So we are in the final stages of buying a flat, we currently live in a fair sized house and will need to downsize… a lot. Currently we have people living with us, so our bathroom is over run with bottles of half used shampoos left over from people long gone, and multiple body-washes. Not ot mention I am a total product hoarder. It really is time for me to tackle the problem and come up with an action plan for the new flat.
Have a clear out
My first step will be to rid the bathroom of those half-empty bottles of products that have most
likely been sat there for months, and if I’m honest with myself, I don’t really like either. It’s far better to have a few
products that you really love and use every day. It’s also a good idea to only
keep your favourite towels and bath mat, instead of using old ones in rotation
that just don’t seem to do your bathroom any favours.
Stylish storage solutions
Having a good clear out will help determine if your current storage set-up works for you. Do you need more or
less storage space than originally thought? If you find that you need more
storage, there are plenty of options available to organise your bathroom. Vanity
units are a great choice as they combine a sink and storage into one space
saving design. The cupboard underneath the sink means you can keep toiletries
hidden away yet close to hand.
Other storage ideas can include shelves,
wall cabinets and baskets. A new mirrored cabinet fitted above the sink will
instantly update your bathroom and give you somewhere to store your everyday
essentials. Baskets and shelves offer an affordable solution, and are
great for keeping items neat and tidy.
Tackle one area at a time
If your bathroom is like mine, it’s full of clutter leaving you unsure where to start, it’s a good idea to tackle one area at a time. Begin by clearing out the vanity unit or cabinet, keeping the items you
really like and use on a regular basis.
Do the same thing for shelves
and surfaces, and get rid of anything that’s been sat collecting dust and
serves no purpose in your bathroom. It’s also worth remembering that products can have a shelf life, so make user that you bare this mind during the cull. Work your way around the bathroom until
you’ve covered all areas and removed the clutter.
Clean and tidy up
Once you’ve decluttered your bathroom, give
all the surfaces a good clean. Take your time and focus on achieving a
sparkling clean space, you’ll be surprised the difference this can make to the
overall look and feel of your bathroom. Tidy up the remaining items, fold up
towels and place toiletries neatly on a shelf, or keep them hidden away in a
vanity unit or cabinet. With less clutter, you’ll soon see how much easier it
is to clean your bathroom.
A new routine
Clearing out clutter from your bathroom
provides a great opportunity to rethink your morning and evening routines. If
you feel rushed when getting ready on those busy weekday mornings, streamlining
your routine and even reducing the number of products you’re using can ease the
If everything you need is in one place, then you’ll find it easier to
get ready, rather than wondering where on earth your deodorant has gone! You
could try removing all but the essential items from the bathroom and see how it
feels to use a much more simplified space.
The small details
Once your bathroom is free from clutter,
you can then see if what you have in the space is doing its job well. For
example, if you’d love to enjoy a relaxing soak in the bath more often, you
could place a small stool close by to keep your towel and bathing essentials
close to hand. Or, if the toiletries around your basin still feel a little
dis-organised, you could add a small basket or tray to group them together in a
De-cluttering your bathroom may seem a
little daunting at first, but the effort will be so worth it!
Do you have any bathroom storage/decluttering tips? anything to make moving into our first flat easier is much appreciated!
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