It's week three of the home organization series! Hopefully you're making great headway on your home after going through the bedrooms of your home. Now it's time to take control of the bathrooms! Whether you have one or four of these rooms in your home, follow these steps to make it clean, functional, and inviting (cause everyone's gotta use them!).
Grab your hand dandy boxes that we've talked about from the beginning and let's just dive right in.
Towels and Washcloths
Start by going through all the washcloths, towels, and cleaning rags (if you store your cleaning supplies in the bathroom closet like I do). Any beat up and tattered towels should be thrown out, unused ones go to thrift, and all the others should be neatly sorted and folded. Set them aside for now. Once it's time to put everything away, we'll come back to them.
Cleaning Supplies and Paper Product
If you use the bathroom closet as the storage zone for cleaning products, toilet paper, feminine items, etc., bring all those out and sort through them. Dispose of any unwanted products and set the rest aside.
Cosmetics and Personal Care Supplies
Take out all the makeup, all the medicines, all the hair product, all the accessories - every. single. item. Put it all out on the bathroom floor and go through each item. Purge as much as you can. These are the things that add up extensively over time without our realizing it! Use this checklist as you sort through your belongings:
By now, all the drawers, cabinets and closets should be clear. Wipe down the drawers and shelves to give the bathroom an extra clean feel and then begin putting everything away. Store cleaning products safely away in a safe place on a shelf by themselves, especially if the products contain harmful chemicals. Fold the towels and linens neatly and group by color and size to make it pleasing to the eye. For the cosmetics, use containers to keep items from being jostled around or knocked over. Do your best to keep counter tops clear of items other than hand soap, toothbrushes if you use a toothbrush caddie, and maybe a candle or some sort of decorative item. All other things should be tucked away out of sight.
Maintaining Your Bathroom
The bathroom is a highly trafficked place, so it's no wonder they get cluttered and messy quickly. Here are some great tips for maintaining the bathrooms from day to day.
By now you're probably starting to see a trend with the maintenance and oraganization of your home. It's all about putting your items away as you use them and not buying more than what you need. I'm not a minimalist necessarily, but I do believe that less is more. Meaning, less gives you more space, less clutter to tidy, and more time to enjoy what you do have.
This is like the coffee talk corner. Sometimes I give organization tips or relationship advice, but a lot of times I'm just sharing about the everyday moments that make up my life.