4 Hacks to Declutter Your Bathroom

Published on 7/2/2021

4 Hacks to Declutter Your Bathroom

If there’s any space in the house that seems to accumulate clutter, it’s the bathroom. Well, that and kitchen drawers. But the bathroom seems to be a particular kind of used clutter. Half empty bottles of shampoo, a dozen tiny travel lotions, cotton balls from who knows how long ago, and odds-n-ends toiletries. It’s a good idea every once in a while to do a full purge of the mess in the bathroom. Here are 4 steps to get you started. 

Step 1: Assemble

The first step entails gathering everything that is bathroom or toiletry related from all corners of your house, car, and bags. Perhaps there are random first aid items in a bin under a bed somewhere. Or there’s overflow of travel toiletries in that hardly used suitcase. Gather all the bathroom items to see what you actually have, what you might need, and what you can get rid of. 

Step 2: Sort

The next step is to organize by category. As you are sorting through items, think about what makes the most sense for your household needs. Would it be best to sort into categories like face, nails, hair, and makeup? Or would it be better to sort by person? Or you could even sort by how frequently the items are used. But the important part here is to have a system that works for you and your needs so it doesn’t all return to clutter. 

Step 3: Purge

While it may be hard to get rid of items you were hanging onto “just in case,” it will feel so much better to purge and overcome that hurdle. Most items we have in our “just in case” pile rarely see the light of day. But ask yourself a few questions about items that are hard to throw away. 

1. Have I used this in the last year? If no, toss.
2. Is it expired? If yes, toss.
3. Do I actually like this product anymore? If no, toss.
4. If it’s a back up, is it of something I use regularly? If no, toss. 

A lot of products in our bathrooms are inexpensive enough and easy to replace. For example, if you have a few half used tubes of toothpaste and you don’t even like the brand of the old ones anymore, toss them! 

Step 4: Organize

The last step will most likely be the most satisfying. It’s time to organize and reassemble your bathroom. Invest in some storage bins, jars, or baskets if you haven’t already. These are lifesavers as they keep categories together. If you have the space and are in a multi-person household, label a bin or drawer for each person’s individual use. 

Purge and organize your household bathroom (s) today and see what a difference it makes!