..This little project has been on my mind for the past four months! I literally bought these drawer organizers, and they've been hanging around just waiting for me to tackle the project. Spoiler alert– it took less than 30 minutes (major face-palm moment over here)! Check out the video here to see how I tackled organizing my kids bathroom drawers!
The first thing is to open things up to see what you're dealing with. This is a great time to declutter and let go of things you might have too much of…like, ahem, toothpaste. Clearly I have a toothpaste collecting problem LOL!
Once the drawers are all empty, I like to start moving my little bins around to find the best fit. The gray ones I'm using here are some of my favorites from Target. They're only $2 per set, and I think by the end this whole project cost a whopping $8! The white ones I had before are sturdier, but they're from The Container Store. This means they're (of course) more expensive. They're also just harder to get since I don't live near a Container Store.
I generally like using small dividers best because it means I can really separate out the items into specific categories. I've used mostly little ones here. I'm getting rid of anything we don't need or use in this step. Then I'm sorting what's left into the dividers.
In the toothpaste containers, I'm only putting what will fit. If it doesn't fit, it has to go. Hopefully we will never get ourselves into this toothpaste situation again. I won't be buying any more for a good long while!
Maybe I will label the dividers, but for now I'm just going to see how it works without labels. I like to live with the dividers in place for a couple weeks to be sure I like the layout and that it's working well. Once I'm sure everything is where i want it, I'll use some museum putty on the bottoms of the dividers so they won't slide around all over in the drawers. It's a great damage-free solution to keeping everything in it's place.
I can't believe I waited so long to get these in place. Don't we all procrastinate sometimes on the easy little projects that end up going super fast once we actually do them?!? Good luck tackling your next little organization project. It will probably go much faster than you think!