Day two of bathroom organization! Today will involve a little shopping or creative thinking using stuff you already have around the house. There will be some ideas at the end of this post.
Before you head out though you have a little work to do. Go through all of your bathroom items and match them up with like items, for example pile all the hair stuff up, the make-up, the perfumes, lotions, etc…all in their own piles. At this time you can go through the piles and throw away empties and products you know you wont use again, then do a quick wipe down of whats left. Now you know how many containers you will need just by counting your piles. Use what you have around the house if you cant find anything then its time to shop. A great place to start is the thrift stores, you can find really unique containers for super cheap. Its a good idea to make a list of those piles so you get the right size containers.
After you pick out containers for all those piles put them in there and find a home for the container, the stuff you use everyday should be out on the counter if space permits or on a shelf, the stuff used just on occasion can be put under the sink.
Congratulations, its only day two and your bathroom is organized!
Here are some things to consider:
- Do not store toilet paper or any other items under the sink that can be damaged by water, if you do have a leak contact your local Mr Rooter Plumbing office to take care of it.
- Glass storage containers are not recommended due to the fact they can break very easily in the bathroom and are very difficult to clean up especially if it gets in the drain.
- Baskets, silver bowls,silver serving trays, plastic baskets,ice cube trays, decorative hooks are all good examples of safe storage.
- Decorate with a purpose, all items should have a reason for being there. The trash can doesn’t have to be boring plastic use a galvanized bucket, wicker basket, decorative tin ( think popcorn tin) , wide topped vase, medium to large clay pot painted or just left as is!
- Empty Pringles cans rinsed out and covered in decorative paper are great for storing combs. The cans could be cut down or use the smaller portion size to hold make-up brushes.
- Do you keep jewelry in your bathroom? If so an old rake hung up keeps necklaces tangle free.
- Do you need to leave reminder notes for yourself? Use a dry erase marker on the mirror for reminders or motivational quotes.