21 Bathroom Organization Tips That Will Give You More Space

A clean and organized bathroom is one way to ensure an efficient and happy start to your day. As one of the most frequently used and shared places in the home, your bathroom can quickly go from neat to in need of a little TLC after a single use. With often underutilized walls, overpopulated drawers, and a number of cleaning products to keep the area in top shape, finding a place for everything can feel overwhelming. Here, explore creative ways to make the most of your space.

Add more storage to your medicine cabinet with carefully staggered self-adhesive or magnetic cups to hold everything from your toothbrush to your favorite hair-ties on the back of the cabinet door—without disturbing sacred shelf real-estate. As an added benefit, an organized area can not only help save you time, but it can also help elevate any room’s décor. Tie your oasis together with your favorite towels on full display hung from a shaker peg rail or stored in a suspended glass cabinet. Another space-saving idea is to adorn the back of your bathroom door with stacked towel bars for a quick-drying option.

For sleek, accessible, and neat ways to lay out your smaller necessities, place items like colorful bath salts and cotton balls in glass jars. To clean up your cabinets, separate small and large items alike with personalized drawer dividers that you can create yourself.

Whether your home has minimal space, or you simply want to amp up the efficiency of your daily routine, these easy bathroom organization ideas will help you keep things in order while adding to the room’s overall charm.

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11 Organization Tips from The Home Edit to Get Your Kitchen in Shape for Fall

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These organization tips from The Home Edit will help you get your house in shape for fall (and keep it that way all year round).

For those of us who have already re-watched “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” for inspiration decluttering our quarantine dens, there’s good news: “Get Organized with The Home Edit” is now available to stream on Netflix.

The unscripted series featuring celebrity organizers Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin, the duo behind the viral home organization company, follows the Nashville-based duo as they conquer clutter in the homes of  everyday people and celebrity clients alike (which isn’t a stretch for Shearer and Teplin who’ve worked with everyone from Katy Perry to Khloe Kardashian).

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If you’ve ever audibly swooned over a rainbow of perfectly aligned cans of La Croix or longed for Busy Phillips’ delightfully organized and colorful pantry, you’re probably familiar with the work of The Home Edit and the beautifully organized spaces they create.

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Busy Philipps on Instagram: “My kitchen and pantry looked insane and the lovely ladies at @thehomeedit came and changed my life(I mean, at least my snacks)Also. It’s…”

Unlike Marie Kondo’s KonMari method which thrives on the joy of minimalism, The Home Edit takes a highly visual (read: Instagrammable) approach to home organization, using uniform containers, labeling, and color grouping. It’s perfect for maximalists and minimalists alike.

If you’re looking to whip your kitchen and pantry into shape (or simply want some helpful solutions for organizing the things that “spark joy”) here are a few key takeaways from The Home Edit method.

1. Start Small and Edit

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THE HOME EDIT ® on Instagram: “Our THE bins and drawers are perfect for under the sink ✨ Products from this post – along with THE book, and our other favorite items – are…”

The name says it all. The Home Edit doesn’t want you to get rid of your possessions, they want you to edit them. If being overwhelmed is an issue, start with the smallest areas of your kitchen, like your junk drawer. Pull out everything and group similar items together. Purge what you no longer use, like, or have in duplicates (for example, do you really need those two can openers?). Next, assess what containers you’ll need to organize your items.

2. Be Consistent

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According to The Home Edit, when it comes to organizing consistency is key. As Shearer tells House Beautiful, “if people have a hodgepodge of containers, it is the worst thing in the entire world.” We can think of worse things (like steak that’s been warmed up in the microwave or overcooked

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“Grow what you want to eat” local gardeners focus on organization, practical planting wins new Spokane Interstate Fair garden category

For Gabriele Tilley, successful gardening is about beauty and smart use of space.

Tilley’s garden, which is located in front of her Long Lake home, is a mix of flowers, vegetables, and ornamental plants all neatly organized in raised beds. Tilley has been cultivating her small garden patch for over a decade and normally would have submitted much of what she grows to the Spokane County Interstate Fair for judging.

After this year’s fair was moved online, the organizers developed a new category to allow gardeners to participate, by allowing them to submit photos and designs of their entire garden for judging. Tilley was the inaugural winner, garnering praise from the judges for her neat, organized plan and productive use of a small space.

She said the secret to her gardening success is likely her focus on plants she enjoys.

“Grow what you want to eat, and then go from there,” she said.

Her garden includes kale, eggplant, tomatoes and basil, often sharing raised beds with flowers. She said mixing the plants attracts bees and other pollinating insects, and it allows her to maximize space.

Everything in her garden is planted in a raised bed and much of it is held up by home made frames. Her pumpkins are draped over A-frames she made from zip ties and hog wire and her tomato crates are built from rebar. The A frame has allowed her to keep her gourds and pumpkins neat and organized, and provide support for sunflowers, which grow through several A-frames.

She said the neat arrangement of raised beds, the grass clippings she layers on the paths between them and the mixed plants also creates a space she wants to spend time in, a place she can create and relax in for hours.

“For me, it’s meditative,” she said.

Tilley said her garden also is a good place to start plants for the Friends of Manito, an non profit that supports Manito Park in Spokane. Tilley volunteers for the organization and has owned a pet sitting business and has worked as an orthodontics technician.

She said she’s been gardening for 30 years and has picked up many tips and tricks to make her own garden successful, but added there’s always more to learn. She recalled a recent issue with hundreds of volunteer pumpkin plans she accidentally grew after she composted pumpkins. She said the seeds must have germinated at some point and in the spring as she was constantly surprised by unexpected pumpkins.

“Gardening is still an adventure,” she said. “You make mistakes, but then you learn from them.”

For runner-up garden category winner Barb Goehner, gardening is about sharing what she grows with others and the joy of being outdoors.

“People have other joys, but I love this,” she said.

Goehner normally enters 30 to 40 vegetables in the fair every year, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the reduced number of entries accepted into the fair this year, she only entered a pumpkin and photos

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