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[VIDEO]: Most Organized Home in America (Part 2) by Professional Organizer Alejandra Costello

I’m Alejandra Costello, a Home Organizing Life Coach from Alejandra.tv and I teach others how to get organized (how to organize themselves and their homes) through online video training.

I was once named one of the most organized people in America by HGTV on a special documentary called “Clean Freaks” in which I gave a tour of my super organized house which can be found here: [VIDEO]: Insider Tour of Professional Organizer Alejandra Costello’s Organized Home

In this video, I give you an updated home tour of what my new house looks like, one organized space at a time. If you’d like to learn how to easily declutter your home of all the distractions holding you back from feeling good, then you can check out my SimpLESSity decluttering program.

I hope you enjoy the video!

Alejandra



Most Organized Home in America (Part 2)

Hi everyone, I’m Alejandra Costello, creative organizing expert from alejandra.tv and in this video I’m going to give you a tour of my super organized home and show you all the organizing systems that I have in place that when followed on a daily basis, you’re more efficient, more productive, things are less stressful and life is just more enjoyable. Let’s go.

Welcome to my house. I’m so excited you’re here. In just a few moments I’m going to show you some of the major organizing systems I have in place inside my house that keeps us really efficient and productive on a daily basis. Let’s start in the kitchen. Okay, before we get started if you were just beginning to declutter and organize your home, here’s a link to my free video series to help you get started.

Kitchen Organization Ideas

The kitchen is one of those communal areas that everyone in the family uses and it’s important to have organizing systems in place so things are easy to find but also easy to put back. Let’s start in the junk drawer.

How to Organize a Junk Drawer from Alejandra.tv

How to Organize a Junk Drawer from Alejandra.tv


Okay, so here is our junk drawer. It has everything that we need and use around this area inside the house. I used aqua organizers to make this drawer a little bit more fun because when you’re organizing system is more fun it can inspire you to maintain and keep up with the organization.

Now that I’ve showed you the junk drawer let me show you what’s in the cabinet right above the junk drawer. This cabinet right here has everything that we use as a family. Everything that’s like communal.

Kitchen Organizing Tips - How to Organize Vitamins, Medications, and First Aid Kit in a Cabinet

Kitchen Organizing Tips – How to Organize Vitamins, Medications, and First Aid Kit in a Cabinet


Okay, on the inside of the cabinet door right here we mounted sheet metal {video} because the front of our refrigerator is not magnetic and it was really easy to do. Cut sheet metal, mount it with double sided mounting tape and now we have all of our important reminders, cards, checklists, right here, nice and accessible, easy to find.

Control your clutter or it will control YOU

Control your clutter or it will control YOU

Right here I have a really nice check list. It’s called, In Case of Emergency Contact List and it has all of our important phone numbers for neighbors, utilities, doctors and so forth and so whenever we need a phone number, we come here, find exactly what we need, it’s fast, easy and it keeps us productive.

On first shelf we have all of our medications, vitamins, first aid kit and use a lazy Susan for all of the round bottles because you organize round things on a round organizer to maximize space. We have a little recycling bin too, for all of our expired medications. Every time we see something that’s expired or we notice it, we pop it into this little recycling bin and then when it gets filled we responsibly dispose of our medications.

Also on the first shelf we have two tackle boxes that has all of the first aid stuff and medications that aren’t inside bottles. I use a tackle box because it’s nice and easy to access. Whenever you need some kind of band aid or something you just come here. You find exactly what you need. It’s nice and fast and you just grab it immediately. There’s no looking for things. There’s no messing around. It’s nice and easy.

On the second cabinet shelf I have my battery organizer {video} and all the batteries are sorted by category, like by size, making it really easy to find the right battery when you need it. No frustration.

Battery Organization Ideas - How to Organize Batteries

Battery Organization Ideas – How to Organize Batteries


I use a tackle box again and I just labeled all the sections with a bright yellow label tape from my label maker so everything stands out. You come here, grab exactly what you’re looking for, and put it back. When you have a dead battery, on this shelf I have this little recycling bin. It’s so cute. It says batteries and you just pop in your dead battery and then when this thing gets filled you just recycle your batteries properly.

