So this counter in my bathroom has been driving me crazy for months…


Over the summer, we moved our bedroom from the master upstairs to the en-suite guest room upstairs. We wanted to be close to Henry after he vacated the nursery (here’s a tour of his big boy room + tips for making the transition easier). I moved my bathroom stuff upstairs, too, but the Husband opted to continue to shower in the master bathroom and kept his stuff downstairs.  So the bathroom became mine – ALL MIIIIINE (and oh my goodness, it is GLORIOUS to have a bathroom that is entirely MINE).


The only problem is that this bathroom is tiny and has no decent storage. No medicine cabinet. No shelves. Just the area under the sink. I tried stashing my daily stuff under there, but it would just get lost. So I ended up cluttering up the sink.


Finally, this weekend, I found a super easy solution.


I bought this 15 Oversized Pocket Over-The-Door Organizer and – TADA! – instant “shelves.”  No drilling, no hanging, no labor at all.  I’m not really willing to do any improvements to this bathroom so this was the perfect solution.


Here’s a picture of the organizer on the outside of the door so you can see it a bit better – it’s really hung on the back of the door (as shown above) so it’s hidden from view from the bedroom.


Hi, Claire!


The best part about this organizer is that the pockets are huge.  Big enough for my blowdryer!


The only drawback is that the organizer is made for a wider door, not an interior door, so it sags a bit in the middle.  Doesn’t really bother me, though.  Again, I’m mostly going for function, not form.  Loooooove it. 


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  • Tricia March 20, 2015, 7:29 am

    Omg this is GENIUS. Our bathroom is very tiny and the right size organizer like this would be amazing.

  • Erica { } March 20, 2015, 8:00 am

    My husband and I have always had separate bathrooms … and it is glorious.

  • Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed March 20, 2015, 8:38 am

    Hmmmmmmm I have a bathroom all to myself with crappy storage as well. This could be amazing! Good call 🙂

  • Beks March 20, 2015, 8:53 am

    OMG. That picture of Claire and Ferguson is amazing! So cute!

  • Maddie@Dixie Runs March 20, 2015, 9:37 am

    This is genius! I’ve been searching pinterest for ways to organize my bathroom. It seems like every time I clean the counters the next day everything is scattered all over them again.

    Also, your baby girl is adorable!!

  • Carrie March 20, 2015, 9:56 am

    I live in an old house with a tiny bathroom and a pedastal sink — so basically no storage. I ended up buying one of those small bathroom cabinets and to keep it organized I put things I use daily in baskets (makeup in one basket, hair products/dryer in other, etc.) so when I need to use them I just pull out the basket from the cabinet. This would work great for people who just have storage underneath their sink as well to lessen clutter.

  • Ali March 20, 2015, 10:21 am

    So smart! If you wanted to fix the sag in the middle, you could also always just stick one of those Command peel-off hooks right there (that’s how I hung my shoe organizer on my door)!

  • lisa valinsky March 20, 2015, 10:28 am

    Love this idea. We’re renting a studio right now that has a tiny bathroom with no counter space, and I always feel like products are going to fall from the sink to the floor. This may be what we need!

    I love closet organizers too. We don’t have a dresser here, so we hung a few hanging sweater organizers in the closet, and along with some baskets for socks and stuff, we’re good to go.

  • Reenie March 20, 2015, 10:41 am

    haha…. kitty looks like he’s mocking Claire, or vice-versa. =)

  • Katherine March 20, 2015, 10:44 am

    I did the same thing in our bathroom. Our big pockets holds all the baby bath supplies – towels, wash cloths, shampoo, first aid/grooming kit.

  • Aishah March 20, 2015, 10:51 am

    Is it okay that I am commenting only to say how cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuute Claire is? I love her surprise appearance in the pictures lol too too cute!!

  • Hillary B March 20, 2015, 10:55 am

    I bought a magnetic board from Michaels, and a bunch of small magnets. The board came with a few magnetic containers, which I keep my hair bands and bobby pins in. I hot-glued the tiny magnets to the back of my makeup containers (I use all bare minerals, so they were small, round and perfect for this kind of set up) and stuck them all on the magnetic board! I also bought this little cup-thing that had magnets on it (I think it was meant for a school locker) and I keep my brushes, eyeliner, etc in it. SO HELPFUL and looks great too, keeps my small stuff off the counter. It kind of looks like this:

  • Laura March 20, 2015, 11:27 am

    Great idea, Caitlin! My fiance and I just bought a house and the master bath is TINY. It has a pedestal sink and not a single cabinet – there’s not even a linen closet – ah!! This is a great storage solution. Where did you buy your organizer?

    • Caitlin March 20, 2015, 11:58 am

      It’s linked in the post!

  • lynne March 20, 2015, 1:25 pm

    No book review this week? I always like to see what you are reading!

    • Caitlin March 21, 2015, 12:22 pm

      I’m little behind!!! My kindle died halfway thru this week’s book!

  • kristin | W [H] A T C H March 20, 2015, 1:45 pm

    my bathroom is also shelfless and it drives me crazyyyyyyy

  • Katalina @ Peas and Peonies March 20, 2015, 5:07 pm

    OMG that would save my sanity and time! Genius!

  • Emily March 21, 2015, 5:16 pm

    I love organizers like that. It’s so easy to see what you have and get something out that you need.

  • Polly @ mytimerunner March 21, 2015, 8:09 pm

    As a busy mom & wife that works full time, I love this idea!!! Organization is the key to staying sane!! Well, and running of course!!! LOL!!! I just discovered your blog and look forward to following!!! 🙂

  • Kim March 22, 2015, 8:51 am

    My sister has 3 kids and every door in her house has one of those organizers on it 🙂

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