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Have you ever noticed how much stuff accumulates in the bathroom?
The bathroom is a private place in our home but it must always be neat and hygienic all the time. Sure our daily routines require a few products to be used, but that doesn’t mean we have to live in a crazy mess.
Cleaning and organising can require a lot of time but once it’s done you will be able to rake in the benefits of having a well-kept bathroom. Life will definitely get much more simpler especially during the morning rush. Plus you and your family members will be able to have a comfortable time in a relaxing atmosphere.
So, without further ado, here are our bathroom organisation tips prepared just for you:
1. Decide what’s needed and get rid of the old
To tidy a bathroom, the important thing you need to do is go through the drawers and cupboards and get rid of anything that’s out of date, empty or not used anymore. You’ll be surprised how many things can get lost or accidentally hoarded in cupboards over the years.
In terms of excess products or spares it’s best to store them in a utility cupboard or the garage. This will stop people from opening up new products when they can’t find the old ones, which creates more of a mess with unused things like toothpaste and detergent lying around.
Your aim is to create a place where everything is easily accessible and that has necessary storage for new products, ready to use.
2. Clean your bathroom
Homeowners should aim to always clean their bathroom in order to make IT easier to organise and maintain. It’s important to clean frequently and not just when it looks dirty or when you feel like it. In order for a bathroom to be organised it needs to be hygienic and neat, free from dirt and debris. Throw away empty bottles and tubes; and make sure you sanitise all benches and floors.
3. Allocate a place for cleaning materials
No matter the size of the bathroom, you can still have some storage in it. Many people have all their cleaning products out on display. Our tip is to hide all cleaning materials, as exposing them makes your bathroom seem disorderly. One suggestion is having a small cabinet installed in your bathroom that occupy little space but be big enough to store these materials well. Make sure that the containers are sealed properly and your storage area is dry.
4. Use shelves
Wall shelves are not only more accessible but stylish in design. It’s great to have especially in small bathrooms. It’s a great way to save floor space, as you use the wall’s area instead. We recommend installing a wall shelf that is big enough for your items. Coordinate with the number of items you have. Don’t install a large shelf for a couple of small things. It’s best to keep everyday items on wall shelves for easy reach.
5. Use Baskets
Baskets are a great for bathrooms as they create an eclectic vibe and look good when arranged nicely. You can label each basket to coordinate items correctly. Children’s bath toys for example, are best stored in a basket near the bath, so they’re easy to find when needed, and the basket will help get air to them so they dry more quickly.
6. Use uniform containers for toiletries
Another way of organising your bathroom is by using uniform containers to store toiletries in. These come in a range of styles and colours to make your bathroom look neat, organised and well coordinated with the décor. For example you can choose transparent bottles with labels to see what’s inside or uniform bottles that fit well into storage areas such as wall shelves or hanging organisers. These containers are available in stores.
7. Have drawer dividers
Similar to having dividers in kitchen drawers having them in bathrooms helps to segregate items and seize the potential for a mess to occur. You can opt to have a separate drawer for toiletries and cosmetics, used and unused items. This results in being able to find things clearer and have the advantage of not losing things easily.
8. Hang towels
It’s a simple request but towels often add to the clutter in your bathroom. Towel rods can do an effective job, but if space is an issue, we suggest stacking towel bars behind your door. Towel ladders are especially useful when there are many regular bathroom users. Plus fold your clean towels and store them neatly inside a cupboard. This way you’re using your space efficiently.
9. Have a microfiber cloth at hand
We suggest placing a microfiber cloth in your bathroom. This will allow you to make quick wipes when you need to clean the sink, vanity or toilet. Wet areas will be minimised and your bathroom will look a lot cleaner. To keep the cloth hygienic, wash it after every use and replace with a new one when needed.
10. Have a trash bin
You probably already have one, but if not trash bins can reduce the mess and clutter significantly. Bathroom users can immediately throw away items into the bin instead of carrying the mess elsewhere. Trash bins come in a range of styles and colours. You can choose a design that looks good in your bathroom to keep the interior looking pleasant. Place the bin in a noticeable area for other users. You can also opt for one that has covers or pedals for easy use.
Having an organised bathroom reduces stress and time wasted on looking for items. Hopefully by following this guide you will be able to make your experience in the bathroom smooth and relaxing.