Bathroom Counter Clutter Is A Thing Of The Past With This Dollar Tree Item

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If you want to make cleaning your bathroom easier, removing excess mess off your counter is always a great way to start. However, where can you put it all while maintaining a level of organization? Thankfully, a bathroom organization hack by @ChicOnTheCheap on YouTube shows how to implement a Dollar Tree book bin to re-arrange items previously eating up excess counter space. As a result, you should be left with a much tidier area. What's more, it will also look good, and all your go-to essentials should be much easier to find once they have a place to call home. Now, there should be no more aimless searching for your favorite soap or trusty hairbrush.

Depending on how many drawers you have, you can use as many of these as you like to ensure everything is stowed away and out of sight. All you'll need is a few Dollar Tree book bins for $1.25 each — that's it. Just measure the space where you want to put them beforehand to ensure they fit, as you don't buy too many. Due to their low cost, it's also a great way to upgrade your bathroom storage on a budget. So, how do you use them to get your space spick and span?

Slot your baskets in place

Once you have your baskets from Dollar Tree, simply slot them into your drawers side by side and place the items from your countertop inside. You can do this however you like, but if you want extra organization, you could arrange your belongings into categories. For example, one could contain hair care products such as gels and mousses, while another could be utilized for face wipes and cleansers — you get the picture. If you want to stow away any hot items inside such as straighteners, ensure they're completely cooled before doing so, otherwise, you could melt the plastic of the basket.

If you have a lot of stuff on your bathroom counter, you may require more bins to clear it. However, you can always slot some things in front of your bins if there is any space left over. While it may not be as organized, anything you put there will still have its own space. As a result of using this Dollar Tree item, you should find that your bathroom will look completely mess-free.

Keep track by adding labels

One way to add your flair to this hack is by adding labels to your baskets, which will help you keep track of what items are where with a quick glance. There are some sticky labels available from Amazon for $9.99 if you don't have some already. All you have to do is apply them where you can see them and note what's inside each section. However, one caveat to remember is that some larger items may not fit in there, and thus, this may not be the right solution for you.

If you find this is the case, you could instead try and utilize different types of baskets, such as these woven-plastic ones from Dollar Tree for $1.25 each, which have a shallower design. Alternatively, you could stack these rectangular containers for $1.25 each again from Dollar Tree and store items such as bobbles and hair grips. One great thing about any of these products is that you can switch up the design if you don't like it and wrap it in some pretty material, such as a gingham style or something with flowers. Whatever you choose is up to you; just again remember to avoid placing hot items in there as it could be a fire hazard.