Bathroom Closet Organization

April 2, 2014

Bathroom necessities can pile up and waste much needed space. This week, I am going to show you how to get control of these items in a beautiful, stylish & organized way.  I was given an opportunity to work with Command Brand  during 2014 & I will be showing you different ways that you can use their clever products in your home.  You will see many Command posts here at A Bowl Full of Lemons over the next several months.   Keep reading to see how I used their products to clean up and organize my bathroom closet.


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I began my organization with the closet door.  Often times, this space is forgotten.  Using 2 Command Large Towel Hooks, I created an organized space to hang our wet towels after each shower.  It’s a functional space and works perfectly for us.


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I created “His” & “Hers” chalkboard labels so there’s no confusion about which towel is mine.  Hanging the Command Large Towel hooks & making my own labels was super easy and it was done in no time.   Below, I will give you directions on how to replicate this idea.



1. Gather supplies.  You will need paint & a paint brush, chalkboard tags & chalk,  2 Command Large Towel Hooks, and 2 Command Picture Hanging Strips.


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2. Paint chalkboard tags with desired color.


Bathroom Closet Organization by A Bowl Full of Lemons


3.  Select your location.  Will you be hanging the towels on the back of the bathroom door or on the closet door?


Bathroom Closet Organization by A Bowl Full of Lemons


4. According to Command’s instructions, clean surface with isopropyl rubbing alcohol.


Bathroom Closet Organization by A Bowl Full of Lemons


5. Following Command product instructions, hang Command Large Towel hook on door.  First press red liner to back of hook, then press black liner to door (Hold for 10 seconds). For maximum strength, slide off hook and press firmly for 30 seconds.  Wait for 1 hour before use.


Bathroom Closet Organization by A Bowl Full of Lemons


The reason why I love Command products so much is because they are ideal for damage-free organizing. They don’t leave any holes or marks if I need to remove them. Also, in the bathroom, they will withstand the humidity that the shower gives.  They are great products.


Bathroom Closet Organization by A Bowl Full of Lemons


6. Following Command product instructions, attach picture hanging strip to chalkboard tag & secure to door.  First, press the fasteners together until they click.  Then remove one green liner and press on chalkboard tag (press firmly for 30 seconds). Grab tag at bottom and peel off surface.  Press strip for 30 seconds and wait 1 hour before mounting tag again.  Press firmly until it clicks.


Bathroom Closet Organization by A Bowl Full of Lemons


Bathroom Closet Organization by A Bowl Full of Lemons


7. Write “His” & Hers” on chalkboard labels (purchased at JoAnnes) & hang towels.


Bathroom Closet Organization by A Bowl Full of Lemons


Next its time to organize your bathroom products.  I used plastic shoe boxes. You can find them just about anywhere.  Label & organize your products into designated bins.


Bathroom Closet Organization by A Bowl Full of Lemons


Bathroom Closet Organization by A Bowl Full of Lemons


Finally, don’t forget about your guests.  Keep a basket tucked away for new towels & wash cloths. Nobody wants to wash with someone else’s dirty wash cloths. (Basket purchased at Target)


Bathroom Closet Organization by A Bowl Full of Lemons


Bathroom Closet Organization by A Bowl Full of Lemons


In just a small amount of time, you can create a fabulously organized bathroom closet with Command Products & organizing bins.  I am very happy with the results of this small project.  Happy Organizing!


Bathroom Closet Organization by A Bowl Full of Lemons


Disclaimer: I was compensated to share my Command review with you. All opinions are my own & I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe my readers will enjoy. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.  Please click here for full disclaimer.

49 comments on “Bathroom Closet Organization

  1. ILona says:

    Toni, where did you get your shoe boxes?

  2. Jenny Meier says:


    Pretty closet! What kind of labeling machine did you use here? Thanks! Jenny

  3. I agree, love the command products. I use them everywhere. I do have my hall bathroom closet arrange similarly, but supplies are in regular shoes boxes with printed labels. I am repurposing a three piece wall unit, light glass tops on end pieces, with closed bottoms, center piece was for TV will be retro fitted with shelving and all three sections are closed. I am repainting and decoupaging toile fabric on the raised lower panels an will be using all three units together on one wall for my shoe and handbag storage. This frees up about 50 clear plastic shoe boxes. I will take your idea and swap out my plastic shoe boxes for the cardboard ones in the bathroom closets. I love the idea of a basket of towels for guests, I would go one further and have another basket with bedding for guests . Thanks for the tips. Love to be organized. Such a sense of peace and wellness. Blessings to you….

  4. Lacy Humes says:

    Love the towel labels!

  5. Tammi Martin says:

    Looks great. You have inspired me to work on my own bathroom closet now. Great job!

  6. Freda says:

    Love the look…great ideas, but where do you keep your own clean bathroom towels & washcloths…I see a basket for guests….but nothing for your own use?

  7. Kit says:

    LOVE this! I think I categories, so this is perfect. Doing this. I’ll take before and after photos.

  8. joe says:

    Could you list the categories/labels you used on your boxes?

    • Rachel says:

      To make this system work for you, take inventory of what you have in your space and then put like items together. Make your space hold the perfect amount of boxes/bins by having just the right amount of categories.

      • Kristen says:

        Could you give an example of categories? This is my road block.

        • Rachel says:

          topical, cough, cold, pain relievers are just a few. Look at what you already have in your closet and start putting like items together. You’ll categories will create themselves.

