Master Bath Refresh

Ever since the start of the new year, I’ve been on a cleaning and organizing streak. Between hosting over the holidays and the general busyness, our house felt like a hot mess. Cleaning helped, but also drew my attention to areas that really need some extra attention. As I focus on specific areas of the house, it’s helpful to have a plan to map out specific tasks. Today, I’ll share with you how I recently tackled our master bath.

Deep cleaning and reorganizing the master bathroom makes it a much more functional and tranquil space.

If you follow me on Instagram, you saw my sneak peek of one of our newly reorganized bathroom drawers. Our master bathroom has a good amount of storage, but was so cluttered that the drawers were practically overflowing. The cabinets were just as bad. After gathering some inspiration for organizing the bathroom, I figured out my action plan. I spray painted a bunch of plastic containers I had on hand and got down to business .

Step one: empty all drawers & cabinets

The best way to refresh a space is to start with a clean slate. By taking everything out of the drawers, cabinets, and off the counter, I was able to thoroughly clean the vanity. I could also see everything that was taking up space in the bathroom and remove all the things that were out of place. I pulled a handful of things aside for donation and threw out anything that was broken, expired or unneeded.

step two: deep clean

After emptying the bathroom, I wiped down the mirrors, countertop and inside the drawers and cabinets. I had previously covered the insides with contact paper because the vanity was looking pretty grungy when we first moved in. At some point, we’ll replace the vanity and countertop, but for now the contact paper makes it feel cleaner and brighter.

Deep cleaning and reorganizing the master bathroom makes it a much more functional and tranquil space.

step three: organize the drawers and cabinets

Once everything was clean, I started by arranging the plastic containers in the drawers for the best configuration. As I put like items together, I moved the containers around to accommodate the storage I needed. It took a lot of trial and error, but eventually I found the right arrangement. Now our drawers are so much neater and more purposefully organized. How about some fun before and after photos  to really show the difference?!

Deep cleaning and reorganizing the master bathroom makes it a much more functional and tranquil space.

Deep cleaning and reorganizing the master bathroom makes it a much more functional and tranquil space.

Deep cleaning and reorganizing the master bathroom makes it a much more functional and tranquil space.

I’ve been so happy opening my bathroom drawers and seeing everything in its place. My husband was literally speechless when he saw the results. I still need to install drawer pulls and find something to put on the wall between the two mirrors, but I’m so excited about this updated space already.

For fun, I’ll show you what this bathroom looked like before we bought the house…

And now…

Deep cleaning and reorganizing the master bathroom makes it a much more functional and tranquil space.

Simple, functional decor keeps the counter top pretty and free of clutter.

You can see where I originally posted about this space here. It will be really fun to give this bathroom a full update someday, but for now I’m much happier with it feeling clean and organized!

 

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4 thoughts on “Master Bath Refresh

  1. Amy says:

    Great job with the drawers! I, unfortunately, don’t have much storage in my master bath, but I do have a couple of small drawers that could benefit from something like this. 🙂 I also LOVE the before and after of the whole bathroom. What a great transformation from where it was before!

    • sweeterstill says:

      Thanks so much, Amy! I love remembering what it looked like in the way before picture because it reminds me how far we’ve come already. Clutter is a constant problem in our house so at least now I feel like this one small space is under control!

    • sweeterstill says:

      Thanks, Sara! I love fresh flowers to spruce up a space. I’m still loving how everything is separated instead of a in a jumbled up mess. Now if I can just tackle a few other rooms in our house 😉

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