Organize Your Bathroom

Organize Your Bathroom

When you think about it, the bathroom is probably the smallest room in your house, yet one you probably spend a good amount of time in the bathroom.  It is most likely the first room you enter when you wake up in the morning and the last room you exit before falling asleep at night.  So, to begin (and end) your day in an organized and stress-free manner, here are a couple of tips to keep your small space a peaceful place!!

1. STORE ONLY THE ESSENTIALS IN THE BATHROOM. By only storing the items you need to use on a daily basis, you free up a lot of time and space.  So, keep only items for bathing, hygiene, toilette or relaxing handy.

2. CLEAN OFF YOUR COUNTER TOP. I am all about making things easy and simple. Store only the things you use every day on the counter top and store the rest. While you may think you should store everything away and just take it out when you need it, if you are using it every day after a while you will simply leave it out. Without a defined home on the counter top these things will just create clutter. I suggest using the US Acrylic® Cosmetic Organizer in our Amazon store.

3. NOW WHAT DO I DO? Now you have a pile of things that no longer belong on your counter top… where do you put them?  First, group like things together:  lotion, deodorant, perfume, soap, shampoo, conditioner and extra toilet paper.  Store them, along with any needed medications, in your medicine cabinet.  Using organizers like the Cabinet Organizer by InterDesign help keep everything clean and easy to get to.

4. SORT THROUGH SHELVES, DRAWERS AND UNDER THE SINK. More than likely, you have some old stuff hiding in there… if you find it, toss it out!  Things like old sunscreen and makeup, expired medications, hair dryers or curling irons that are broken or that you never use, old half-used or never-going-to-use bottles of shampoos, conditioner, lotion or old half-full tubes of toothpaste, old towels that are ripped or worn out and hotel samples that you’ll probably never use.

Now that you have organized what is inside closed doors, let’s look around the room.  Do you need hooks on the back of your door for towels or robes?  These are my personal favorite! It is so much easier and more space efficient that a towel bar.

Lastly, let’s look at your shower or bathtub.  If you don’t have shower caddy that hangs from your shower head or sticks to the wall, this is a great tool to help store bottles of shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, shaving cream and razors.  If you happen to have a couple toys in your tub, I suggest using a mesh holder.  Mesh is great because it allows the water to drain and keeps the toys from mildewing.  Try the Maytex Mesh Bath Shower Organizer… it works great with bottles, soaps, razors and toys!

Do you share a bathroom?  CLICK HERE for additional tips on maintaining a clean, organized and peaceful space.

photo credit: jinkazamah via photopin cc

 

Kathy Jenkins is a nationally recognized Certified Professional Organizer®, speaker and writer.  She is the founder of Come To Order and especially enjoys working with families to help them learn good organizational skills that will benefit them for a lifetime.  For more tips on reducing stress in your schedule, life and home, follow Kathy on Facebook.

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