Are you looking for an oasis to help lower your stress levels? When I take a bath, it relaxes me and makes the day's worries melt away. But if my bathroom is messy, then I can't enjoy this time of relaxation because all that mess stresses me out! This article will show you how to get more from every square inch in your small space and tame that bathroom beast by using these smart tips.
You might not realize it, but your bathroom can have a huge impact on your mood. If you're running late for work because you had to spend time cleaning up after the kids, or if you need to use the restroom and there's no toilet paper in sight, then things are going downhill fast. It doesn't take much effort to take bathroom organization to the next level so that everyone has access to everything they need.
Some people say that organization is just a state of mind, but I beg to differ! If you're feeling stressed and frazzled, then getting your bathroom organized will help. There's no better time for relaxation than the morning when we wake up from our slumber or after an extra hard day at work. In this post, I'll share some great organization tips for the bathroom to help you with that bathroom beast!
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Get That Bathroom Beast in Order
Bathroom organization can be tricky, especially if you have limited space or a lot of stuff. There are many ways to get creative with storage and organization in your small bathroom without compromising the style. Read below for clever solutions and that will help you stay organized and make the best use of your available space!
Hanging racks on the wall are a great way to store towels, washcloths, toiletries, bathrobes etc. It doesn't take up too much room which makes it perfect for smaller bathrooms. We also use towel hooks so we never have to search for a clean towel when hopping in or out of the shower.
If you have a small bathroom and you're looking to maximize the available space, try installing an over-the-door mirror that has hidden shelving behind it. Now your guests will be able to see themselves when they get ready in the morning but still enjoy plenty of storage for their toiletries.
Organizing your countertops
Keeping clutter off of the bathroom counter is difficult for some of us (ehem), but it doesn’t have to be. Tiered trays are cute and serve a purpose: they double the storage space on your countertops. If you don’t have the budget to buy a tiered tray, they’re fairly simple to make – and if you’re making one, it’s created to your specific dimensions, which is a plus.
Be sure to use what you have at home first. Are there any items that can be repurposed and reused in the bathroom? If so, then great! Recycle them before they end up taking up space or cluttering your countertops. For example, if you have an old toothbrush holder lying around – it could work as a soap dispenser by placing soap inside of it for easy access next time you want to wash your hands. Mason jars are excellent for refilling and organizing home décor items. They're also perfect for storing small items like q-tips, makeup sponges, cotton balls, band-aids and more. Stock up at your local thrift store!
If you have drawers, use drawer organizers or dividers inside the drawers to maximize the space you have as well. If you don’t have drawers, tiered trays and hanging baskets will be your saving grace. Not only are they a great substitute for drawers or cupboards but you also have more room underneath for extra towels or other essentials like hand soap!
Bathroom sink area
Bathrooms are one of the most important rooms in a house, so it's understandable that they can be particularly messy places, especially around the sink. But you know what they say: “A place for everything and everything in its place.” Don't let the bathroom beast overcome you and utilize these bathroom organization ideas to help you out.
For your bathroom sink area, we recommend a drawer for toothbrushes and other toiletries to avoid clutter. A nice way to store lotions is by using an old oatmeal container or something with a lid in which you can keep all of the containers upright instead of laying them down like most people do. You can even get creative and decorate them to match your bathroom decor.
Sink shelves work great for storing extra towels or wash cloths that are not currently being used as well as beauty products. Putting everything up on display can also help declutter this space while still making it look tidy!
The sink area is where all the clutter likes to end up – at least in my house! From toothbrushes to razors, and bandages and medicated ointment, something is always getting used right by the sink. To combat the sink and counter clutter, everything needs its own space. Invest in some baskets for under the sink – these work wonders for organization and keep things nice and neat looking without taking up too much room. You can get them in so many styles (wicker, mesh, fabric), too!
The trash can should be easy enough for anyone to remember and find, but if you want it even more obvious than just sitting out on your counter space, then look into getting one of those litter-less cans! These are especially great because they come with separate compartments so people know where everything goes when throwing something away.
Bathroom organization is definitely easier when there's an obvious spot for everything so start with identifying what items belong where – then it becomes easy peasy lemon squeezy!
Tub and shower area
It's no secret that we all love to take a nice long bath. But what about when you're finished and don't have the time or energy to clean up? It can be frustrating. Keeping your tub and shower area clean on a regular basis will save you time and frustration.
Everyone knows how awesome shower caddies are, but if you can’t hang one over your shower head for some reason, you can use one that sticks to the wall! A shower caddy makes cleaning the shower a breeze. It also makes everything easily accessible when you’re in the tub, if you hang it jussssst right.
If you don't like the idea of using a shower caddy, one option is to hang your products from hooks on curtain rings. I thought that this was genius! Shampoo dispensers are becoming more popular and some even have shampoo, conditioner, and body wash like this one! It saves space and there are so many styles that you're sure to find one to fit your taste!
If you have children, mount a mesh toy bag right above the tub so you can keep your bath time toys organized. Make sure to use one that drains for optimal water flow and reduced mold buildup in between uses! When it's not time to play, rotate out some of those old favorites with new ones.
Research shows that pooping in a messy bathroom can be stressful. Actually, I just made up the idea but there's nothing worse than being on the toilet with your pants around your ankles when you realize how much of a disaster their bathroom is – dust all over the baseboards; q-tips, toothbrushes and tubes of toothpaste strewn across every surface.
Over the toilet organizers are a sanity saver. They’re affordable at the big box stores like Target and Walmart, and easy to put together. I love this DIY mirror that doubles as a huge storage space with shelves for your favorite beauty products! The organizer you need will depend on the space available in your bathroom – wire racks or an over-the top shelf can triple what little room we have left after all of our other necessities take up their fair share of valuable real estate. You could buy one from Amazon or Target, but why not make it yourself?
From clutter to comfort
After all is said and done, organizing your bathroom can be a relaxing experience for body and mind. With the right set-up in place you will have everything at arm's length while being able to enjoy reading by candlelight or soaking up some R&R before bedtime in an inviting bathtub. You can and will tame that bathroom beast and keep it in check!
Now that the bathroom is done, it's time to move on and tackle another area of your home. One room at a time you can minimize and organize in no time!