The bathroom, while one of the smallest rooms in the house, is often also one of the most cluttered rooms in the house. It tends to be a room where things gather and never get sorted through. So, what are some of the things you can do to tackle clutter in the bathroom? The following are a list of ideas for how you can tackle clutter in your bathroom:
First, get rid of any products you have not used in the last six months. One of the reasons the bathroom often gets cluttered is because your collection of soaps, lotions, shampoos, and other items gets bigger and bigger making it more difficult to keep things from being simple and organized. Sometimes you use a portion of a bottle of this or that, and then buy a new one, but never use up the old one. You visit hotels and take the little complimentary bottles, which you never use, and that clutters your space. It is a good idea to have things for when you run out, but if you want to reduce clutter, start by combining bottles of like items, and throwing out expired, old, or items that will not get used, such as the bright blue eye-shadow you used to love, but now think better of.
Group like items together.
Once you have de-junked your bathroom, it is time to designate places for everything in it. So, this is where you want to evaluate the storage space you have in your bathroom. If you are lacking in storage space it is a good idea to invest in some shelving of some sort. For example, you can purchase a rack that sits behind the toilet and does not put holes in the wall or anywhere else for under $50. In addition to this you may want to get an over the door towel rack or one you install directly on the wall. Remember, when it comes to organizing and getting rid of clutter, the best thing you can do is have a place for everything, and don’t have more than you need.
Third, take everything out of your bathroom, and sort through it. Like items should be grouped together. Once you have your groups of items, it is a good idea to purchase baskets or bins to hold the groupings together. It is amazing how much your bathroom can hold, and how little clutter there will be if you have a place for all of the items you need. If it helps, label the bins. This will help others to keep your bathroom organized as well. You can purchase bins and baskets for a relatively inexpensive amount, go to your local dollar store and look for stackable bins to put under the sink in a cupboard, or to place on shelves. Buy canisters for items like cotton balls, Q-tips, and floss picks.
Lastly, take time each week to go through your bathroom and do a quick inventory and clean out. If you spend just five minutes a week keeping the clutter at a minimum, you will never have to spend the time to redo this again. Once you declutter you have to change your mindset to keep things that way. Anytime you buy an item to replace an item, make sure you toss the old item out. If there is a little bit left, use it then toss the bottle, rather than replacing it and putting half empty, or almost empty bottles on a shelf.