Emilee Speaks: budget bathroom organization

Monday, August 26, 2013

budget bathroom organization




I've recently reorganized my master bathroom, using a very small budget.  Everything I used was purchased from the Dollar Tree & Dollar General.  It's not fancy, but I think it's cute and more importantly it's efficient.  I haven't labeled my baskets yet, because I haven't decided how I want to do that. Let's get to it...



In the above picture I'm giving you a sort of overview of the whole "vanity" area.  I know not everyone has a lamp in their bathroom, but I don't have the best lighting and with my POHS I don't see very well.  I HATE that the lamp cord runs behind the length of the counter, but there's nothing I can do about it.  


Here's the first bottom cabinet under the sink.  This is where I house my hair products.  There's also a lighted makeup mirror behind there in the back.  I'm storing it there right now because I can't use it.  My POHS is bothered by direct light in my eyes.  All the bins were purchased at Dollar Tree.



  • A: lamp & lampshade I purchased at Dollar General for under $8
  • B: Dollar General mirror for a couple of dollars
  • C: Wine glass from Dollar Tree that I keep my toothbrush & paste in
  • D: Glass candle hurricane from the Dollar Tree that I keep brushes/combs in
  • E: Little metal bucket from the Dollar Tree for my makeup brushes
  • F: Three drawer plastic storage I purchased from Dollar General.  Houses Q-Tips, Cotton balls, and Bobby Pins
  • G: Tiny candle holder from Dollar Tree with a B&BW candle in it

Larger view of the Plastic Storage and my adorable metal bucket from Dollar Tree


  • A: Little ceramic painted birds from Dollar General for less than a buck, they were on clearance.  One says "Live" & the other says "Laugh"
  • B: These were a pinterest project.  I took glass containers from the Dollar Tree and adhered them to glass candlestick holders, put some glass beads in it, and a candle.  Spent about $9 total.
  • C: The yellow basket also from Dollar Tree has washcloths in it, and the yellow tea cup was from an antique store. 
  • D: This large pink basket I purchased years ago at Big Lots I believe, so I already had it on hand.  It holds all my curling irons, flat irons, and blow dryer.
  • A: The wooden over the sink shelf I purchased at Big Lots several years ago.  It's not the prettiest thing in the world, but I love the functionality of it.
  • B: Hello Kitty jewelry holder.  I have a major love for Hello Kitty.  She makes random appearances throughout my apartment.  I purchased this jewelry holder from Walmart about a year ago.  I put her in the bathroom for my "catch all".  This is where I take jewelry off at the end of the night, but don't feel like properly putting them away in the bedroom.
  • C: Makeup pencil holder is from Dollar Tree, it's just a glass container
  • D: The little tray that Jess' products is on was from Dollar General for a dollar
  • E: This is an empty B&BW candle jar.  I put my phone in it when listening to quieter podcasts.  It amplifies the sound, so I can listen in the shower.
  • A: Dollar Tree bin that holds boxes of gauze, bandaids, thermometer, etc.
  • B: Same dollar Tree bin that I keep manicuring things in
  • C: Little tin bird from Dollar General
  • D: Flower arrangement from Dollar General
  • E: Cute little painted 2 drawer wooden box also from Dollar General
  • *All the decor items were on clearance at Dollar General.  I think I purchased all of them for less than $10.
  • A: [All these bins were from Dollar Tree]  This bin has misc. makeup items that I want to store in the bathroom, but I don't use everyday.
  • B: Waxing & Shaving items
  • C: Sample Society product stash [I'll have another post on the contents of that basket]
  • D: Another empty glass B&BW candle jar.  This one has sample society products that I'm currently using.
  • E: That bin has all my currently using "face" makeup.  Like foundation, powders, blush, primer, highlighter, etc.
  • F: This bin has all my currently using "eye" makeup.

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