On Task Organizing organized two bathroom cabinets in the same home in Holly Springs, North Carolina. Both cabinets are deep, with a J shaped pipe coming down from the sink in the middle cabinet. The cabinets were full of bottles of shampoos, sunblocks, insect repellent, soaps, first aid products, and various other items.
The first step was to remove the contents from each cabinet and sort through the items. Expired items and rarely used items were donated or thrown away. Some items were moved to other areas of the home.
The items were then sorted into groups, and we determined the size and type of container needed for the cabinets.
The storage containers were purchased at Wal-Mart. A Sterilite medium showoff box with a handle on it was used to hold most first aid bottles and ointments, so those can be easily accessed in an emergency. Three clear Sterilite three drawer sorters were also purchased. These are intended to hold paper, but work well holding smaller items in the bathroom. A couple of Mainstays white plastic storage baskets were also purchased to hold bath toys and band-aids.
In the first bathroom, one 3-drawer sorter was placed in the cabinet, with labeled drawers,and the first aid items were placed in containers in the center cabinet (a drawer sorter would not fit in the center due to the sink pipe).
In the second bathroom, 2 of these 3-drawer sorters were placed in the cabinets and labeled with the contents such as “soaps” “shampoos” and “shaving”.
You can clearly see the transformation, and the family no longer needs to look through numerous items in deep, dark cabinets to find what they need.