Why Vanity Organization is Important

A vanity is one of the most essential fixtures in a bathroom design. This fixture holds a number of different accessories, toiletries and most importantly, it houses the sink. All of these aspects are extremely important to your vanity area, so effective organization is essential. When organizing your bathroom, the vanity will be one of the best places to begin. Consider all areas of your vanity when going about your organization process. This guide will go over some of the best ways to organize your vanity, both inside and out.

How to Organize your Drawers

The drawers in your vanity are often the most cluttered aspects of your vanity. There are often a number of loose items and sometimes even pieces of trash in your vanity drawers, so it is best to start by cleaning them out first. Remove all items from the drawers and sort them into what you do need and what you don’t need. Keep the essential toiletries and other items you need and discard any old trash or expired products. After your drawers are clear, you should definitely consider implementing some dividers in order to keep your items organized for an extended period of time. Make sure that you keep consistent with your drawer organization so you don’t run into any future problems.

Other Divider Options

Drawer dividers are incredibly useful in a vanity because of how effective they are at separating the items. Dividers can accommodate essentially any item that you might want to have in your vanity. This includes anything from toothbrushes to comb and brushes. If your vanity drawers aren't organized, it will only cause you frustration in the long run. You should always be looking for ways to organize your vanity. If your vanity doesn't have a divider, there are two ways to go. First you can make your own dividers. This can be done with a number of different materials. Wood will probably be one of the most effective and useful materials for this. You may be able to use other materials, but wood will be your best option.
You can also purchase a divider that is already made. These are common and usually affordable, so this is always an option. They will generally be made of plastic, but wood variants are available as well. In addition to these two options, some vanities come with dividers installed already. If you are in the market for a new vanity, this is something to consider. These vanities are generally high quality and very reliable, depending on the build quality of course. Whatever method you choose, dividers are important and effective methods for vanity organization.

Using Your Vanity Counter Effectively

Along with interior organization, you need to organize the outside of your vanity as well. There are several ways to accomplish this with numerous different accessories. Similarly to your drawers, clean off anything you don’t need. After everything is clear, incorporate a toothbrush holder, soap dish, soap dispenser and any other accessory you think you might need in order to keep your vanity clean and organized. One other option you have is to incorporate wall mounted versions of these accessories. These accessories should be in easy to reach places. For example, a toothbrush holder should be close to your sink. The same can be said with a soap dispenser and a soap dish. Make sure you use these accessories so that you can really keep your counter top free of any mess or clutter.

Keeping A Clear Counter

Sometimes one of the best things you can do for vanity organization is to simply keep it clear. A clear area is much better at staying healthy and clean. One downside of this, which is fairly big, is that you won't have immediate access to your accessories. This is something that will come down to personal preference. If you don't mind reaching into your vanity for all of your accessories and toiletries, this might be something for you to try. You do have to remember that it will be a bit inconvenient. You should only do this if you value a completely clear counter space over any other aspect.

Consider Extra Storage

A singular vanity unit might not always be the best option for storage in your bathroom. In fact, it almost always isn't enough. There are several ways to remedy this situation. First you can incorporate a separate, stand alone storage unit. This unit should be placed in a convenient location relative to your bathroom design. Storage units are incredibly effective at storing your unused items. Consider this as an option if you are having trouble organizing loose items on your vanity.


Another option available to you is the incorporation of shelves. Shelves can be used in a multitude of different ways that can open up the space on and in your vanity. For example, you can incorporate a low shelf that is with arm's reach. This will allow you to put the accessories that were on your vanity onto your shelf. Shelves will allow you to open up the space on your counter while giving you easy access to your accessories. In addition to that, shelves are beautiful fixtures in and of themselves. You can find a plethora of different designs and styles to perfectly match your overall bathroom design.

Medicine Cabinets

One of the most effective and useful options for organizing a vanity area is through the use of a medicine cabinet. Not only are medicine cabinets effective, but they are one of the most versatile fixtures out there. This is for a number of reasons. The first and most effective aspect of a medicine cabinet is the inclusion of a mirror. This is important because every single vanity area needs a mirror. Not only is the mirror necessary, but behind it will be storage space. Medicine cabinets can hold a myriad of different items. The only downside to a medicine cabinet is that it will only hold relatively small items. These items include toothpastes, soaps and other daily items. This is almost never an issue however, because cabinets aren't meant to hold large items in the first place.
Along with medicine cabinets, regular cabinets are also effective means of storage. The only difference between the two is the inclusion of a mirror. Regular cabinets can be placed next to your vanity area to store unused items. These cabinets should only be used to store items that you might not immediately need. This is mainly because regular cabinets will be a bit out of the way. However, they are still incredibly useful in any bathroom design.

Keep the Area Clean

One of the most important things to remember for an organized vanity area, is to keep it clean. A clean vanity will be a healthy and comfortable place to be at all times. There are a few different ways that you can do this to ensure cleanliness on any given day. First, make sure you are wiping down your vanity regularly. This will not only keep the area clean, but it will also extend the lifespan of the vanity. Often times, there is soap or toothpaste that gets onto the surface of your vanity. take care of this issue by wiping down your surface after every use. This is a very quick process and it will likely take less than a minute to do. Keep some cleaning material at the ready so you can do this regularly.

Keep the Accessories Clean

Not only should you be consistently cleaning the surface of your vanity, but your accessories as well. In many ways, vanity accessories are just as important as the vanity itself. because you are using the accessories essentially every day, you want to make sure they are clean. This includes accessories such as soap dishes, soap dispenser, toothbrush holders and other accessories that are always being used. If you have messy accessories that are stained or dirty, this will lower the quality of the area. It will also cause your area to feel less comfortable.

Keep a Clean Mirror

Along with the vanity and accessories, you should not overlook the mirror. Whether it is one a medicine cabinet or it is just simply a wall mounted mirror, keep it clean. If the rest of your vanity area is neat and organized but you can't get a good reflection, you need to rethink it. A clear mirror will give you a nice reflection that is both beautiful and convenient. Visibility is very important in a bathroom, especially when it comes to your vanity. In addition to a wall mirror, make sure any magnifying mirrors are clean as well. Although they are smaller, they can be just as important as your larger mirrors.

Importance of a Comfortable Vanity Area

Your vanity area is perhaps the most used area in your bathroom. Because of all of the different things you need to do there, you need to care for it appropriately. This means you have to keep both organized and clean. The last thing you want to worry about is being disorganized when you are in a rush. These two go hand in hand. If your vanity is organized, it will most likely be clean. Remember to take care of your vanity, and it will be unlikely that you face any issues in the long run.