Ahhh, the bathroom…the serene space where you go to relax and take care of yourself. But is it really? Is your bathroom the place you love to go each morning to get ready for a wonderful day or is it just the place that you NEED to go and take care of business. Well, if it is the latter, this month's challenge is for you. We are going to work on bathroom organization.
May’s organizing challenge is making the bathroom your oasis. If you have more than one bathroom, this month will be focusing on one bathroom that you use all the time. It could be your on-suite bathroom or your main bathroom. Use the steps below to determine what you need to do. Make a to-do list for each section of the bathroom, then take action!
Week 1: Go through the linen closet.
Determine what you need to get rid of. Are there old towels? Have the beauty care supplies in the closet expired? Do you have all your cleaning supplies together? Does the closet need to be touched up? Are the shelves working for your purposes? Are all the extra supplies (toilet paper, tissues, toothbrushes, etc…) in one place?
Tip: Place hard plastic shelf liners covered with shelf paper (for a splash of color) to your wire shelves.
Week 2: Go through under sink vanity.
Is there anything that can be removed? Did anything spill? Does anything need to be cleaned up? Are your cleaning supplies under the cabinet?
Tip: Use shelf paper for your vanity cabinet to help protect the vanity bottom from the water. Place your cleaning supplies in a caddy to keep them organized.
Week 3: Go through your cabinets or shelf above your toilet.
Is there anything that doesn’t belong? Do you have enough toilet paper in reach of the toilet? Do you have a tub near? Can you store your bath soaps, bars of soap, and extra shampoo bottles in this area?
Do you have all your facial products out on the counter? Is there a bin you can use to reduce the amount of clutter?
Tip: Place items in this space that you need while near the toilet. Some examples are feminine products and toilet paper.
Week 4: If you have a large tub, go through any bins and items around your tub. Is there anything you can get rid of?
Is there anything that doesn’t belong around the tub? Do you use everything around the tub when you take baths?
Is there a decorative basket, like these below that may work better for around the bathtub? Look for something that is attractive and appealing to the eye.
Tip: If you want to keep your bath salts near the tub, place them in a pretty waterproof bin with a lid to hide them and label the bin.
I hope this helps you make your bathroom an oasis. Now it's your turn: What is your favorite part of your bathroom? Do you have a particular challenge in your bathroom? Leave a comment below and I will help you with your challenge.