Mission Master Bathroom Part 2: Organize on a Budget & The Container Store Gift Card Giveaway

I am so excited to show you how I was able to organize the bathroom on a budget and you can too. I did each of the organization tips that I mentioned in Mission Master Bathroom Organization Part 1. I used my bathroom inspiration and tips from Apartment Guide to help me. It was so nice having direction. Otherwise it would have been very overwhelming.

When we left off I had taken everything out, cleaned it completely and sifted through what I wanted to keep. I was excited and shocked to see how much I was able to dispose of! I found creative ways to organize the items I did keep by using things around the house and a few dollar store items. This organization project cost me less than $10! Here are some highlights of my newly organized bathroom.

Use Dollar Store glass vases and containers for small items:

Small items like q-tips, make up brushes and oral care products can be stored nicely in vases or decorative glass containers. These all came from the Dollar Store. They add beauty and they keep things tidy.


Use baskets for storage and beauty:

I found both of these baskets in other areas of the house. They add beauty, texture and storage. I am using them to store towels, books, wash clothes, etc.

Use an old egg carton as an organizer:

Don’t throw away that egg carton! Take the top off and use each piece as a drawer organizer. The bottom section is perfect for small items! Keep them in their place and save time!

Use a shoe or laundry storage as additional space savers:

I was not using either of these storage items in the closet. They are perfect for extra toiletries, hand towels, toilet paper, etc. It keeps things off  the floor and looks tidy.

It is amazing what cleaning up and organizing a space can affect the way you feel! I feel so peaceful in my bathroom now. I no longer feel anxiety about the space and a desire to leave as soon as possible. It is now a cozy retreat where I can relax and refresh.

I am so happy that I took this challenge from Apartment Guide to organize my bathroom and share it with you. Apartment Guide is not just for those who live in apartments as you can see here. Whether you’re living, looking or moving, Apartment Guide offers tips on how to organize your apartment and make the most of your space on the Apartment Guide blog. If you’re ready for a whole new space or looking to move, ApartmentGuide has the photos, floor plans, features and tips to help you search for the perfect apartment communityApartment Guide provides a handy apartment cleaning checklist to help revamp your space.The tips listed above can be helpful in all spaces! Here are some other helpful links that I used:

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  • Karen Medlin

    my favorite tip is using the baskets for storage, we have a small counter top and it is cluttered with the teen’s and tween’s hair product and makeup. If I add the baskets to the shelves it will clear up the clutter and make it more organized and I it will make finding their items a little easier.

  • Beth Hill

    I think the egg carton is a great idea! For small hair clips, pony tail bands, even paper clips, or rubber bands for an office drawer!

  • Dhara

    my favourite tip is using shoe organizer behind the doors…

  • Charity S

    Tip: A simple task to keep your bathroom organized and clean is to clean up and pick up after yourself daily.

  • My favorite tip is: Don’t throw away your egg carton. Use as an organizer

  • Cindy

    A simple task to keep your bathroom organized and clean is to clean up and pick up after yourself daily.

  • lala r

    egg carton as organizer. smart

  • I like the egg carton tip.

  • steph

    to use a shower caddy!

  • Cheryl W

    Use Dollar Store glass vases and containers for small items–this would get some clutter off of my counter!

  • Shawna O.

    My favorite tip is using baskets as storage for towels, books, wash clothes, etc.

  • Julie Cutshaw

    My favorite tip was using the baskets, I do that as well for almost each room in my home to house items neatly & pretty. Loved this post, what lady doesn’t want to have beautifully displayed items that also reduced clutter. Hope to see more of this type post. thanks

  • Laura Jacobson

    My favorite tip is to use baskets for storage and beauty!

  • Nancy B

    My fave tip is to add a lazy Susan under the sink for easy access to your products.

  • Wild Orchid

    I like the tip about adding extra shelving for more space!
    Thanks for the cool giveaway!

    wildorchid985 @ gmail dot com

  • Amanda Carroll

    My favorite tip was definitely the egg carton!! I have sooo many bobby pins, pony tail holders, & hair clips that have gone missing because of my lack of organizational skills! Lol!

  • Heather Hayes Panjon

    Egg Caron As Organizer! Great Tip :)

  • Debra Getsinger

    The egg carton idea was a fantastic one.

  • Tammy

    I just love the egg carton idea— I always have extra cartons, and I never know what to do with them, so this just gave me a reason to keep them. After a couple of months, just throw away, and replace with a clean one!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE :)

  • Cristy R.

    Love the tip of using an egg carton as an organizer!

  • Shelley P

    My favorite tip is use an old egg carton as an organizer. So helpful for organizing tiny things.

  • laurie

    i like the egg carton for small things

  • kfloveinme

    The egg carton has to be the best tip ever! They are perfect the little things like hair pins & even earrings. Will be incorporating that ASAP.

  • Daniella

    I love the idea of using Dollar Store glass vases and containers for small items