Organizing Your Medicine Cabinet on the Cheap

Looking for a quick, inexpensive way to make your daily routine easier? Check out these 4 tips on how to organize your medicine cabinet with items you already have in your house.

Amanda Thomas
5-minute read
Episode #95

If your bathroom medicine cabinet is a disheveled mess, it is probably affecting how long it takes you to get ready in the morning. It's also likely that the chaos is ruining your products and bumming you out every time you pull out your toothbrush.

The good news is that this is one area of the home that can be made over without spending much money on organizational products. Today I'm going to give you tips on how to organize your medicine cabinet using items you may already have laying around the house. These cheap ideas will make over your cabinet in a quick afternoon! >


Step #1: Remove Everything From the Medicine Cabinet

Begin by taking everything out of the medicine cabinet and dividing all items into these categories:  mouth care, nail care, hair care, make-up, first aid products, pain relievers, skin care, etc. You might have different categories than I do; it all depends on your bathroom storage habits. As you look at this crazy array of products that came out of your medicine cabinet, consider putting only items that you use at least once a week back in the cabinet. Everything else could find a new home either in the bathroom cabinets or in the closet. Things you only use once in a while certainly don’t need to be taking up precious space in your little medicine cabinet!

Once you have everything removed from the medicine cabinet, decide if you want to make it a nicer-looking space. A little bit of contact paper can line just the inside back wall of the cabinet. It’s cheerful, it’s refreshing, and it will make you happy every time you look at it.

Step #2: Put Important (and Bigger) Items in First

First of all, if it's not already there, move your toothbrush into your medicine cabinet. My toilet is in its own little room with a door, separate from the sink, so my toothbrush is not directly in the same room as the commode. However, many bathrooms have the sink, counters, and toilet all in one room. Think about having your toothbrush out on the counter in a holder and then the toilet is flushed in that same room. Little droplets of toilet water float through the air and land on your toothbrush...Yuck!