Your bathroom is your oasis of peace. It is the place where you can go to relax and let your mind be at peace, so you don’t want it to be cluttered with unnecessary items that only make a mess. It is also the space where you get ready for a busy day or a long night out, which makes good organization key for a successful start of the day or evening. But how do you make a bathroom go from an over-cluttered mess to a real space of peace and tranquility which works in your favor? Let’s see the top organizing tips for a well-organized bathroom.
We’ve all done it: we know we have a favorite moisturizer we are using and that we still have half of the product left, but we still buy a new one. We pile things we don’t need and don’t use in our bathrooms, and that is one of the quickest ways to create a mess. So instead of piling all of your products in your bathroom, master the art of rotating them. The process is simple: You should never have more than one product of the same type at one time. Of course, perfumes and other products that you might rotate daily are an exception, but try to keep everything to a minimum. One shampoo and conditioner on the tub, one tube of toothpaste, one makeup remover, one deodorant and so on. All of the other products you have, you should place in a box and put away for when your current one empties out or when you feel like it’s time for a change (in which case, put the other product in the box). This method will help you clear up clutter and get organized.
No matter how much storage space we have, it never seems to be enough. But that’s when you realize that it’s not about the amount of storage, but how you use it, and the first thing you should be thinking about is functionality. Put all of your items close to the place where they are most likely to be used. If you have a free standing bath, you can get special caddies that attach to the edge of the bath and place everything you need there. Your toothpaste and facial hygiene products should be close to the sink, but if you most commonly apply makeup in your room where you have a vanity corner, then you should place your makeup remover and cotton buds there. The point of this is to always know where the things you need are, and that everything is easy to find and easy to reach.
Utilize vertical storage
Bathrooms don’t usually have tall wardrobes in them, so the space on the walls usually stays empty, with a shelf or two possibly put up. But there is so much potential on those walls that it is a shame it isn’t utilized more. For example, you can DIY some vintage storage for your towels by painting old wooden crates white and hanging them on the wall. Or, be smart and place a deep towel rack above the radiator – it will help dry the towels, and when it is that high, the rail can protrude more without the danger of someone running into it. Bathroom floors easily get wet, and you want to avoid keeping things on the ground, so hang up things like laundry bags, trash cans and everything else on the wall.
It’s not enough to just have everything organized – you also need to keep it clean. But if everything is a mess, surfaces aren’t easy to reach and an unclean bathroom can pose a danger. Your best bet is to buy single-use, all-purpose wet wipes, that you will use every evening after you are finished in the bathroom. Simply wipe down all of the surfaces, so when the “big cleaning” comes along, it won’t take you more than 15 minutes to have the place spotless top to bottom.
Maintaining a clean and organized bathroom will allow you to have a peace of mind and help you get in and out faster if you’re in a rush. Take the time to organize your bathroom and you will be thankful every time you use it.