I truly love my apartment. It's in a great location, has adorable curb appeal, and (most importantly) has fantastic storage. Two closets, plus plenty of space in the bathroom. I couldn't be happier. (I do, however, have a not-so-healthy habit of apartment hunting though. I can't help myself!)
Anyway, storage space is really hard to come by and I absolutely count my lucky stars every time I enter my bathroom. While the apartment is obviously lacking in square-footage (hello, it's NYC), the built-in storage makes all the difference.
I've never had a medicine cabinet, but I've always wanted one. They just seemed so cool growing up and I loved how people snooped in them in just about every movie and television show. Now that I have one, they're not really that cool (boo...), but it does clear up a lot of counter space because, well, I have no counter space.
In full disclosure, this is how it looks at any given moment... as in, I didn't rearrange or take anything out. This is it. I keep all of my "everyday" things in here. Makeup, basic toiletries, face wash, etc. I really keep both doors open the whole time I'm getting ready in the morning and just grab whatever I need as I go. (Plus, the mirrors are great because I can see what the back of my hair looks like!
One super amazing part of the bathroom is this floor to ceiling shelving unit. (I keep a Swiffer underneath the first shelf.)
Having six baskets keeps everything super contained, but I don't have to see all the random stuff. Oh boy, would that drive me insane. I got the baskets at Target; they're perfect!!
The baskets on the bottom contain things I use frequently, but maybe not every day. On the left, I have hair product, lotion, my Clarisonic charger, makeup remover, etc. On the right, I have headbands, hair ties, and some more makeup.
On the second shelf, I have extra travel cases and some of the cleaning supplies (I have other thing in the kitchen though too!).
On the highest shelf, I have extra toilet paper and paper towels plus all of my first aid kit stuff.
Under my sink is simply extra towels and my blow dryer/straightener.
When it comes to bathrooms, I'm generally into proper "containment," rather than organization. With things being weird sizes and some stuff getting used more often than others, it's best to just find great storage solutions. Make what you need on a daily basis within easy reach and use vertical storage for not-so-every-day items. (I have a step stool that I use to reach the highest shelves!)
How do you organize your bathroom?