Bathrooms can be one of the most intimidating areas of the home to organize- especially for women who are product junkies like ourselves.
Yet there are some really compelling reasons to have a tidy organized bathroom.
For one thing, having an organized bathroom can make the getting ready process more efficient each morning, and you know what that means, right?
More time to sleep in!
Bathrooms that are in order and are also attractive help us wake up and prepare to head off to work (back in the days when people actually left their homes anyway), and they put us in the mindset to wind down at the end of the day.
Here are some tips for making your bathroom both functional and beautiful.
1. Clean your bathroom several times a week.
We aren't talking about an intense scrub down. Just taking five minutes to empty waste bins, toss finished bottles of products (such as shampoo, conditioner, and body wash), sort through your makeup to remove anything that is expired, or to gather towels and bath mats for the wash, can have a big impact.
2. Keep your counters clutter-free.
Your bathroom should be inviting, functional, and free of clutter. The easiest way to achieve this is by keeping the amount of stuff on your countertops to a minimum. If you have space in your vanity or linen closet, use those areas for storage. Save the bathroom counters for pretty items like perfume, apothecary jars filled with cotton balls and Q-tips, decorative soaps, or toiletries. Trays are also a nice way to display candles and perfume bottles.
3. Use drawers or bins under the sink.
If you have a vanity in your bathroom, you absolutely need this Bathroom Cabinet Starter Kit from The Container Store in your life. The drawers slide out easily and can hold a surprising amount of toiletries, lotions, hand towels, skincare, makeup, hair tools, etc. For cleaning products, this utility bucket is our favorite, and its handle makes it ideal for carrying from bathroom to bathroom.
4. Use organizers in drawers.
If your bathroom vanity has drawers, you can organize their contents with small plastic containers, organizers intended for silverware, or trays. The dollar store is a great place to find these things on a budget. We also like using these desk drawer organizers for items like makeup brushes, cosmetics, and hair ties.
5. Consider proximity.
If you're one of the lucky ones who happens to have both undersink storage and closet storage in the bathroom, we're seriously jealous. We also recommend keeping anything that you access frequently underneath the sink, and use the closet for items like extra toilet paper, back-up toiletries, and spare towels. This will help to ensure that your bathroom set-up is efficient.
6. Don't neglect your medicine cabinet.
It is important to keep on top of your medicine cabinet to ensure that your frequently used medications are easy to find and that you dispose of expired medications. You can easily find your vitamins and medicines if you arrange them by category or alphabetically. If you have several precriptions or vitamins to keep on top of daily, consider a pill box organizer.
Another tip that we love is to apply peel and stick wallpaper to the back of your medicine cabinet for a pop of something pretty.
7. Less is more.
Do you really need 6 different shampoos in the shower at a time? Are you ever going to use those bath bombs collecting dust by the tub? Consider streamlining your products- only keeping the ones that you really love and use. Your bathroom will appear less cluttered, and you'll actually be able to keep better track of your products.
8. Create extra storage areas.
If you are lacking storage in your bathroom, make some for yourself! Floating shelves, shower racks, shelving units that fit around your toilet, rolling drawers, and even bookcases are easy examples of how you can create more space to organize.
Live in the Charlotte area? If organizing is overwhelming to you, we can help! Contact us to learn more about our home organizing services.