re-cluttering the space.
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What do you keep under your bathroom sink that you use on a regular basis?
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