Organizing with me? Let’s move on to the bathroom today! Little things make the bathroom nice or as in my house, nasty! 🙂 Let’s organize the bathroom today. Ready?
1. Purchase a shelving unit to place above the toilet to hold towels, shampoo and other bathroom essentials.
2. Kids enjoy having toys in the tub while they take a bath. Purchase a net from the store that can suction cup to the tile to keep toys picked up when they aren’t in use.
3. Don’t feel that you have to keep all the towels in the house in the bathroom. Place just a few bath towels, hand towels and washcloths in the bathroom and store the others in another room. This helps children use their towel for as long as you want them too and it keeps you from having to have them taking up space you could be using for other items.
4. Keep as little as possible out on the counter. Store hair bands and barrettes in one container underneath the sink or in another cabinet. Place hairbrushes and combs in a container as well to keep them together. Use storage containers for cotton balls and Q-tips and other items that are small or large in quantity. Keep everything underneath in cabinets or on a shelf and off the counter. Put toothbrushes in a toothbrush holder to keep them off the counter and to help them dry out. Put toothpaste in a holder or on a shelf.
5. Once every few months, go through all the items on the shelves and in the cabinets. Do you have things you aren’t using that you thought you would be? Do you have old bottles of shampoo and conditioner that are half empty? To create more space, take these items and either give them to charity or throw them away. More than likely, you won’t use them anymore and someone else can benefit from them.
6. Be sure to throw out old medicine and make-up every six months. Using old medicine or old make-up can cause illness. A good tip is to keep medicine out of the bathroom as the heat and moisture can make them expire faster. If you aren’t sure how old something is, the best thing to do is throw it out.
Better? Just the little things make a difference. My bathroom is so much better now. Getting ready for the holiday hustle and bustle–one step closer!