Keep Bathroom Counters Clutter-Free With A Dollar Tree Essential

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Nothing makes a bathroom seem messier faster than a cluttered bathroom counter. Since your vanity is one of the bulkiest things in the room, it takes up a lot of visual space. This means that your eye usually goes directly to it, and when there are all sorts of hair tools and accessories littering its top, it's easy to register the room as messy. Leaving things out makes the space feel unkempt, but we do so time and time again because it's so convenient. However, it's much easier to put things back where they belong if they have a designated "home." If you don't have a good spot to put your styling tools due to limited space, then you'll be glad to know that there is a Dollar Tree organizing hack that can help you carve out an area. All you need to do is convert a broom holder into a hair tool holder to free up bathroom counter space.

This is a great hack to try for several reasons. First, it's extremely affordable, clocking in at just $1.25. This makes it a low-risk hack since the monetary costs are so low. Second, it doesn't require any tools. Just pull back the adhesive, and it's installed. This makes it great for folks who don't have power drills or aren't comfortable using tools. And third, it really works! So, how do you repurpose the Dollar Tree find to organize your space?

How to make a Dollar Tree hair tool organizer

To curb your clutter, head to Dollar Tree and pick up an adhesive broom holder. Dubbed the "Essentials Anti Slip Mop and Broom Holder," this gadget has two operational slots you can use to hang your various cleaning tools, from mops to brooms to Swiffers. Since it grips thin poles, it will also easily grip your curling tools since the handles mimic the same shape. If you don't have a Dollar Tree near you (or just don't feel like driving to one), you can get it online for the same price, plus shipping. Or, if you prefer to use Amazon, you can get a similar product with 8 slots for $9. This is a much steeper investment than the original $1.25, but it's great for folks who want more compartments or want the product delivered to their house.

To pull off this DIY, all you have to do is find a place you want to hang your hair tools. The backside of a cabinet door is a great choice, but you can also hang it on the back of your bathroom door or the wall if you already have something hanging on your vanity door. Take a ruler to mark a straight line, and then remove the product's backing and stick the adhesive to your designated spot. Press it down firmly for 30 seconds to help the glue bond to the surface, and then arrange your tools into the slots.

Caveats to keep in mind

If you're having a hard time adhering the hanger to your cabinet door, you can prep the surface first to help it grip better. The best way to do so is to pour some isopropyl rubbing alcohol onto a cotton ball and wipe down the area you want it to grip. This will remove any dirt or residue that will make it difficult for the glue to adhere properly. Refrain from using a cleaning spray, since they sometimes leave behind invisible films that can create a barrier between the door and glue. 

Also, keep in mind that the adhesive might adhere too firmly, and it can cause some damage to your wall or door when it unsticks. One review on the Dollar Tree website revealed that that very scenario happened, causing some of the drywall to come off with the adhesive. To avoid that, put a strip of painter's tape on the surface first, and then adhere the product on top. This will act as a protective barrier for the surface, nixing the danger of damage.