Nothing beats philosophizing and reevaluating your life while under the shower — unless you’re more of a tub person. If this is the case, then nothing’s better than unwinding in a tub of bubbles after a long week at work. But the calming nature of your bathroom will remain a concept if you don’t keep it organized.
You don’t want to stumble on dirty clothes and bath towels in the middle of the night. You don’t want to confuse skincare and haircare products for toothpaste when you’re bleary-eyed in the morning, either.
Let your bathroom be a place of relaxation by properly decluttering it. Here’s how you do it.
1. Get rid of everything you don’t need or use.
The first thing you need to do is throw out everything you no longer need. This includes skincare products that you stopped using because they didn’t work for you, over-the-counter pills that are likely past their expiration date, nail clippers and razors that you stopped using months ago, and everything else that you haven’t used in a year and that you don’t see yourself using anytime soon.
The only things to keep are bathroom essentials. These include everyday skincare and haircare products, makeup and hairstyling tools, grooming tools, prescription medication, over-the-counter pills, cotton swabs and pads, tissue and toilet paper, and towels and mats. Make sure you have cleaning supplies and a first-aid kit in your bathroom, too.
2. Keep your hygiene products within reach.
Once you’ve gotten rid of all unnecessary items and established which bathroom items you actually need, make sure these products are in their proper places.
For example, essential items like shampoo, conditioner, soap, and razors should be within an arm’s reach from wherever you’re standing in the shower. Clear the countertop of all items except your dental hygiene items, facial wash, hand soap, and hand lotion. You can keep your everyday beauty products on the countertop, too, or leave them on your dresser in the bedroom.
3. Organize your cabinets and drawers.
Finally, stop yourself from mindlessly stuffing towels and linens in your cabinets. Neatly fold these items, then place the most used items front and center of the shelf or the cabinet. Keep the hamper close so that you automatically drop dirty towels and linens in them.
Keep your drawers free from clutter, too. Use them only for your unused toiletries, first-aid kit, and bathroom cleaning supplies. Storing more stuff in your cabinets and drawers just makes them harder to clean, and more difficult for you to find what you need.
Give Your Bathroom a Break
An organized bathroom isn’t just easy on the eyes. It’s more relaxing to use. You don’t have to wade through empty shampoo bottles and old bars of soap just to get your stash of bath bombs. You don’t have to fear fresh towels or cleaning products tumbling down every time you open overhead cabinets, either.
An organized bathroom is easier to clean, too. There’s no need to spend hours every weekend sanitizing your bathroom when it’s properly decluttered and everything you need is neatly arranged in their respective shelves and cupboards. Give your bathroom a break and declutter the space today.