Divide and Conquer Disorder
Like most families, if your bathroom is a zoo in the morning, creating bathroom efficiency for everyone should be a top priority so that everyone gets in and out of there in as little time as possible.
The good news is, there is hope for you yet, all you have to do is organize the things that you use regularly so that you never have to leave the bathroom to get anything and make sure everything you need is within easy reach. Sounds simple enough doesn’t it? Here are some tips to unclutter your bathroom.
1. A great way to unclutter drawers is to customize the draws by inserting dividers into the drawer to create separate compartments so that items can be quickly identified. A simpler solution would be to go to your local dollar store and get a myriad of small boxes and place them inside your draws for easy sectioning.
2. To keep your vanity counters uncluttered, you can keep everyday items handy through the use of caddies, trays, baskets and plastic or decorative cardboard bins.
3. Near the vanity, opened cabinet units attached to the wall allow for easy access to lotions, cologne and perfumes.
4. A clothes hamper is always a good addition for keeping those used towels and laundry out of sight and aiding you in your fight to unclutter your bathroom.
5. This may take away from the sophistication of a pedestal sink but if you do need the storage space, adding a fabric skirt to the basin will create an encloses area below the sink that can be use to hide toiletries and cleaning items.
6. Perhaps all you need is a small storage area for towels or toiletry items, a small wooden stand beside the bathtub will suffice quite nicely and you can also place such items such as shampoo and bath oils on top so they are within easy reach when you are taking a bath.
Making the Most of Every Inch of Space
7. Depending upon the size of your bathroom, floor to ceiling storage cabinets would be the ideal addition to your bathroom and provide more than ample storage compartments for all your bathroom amenities.
8. Also placing a tall centrally located open cabinet between your two vanity sinks makes it easy to locate and reach your most used items in an instant while providing plenty of storage for the bathroom.
9. If your tub does not include a shower, the space above the tub on the wall is the perfect place for an over the tub storage compartment for the placement of bath salts, bathing oils, sponges, soaps and brushes used to aid in cleaning you when you bathe.
10. Shower caddies are great for organizing soap, shampoo and washcloths in your shower enclosure. These caddies can be attached to the walls, hung from the shower head or can even be straddled across the tub depending upon your preference.
Keeping your bathroom organized is not rocket science, let us emphasize, a well organized bathroom should be uncluttered and have easy access to staple items such as robes, bath towels as well as hand towels.
It should have ample storage for toiletries, cleaning supplies and a designated area for small electronic items like hair dryers and curling irons. It is always good to have a separate and safe storage area for medicine and other personal hygiene items that can be quickly accessed in case of emergencies.
A well organized home is a clutter free and safe home for you and your family.