Imagine walking into your bathroom to find that everything has a place. Read this for some bathroom organization tactics that will seriously improve your life.
Imagine walking into your bathroom to find that everything has a place. No more searching through overstuffed drawers or stepping on wet towels. How nice would that make you feel? That happiness is within reach.
Take any or all of these nine bathroom organization tactics, and you’re sure to find yourself living a happier lifestyle. It doesn’t get better than a nice, clean bathroom.
1. Whip Your Cabinets Into Shape
Shoving things under your bathroom sink is easy. How often do you just toss hair products or Q-tips under there without even thinking about it?
Unfortunately, this habit only leads to a pile of clutter.
Avoid the toppled mess by adding some order to your cabinets. Plastic containers make great stackable storage for under the sink. And since they are clear, you can easily see what’s nestled in each one. Labeling them is a simple way to make your life even easier.
The back of your cabinet doors can help with opening up space. Over-the-door organizers are perfect for holding small objects that would otherwise get lost under the sink. They come with baskets and trays to hold everything from hair products to cleaner bottles.
There are even baskets made specifically to hold your hairdryer. It’s easy to knock things over when you’re reaching way back in your cabinets to find what you need. Small items are even harder to get to and easily lost in the chaos.
A lazy Susan fixes both of those problems! All your little things will be safe and sound, and all you have to do is spin it to find what you need.
2. Hang Some Baskets on the Wall
Keep your countertop clutter-free by hanging up some baskets to hold your stuff. Window boxes are deep, which makes them perfect for storing extra toiletries. Throw some toothpaste, deodorant, or even some washcloths in there so they’re easy to find.
Create a unique shelving system by hanging wire baskets on your walls. All you have to do is fix the baskets with the bottoms against the wall so you have a nice, open shelf for bigger things like towels and toilet paper. You can also throw a few decorative things up there for a personal touch.
3. Give Your Counter a Rustic Look
Jars are all the rage. Use apothecary jars or mason jars to hold the stuff that would normally be lying all over your countertop. The wide mouth on the jars makes it easy for you to reach that last cotton ball without a struggle. They are also good for holding Q-tips and makeup brushes.
For some extra Rustic flair, add chalkboard labels to your jars. They’re stylish and easy to change if you decide to use the jars for something else.
4. Keep Your Shower Supplies Together
A shower caddy cleans up your shower when you don’t have shelves to hold everything. And even if you do have shelves, putting your bottles in a caddy prevents mildew from building up around them. Trade out those regular shampoo bottles for something more cohesive. Matching plastic bottles or pretty glass pumps bring some style to your shower while also eliminating clutter. If you’re super serious about going bottle-free, a shower dispenser is the way to go. Just pour your shampoo, conditioner, and liquid soap in and discard the rest!
5. Make Your Drawers Look Less Cluttered
It’s been said many times before, but we’re saying it again: Get yourself some drawer organizers. These babies are going to straighten out all of your bathroom drawers in a cinch. Everything from cosmetics to hair products to razors will have a place to stay where they aren’t mingling with anything else. You won’t be sorry about this one.
6. Tidy Up Your Overflowing Medicine Cabinet
Playing a game of “What’s Going to Fall Out Today?” is fun and all, but it’s soon going to be a thing of the past. Keep your medicine cabinet organized with a few small containers.
Little jars or plastic bins make finding what you need easy. Stand up your razors, tuck those tiny scissors away, and keep your cotton balls quarantined. They won’t be scattered around your medicine cabinet any longer.
If you’re in a DIY mood, you can turn it into a project. Measure the back of the cabinet and get some pre-cut steel to stick toward the back. Once it’s in there, you can use magnetic hooks and containers to keep everything from just lying on the shelves. It’s like decorating your locker all over again!
7. Designate a Spot for Dirty Towels
There’s nothing worse than having wet, dirty towels all over the floor. Make sure you have a hamper primed and ready to hold any dirty laundry from the bathroom. With a trusty hamper, towels will be less likely to end up on the ground. Plus, carrying a hamper to the laundry room is a lot easier than carrying a pile of loose towels. Pick a hamper with a lid to hide your laundry out of sight. This will also give you a spot to put a basket of clean, rolled towels.
8. Dry Out Those Bath Toys Properly
No one wants to go to take a shower only to find bath toys spread all over the tub. Clean up those toys after bath time so they aren’t a nuisance and they can dry properly. A mesh laundry bag makes the ideal toy holder. Stick a hook on the wall over the tub to hold the bag and let the toys dry out. They will have plenty of airflow to keep them from getting moldy. If you have a nook in your bath, a waterproof basket that fits inside can hold all those toys. They will get nice and dry and stay out of sight. It’s a win-win.
9. Create a Space for Favorites
Keep the face or hair products that you use every day in the same place so they are easy to get to. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy. A small wooden tray or a decorative box will look cute sitting in the corner of the counter to hold the things you love the most. You won’t have to search for them anymore!
Even if you don’t want them out on the counter, a container in a drawer or under the sink can hold it all for you. That way, you can easily take it out when it’s time to get ready and have everything you need right at your fingertips.
If you make a point to put everything back where it goes after using it, your bathroom will stay nice and organized. You just need to make a place for everything first! Put these bathroom organization tactics to good use. You’ll be so happy with the results that you won’t even remember how you did things before.
Ryan Sundling is a Group Marketing Manager at Cardinal Group Management. He has over ten years of experience in the conventional housing industry and works with The Proper to help them with their marketing efforts.