In the cabinet I also keep all of my essential oils inside this wooden box that’s away from sunlight because you should keep essential oils away from sunlight and my husband and I made this together.

Essential Oil Organization Ideas  - DIY Oil Organizer from Alejandra.tv

Essential Oil Organization Ideas – DIY Oil Organizer from Alejandra.tv


All we did was took a wooden box that was two dollars and then we took a gardening knee pad from the dollar store. We punched holes in the knee pad and now all of our essential oils won’t touch each other, they won’t fall over and they’re nice and organized in this nice box that cost less than five dollars.

The top two shelves are empty because we don’t have anything to store up there. It’s okay to have empty space.

Now that I’ve showed you the cabinet let me show you one of my favorite drawers in the kitchen. The tea drawer {video}. This is my tea drawer and I love this drawer because I open it and it’s this rainbow assortment of tea bags and you just feel really calm.

How to Organize a Tea Drawer

How to Organize a Tea Drawer


It’s fun to look at and it’s easy to find exactly what kind of tea you want to drink. Now that I showed you the tea drawer, let me show you the spice cabinet right next to the stove where you want to have your spices nice and accessible, so they are easy to access.

Tips for Organizing Spices, Vinegar, and Cooking Oil in a Kitchen Cabinet

Tips for Organizing Spices, Vinegar, and Cooking Oil in a Kitchen Cabinet


All of the spices are organized on a lazy Susan because again, you organize round items on a round organizer to maximize space. You just come you here, spin this, find exactly what you need, put it back. It’s really easy and when your cabinets are organized and everything in the kitchen has a home cooking in the evening is a lot easier, faster and a lot more enjoyable.

Okay, so now that I showed how to organize this cabinet, let me share with you how I’ve organized a deep kitchen drawer.

How to Organize a Deep Kitchen Drawer - Use Drawer Dividers to Keep Food Storage Containers Organized

How to Organize a Deep Kitchen Drawer – Use Drawer Dividers to Keep Food Storage Containers Organized


All right, in this drawer right here I have all of my food storage containers and this is a large deep drawer. What you want to do when you have a space like this is break it up into smaller sections using drawer dividers so things aren’t floating all around. I organized all the bottoms together and all the lids together and everything is stacked on top of each other so when I need something I come in here, grab exactly what ever size container I need, close the drawer and it’s very easy and frustration free.

Now let me show you one of my entertaining drawers. This drawer right here is all about entertaining and entertaining is fun and so I used hot pink fun organizers to make the drawer feel more fun. Now that I shared with you this drawer let me share with you what I’ve done in the pantry.

How to Organize for Entertaining – Organizing Party Supplies

How to Organize for Entertaining – Organizing Party Supplies



Pantry Organization Ideas

Okay, this is the pantry and I’ve set up a bunch of organizing systems to make everything nice and easy so when you come in here you find exactly what you’re looking for. There’s no frustration and you stay focused. Right here we have a tiered shelf that we use for all of our canned goods.

Pantry Organization Tips: How to Organize Dry and Canned Goods in the Kitchen

Pantry Organization Tips – How to Organize Dry and Canned Goods in the Kitchen


You walk in the pantry. You see all the labels, grab what you need and go. The cool think about this tiered shelf is my husband made it. He took wood, stained it, assembled it and we’re not using plastic. It feels homemade and the theme of this pantry is I wanted it to feel really homey and I didn’t want bright colors and stuff and it just matches the theme of the pantry.

Pantry Organization Ideas from Alejandra.tv

Pantry Organization Ideas from Alejandra.tv

Up here, we use glass canisters to organize all the dry goods and things come out a package and into a jar. My grandma hand wrote all the labels to give it a nice, special homey touch. Now I just love grabbing them. They’re so nice and accessible. They’re air tight so things will last long.

What you can do when you have dry goods in a container is cut out any information you need like cooking instructions or nutritional, whatever it is, and pop it on the back of the container. I used a business pocket adhesive sticker, popped it onto the jar and then cut out the important information, stuck it inside the pocket – and now I’ll never lose it.

Next to my canned goods I used two lazy Susan’s for all of the round condiments and any other round bottle in the pantry. This was actually my mom’s lazy Susan from the ’70s, which again makes it feel homey, it feels warm and it’s still accessible and easy to grab.

