22 Dec Quick Tips For Bathroom Organization
It may seem like your bathroom is overflowing with personal hygiene products, makeup, towels, medicine, hair styling tools, etc. It is time to take responsibility and take back your bathroom. It only takes a few minutes and a few tools to clean up your space, so what are you waiting for? We’ve got all the bathroom organization ideas you need to learn how to organize the bathroom cabinet under the sink, as well as how to organize the bathroom counter.
Throw Things Away
The first step to organizing your bathroom is to declutter. You can maximize even the smallest cabinet spaces by getting rid of items you don’t need. You probably have perfumes or lotions you have not used in years. Just get rid of them. If you have anything that is expired (especially medication), get rid of it immediately. If you have a lot of different makeup products you just don’t use, throw them out. Chances are you won’t use them in the next few years either. Even if you have old makeup you rarely use, it should be thrown out. Makeup is essentially a petri dish for bacteria, so get rid of anything you haven’t used in a while.
Clean your Cabinets
With a freshly decluttered bathroom, it’s time to start cleaning the cabinets. Do the job thoroughly by making sure you have the right cleaning solution. You can make your own using 1 part dish soap, 2 parts warm water, or by combining vinegar and water. Both options are an effective way to cut through the grime and dust that may have been building up in the nooks and crannies of your cabinetry. Use a microfiber cloth or sponge to get a deep clean, and then wipe dry with a fresh towel.
Give Your Items Homes
The best way to stay organized is to make sure everything has a place, and then make sure everything goes in its place. Get small organizing tools such as jars, bags, and baskets to sort your items. Use a silverware organizer to sort small items like hair elastics, bobby pins, makeup brushes, etc. Once you put things in a bin, label it if it is not obvious what is in there. Get plastic tubs for hair products and fill them with the things you use. Only keep everyday items out on the counter such as soaps and toothbrushes. Everything else should be put away.
Get an Over-the-Toilet Organizer
If you are pressed for space, get a shelving unit to put behind your toilet. There is a lot of unused landscape behind the toilet that can change your life. You can pick one up anywhere from $20-$100. Just make sure it is sturdy so that objects won’t fall off it and into the toilet if you accidentally bump it.
Hang Things Up
Give yourself more space under the cabinets by hanging things up. This includes towels and hair styling tools. Install more hooks in your bathroom so you can hang more towels. You can get a caddy for your styling tools that can hang over the side of the sink or on a towel rack. You will be amazed by how much cleaner your space is! Most caddies are also heat-proof so you can put your curling iron away right after you use it rather than letting it sit out on the counter, creating a mess.
Create More Storage Inside Cabinet Doors
Still short on space in your bathroom? Make use of the inside of cabinet doors by hanging small over-the-door organizers or Command Hooks. Here you can store a variety of items, including face towels, hand washing cloths, or toothbrush organizers. This will keep your counters free of clutter and allow all of your bathroom products to have a neat and tidy home.
Add Drawer Dividers
Adding drawer dividers is a simple way to bring greater organization to even a tiny bathroom. Drawer dividers are convenient and practical, giving a designated spot to everything that goes in the drawer. You’ll be able to find items more easily and breathe a sigh of relief every time you open the drawer and see the nicely arranged products. Here you can house dental floss, deodorant, toothbrushes, perfume, or any other hygiene products you use regularly.
Add a Laundry Bin
Most bathrooms have a way of collecting dirty laundry on the floor, so make it easy on the whole family by adding a laundry bin in the spot where they usually toss their dirty clothes as they step into the shower or bath. You can even go the extra mile and add two laundry bins, if you have the space: one for towels, and one for dirty clothes.
By following these 8 tips, you’ll be well on your way to a more organized, tidy bathroom. If you put in the work now, it will be easier to keep your bathroom clean in the future. So get to organizing—you’ll thank yourself later!