Here are my top 10 tips for decluttering your bathroom that I recently shared with Female First:
- Let Space Be Your Guide
With so many storage solutions out there, there is no excuse for cluttered bathroom surfaces and bulging cupboards. Use the available storage in your bathroom and neatly store any extras out of sight. Additional products could be a sign of unnecessary purchases.
- Declutter With Ease
To avoid feeling overwhelmed by the decluttering task ahead, get your tools ready before you start.
You will need:
- A clear space to lay everything out in categories (the bathroom floor is fine)
- A rubbish bag
- A recycling bag
- A wet and dry cloth to give the cupboards a once over before replacing items back again.
- Positioning Is Key
Position your belongings in the correct place within your bathroom to ensure maximum efficiency. Store the items you use most frequently in the most accessible area of the bathroom and any spares tidied away.
- Practical Thinking
Always place newer items at the back of your cupboards so that you use things up in order of when you bought them. This will prevent you from having a bunch of expired products at the back of your cupboards taking up valuable space.
- Your Bathroom Is Not A Shop!
You don’t need to store endless numbers of the same product because that’s the job of the shop. There is nothing wrong with having a backup or two of your essential items but any more than this is an inefficient use of precious space.
- Monitor Your Spares
Designate an area where you store your spare products and toiletry items. I store my spares in baskets, which complement the style and design of my bathroom. My favourites are the Water Hyacinth & Seagrass Stackable baskets from B&Q which come in a set of three and are neutral as to suit any bathroom.
- Feel Deserving Not Guilty
Use up what you have before buying more and check your spares BEFORE you go shopping for more.
The feeling you get from buying when you need as opposed to when you want is a far more positive one. Take a moment to see how you feel once you have decluttered… I bet it’s a far better feeling!
- Keep Tidy, Keep Clean
Creating a bathroom you love and feel good about takes work. When you have completed a bathroom improvement project, why ruin your hard work with unsightly products everywhere? Clutter-free bathrooms are easier to clean and maintain, so your feeling of bathroom pride lasts longer.
- Throw Shade
Not only will your bathroom look better with products tidied away, but the toiletries and beauty products you love so much will last much longer when kept out of direct sunlight.
- Let Go Of The Past
Products expire and whilst everyone has a different view on how long to keep toiletries once their ‘use by’ date has passed, in general a product won’t work as well once it’s expired. A good opportunity to declutter is to get rid of those out-of-date products that you don’t need, because chances are you don’t use them anyway.