At the bottom of the pantry I have free standing drawers for all of the things that come into a package. You just take them and you toss them inside here. For example I have a drawer for organizing snacks, one for sweets and one for chips. Whenever you want a snack you just open the drawer and you just fish around and grab exactly what you’re looking for. When you have boxes of snacks, you take the snacks out and you just toss them inside the bin and you reuse or recycle your box. Same thing with the drawer for all of the sweets, if something comes into a package, you take it out of the package, toss it into the bin just like that.

Kitchen Organization Ideas - Storing Potatoes and Onions in the Pantry

Kitchen Pantry Organization – Storing Potatoes & Onions

When you have chips they’re bulky. They need a lot of space so I use the biggest drawer possible to organize all the big bulky things. When you’re setting up your organizing systems in the pantry figure out what you buy often and then set up your systems around the things that often come into the space. On the drawers on the sides there’s just a bunch of refills for all the dry goods that I showed you above.

On the wall on the right side of the pantry right here we had a lot of dead space. So, what I did was I found this hanging wall organizer.

It’s actually for organizing office file folders and I use it to store all of our produce, produce that doesn’t go in the fridge. There’s a bin for onions, there’s a bin for potatoes and the top bin is an overflow bin, which I doubt will ever get used.

We just lined the bottom of each bin in the organizer with burlap so none of the shedding from the onions or potatoes will drop onto the floor and make a mess.

Right here hanging on the side of the potato & onion storage bin I just have a bag organizer for all of our plastic bags that we reuse around the house.

If you ever can’t find the pantry inside the house we have a label on the door that says pantry. Now that I’ve shared with you how to organize the pantry let me show you my office where I spend a lot of my time.


Office Organization Ideas

This is my office where I spend a lot of my time running my business and teaching people how to get organized and so it’s important to have the right organizing systems in place so I stay productive, I stay efficient and I stay focused on whatever I’m working on. Let me show you the desk area first.

Home Office Organization Ideas from Alejandra.tv

Home Office Organization Ideas from Alejandra.tv


I spend a lot of time right here working and what I wanted to do was have minimal things on my desk distracting me so I stay focused. All I have here is some pens, markers and stuff and then right here I have all of my bills to pay, things that are like one task and done.

Anything that’s more than one task like five tasks or ten tasks and becomes a project, above my desk I have all of my projects so anything that is more than one task gets a folder, becomes a project and all I do here is I put all the papers inside the folder and I label the outside with the name of the project so I know exactly what is what.

How to Organize your Desk and Keep Projects Organized

How to Organize your Desk and Keep Projects Organized


When I look at my projects there is no confusion, and they’re not out of sight, out of mind. I just look at the wall above my desk and I know exactly what everything is. Once a project is done I’ll take out all the papers. I will recycle them if I don’t need them. Shred them if they have sensitive information or archive them if I need to save them.

Above my organized project bins I have cards and thank you notes from members around our community just expressing their gratitude and whenever I’m having a bad day or experiencing some kind of challenge I come here and I read the cards and it just reminds me to keep going, keep sharing and just keep taking steps forward even if they’re baby steps.

In my desk drawers I have everything I need to be productive at my desk. This top drawer has all of my office supplies that I need to stay productive at my desk.

Home Office Organization Tips - How to Organize Office Supplies in a Desk Drawer

Home Office Organization Tips – How to Organize Office Supplies in a Desk Drawer


Instead of using plastic organizers I found cardboard gift boxes from the dollar store and they fit perfectly and they’re hot pink inside which makes them a little bit more fun and you know what, this drawer it so fun it inspires me to keep it that way.

This next drawer is my shipping drawer {video}, which has everything I need to mail something, to pay a bill and I use drawer dividers to break up the space and create little compartments for each type of item.

Shipping Drawer Organization - How to Organize Envelopes, Stamps, and Mail Supplies in your Desk Drawer

Shipping Drawer Organization – How to Organize Envelopes, Stamps, and Mail Supplies in your Desk Drawer


This bottom drawer is more like receipts, technology stuff and the cool thing about this drawer is I used tension rods as drawer dividers. It’s less expensive, it’s easier to find tension rods than drawer organizers and it works perfectly.

