Chasing Away the Clutter: The Bathroom

bathroomBy Karrie Bhurgari Declutter

  1. Reading materials
  2. Over-the-counter medicine: Go though and check for expired medicines
  3. Make-up: Toss away anything older than 6 months
  4. Bath toys
  5. Cleaning agents or supplies
  6. Appliances: Toss old, non-functional dryer/curler, electric razor, and electric toothbrush
  7. Bottles of shampoo/conditioner
  8. Towels: Do you really need all those? 2 per person per bathroom, plus 2 hand towels and 2 wash clothes (and give each person their own colour)

Organize:

  • Prioritize first. Start by pulling out the things you actually use on a regular basis. Make sure they are in the most easily accessible areas. It will definitely make it easier to get ready in the morning.
  • Keep any extra stocked items together. If you like to keep extra toothbrushes, bars of soap, or bottles of shampoo on hand, keep them in the same area.
  • Consolidate duplicate items. Try to avoid the crowding of extra items by combining them. It won’t hurt to combine two half empty bottles of conditioner together.
  • Place small items in a contained area. It’s easy to lose small items like nail clippers, tweezers, and hair clips. Use a small drawer/plastic bin near the front of a drawer to keep small things from sliding out of sight.
  • You don’t need all those tiny bottles. Buy the travel size containers that you can refill with your regular shampoo.
  • Kids need their own spaces, too. Make things convenient for them as well. Make sure they can access the extra toilet paper and give them a designated spot for their toothbrushes and hairbrush.