Medicine Cabinet Organization

I posted about my medicine cabinet dollar store organization a year ago (when I had like 2 followers) and I'd like to tell you that it still looks great!  Wanted to share it with all of my new friends who may need some help with a messy medicine cabinet.

When we moved in last summer I was really excited to be getting a lot more cabinet space. Our new medicine cabinet is twice the size of our old one with much easier access. We used to have it in one of those odd cabinets in the corner that has a skinny door that is a quarter of the size of the cabinet, then you have to crane your neck to see what the heck is back in that corner. I thought surely we'd have much more room in this cabinet, it's about 3 times the size of the old one and it was wide open so it'd stay nice and tidy, yeah... right.

I am SO completely embarassed to be showing you all this picture of our medicine cabinet. I was so tempted to straighten it up a little bit as to not scare and disgust you but I wanted it to be real, no editing. This is what it looked like at it's worst... those with faint hearts and weak stomachs look away!



Holy cow, we look like druggies!

This is really what it looked like and I'm blaming it all on my dear hubby, (sorry babe!) :) I tried to organize it when we moved in but he never quite got the set up (which wasn't very good anyway) so if he needed something he would just start rifling through it and it would end up looking like this. Nice, huh. :)


I went to the Dollar Store and got me some fancy plastic baskets. I then made sure they fit in my weird size cabinet... to my shock, they did! I then prettied them up with dog tags and ribbon that I had already...





and Waa-Laaa!!





I made 3 baskets like this and one smaller one to fit in the weird leftover space in the front. The end result is lovely but the lighting of my picture is not, it was a cloudy day.





This was a cheap and easy fix!  It's actually stayed like this!! Sweeeeeet!! It works! Even the insides of the baskets are staying neat... amazing! I feared that hubs would revert to old bad habits but he puts everything back in the right basket, he loves organization. Guess I need to organize more often! :)

I'm linking:  Shabby Chic Cottage, Beyond the Picket Fence, Crafty Soirre, Fireflies&Jellybeans, House of Hepworths, Under the Table & Dreaming, Thrifty Decor Chick

11 comments :

  1. YUP, gotta love it. SO simple, anyone can do this. WHat a HUGE difference it makes. You are so sweet for sharing your not so perfect medicine cabinet with us. I LOVE seeing real life from real people, and get tOTALLY discouraged when I see a blog, that looks perfect all the time. I get frustrated, like seriously that could never be me, even though I wish, lol.

    Thanks Kate!!

    Bella :)

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  2. I love baskets. They can contain any clutter and make it pretty. I love the ribbon and tags you added. What a great project.
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  3. Love it. I have a small one in the kitchen for all those cold pills and pain pills. Seems that's where I go first. Great job. Hugs, Marty

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  4. It feels so good to be organized. My husband doesn't get that at all. Great job on your medicine cabinet. Cute labels.

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  5. This is so cute! I love organization! It looks great!

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  6. What a great idea. I am going to do the same for my medicine cabinet. I am getting tired of opening the door and things falling out! :-)

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  7. MUCH better...looks great! I need to follow your lead!

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  8. Perfect, I bet you smile every time you open the closet. Thanks for linking up to Beyond The Picket Fence.

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  9. Looks amazing! What time you coming over???:)
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