Spring Cleaning, Organizing Edition: Your Bathroom!

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This week, we’ll be talking about organizing your bathroom for spring cleaning- not just basic organizing, but doing a complete purge and reassessment of the entire space...because why not start spring off fresh?!

Bathrooms have multiple areas where we tend to keep our things- namely, the medicine cabinet, under the sink, racks, and shower caddies. Here, I’ll discuss with you a few different ways that you can purge and re-organize each of those areas. Starting wiiiith…

  • The Medicine Cabinet!

    • Medicine cabinets have a tendency to get real crowded, real fast- often because there just isn't much room in there, unless you're lucky enough to have been gifted with a spacious one. Something many of us tend to do is use our medicine cabinets as the name implies they should be used- for medicine, band-aids, etc. The thing is, this usually leaves us with not much room left for our essentials, which then end up cluttering our countertops! We recommend going through your medicine cabinet and organizing it like this:
      • Obviously, take everything OUT. Go through and throw out any and all expired medicines, lotions, and whatever else you keep in there- declutter, declutter, declutter.
      • While decluttering, keep in mind- what do I tend to use frequently, even on a daily basis? These items usually include prescription medications, allergy medications, toothpaste, and products such as face creams. 
      • Put all like-items together!
      • Re-assess your space. How much room does it look like you have in the medicine cabinet now that everything is out of it? Where can you put your items in an efficient way in order to allow your counter-space to be clear from any excess items (such as extra toothpastes, lotions, etc)? This often depends on the size of your medicine cabinet- we recommend that if your medicine cabinet is small, keep daily essentials (such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, face wash, etc) on your counter in a neat fashion, and store things like prescription medications and cough medicine into the medicine cabinet. If you have a lot of space in your medicine cabinet, make the best of it to keep your counter clutter free! If you have an excess of items (like cough medicines and band-aids) at the end of the decluttering process, you can find another place for those items, such as a free kitchen cabinet or a drawer in the bathroom. This will allow you to have easy access to the things you use most frequently.
      • Once you place your items back into the medicine cabinet, make sure you keep like-items together!
      • If you wanna kick it up a notch, try a variety of medicine cabinet organizers to really help keep things in their place. 
  • Under The Sink:
    • In my experience, the cabinet(s) under the sink tend to become a really cluttered zone for items like body lotions, hair products, and cleaning supplies. This makes sense since these are all larger items and it seems like the most logical place to store them! The thing is, as organized as you might try to be, if these items aren't zoned into specific bins or separated in some way, they tend to get mixed up rather easily. Here are some simple ways you can keep your favorite items organized beneath the sink!
      • BINS! Or, you know, any type of storage container, really. Bins, baskets...they all work. As long as they can keep your products separate and are large enough to hold your items, they're super useful!
      • As always, purge first! Go through everything under your sink- get rid of unused hair products, empty cleaning supplies, etc. Isolate what you know you will use- if it isn't being used, it ain't useful!
      • Once you've decluttered, separate your items into bins- hair products can go into one bin, cleaning supplies can go into another (or even a bucket, since many of us use buckets while cleaning anyway), back-up items like toothpastes and new toothbrushes can go in another...etc. Arrange them in such a way where you can easily pull out and put back in each bin, thus making everything that much easier for you to access!
      • If you don't have room for something you usually keep under the sink such as toilet paper, we recommend buying something like  to help keep your toilet paper in one nice, neat zone. If you already have a toilet paper holder installed into the wall of your bathroom, try something similar that only stores the toilet paper in order to keep the extra toilet paper separated and organized.
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  • Racks:
    • Finding space to keep any extra items such as towels can be tough, especially if you have a limited amount of space in your bathroom.
      • First, we recommend only keeping a few towels in your bathroom to begin with- the necessities, like a hand towel and a few clean towels to use for showering. The rest can be kept in a linen closet. So, try to go through a minimize the amount of towels you have in your bathroom before you move forward to finding the best spot for them!
      • Installing a towel rack on your wall can be a huge space saver and add a touch of style to the space! We are also a big fan of simple over the door towel racks, since, you know...basically everyone has a door to their bathroom, haha. Plus, they're ridiculously easy to install. Like, even I could do it, and I'm a bit of a ditz when it comes to installing things.
  • Shower Caddies:
    • Depending on the size and type of shower/tub that you have, installing a shower caddy to hold your shampoo, conditioner, and body washes is extremely useful. What often happens is that we buy more products than we need- think about it, when was the last time you used that shampoo before you decided it sucked and you went out and bought a new one? Why is it still here?!
      • First off, you guessed it...purge! Decide which items you use constantly, and which you've either outgrown or can easily live without. Keep the essentials- a shampoo or two, a conditioner, a body wash, a razor...etc. Whatever you deem essential (aka whatever you use on an almost daily basis in the shower) keep, and the rest- get rid of it. Throw it out, give it to somebody else- whatever you want to do!
      • Install any type of shower caddy, depending on how much space you have. You can install one over the shower head, in the corner of your shower- anywhere, really, as they have tons of options available. Find out what works best for you depending on the amount of items you use, and put it to use! 

If after all of that organizing you find that you still need room for extra items (such as, I dunno, cotton swabs, perfume, makeup...etc), installing a cabinet over your toilet or investing in a small drawer compartment can really help you keep any extra items organized! If there isn't any room left for something like that, finding small, aesthetically pleasing holders can be great for holding things like q-tips, cotton balls, hair ties...you name it. Place these on your counter (or if you have space, under the sink) and you're good to go. 

And that's that. Organizing your bathroom is a very relieving experience- no pun intended...hahah. But really- now, everything has a "home", everything is easily accessible, and everything works in your favor. Being able to know where each item is, in the long run, will make maintaining your newly organized space MUCH easier.

Happy spring organizing! Thanks for reading!

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