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Lockdown is a great time to do a little reorganising and there’s a cheap solution that’ll really take your reordered space to the next level.
Sydney interior stylist and mum of three Steph Chun recently got stuck into her bathroom cabinet and used $5 baskets from Kmart to keep things tidy.
It’s a simple solution that took her cabinet from a mishmash of items everywhere to a very orderly space without too much effort, but Steph tells Yahoo Lifestyle there are a few things to keep in mind.
“Use storage tubs and baskets in a few different sizes,” she says but, “Stick to one or two colours only for a consistent look.”
“I love white because it’s bright and creates a more open feel to your cupboards. I also prefer baskets that are not too deep so your items are still visible at first glance.”
To make the space practical, Steph recommends taking the time to sort your items into categories and then place them into baskets accordingly. It’s also a great time to check the expiry dates on all your products and do a little cleansing.
For a little extra style - and ease of use - pop a cute label onto your baskets. If you have access to a Cricut machine, you can make your own, otherwise custom labels can be bought off sites like Etsy, Labelled with Vinyl and Pretty Little Designs.
Steph's bathroom makeover received rave reviews online, with people calling it "awesome" and many being inspired to do the same to their own space.
Another cute bathroom cabinet is the one above shared in the Cleaning & Organising Inspiration Australia Facebook group which has been achieved using the same Kmart baskets, plus a couple from Ikea and custom vinyl labels from Etsy.
Taking on just one small space at a time is a great way to tackle organisation jobs during lockdown, as setting lofty goals to do a Marie Kondo-style cleanse of your whole home can just add to already high stress and anxiety levels at a time when we’re all just trying to survive.
Bathroom storage solutions
White Adairs baskets: $12 small, $16 medium, $20 large
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