Bathrooms, large or small, are havens for disorganization. Usually one of the busiest rooms in any house, the bathroom is home to toiletries, cosmetics, hair accessories, and more. Cleaning and organizing these active spaces is one thing. Creating a lasting system for organization is another.
How to Organize Your Bathroom—And Keep It Organized!
Start with a comprehensive clean out. Drawers, closets, countertops. Get rid of stuff you don’t or won’t use. Make a note of what you have multiples of. (3 bottles of the same conditioner?) Find containers for loose items like cotton swabs, hair accessories, eyeliner, etc.
Add more storage if necessary. Install a cabinet over the toilet or an organizer in the shower. Remember the adage: A place for everything, and everything in its place.
Keep things you use daily within reach. Toothpaste, toothbrushes, the hairdryer, shampoo, razors, everyday makeup can all be kept on/near the vanity & shower.
Store less necessary items somewhere else. You don’t use the hair clippers or curlers every day, so put them someplace where you won’t be shoving them out of the way, but can find them when you want them.
Store seldom used items far away. Your fancy “party” makeup? That deluxe mani-pedi kit? They can go on the top shelf of the cabinet.
Do not store health & first aid items (bandages, medication, feminine hygiene products) in the bathroom. They take up too much room, and will last longer if kept away from the heat and humidity of the bathroom.
If sharing space is an issue, assign each family member a different-colored basket. Each person’s basket should hold all their stuff — toothbrush and toothpaste, shampoo & conditioner, shower gel or soap, other essential or often-used products — and be stored in that person’s bedroom when not in use.
You can organize until the cows come home, but if the behavior of your co-habitants doesn’t change, all of your efforts will be for naught! Long-lasting organization is only feasible if everyone cooperates.
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