Office Organization Ideas - How to Organize a Deep Desk Drawer

Office Organization Ideas – How to Organize a Deep Desk Drawer


This next system is one my favorite organizing systems in the office. It’s my shred bin, my trash bin and my recycling bin {video}.

How to Organize the Mail - Mail Sorting Center

How to Organize the Mail – Mail Sorting Center


Any time I check the mail, which is every day, I come here, I take the mail and I sort it accordingly so piles don’t stack up. If there’s shred I toss it in the shred bin. If there’s recycling I put it in the recycling bin and if there’s any trash, I toss it in the trash bin. I do a little bit each day. Does not take longer than like two to three minutes and by the end to the week there’s no piles of mail.

Craft / Office Supply Organization Ideas

This right here is my organizing workshop. I have all of my organizing supplies that I need to set up a system and also office supplies, craft supplies, and anything I might need in the office to stay productive.

Craft / Office Supply Organization Ideas

Craft / Office Supply Organization Ideas


On this side of the closet all I did was I saved seven ice cream containers that we’ve been collecting for awhile and then I sorted all of my markers and pens and pencils by category. It’s really easy to get this look. All you have to do is eat seven pints of ice cream, save the containers, and then organize all of your writing instruments by category. Pop them in the containers and they’re easy to find and they’re nice and accessible.

Office Supply Organization - How to Organize Office Supplies

Office Supply Organization – How to Organize Office Supplies


Below my markers I have more containers. I have a little tin that has hooks inside, so I just stuck one of the hooks to the top of the tin. Instead of using a label from your label maker or hand writing a label you can just glue something on the outside and it tells you what is inside. On the side of the shelf I have these four recycling bins for properly recycling pens, pencils, markers, ink cartridges, label cartridges, and gift cards.

Home Office Organization Ideas - How to Recycle Office Supplies

Home Office Organization Ideas – How to Recycle Office Supplies


When these containers fill up we responsibly let go of them as opposed to putting the in the trash can. It’s all about responsibly decluttering your home. If you’re going to take the time to bring things in, you should take the time to let go of things. This is part of my new program on SimpLESSity.

On the shelf on the right of my office closet I have all of my paints and I made my own DIY lazy Susan {video} using two baking pans and a pack of marbles from the dollar store and this is what it looks like.

Home Office Organization Tips - DIY Craft Paint Organizer Lazy Susan

Home Office Organization Tips – DIY Craft Paint Organizer Lazy Susan


There’s two baking pan, a pack of marbles, then when you assemble it, which takes two seconds, you spin it and you have a homemade lazy Susan for three dollars.

Next to the paint organizer I have a file box that has all of my greeting cards organized by occasion. Next time I have an event I just come here and I find the exact card I’m looking for. You don’t have to rush out to the store. Come here. Looking for a congratulations card. Grab a card. Pull it out. Then put the files box back.

How to Organize Greeting and Birthday Cards in the Home Office

How to Organize Greeting and Birthday Cards in the Home Office


On the right wing wall I have a ladder hook that we put into the wall and now all of our gift bags hang by size and every time I need a gift bag I just come here and I quickly look for the right one, grab it and I’m done.

Gift Bag Organization Ideas - Organize Bags with a Hook

Gift Bag Organization Ideas – Organize Bags with a Hook


Also on the wall I have all of my gift wrap and wrapping paper to keep it out of the way. It’s off of the floor so it’s not going to get damaged and all I did here was I took a pipe cleaner, I wrapped it around the open wrapping paper and now the ends aren’t going to get unraveled, ripped or torn and you’ll be able to give a gift that’s in nice shape.

Organizing Gift Wrapping Paper with a Wall Mounted Organizer

Organizing Gift Wrapping Paper with a Wall Mounted Organizer


Right here I have all of my sticky notes and everything is organized by color so you can find whatever color you want, nice and easy.

How to Organize Stickie Notes and Post-its

How to Organize Stickie Notes and Post-its


Next to my office closet I have all of my books, my binders and printer and scanner on my bookcase. Everything is very accessible, easy to grab and easy to use. On the bottom shelf I have all of my binders for my home and my business, and every single thing inside each of these binders is super organized, making it even easier to find exactly what you’re looking for.

