Blog: Organizing Small Spaces
Decluttering the Small Bathroom
This would be a nice bathroom cabinet to wake up to in the morning, wouldn't it? What about yours? Do you want to scream every time you open the bathroom cupboard? Is your medicine chest full to overflowing, are there so many bottles in your shower stall that you can barely find room to stand? Have you lost sight of the top of your vanity? Then it's time to declutter your bathroom.
Set aside about 1 hour to 1 ½ hours for this task.
Eliminate all medications/ointments that have expired or which you no longer need/use.
Keep only the hair products that you currently use on a regular basis.
In addition to shampoo, conditioner, gels and sprays, this includes all hair accessories, combs and brushes and hairstyling appliances (we've all been lured into buying new and different products with each new hairstyle) that you no longer use. Let the past go and keep only those products and accessories that support your current hair style.
Toss any make-up products or other grooming products that you do not currently use. Try to simplify your make-up routine so that it takes just a few minutes a day and all your products are in one convenient container. If you aren't sure how long to keep your cosmetics,check out Real Simple's Beauty Expiration Dates. If you purchase a replacement product, toss the old one.
Check all towels for stains and wear and tear. Remove worn towels and add them to your rag bag or donate to your local animal shelter. Keep just enough towels for your family's weekly use with a few spares for guests.