The bathroom. Keeping this room clean and organized can be a challenge. There is medicine, beauty products, mouthwash, toothpaste and more! Your space can quickly become disorganized and messy. If you can’t find the things you need in the morning, you may spend more time getting ready than you need to.
It also seems that things tend to multiply overnight too! I will go in and see that the one hairband is somehow four! How is that possible! I don’t get how this room gets more and more stuff in it; when I know I’m not buying anything new!
Another thing I notice is with our medicine. We don’t need it very often (thankfully), so it is nothing for it to end up expired. However, it has taken up permanent residency in the cabinet.
It may feel like trying to organize the bathroom is the most daunting task, but once you jump in and get started, I promise you that it really will not be that bad. You may find that it takes you no more than 30 – 45 minutes. Once you are through, you will be so glad that you did it – I promise!!
Here’s a shot from my kids’ bathroom. The drawer was a jumbled mess of stuff. I removed the large spray bottle and placed in the cabinet. I put the hair ties in a bin I happened to find in my basement. I also found a small basket for the floss and chapstick, so that it would not roll around the drawer. Now we can easily see everything we need.
Now it is your turn to organize your bathroom! If you want to use our checklist, you can do so. Click the image to find out how you can get your form.
More ways to organize your home:
- 21 Days to a More Organized Home (Master List)
- Tricks to Getting Your Pictures & Digital Files Organized
HOW TO ORGANIZE YOUR BATHROOM
1. Clean the bathroom
It may sound crazy, but do you want to spend time in a dirty bathroom? I sure don’t! Wipe down your counter and clean the toilet. You’ll feel better getting started.
2. Empty cabinets and drawers
Start with the upper cabinets and then work down to the vanity. As you remove items, go through them to determine what you will keep and what you will toss. Wipe out the cabinets and drawers as well as the handles and outside.
Not sure what to keep or throw out? This guide will help:
– expired medications (dispose of properly)
– items you no longer use
– cosmetics that are more than one year old
– tubes/bottles that you can not get any additional product out of
– sunscreen that is more than two years old
– trial size products that you are not going to use (put them in your travel bags rather than a drawer)
– anything that is broken, ripped or damaged
3. Clean your items
Clean your makeup brushes, combs, hairbrushes and other things. Place toothbrushes, combs and brushes in the dishwasher for a click clean. (Do not do this if your product has a wooden handle). Make sure you remove the hair before doing this.
Use a gentle soap and warm water to clean your makeup brushes. Don’t be too forceful or scrub too hard or you may ruin them. Fill your sink with a little Dawn liquid soap and hot water. Soak the brushes for 20 minutes. Then, use your finger and gently massage the bristles to remove the build-up. Rinse with hot water and squeeze out as much water as you can.
Then, “brush” a towel. It will remove some of the excess water and any residual make-up. Let them dry thoroughly before using (usually overnight).If you have high-end brushes, make sure you research how to properly clean them, so that you do not ruin them.
4. Find organization solutions for the items
Now you will want to find ways to organize your things. Use small baskets for hair ties or bands. If you have travel size items, place them into a large baggie and place at the back of your cabinet (or even move into your suitcase, so you don’t forget). Find a makeup tray for your cosmetics.
There a lot of different things you can use to keep your items neat and organized so you can find them. Make sure you have this in place before you return items to the drawers or cabinet (or you’ll end up a disorganized mess before you know it).
5. Put everything away
When putting items back into your cabinets, keep like items together. For example, keep all cleaning products together beneath the sink. Put all of your medications on the same shelf in the medicine cabinet.
Try to keep your countertop as clutter free as possible. A clean and clutter-free bathroom can start your day off better.
6. Wipe down the counters and sweep
Now that your space is organized give the counters and floors one more click cleaning. Now, the entire room is cleaned and organized. You will find what you need when you need it. And, then, when you are doing using it, you will know where it needs to live.