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. There are people living with us, so our bathroom is over run with bottles of half used shampoos and body wash. Not to mention I am a total product hoarder. It really is time for me to tackle the problem and come up with an action.
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 Bathroom 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 stress.
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 works. For example, if you enjoy relaxing bath, place a small stool close by to keep your towel 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 better way.
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?
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