I had a basket that contained most things but it was too big and everything was just thrown in there. I also tried the hanging rod for my bottles (I’m sure you’ve seen this on pinterest) but the rod kept falling and bending in the middle from the weight. I also hated the linoleum that was on the bottom. The edges were curling up and it was always getting in the way. You can see all the wasted space on the left. I obviously needed to go vertical with my storage!
What I needed:
* more organization for smaller things
* a way to hang a smaller rod that was more secure.
I started by removing everything. Then I built a simple organizer to turn dollar store baskets into drawers. Similar to what I did here in my bathroom. While I knew what I wanted in my head my first attempt was a FAIL! The basket on the left held the tall bottles (I decided to try to eliminate the hanging rod). It pulls out like a drawer. The smaller baskets on top hold scrubbers, sponges, and smaller things. Then I wanted two basket drawers on the right. I’m glad I stacked them in first to check before I built the cabinet as I completely forgot to leave room for the trash can I have mounted on the inside of the door. Of course, the door wouldn’t close and I couldn’t scoot the baskets back because of the garbage disposal.
My second attempt worked much better than I planned.
One more side by side to show the improvement . . . .