Does your bathroom resemble a war zone more so than a place to get clean and refreshed? Clutter and chaos can negatively affect any bathroom but you can turn things around with plenty of storage, and a few tricks to get you more organised. Read on for our top 5 ideas for beating the clutter.
1. Get Rid of the Clutter
If you’re trying to organise your bathroom, the first step is to obviously get rid of all the things that are cluttering up your bathroom. This could be makeup you haven’t used for years, old rusty hair clippers or razors, expired toiletries, or even your stockpiles of toilet paper, shampoo and the like. If you don’t need it, throw it away! If you do need it, consider if it needs to be in the bathroom at all. You might think it’s handy to keep spare towels in the bathroom but they’ll stay damp and be less pleasant to use. If your kids like to bring in half of their toy box to have a bath with, make sure your kids take them out with them when they’re done.
2. Built In and Open Shelving
One of the absolute necessities in bathroom storage and organisation is plenty of shelving – both open and built in. Built in shelving is generally in the form of cabinetry underneath your bathroom sink but you can add more if you need such as medicine cabinets or floor to ceiling cabinets. Built in cabinetry is perfect for those must have items that you don’t want displayed such as medications, sanitary products, and the like.
Open shelving is also a great idea and you can place it in strategic spots around the bathroom. Have open shelving near your mirror to hold the toiletries and makeup that you want to show off, shelves above the bathtub can hold kids’ toys, bubble baths or candles for a relaxing soak.
3. Make Use of Drawers
Drawers are also great for storage and they can be built into the vanity or housed within a mobile storage trolley. If you’re wary of drawers because things tend to get tangled up and lost within them, the simple answer is to add in some drawer organisers. Drawer organisers for the bathroom have come a long way and they can keep your makeup separated, give brushes and combs their own areas, hold medication according to type and much more.
4. Colour Code
One of the major sources of frustration in the bathroom is finding out that someone has already used your towel by mistake or used something else of yours. Solve this problem by going colour coded. It might seem a bit anally retentive but it’ll save frustration and even make using the bathroom faster ‘because you’re not wasting time checking what is yours. Have different coloured towels for each person, different coloured toothbrushes and so on. Make it fun by letting each member of the family choose their preferred colour.
5. Add in Plenty of Hooks
To keep clothes off the floor and to just generally help things stay more organised, add some hooks to your bathroom. They work best on the back of the door but you can also install them on any spare wall as long as they don’t get in the way of anything else. Hooks can hold extra towels, bathrobes, clothes on hangers, bags of toys and much more.
If you want any more advice or tips, have a chat with your local bathroom storage specialist.