Are you frustrated with all the clutter consuming your bathroom? Well, I’m sure you are not alone. Bathrooms can always use more storage space, however, sometimes there is only so much that one can do. The following Micro-living article provides three steps to help you reduce bathroom clutter. One simple example could be reducing the number of shampoos and shower gels sitting around your bathtub and store the rest in the closet until they’re needed. De-cluttering your bathroom doesn’t have to be a huge task. Just remember to put things back in their respective spots and continue trying to find new ways to organize and keep your bathroom area clean.
With most people preferring to use a variety of soaps, shampoos, lotions, face washes, and towels, it is no wonder bathrooms get cluttered so quickly, especially if two or more people use the same bathroom area. If you aren’t careful with organizing, a bottle could slip onto the floor or into the bathtub, and make the surface dangerously slippery. Since most bathroom floors are made of slippery materials to keep them waterproof and easy to clean. Here are three techniques you can implement today to make your bathroom a happy, uncluttered place to be.
Everyone has old jewelry, soaps, and lotions they tried and didn’t like, and empty containers just sitting in their bathroom. If the jewelry isn’t made of a precious metal and doesn’t have precious stones in it, I would just toss it in the trash can. Same for old products you didn’t like; nobody wants a half-empty lotion bottle. If you have slivers of bar soap just sitting around, you can melt down the pieces and make a complete bar of soap again.
You probably don’t have the time to organize everything today, so just try to get all the visible areas today, and leave under the counters and the medicine cabinet for another day. One of my favorite changes we made in our apartment was adding in a wall-mounted soap dispenser. Voila! Suddenly, you have your shampoo, conditioner, and body soap all neat and uniform-looking, and they’re attached to the shower wall, so they’re not taking up space on the floor or the edge of the bathtub. Keep an eye out for other great bathroom organization deals, too, and try to keep as little stuff on the counter as you can.
Now that all the major surfaces are clear, get out some spray cleaner and spray off the counters. Clean the bathtub (yes, you have to clear all the gunk out of the drain, too), and give the toilet a thorough cleaning. Use an old toothbrush to get into the crevices around the faucets and inside the toothbrush holder, inside the drain, and along the edges of everything in the bathroom. Try to get all the places that are usually overlooked in a quick cleaning. You will feel so much better after the bathroom has had a thorough cleaning. Next, you can update and re-decorate your bathroom with some snazzy bathroom decorating ideas.
Bathrooms harbor some of the worst germs and bacteria in your entire house. So you will have done everyone’s health a favor by cleaning up in there. Now, take out the trash and stop by a donation center if you had anything worth giving away. Stage one of your bathroom organization process is complete. At a later date, repeat these three steps. Purge – Organize – Clean with all the areas in the bathroom that are not visible at first glance. This means the drawers, the cabinets, and any other big storage containers you have sitting in the bathroom.
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