Home Office Organization Tips - How to Organize Office Papers and Binders

Home Office Organization Tips – How to Organize Office Papers and Binders


Inside our home binder there’s a nice cover sheet, which all the binders have, and then there’s dividers and all of the dividers are labeled by what categories, keeping you focused on what you’re looking for, no distractions. There’s no searching for lost documents. Every single thing is accounted for.

One other thing I wanted to show you is this little cord organizer that just pops in the back of the furniture and it prevents your wires and cords from falling behind and getting lost.

Across from my bookcase is my filing cabinet which has all of my tax documents and then all of my files. This is my tax drawer and everything is organized by personal tax documents and business tax documents.

Tax Document Organization - How to Organize Business and Personal Taxes

Tax Document Organization – How to Organize Business and Personal Taxes


Everything is labeled by year and if it’s personal or business and everything is organized into these nice folders so small papers like receipts don’t fall out and permanently get lost.

The secret to getting organized is YOU.

The secret to getting organized is YOU.

It has my tax return and any kind of supporting documentation and everything is labeled by year and if it’s personal or business. If you have all your documents super organized it makes accessing things super easy, simple and frustration free.

Okay, now that I showed you some of the major organizing systems I have set up inside my office to keep me productive on a daily basis let’s go upstairs and I’m going to show you how I’ve organized my closet and my bathroom so getting ready every single morning is super easy and I get out the door on time.

Now if you’re watching this video and you’re just thinking, wow I’m so behind on getting organized, my house is a mess and I just don’t know where to start, just pick one small project that’s high priority, start it, finish it completely and move on to the next thing. If you start too many projects at once it can get even more overwhelming on top of the overwhelming clutter you have around your house.

Closet Organization Ideas

Here I am in my closet and this is a closet that my husband and I share together. Half of it’s my stuff, half of it is his stuff and every single thing is in an organizing system which makes getting dressed in the morning super easy and efficient.

Closet Organization Ideas - How to Organize the Closet from Alejandra.tv

Closet Organization Ideas – How to Organize the Closet from Alejandra.tv


 

All I’ve done here is I’ve organized all my clothes by category and then once everything’s organized by category I’ve organized it by color.

Nothing's sexier than a man who puts his clothes away.

Nothing’s sexier than a man who puts his clothes away.

All of my hanging clothing is on the left and then all of my drawers are in the middle. All of my drawers are organized by category and then I labeled each of the drawers so I know what is what.

Now if you don’t like to have a lot of labels in your house but you want to know what’s inside, you could temporarily label your systems using them as training wheels and then once the information is memorized, just peel the label off and you know what is what and what goes where. I don’t mind having labels and it helps.

In the drawers I have all of my pajamas and when I reach for pajamas I normally just grab whatever is on top and so because I do that, everything is just stacked one on top of the other as opposed to filed and stored vertically like the next drawer I am going to show you.

This drawer down here has all of my long sleeved shirts. Again they’re filed vertically {video} so when I open a drawer I can find exactly what I’m looking for and find the right long sleeved shirt that I’m looking for.

Dresser Drawer Organization - How to Fold Tshirts

Dresser Drawer Organization – How to Fold Tshirts


At the very top of the closet I have a donation bin for all the clothes that I try on, they don’t work out, I wear them, they’re not comfortable anymore. Any time that does happen I take the article of clothing, I toss it in the laundry basket, when the laundry basket gets filled I take it down, I itemize it and then I make the appropriate donations.

Closet Organization Tips - Organize Clothing Donations by Keeping a Donate Bin in the Closet

Closet Organization Tips – Organize Clothing Donations by Keeping a Donate Bin in the Closet


I use uniform hangers inside of my closet because I like the matching look. You don’t have to do that. The important thing to note here is that all of the clothes have room to breath. Nothing is scrunched together like this. It’s really easy to take something out. To put it back.

Before we moved to this new house we decluttered our home of hundreds of pounds of stuff and I got rid of a bunch of clothes and it feels so much lighter inside this closet. It feels a lot easier to get dressed because everything here I actually wear. I feel nice in it. I love it and I only have the things that I use, need and love. Nothing more, no distractions and when the space has only the things that you use and need it’s a lot easier to maintain and you just feel lighter.

