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Bathroom Organizing Tips


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CLEANING OUT

  • make-up, hair products, and lotions you haven't used in 6 months
  • products that are dried up or evaporated
  • prescription medications that have expired (take to pharmacy)
  • over-the-counter medications you haven't used in 6 months
  • old razors, scissors, or other dull and rusty metal items
  • pack duplicates of toiletries in your suitcase

CREATING EXTRA STORAGE

  • only store what you use daily on or near the counter
  • install a straight magnet in medicine cabinet for tweezers and scissors
  • install towel holders or rings for adults and children at their levels
  • store reading material in a magazine rack
  • keep only what you need in the bathroom -- store extra supplies elsewhere
  • assign a shelf or container for each family member's personal stuff
  • designate other general areas for use by all members
  • group towels by color and size -- roll for maximum storage
  • create a fabric skirt for hiding items under your sink
  • place seasonal items on top shelves of linen closet

LIKE ITEMS TOGETHER

  • mouth and tooth care
  • hair styling supplies
  • hair care products
  • skin and body care products
  • cosmetics
  • nail care
  • shaving supplies
  • first aid
  • bath tub accessories
  • cold and flu care
  • eye, ear, and nose care

MAKING USE OF DEAD SPACE

  • wall mounted cabinets for toiletries
  • carts on wheels for items you want to "roll" out of the way
  • hooks on back of door for towels and robes
  • shower caddies for shampoos, conditioner, soap, etc.
  • coat rack for towels or robes
  • mesh bags for bath toys, curlers, and other small items
  • wall-mount your hair dryer and curling iron
  • drawer organizers for cosmetics, jewelry, and other loose items

SAFETY IN THE BATHROOM

  • don't store anything you don't want kids to get under the sink
  • label medication for "internal" or "external" use and store separately
  • set water temperature no higher than 120 degrees (F)
  • never leave toddlers in the bathtub alone
  • place a lock on toilets if you have small children
  • lock cabinets containing cleaners, medicines, perfumes, etc.
  • lock away anything small enough for a toddler to choke on
  • never leave electrical items plugged in near water

 

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