Your bathroom may not be as big as you want it to be. But, no matter how small or cramped it may seem, you can always step up your game to make it as functional and clutter-free as possible. Here are five organizing tips that can help you make the most out of your bathroom space!
The Benefits of an Organized Bathroom
Beyond aesthetics, there are far more benefits than an organized bathroom can offer.
- It makes cleaning easier
- It saves you time looking for things
- It keeps things easily accessible
- It saves you money by not buying items that you already have
- It improves safety by removing slip, trip, and fall (STF) hazards like clutter on the floor; and, overall
- It makes bathing less stressful and more enjoyable
Any organizing tips start with decluttering. With that said, you should consider investing in quality storage solutions to make things easier for you. Check out these above toilet storage ideas to get you started. These solutions are great to keep your towels, cleaning products, and maybe a plant or two to keep things looking fresh and interesting. You might want to throw in some candles, too!
How to Keep Your Bathroom Clean & Organized
Clear out clutter—remove things that you don’t want in the bathroom including unused products, expired medicines, empty bottles of shampoo, etc. Take this opportunity to clean the room thoroughly, scrubbing the walls, floors, toilet and sink, and hardware.
2. Invest in Storage Containers
Where would you store your bathroom essentials? After a good clean, bring in separate storage containers for your cleaning supplies, bath products, toilet paper, and towels. In particular, keep the liquids and chemicals in plastic bins and out of reach of kids for safety.
We’ll discuss further below how you can be creative with your storage, along with the list of things you should and should not keep in the bathroom.
3. Keep the vanity as empty as possible
If you have a vanity in the bathroom, keep as many items as possible off the counter. This allows you to wipe the surface frequently and have enough space to get ready for the day. Keep your fresh towels, washcloths, and extra bath products inside the drawers and cabinets instead.
4. Organize your towels
Fold your towels neatly and stack them where they are easily accessible. While all-white towels are preferable, you can still manage with multicolored towels—just group them by size or colors. Always keep your most-used items nearest to the front for quick access. You can also keep smaller washcloths in a bin to keep them from cluttering the rest of the storage space.
5. Clean regularly
Organizing the bathroom isn’t a one-time thing. Being used daily, it’s bound to get cluttered from time-to-time. Stay on top of it by creating a cleaning schedule: sanitizing every weekend and purging your storage every month to get rid of the unnecessary items in it.
On that note, it is worth reminding you of the things you shouldn’t keep in the bathroom. Due to the heat and high humidity that is typical in the bathroom, it’s best to not keep the following inside it, despite being accustomed to doing so.
- vitamins and medication
- cosmetic products
- books and magazines
Creative Storage Solutions for the Bathroom
The bathroom can be a particularly challenging area to organize, particularly if it has limited space. It explains why you have to be more creative with storage options. As mentioned above, you can maximize the space above the toilet by adding a wall cabinet or a shelf. Here, you can stack baskets and bins for your toilet paper, towels, etc.
Below are some other tips:
- Mount baskets on the wall for extra storage, while saving floor space.
- Add open shelving to put your bath essentials in and keep your counter clear.
- Fit hooks or a rack at the back of the door to hang towels.
- Maximize the space under the sink too by adding extra storage.
Once you get the bathroom organized, it will be easier for you to keep it as comfortable and functional for the family. But, we can’t stress enough that it takes quite a bit of effort to do so: Return the items to their proper places after every use and anything that doesn’t belong to the bathroom, don’t let them accumulate.
This is a kind of task that should involve the rest of the household and be done daily. Accomplish these things and all that’s left for you to do is enjoy a warm bath in your clean and organized bathroom.
How do you clean and organize your bathroom? Do you have any more tips to add to this list? Let us know by leaving a comment!