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The Caddies and Cabinets I Rely on to Stay My

Illustration of Rio Viera-Newton

It all started with a Google Doc, which outlined the products she uses to keep her skin clear. Rio now writes about beauty products for us full-time. She’s not a professional, she’s just crazy.

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My bathroom is particularly difficult to keep neat. Put simply: I have a lot of products and barely any space. By the end of my first week in my current apartment, bottles of all shapes and sizes were scattered everywhere — along the rim of my sink, stuffed haphazardly into cabinets, and tossed into random toiletry bags. Back then, I tolerated it. But when we started working from home, I knew something had to change.

After hours spent scrolling on Amazon, Ikea, and the Container Store, I found a selection of affordable and easy to install bathroom organizers that have made keeping everything in order a whole lot easier. I am no Bobby from Queer Eye — these caddies, drawers, and shelves take no effort to install and are an excellent way to keep your bathroom space immaculate.

The Container Store Silver 2-Drawer Mesh Organizer

These mesh two-drawer organizers are what I use to keep my under-the-sink area organized. They’re big without being bulky, easy to pull out, and are where I like to store my more “practical” bathroom essentials: extra toilet paper, washcloths, and my eczema-care body treatments, which I buy in bulk. I love these so much that I bought another set of them for my kitchen cabinets to keep cleaning supplies in.

Umbra Hide & Sink Under Sink Caddy

This little mini-caddy is a true sleeper hit, and I recommend it to all of my friends. It has an over-the-door hook that hangs on the back of my cabinet and is the perfect place to store all of my bulky hair products and brushes. More impressively, this thing was designed specifically with oddly shaped blow-dryers in mind. [A note: While this can be purchased online, it is currently only available for in-store pickup.]

Masirs Clear Cosmetic Storage Organizer

I keep all of my daily go-tos in this open-top Lucite cosmetics container — my RMS concealer, my Glossier Lash Slick, and my Make Beauty Bisou Bisou blush. I tend to keep some of my more special or “evening” makeup in the drawers — fun-colored eye shadows, for instance, and red lipsticks and glitter. If you’re an avid lipstick or multi-stick wearer, this kind of vertical storage is so helpful. I’ve had the very same one since college, and it’s held up beautifully.

Sorbus Cosmetics Makeup and Jewelry Big Storage Case Display

If you just want drawers, without any kind of makeup organizer up top, these are excellent, affordable, and reliable.

Poeland Floating Shelf Wall Mounted Non-Drilling Adhesive Bathroom Organizer

If you have no medicine cabinets or under-the-sink cabinets (I’ve been there), I cannot recommend these little adhesive pocket shelves more. All you have to do is peel back the backing, stick it to the wall, and done: You have a brand-new, small-but-mighty pocketlike storage unit. These little storage tubes can hold a decent amount of weight (I’ve piled them high with products, and they’ve never snapped off).

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