  9. Kat Biemer says:

    So excited to see this post. Definitely going to help me organize my guest bathroom closet! Thanks!

  10. Tracey says:

    I love this idea! Except my only storage for bathroom supplies would be under the sinks. I still think the shoeboxes (or something smaller) would work for that space. (I think anything would be better than just throwing stuff under there). You have given some wonderful ideas about bathroom storage. Even if it doesn’t work perfectly for me. Thanks!!

  11. heather says:

    where do you store your regular bath towels/cloths. I’m assuming you have more than one for each of you.

  12. Mari says:

    I so need to do my bathroom like this! This is fun and organized and it keeps everything clean and out of the way. Thanks!

  13. Erin Hill says:

    I LOVE it. The labels are perfect too. Can you share how you made them?

  14. Stephanie says:

    Where do you keep your towels & sheets?

  15. Mary says:

    Can you give a list of your shoe box labels, to help in making our own categories at home? Thanks!

  16. Erin says:

    I have been waiting for this post since I saw it on Instagram. lol Love how it looks. I did something similar with shoeboxes under my sink. I just need to label them!

  17. Cathy Hargrove says:

    Did you put anything in the bottom of your closet?

  18. Melissa says:

    This is great! We are buying a new house and I just love all your ideas and I hope to be able to bring them to my new home. I have to say organization is something I love but don’t always know where to start, so thank you! 😀

  19. Sheila says:

    I love your bathroom storage Toni !!! We just bought our first house, and the bathroom closet has a funny shape so I have 4 triangle shelves way in the back that don’t hold much and a waste of space in the front. Going to try to see if I can change the wire shelves out for a rectangle for more space. Might have to try my hand at a custom fit. Never done this before, but I need the space desperately. Next will come the wonderful shoeboxes and labels. Thanks for the inspiration.


  20. Katie says:

    I love this idea but if you only have one linen closet where would you recommend keeping everyday use towels?

  21. Corinne says:

    I see some of the labels you used are medicine, ice packs, etc….what other labels did you use?

  22. Steph says:

    Nice job! I love your post. They are always so informative. 🙂

  23. Karen Jenings says:

    Hi there, this looks great and very easy! Where did you get the matching labels? Thank you!

    • Rachel says:

      using clear tape in a label maker and then placing them on a Martha Stewart label from Staples.

  24. Brandy says:

    I ADORE Command hooks-so much. I wish they made more of their “fun” ones-we have Superman and Batman for certain things. I use them everywhere. My most recent perfect spot was the plastic bag holder-popped 2 “picture hanger” Velcro tabs on the back and voila! Went up like a charm. And when the littlest kids pull a little too hard…..I just align the tabs and push it back on. Command hooks are the best.

  25. Cindy says:

    How many guest towels do you keep in the basket?

    • Rachel says:

      how many towels you keep on hand will depend on how frequently you have house guests and how many at one time.

  26. Nancy says:

    LOVE! My bathroom closet is probably a bit smaller with wood shelves. I do believe I am going to talk to hubby about putting in the wire shelves. Have some plastic tubs already but my towels are everywhere!

  27. Crafty says:

    Where did you get the blue lids shoe boxes? I love Aqua

  28. Dominique says:

    Did you paint the lids to the shoe boxes or did they already come in that color? I’m wanting to arrange a similar set up.

  29. This is perfect and actually looks really easy! Thanks for sharing! I can’t wait to try something similar!

  30. Beth says:

    What’s the best way to organize tall bottles that need to stand up? I’m assuming she houses these items elsewhere.

    • About a year or two ago, I got some great bins from the Dollar Tree that are about the same size as a shoe box, but they’re taller and no lid. They also have a handle on the skinny end. Perfect for pulling off the shelf and great for the taller items! That’s where I have all my cleaners, hair care, etc items that don’t fit into smaller boxes as easily. 🙂

  31. I love this post so much! Inspired me to run over to Dollar Tree and I bought up half of their stock of plastic shoeboxes! I thought I had this organization thing down, but for some reason I keep buying lid-less containers for storage all over the house, and I’m losing the vertical space on shelves for stacking! These shoeboxes are perfect, and I’ve already doubled the amount of storage space available in my closet. I’m going to work on some cute labels for them this week after I get more boxes! 🙂

  32. Tracy says:

    Love the idea of where to put the towels but wondering if they’re not going to get smelly from being wet and then shut into the closet?

  33. michelle says:

    where are the aqua labels from?

  34. JJB says:

    You are VERY well organized & we all can learn from you. However, how many people, including me, have a BATHROOM CLOSET? Just realize that your blog is read by lots of people and many are not in your economic category. Just sayin

    • Rachel says:

      Thank you for your insight. I hope that you can take the organization tips in this post and use it for the space that you are fortunate to have. Not everyone has every space that Toni shares but that doesn’t mean she shouldn’t share how she organizes them.

  35. Janine says:

    Just a small note: medicine should not be kept in the bathroom. I know most people do (I did, too, for a long time) but medicine goes bad quickly when put in a place where temperature and humidity changes a lot – like in a bathroom. You should find a cool, dry place to store these items, e.g. the bedroom, which is usually kept cool.

  36. Marcia Kosturock says:

    I have just done this in my pantry and my bathroom closet. The only difference I made was I got some washi tape at hobby lobby that was a chalk board tape! And used that to label my boxes. I figured I might be changing what is in them, and can easily erase and adjust. I also decorated with washi tape.

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