The space that I lack in my sink…
I have in the linen closet that is right next to my sink.
My husbands sink is on the other side of the bath tub and it is equally as small. If I had a larger sink counter or drawers under my sink I would probably store my makeup in that space. Since I don’t, I use the closet to hold a LOT more than towels. I have (maybe) 4 towels in the closet. The rest is makeup, hair care, nail supplies, lotions and bathroom cleaning products. Here it is…
In the very top, as in “I need a ladder” I have towels. These are towels that are designated for guests. I have another area in the bathroom that I store our daily use towels.
In the top shelf I also have 2 turntables that hold extra shampoo, conditioners and lotions. Turntables are one of my favorite organizing tools. They allow me to put items in areas that I otherwise would lack the visibility to see what is in the back of the shelf. I just turn the tables and get what I need. You can find these here: Amazon.com
Next to the turntables I store my travel toiletry bag. It is not used often so I don’t need it to be right in front of me. I will be doing a post on what is in the bag sometime next week.
In the next shelf I have my cleaning caddy. I think every bathroom should have a cleaning caddy. If you have to walk to another room to grab cleaning supplies you are less likely to wipe up simple messes. Having this here helps me keep the bathroom cleaner in between deep cleanings. I keep this caddy in the higher shelf to keep it away from the kids.
If your grooming items look pretty you will use them more. That being said, fifty percent of the times my nails are not done. Clearly it’s not because of lack of polish, just lack of time. I think if this display didn’t look so pretty my nails would never get done. I purchased the polish display years ago on Amazon but you can still find it here. They have different vendors and different size displays that you can choose from.
In the next shelf I have my makeup. Same story as the polish. I use very little makeup on a daily basis. My daily makeup routine consists of no more than tinted moisturizer, mascara and lip gloss. The rest only gets used when we go out on the weekends. I like to display my makeup so that I can “see” what I have and hopefully get inspired. I know that if I threw my makeup in a bag I would never use it. I will be doing a post on makeup organization later this week.
I have these baskets and bins to hold extra makeup and samples that I use to refill my travel bag. I also have a sewing box. I only know how to replace buttons and maybe a quick hem but even for simple things like that you need a system to hold all the different color threads and buttons. This is also where I put all the extra buttons that come along with outfits. Otherwise you end up with 50 baggies of weird buttons swimming throughout your home.
Underneath are four white plastic baskets that hold items that I like to throw in without much thought.
Such as hair care.
Extra lotions that have been gifted to me or nice hotel samples.
In the very bottom is a large basket with all my rollers. You like the pink ones? Be honest. I know you do.
A place for everything and everything in its place.
Lots and lots of things that have nothing to do with each other but you can still manage to make them look organized if you dedicate a shelf to a certain task, use organizers and label your items. I hope I gave you some ideas of other uses for linen closets. What else do you store in your linen closet?