If only our bathrooms have the same amount of storage space as our kitchens, then everything would be so much easier. We’ve said it time and time again, your bathroom is one of the most essential rooms in your home. From the minute you wake up to before heading to the bed to sleep, this is the first and last room you visit daily. This is why it should come as no surprise that we store a lot of items in our bathrooms.
From lotions to makeup, to shampoo and other essentials, these are the items that have to be stored in our bathrooms. But with the limited storage space, storing everything neatly in our bathrooms can become challenging. More than being a functional room, your bathroom should also be a safe haven in your home. Your bathroom should be your place of comfort and relaxation. After all, this is the only place in your home where you can be completely alone and have time to think to yourself. And with all of the items you keep in your vanity and bathroom, it is important that you try to organize it the best you can and to maintain its order.
In this article, we list down a couple of smart ways that can help you keep your bathroom organized whilst saving storage as well.
Take Out the Trash
The first step in organizing your bathroom is to take out the trash. And by trash, we mean everything that is unnecessary. Just like with spring cleaning, take out everything that you don’t use on a regular basis. Stop hoarding items. That makeup foundation that doesn’t match your shade or that nail polish that washes you out, get rid of them. If there are items that are no longer needed for your bathroom to be fully functional, get rid of them. If you feel a tad guilty about throwing out items that are still in great condition, go and ask your family or friends. Find these items a new home so that they would not completely go to waste.
At the same time, decide if an item really does belong in your bathroom. If you have a separate makeup vanity, then maybe these items shouldn’t be stored in your bathroom. But this first step is essential to ensuring that the rest of your organizing journey goes as smoothly as possible, so do not skip this step.
Categorize Your Items
Organizing your bathroom isn’t solely about making your bathroom look pretty, it is also about improving the functionality of your bathroom. Once you have gotten rid of all the unnecessary items in your bathroom, the next step is to categorize and group these items. How you categorize is completely up to you. You may choose to organize the items by their use. You can keep all your makeup items in one category, your skincare in a different category, your dental care can be another category, and so on and so forth.
Another way to categorize these items is by your routine. This way, you keep the items that you use in your daily routine together. If you start your day off by brushing your teeth, then you wash your face, then proceed to the rest of your morning skincare routine, it can be a great idea to keep these items together.
Throughout this post, we’ll be mentioning a couple of organizers that can help you make your vanity look neater. First up, we have trays. Trays can immediately help your vanity look tidier. On top of that, there are a number of stylish trays available online, and most of them won’t break the bank. Regardless of your interior design, trays can add style and flair to your bathroom’s overall aesthetics. Trays are a great way to organize and display your go-to makeup items, your favourite bottle of perfume, or your daily lotion.
If you’re not into trays, then plastic organizers are another great way to keep your vanity organized. Recently, more and more homeowners are finding acrylic organizers to be of great help. Not only are they a convenient way of keeping things in place, but since they are transparent, it is also easier to locate your things should you forget.
There are multiple acrylic organizers available that can store practically anything that you would want to. From cosmetics to skincare, to other toiletries, you can easily find an acrylic organizer suitable for these items.
Hide Your Trash
Aside from discarding your trash, hiding your trash is also a great way of improving the cleanliness and order of your bathroom. From purchasing a cool trash bin to hiding your trash bin inside one of your cabinets, it can easily make your bathroom look more eye-candy. If you’re worried about the hassle of having to reach in your cabinets for your trash bin, a great solution to this is attaching your trash bin to the door of that cabinet. This way, the trash bin slides out every time you open the cabinet.
When you are trying to save space, you don’t always have to buy the big and bulky organizers. A great alternative to this is to buy thin organizers. Most of the items we keep in our bathrooms and vanities are usually as big as a shampoo bottle or a toilet paper roll at most. This way, you can stay organized while saving space at the same time.
Make Use of Your Cabinet Door
Your cabinet doors can also be another space for extra storage. There are many ways you can convert this simple door to another space for storage. An easy way to do this is to install hooks on your cabinet doors. There are a lot of adhesive hooks you can purchase that can easily stick to your cabinet door.
Another way of doing this is to look for small magnetic boards. You can stick your cosmetics there or even a couple of your grooming tools. Lastly, you can also hang small organizers on the back of your cabinet doors to create a mini cabinet for your dental care items or skincare items.
One of the main features most bathrooms have is a medicine cabinet. They’re great for storage and can sometimes serve a dual purpose as a mirror. One of the struggles of having a medicine cabinet is that things always look disorganized. Every item seems to move every time you open and shut your cabinet door. Organize your medicine cabinets by buying trays or mini organizers that help keep things in place.
Another clever way of saving storage and keeping your bathroom organized is to buy a mirror organizer. If you don’t have a medicine cabinet, this is a great alternative. You won’t have to drill this into your wall. A mirror organizer has cabinets that pull sideways. Easily store your items here while hiding all the clutter.
Baskets are another way of organizing your bathroom items. For larger items such as towels, bottles, or any bath products, baskets may be your best bet. Again, there are a number of available styles online that can suit any design or interior your bathroom has. From steel baskets to plastic, wood, and even straw baskets. Matching baskets can immediately affect the ambiance of your bathroom and make everything seem more organized.
Don’t Overcrowd Your Countertop
Although your countertop may have a lot of space, you don’t necessarily have to fill every inch of that space. Think of creative ways to get things off of your countertop. You can buy hooks or adhesives for your walls to hand small organizers for these items.
Small Organizers for Your Countertop
Again, your countertop is premium real estate in your bathroom. It is one of the first few things people notice when walking into a bathroom. It’s a smart idea to keep it clean and organized. You can make use of small organizers such as trays or even tin cups to keep things such as your makeup or makeup brushes in place.
As a homeowner, organizing your bathroom can be a daunting task but you don’t have to do everything at once. You can start small and as you go through the different spaces of your bathroom, adjust with the necessary items you need to keep things organized. You also don’t have to spend a huge amount of money to organize your bathroom. You can recycle some of the items already found in your home, such as baskets or trays, as organizers. If not, there are always a number of cheap but sturdy organizers that can be found online.
It does not matter if you do all of these or choose to do just three or four items. These will all depend on the size of your bathroom and your needs. As long as at the end of the day, you feel comfortable and your mind is able to relax in this space, then that is all that matters.3