Control the clutter with labeled Bathroom Drawer Organizers and adhesive vinyl drawer liners. Kids and adults alike can easily put everything in it’s place with this bright and colorful bathroom organization solution.
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When trying to get organized, one tip I’ve heard over and over again is that everything in your home needs a home. Then when you tell your kids (or spouse) to clean up, they know exactly how to do just that. As we try to use this method in decluttering our own home, I thought the bathroom would be a great place to start. It’s a small, but very frequently used space that needed a bit of an overhaul. After getting rid of a lot of stuff I didn’t need (or need frequent access to) I paired it down to a few simple things, including those pesky tiny rubberbands I use to do my daughters’ hair!
BATHROOM DRAWER LABELS
Clear acrylic storage is very much trending right now in pantries, closets and refrigerators – so why not try it in your messy drawers? Or that junk drawer in the kitchen? Simple white vinyl and a bright patterned background will make me smile every morning, even when we’re rushing to get kids out the door. Here is how I made these bathroom drawer labels:
- STORi Clear Plastic Drawer Organizers (Amazon)
- Premium Vinyl Patterned Sampler, Natalie Malan Housewarming
- Premium Vinyl Permanent Glossy in White
- Adhesive Vinyl in Red (use up a small scrap!)
- Transfer Tape
- Standard Grip Mat
- Cricut Maker
- Cricut Trimmer and Scraper (part of this Essential Tool Set)
First, you’ll need to pull up this Design Space file I created by clicking here: BATHROOM DRAWER LABELS
CRICUT DESIGN SPACE TIP
Make sure to adjust each image to make sure it fits in the drawer organizers you will be using. The file is sized for the acrylic organizers I listed above. I just used the measurements of each size and made a quick mock-up using the ‘shapes’ tool in Design Space to make sure they all fit. Then it was easy to move the shapes around and see what layout would work the best! After you’ve placed everything, just be sure to hide those shape layers before cutting.
One of my new favorite tools is this Brayer – it’s made for smoothing fabric on the mat for cutting with the Maker, but I love using it to smooth out bubbles on my vinyl before cutting, too!
Make sure your settings are correct before cutting, and then let your Cricut Maker do all the work. I love that I can cut so many different materials with one machine – whether it’s adhesive vinyl for labels like this project, paper for cards and gifts, or wood for home decor!
After cutting and weeding out the excess vinyl (the area around each icon) it’s time to get our your transfer tape! There are a few ways to do this, but I think the easiest is to cover the whole area with a large piece of transfer tape and then cut a rectangle around each item separately. You may have to cut a little closer than usual so the whole piece can fit down inside the bottom of the plastic organizers. Repeat for all icons/containers. If you want to add a pop of color, use a small scrap to cut the second layer in the design file to add the heart, toothpaste icon, and perfume bottle flower in any color of your choice.
Before I adhered the patterned vinyl to the drawer, I played around again with where I wanted the containers to go. You can do this before desiging in the Cricut software, too. I already love how it’s looking!
Hopefully you’ve already measured the drawer you are going to organize 😉 but you’ll need to measure again to get the exact size for the removable vinyl. I love this digital measuring tape that has a memory so I don’t even have to write anything down! One less thing to remember!
Once you have your drawer bottom measurements, trim both pieces of vinyl to fit. This pattern repeats so it was easy to match up two full 12×12 pieces to fit the length of the drawer, and then I cut the width to 10 11/16 to fit. To get the most precise cut, use a paper trimmer rather than scissors. I love how smoothly this cuts vinyl!
APPLYING REMOVABLE ADHESIVE VINYL
It can be a little intimidating to apply a big piece of vinyl like this, but don’t worry! Since it’s removable, it’s easy to pull up and try again if you don’t get it right the first time. I started by pulling up the front edge of the vinyl from the liner and tucking the liner undeneath. Start with the edge that will go at the front of the drawer.
Starting with the bottom edge of the drawer, start adhering the vinyl to the drawer one small section at a time, working from front to back of the drawer. Keep the liner pulled taut behind the vinyl and smooth with a scraper or credit card to remove any air bubbles. I like to start in the center and smooth out to each side so the bubbles can escape easily. If you place the vinyl and it’s crooked the first time, don’t stress! Just carefully remove it and try again. It took me 2 or 3 times until I liked that starting edge.
I love how bright and happy this pattern is! I’m seriously excited to use this idea in other areas in our house.
Once all your dividers have been labeled with your cut vinyl, you can add the colored detail accents if you want. If you’re looking for other icons to use in the dividers, a quick search in Design Space will give you plenty of options.
If the acrylic organizers don’t fit tightly in your drawer (they probably won’t) you can use a strong, clear adhesive tape underneath each piece to attach it to the vinyl so it will stay put.
What drawer are you excited to tackle next? I think my kitchen junk drawer could use some reorganizing and a happy print, so that’s next on my list. Stay tuned for next week when Holly shares another home organization idea using her Cricut!
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