ic Kathe With an E: Organizing The Bathroom Cupboards

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Organizing The Bathroom Cupboards

I am still in big time
defunktifying organizational mode!
This past week I attacked the  cupboards
and drawers in our master bathroom.
 This is my side.
There were numerous empty bottles
of various different lotions, makeup,
soaps, etc.

I took everything out and was left with
a dirty icky cupboard.
 Even after wiping it out
there was some grungy something in the back
that wouldn't come clean so,
I made a trip to Big Lots
and got some contact paper for $2.00 a roll!
The Dollar Tree is right next store to Big Lots
so I also picked up two small bins.
I measured and cut the contact paper
and laid it down.
Tip: once you have it down and 
have gotten as much of the air bubbles
out that you can,
wipe it down with a damp sponge.
It lays it down flat with no air bubbles at all!
Here is a nice and blurry after photo.
I was able to thin everything out
and everything fit into the bins I had purchased.
I did the same to the three drawers that go down the middle
of the two cabinets.
 And, with some extra bins I already had
I was able to clean our Mr. B's side too.
(The icky looking back piece there is some spare
drywall a previous owner put up
to hide some sketchy plumbing work.
It will be replaced when we can afford new cabinets.
Yeah, it bugs me too).

Cost of this project, $3.00 and, another 10 poundsish of
trash out to the bin!
This old house is getting lighter and lighter!

I actually only used one roll of the
contact paper. 
I will be using it when I do 
the guest bath and under the kitchen sink.
I am hoping that by the time I do
score a new job, I can open any cupboard or walk
into any room and know it's been certifiably de-funktified!

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And don't forget to come by on Tuesday's
for the link party.


  1. That looks so nice, and what a treat to be able to quickly find what you need! I so need to do that, I have so much junk that was left behind when my younger girls left home, tons of bath and beauty products, not to mention all my own mess.

  2. Okay, now you are really making me feel guilty about my cupboards and crapola rooms!

  3. Hi Kathe!

    I love it when my cupboards and drawers are all organized. They just never seem to stay that way :/ You sure are on a roll! Your house will certainly "holiday ready" this year. Are you expecting company?

    xoxo Bunny Jean

  4. I wish that watching you get organized would get me motivated. Instead of organizing, I working on tablescapes.

  5. Doesn't it feel good. I did mine a year ago and it still makes me happy. Yours looks fabulous. Hugs, Marty

  6. I love to organize so why don't I do it more often?? Great job!
    hugs, Linda

  7. I'm a big fan of organization and I need to clean out my cabinet above the toilet. It has three large shelves and boy is it a mess! You have just inspired me to do some de-cluttering. :)

  8. Another great job Kathe!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  9. Well done. When are you coming over to organize my house? ;)

  10. Oh, you are inspiring me to do some defunkdifying of my own! Looks great!!

  11. Looks great - I used the sticky backed paper to put in my kitchen cupboards!

  12. I need to do this in our cupboards! I am afraid of what I might find! Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you next week.

  13. Oh boy you have just made think how slack i am this is such and easy thing to do

  14. Contact paper is the best. Great job. Also with the bubble you can't get out, prick them with a pin and run a credit card around it. Works for me :)

  15. Yea for organization. I love seeing how different people can make a space so much more useful. Great job. I'd love to have you link this up to Titus 2 Tuesday on Cornerstone Confessions too. Hope to see you there.

  16. By the way, I just found your site. Love your name too. ;)

  17. I've been doing the same for the last few weekends and it's a great feeling. Love knowing the "icky" stuff is gone, and that light and airy feeling is always appreciated. I plan to tackle the bathroom cabinets tomorrow after I finish restoring the sewing room back to it's former useful purposes. It had become a storage room full of finds and project stuff, but I did some major clean out in there today. Hope my bathroom organization turns out even half as well as your did!

  18. Great job of organizing one of the more difficult areas of our homes!

  19. Thanks for the tips - I am motivated to de-clutter too...just need more time to do so! Thanks for linking up!
    Stacey of Embracing Chnage

  20. Since my drawers look like your before pictures, I guess I know what I'm going to be doing this Saturday! Thanks for the great inspiration!!! jules

  21. Way to go...Kathe! Next week, would you be available to come to my house???!
    Oh, if you could only see my bathroom drawers...Yikes! thanks for the inspiration...It's nice to accomplish something and such a little price.
    Have a great Sunday,

  22. You go girl! It all looks great. You can come work on mine next. LOL Warning...it might take you awhile though. :) Thanks so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. :)

  23. I love to be organized .... I just hate the mess it takes to get there! Thanks you for sharing at All my Bloggy Friends. I'm looking forward to seeing what you share this week! :)

  24. Great tips! I always need to get inspired to organize!
    I would LOVE for you to link this up at my Ginger Jamboree Link Party!!

  25. Hi Kathe
    Thanks for stopping by at Show Off Friday! Your organizing posts are always so inspiring!

  26. Now I feel completely inspired! That is the best feeling!!! XO, Aimee

  27. This looks so nice! Being organized is such a good feeling. We are so happy that you linked up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday!" Hope to see you back soon! -The Six Sisters

  28. It looks great Kathe! Those under the sink cabinets can be so hard to organize but you did a great job. Thanks for sharing at All Start Block Party last week.

  29. Congratulations Kathe! You won the Most Clicked on feature at my Super Link Party! Come check it out & grab a button! :-)

  30. Great job! Now when you are done reorganizing at your place, head on over here! I have LOTS to be organized! LOL thank you for sharing at TTF!


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