We all can use bathroom organization tips and ideas. The bathroom is one of the most visited rooms in any home, so why shouldn’t it be just as organized and attractive as the rest of the house?
Envision your bathroom as a place of tranquility and organization. It should be a space where you can accomplish your daily routine without frustration each day and possibly enjoy it at the same time. Sound good?
- Bring two containers into your bathroom. One container is for items you’ll keep and incorporate into your new organizational plan and the other is for items you’ll give away. Use the existing trashcan to pitch mildewed tub toys, unused makeup colors, or any item that is past the expiration date.
- Pull everything out of your bathroom and put it in one of the containers. Clean the bathroom from top to bottom, including the shelves inside the medicine cabinet and the inside of the vanity. Now you have a clean canvas with which to work.
- The medicine cabinet should house items you use frequently or want to have on hand quickly. Items might include daily medications (keep out of a child’s reach), band-aids, first aid kit, contacts cleaning solution, retainers, sunscreen, or bug spray.
- Bring in a fantastic container (or two) for the counter. Cottage style bathrooms utilize great glass containers with lids and baskets to house items used daily. Contain your makeup, cotton balls, cotton swabs, lotions, moisturizers, toothpastes, toothbrushes, and styling items in an attractive container that matches or compliments your decor. When guests visit, put the basket inside the vanity and you instantly have a clean counte
- Shampoos, conditioners, shaving creams, razors, and soaps can be organized easily with the tools on the market today. Use a shower caddy that hooks over the showerhead, a caddy that suctions to the side of the tub or shower wall, or hang items on hooks that suction to the shower wall for easy access.
- Towels, washcloths, and trial size items can be within easy reach and beautifully displayed on towel racks, over the toilet cabinets, or in a great basket on the floor. Wine racks are an interesting storage option for rolled up towels.
- Vanity drawers can be separated with drawer dividers to keep items such as nail polish and pedicure and manicure sets neat and tidy. Or use wicker or rattan baskets to keep items contained.
- Store toilet paper, cleaning supplies, feminine hygiene products, hair dryers, and curling irons inside the vanity. Use freestanding shelves to double your storage space from top to bottom of the vanity cabinet.
- Lazy Susan’s are great bathroom organization and storage options for bath cabinets.
- Utilize all available space using wall pegs, wall hooks, over the door organizers, shelving, freestanding containers, and furniture to store bathroom items and keep the space functional, yet tidy and clean.
- A hamper in the bathroom is great for containing dirty clothes and used bathroom linens.
- Keep only what you need on a daily basis in the bathroom. Store surplus shampoos, etc. in another location. Exceptions to this rule would
include keeping an extra few rolls of toilet paper in an accessible location in the bathroom.
- Go through your medicine cabinet once a month or so to make sure expired items are removed and thrown away.
Bathroom organization means you won’t be searching yet again for the nail clippers or your moisturizer in the morning. By organizing your bathroom, you’ve brought order and peace to a high traffic area of the home and created a functional and beautiful space at the same time.