On the wall in the closet right here I have this DIY jewelry organizer {video} that my husband and I made together.

How to Organize Jewely in the Closet with a  DIY Hanging Jewely Organizer

How to Organize Jewely in the Closet with a DIY Hanging Jewely Organizer


I have all my necklaces hanging on this jewelry organizer. My bracelets, my rings, earrings, very easy. There’s not a lot of jewelry. When there’s less options it’s a lot faster to get ready in the morning.

How to Organize Scarves in the Closet with an Over the Door Organizer

How to Organize Scarves in the Closet with an Over the Door Organizer

At the very top of the closet you can see there’s an empty shelf.

There’s nothing up there.

I don’t have enough stuff to fill this closet and just because I have open space does not mean that I should go out and buy more stuff. It’s okay to have empty space. It actually feels lighter. There’s more, it feels like it’s easier to breathe in here when it’s not jam packed.

On the back of the closet door is a great place to maximize space so what I’ve done here is I used over the door hooks to hang all of my scarves and sometimes there’s sweatshirt or two here, but you want to do is don’t hang too much weight on the back of the door because it’s going to make it really heavy to open and close.

Keep it light, keep it simple and only hold onto things that you actually use, need and love.

Now that I showed you how I’ve organized my entire closet let me share with you how I’ve organized the bathroom so getting ready is easy in the morning and cleaning is even easier.

Bathroom Organization Ideas

Okay so here we are in the bathroom and I’m going to show you all the different organizing systems I have in place. The first one is my bathroom counter top. As you can see there’s not a lot of stuff on the counter because I like to keep it minimal so it’s easy to clean because every night I come down and I wipe the excess water and any dirt and other gross stuff. It’s really fast when there’s not a lot of stuff. I just have just what I need and nothing else.

Bathroom Organization Tips - How to Organize the Medicane Cabinet

Bathroom Organization Tips – How to Organize the Medicane Cabinet


On the right is the medicine cabinet where I have everything that I need and use on a daily basis. Everything is nice and accessible but also out of the way. On the door of the medicine cabinet I took a bunch of information that I wanted to memorize. I laminated it. I hung it on the door to maximize my vertical space and I’ve read these things so many times that now I just have all this information memorized, which was the point of putting all the stuff right here.

Right below the info sheet I have a magnetic strip. It’s actually sheet metal I just cut and then I wrapped it in fabric tape from the dollar store, which is awesome tape, and then I just put magnets on the back of my tweezers, and now it just stays out of the way but nice and accessible on the door. I have my scissors and I also have nail clippers hanging on magnetic hooks and they are super easy to access.

Okay, no let me show what’s inside the drawers. The top drawer right here has all of my makeup.

Simple Makeup Storage Ideas - How to Organize Cosmetics in a Bathroom Drawer

Simple Makeup Storage Ideas – How to Organize Cosmetics in a Bathroom Drawer


As you can see there’s not a lot of makeup because I got rid of a bunch of stuff and now I have just the things that I use, need and then the products that I love to wear.

Less stuff = Less organizing

Less stuff = Less organizing

Basically there’s like one or two of everything and I took a bunch of clear organizers, lined the drawer and I sorted everything pretty much by category. Some categories are mixed in but for the most part brushes are together, lip stuff is together, eye stuff is together and so forth. Now everything is super accessible, it’s easy to put back and it’s also easy to clean if I took everything out, wiped it down, because there’s not a lot of stuff.

The front section of the second drawer, has all of Mojo’s stuff for brushing her teeth, combing her and stuff and then all of the feminine care is in the back of the drawer and I sorted everything by category to make it a little bit easier to find exactly what you’re looking for when you need it. When you have a big drawer like this, if you don’t want to use drawer organizers like I showed in the makeup drawer what you can do is get drawer dividers, you cut them to size and then you place them exactly where you want them. They’re just a little bit more customizable.

The last drawer at the bottom of the vanity is a deep drawer and it has all of my hair stuff. All I did was I used the same dividers that I used inside the above drawer.

