5 Organization Tips to De-Clutter the Bathroom
You never realize how much of a beating your bathroom takes until it’s time to clean it. There is so much foot traffic and so many routines going on in one room that it can get really cluttered rather easily. Skincare products, combs, brushes, and medications strewn across the sink area, while hair accessories and toiletries end up taking over what little storage space you do have.
Your bathroom likely looks nothing like the room you fell in love with when you purchased the home. Intricate designs and chic features are often hidden behind all the madness you have stored in the room. So if you’re looking to give your bathroom an overhaul, the best place to start would be with the clutter. Below are a few tips to organizing your bathroom:
- Toss What You Don’t Need
How much stuff do you just have sitting around the bathroom that you haven’t used or actually have no need for? Before you can organize the clutter, you’ll need to get rid of things that are simply taking up space. Check medicine cabinets to see if there are any vitamins or medications that have expired. Review the shelf life of your cosmetics and skin care products as well.
- Increase Storage Space
There is simply never enough room for you to store the things you need to use in your bathroom. Even if you’re fortunate enough to have a linen closet and a medicine cabinet, you may still need to make room for more storage. Finding a stylish side cabinet, for instance, allows you to increase the amount of storage space you have in the bathroom without it feeling cramped or small while adding your own personal design element to your bathroom.
Another option for expanding on storage would be to invest in a large vanity. Vanities over 71-inches are large in size and equipped with a ton of storage space. They often have mini drawers, which can be great for storing toiletries and other odd and ends. There are also the traditional cabinets that you see in vanities that offer space for items like toilet paper, cleaners, and plumbing supplies.
- Plastic Storage Containers
If you don’t have the space to add a side cabinet in the bathroom you could also consider the use of plastic storage containers. The design elements of these types of containers have changed immensely, so finding a container that is a good size and color should not be a problem. Try to get containers with clear tints to them so that you can see inside (you don’t want to add to the clutter every time you need to look for something). Plastic containers can be great for storing hair accessories, soaps, and even hair appliances like a flat iron or clippers.
- External Storage
If you’re dealing with a bathroom that has limited space, adding storage in the room might minimize the amount of room you have to move around. You can, however, invest in storage units that can be placed somewhere outside of the bathroom. For instance, if you have an overflow of linens and don’t have a linen closet, a portable closet stored in a spare room can free up space in your bathroom.
- Shelving Units
Shelving units can look fantastic in a bathroom and are great for helping to decrease the clutter. You can store decorative pieces such as candles, mirrors, or photos. However, you can also store things that don’t have a natural place in your other storage areas. Shelves can be a great place to put lotion, creams, hand towels, and first aid supplies.
These five ideas are all inexpensive but can help to change the look and reduce the clutter in your bathroom. When it comes to organization, the best method is to try and clean the bathroom on a regular basis. In doing so, you can remove a lot of the junk before it starts to accumulate. Be creative in making these ideas your own as there are many types of containers and storage units.