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Get Organized with a Bathroom Tray

Get Organized with a Bathroom Tray

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Sometimes getting organized can be simple, like using this DIY bathroom tray to corral a few necessary items.  I am amazed at the difference such a simple DIY project has made.  Take a look at how I made this bathroom tray, and find all kinds of organizing inspiration from fellow bloggers at the end of this post.

get organized with a DIY bathroom tray

When it comes to cleaning and organizing there are a few key parts of my house I like to focus on.  If I can get these areas clean and decluttered then I feel accomplished.  A stress is lifted from my shoulders!  One of these areas is my counter tops; kitchen , office, and bathrooms.  I have learned that I don’t need an empty counter, just an organized one.  In my kitchen I use a small tray to corral a few necessary items, as long as the rest of the counter is clean I don’t mind a few pieces in my tray.  I realized that I can apply this same method to my bathroom.  I’m lucky that my bathroom has a lot of storage but there are a few items that I like to keep on my counter top within reach, items we use every day.  But a few jars just sitting on my counter was so blah and just looked untidy.  

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bathroom before

I used a few supplies in my workshop to make a small bathroom tray to pull this area together and give the items a cohesive look. 


  • Wood box – I upcycled a box from a Melissa and Doug toy, you could also make one out of paint sticks and plywood.
  • 3 glass jars with lids
  • 4 wood knobs
  • 2 handles
  • Paint and brushes
  • E6000 adhesive

bathroom tray supplies

I had intended on making a small wood box but I found this one that a toy came in and it was the perfect size. I started by painting the box white and using a metallic spray paint to coat the wood knobs and lids. 

bathroom tray paint lids

 To assemble this tray I used E6000 to glue the knobs to the bottom and the handles to either side.  The sides of this box are very thin and I thought thought screwing in the knobs and handles would split the wood.  E6000 is a strong adhesive and will hold up well on this tray. 

bathroom tray assembly

This tray holds 3 jars and corrals everything I need in one place.  I use the jars for cotton balls, cotton swabs and my go to cuticle lotion bars, items I use every day.  I love how neat and organized my counter appears just from adding a simple bathroom tray. 

Get Organized with a DIY Bathroom Tray

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How to organize your bathroom counter with a DIY bathroom tray

Now take a look at these inspiring organizing projects from some very talented bloggers. 

1905 Farmhouse, Abbots at Home, Bitterroot DIY, By Brittany Goldwyn, Creative Ramblings, Cribbs Style, Delicious & DIY, DIY Beautify, DIY Danielle, Dukes and Duchesses, Girl, Just DIY, Happily Ever After, Etc, Health, Home & Heart, House by the Bay Design, House on Longwood Lane, Just Measuring Up, Kenya Rae, Little Bits of Home, Living Letter Home, My Kitchen My Craft, Pinspired to DIY, Red Cottage Chronicles, Refashionably Late, Renovating Mapleson Manor, Savvy Apron, Shine Your Light, Shrimp Salad Circus, Songbird Blog, Southern Revivals, T.Moore Home, The DIY Dreamer, The DIY Village, The Frugal Homemaker, The Handyman’s Daughter, Two Feet First, What Meegan Makes, Zucchini Sisters

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