Organize your bathroom!

Updated: May 10, 2019

There are several rules that apply to organizing ANY space, and a few that especially apply to organizing in a bathroom.


Rule #1:

Take EVERYTHING out of drawers & cabinets, and sort into categories. You have to do this with any organizing project, if you want to do it the right way. When you've sorted everything into piles (that used to be stuffed in cabinets), you'll be able to see how many duplicates you've accumulated, and all the old stuff you've been hanging onto. If it's been awhile since you've organized, it's almost a guarantee that you'll have things that need purged. Here is a list of general categories you can use for sorting:

BATH / SHOWER

TOWELS

HAIR

SKIN CARE

MAKEUP

DENTAL

NAILS

TOILET PAPER

FEMININE HYGIENE

TRAVEL

MISCELLANEOUS


Rule #2:

P U R G E and then

P U R G E A G A I N!

(A note about towels: if you have 20 towels but will never have all 20 dirty at the same time, you should purge a few!)


Rule #3: Plan to keep a limited supply of your daily items in the prime locations, and the "back stock" items somewhere else.


How many "daily items" do you store in your bathroom? If you think about it... there are several! There's everything you use in the shower, plus towels, toothbrush & toothpaste, floss, deodorant, combs / brushes, hair products, skin care (facewash etc), lotions, hair tools, makeup, and the list goes on. How do you decide which of these items get stored in the prime locations (most easily accessible)?


In order to have room for ALL your daily items in prime locations, you'll have to decant anything possible (which I should really list as rule #4 here)!


Notice in the picture above, how miniature hair tie rubber bands and q-tips have both been decanted from their original packaging. The flossers have been as well. Not only does this save room for several items to be kept in the drawer, it makes these items easy to grab when you need one. You'll also notice that the current tubes of toothpaste being used are kept in the drawer, but the extra tubes that came in the 2-pack or 4-pack are not.