How to Organize Hair Brushes and Blow Dryer in a Deep Bathroom Drawer

How to Organize Hair Brushes and a Blow Dryer in a Deep Bathroom Drawer


I got taller ones and I created little sections so I could take all of my hairbrushes and stand them up as opposed to just letting them lie in this deep drawer and then they get lost and they’re hard to access. That way you’re maximizing the height of your drawer. At the back of the drawer I have my blow dryer, my flatiron and the cool thing at the bottom of the drawer is I lined it with contact paper that’s kind of like a cushion contact paper so when you put something in this wooden drawer and it makes a lot of noise if you just stick what’s in here. When I put this back, it doesn’t make a loud noise.

Now let me share with you what’s inside the cabinet under the vanity sink.

Bathroom Organization - How to Organize the Cabinet Under the Sink

Bathroom Organization – How to Organize the Cabinet Under the Sink


Let me share with you what’s in the door. On the door I just have two Command hooks for hanging a cloth for wiping down the sink every night before I go to sleep. That just hangs right on the door nice and out of the way. Next to the cleaning cloth I just have another tool for removing fuzz on clothes and stuff.

Organizing is really just one big game of Tetris!

Organizing is really just one big game of Tetris!

In the cabinet I used stackable organizers to maximize the vertical space in this cabinet because you have the drain pipe that’s in the way. So the best way to organize a space that has this annoying pipe in the way is to build up and you’ve accomplished that using stackable organizers. In the bins I just have bulk supplies and electronics that I use inside the bathroom.

Over on the right side of the cabinet I have a household recycling bin. So for awhile I was noticing that a lot of the things in the bathroom could be recycled and instead of saving all the stuff and walking down to the kitchen I thought it was easier just to add a recycling bin in the bathroom for empty shampoo bottles, conditioner bottles, the ends of the toilet paper tubes, all that stuff can be recycled. Now I’m finding that ninety percent of the stuff in the bathroom is recycling and like ten percent is actual trash. This has been great.

In the cabinet here I have a makeup recycling bin and then a dental recycling bin. Every time I have empty makeup containers or empty dental containers or tubes or something, they go inside here and then when these things are full I responsibly recycle them and responsibly declutter my bathroom cabinet.

On the right cabinet door I have an over the cabinet door organizer to maximize your vertical space and then in the organizer I have cleaners for cleaning around the house that I made myself.

Bathroom Organization - How to Organize Cleaning Supplies Cabinet Under the Sink

Bathroom Organization – How to Organize Cleaning Supplies Cabinet Under the Sink


All I did was I grabbed a glass bottle from the dollar store. This is a garlic wine vinegar bottle and then I took a plastic bottle top, again from the dollar store, added it here and then I grabbed a koozie from the dollar store, put it around the bottle to make the glass more insulated, less noisy but also because these cleaners have essential oils inside them and essential oils shouldn’t be exposed to sunlight so this keeps the sunlight out.

Buying another storage bin won't work unless YOU do.

Buying another storage bin won’t work unless YOU do.

Then I labeled the top with what the cleaner is. This says glass cleaner. Then around the bottle underneath here it has the recipe for what the cleaner is so when this runs out I know exactly how to refill it and there’s no stopping to research how to make this again. That goes there and that’s the bathroom vanity.

That’s everything. I’ve shown you a lot of different organizing systems that we have inside our home that keeps us productive, efficient around the house, easy to find things but also easy to put things back.

I hope this video has inspired you to begin decluttering your house and begin setting up organizing systems that are going to work for you and your family. If you’re looking to begin decluttering and begin getting more organized here is a link to my free video series to help you get started and if this is your first time watching any of my videos you can check out my website alejandra.tv for more tools an training on living a more organized life. Also subscribe to my YouTube channel for more videos on getting organized. Thanks for watching and I will see you soon. Bye.

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    Alejandra Costello
  • About Alejandra

    Over the past 9 years, organizing expert & certified life coach, Alejandra Costello has taught thousands of students in 132 countries how to get organized through her video-based training programs. Her YouTube videos have been viewed 85+ million times. Named 1 of the 5 most organized people in America by HGTV and "The Decluttering Queen" by Good Morning America, Alejandra's expertise has been featured in The New York Times, Oprah, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Good Housekeeping, Family Circle, Woman's Day, Parents Magazine, and CBS. You can read more about Alejandra here.

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