Bathroom organization requires you to first get rid of the clutter. You can’t organize clutter so you must get rid of it.
One of the main sources of clutter in the bathroom is either unused products or products purchased that weren’t liked or didn’t work as hoped. It somehow feels wasteful to throw away those products so they get pushed to the back of the bathroom cabinets and drawers, never to see the light of day again.
It’s time to get rid of these items. For many people it is much more effective to set a timer to provide utmost focus. Grab your kitchen timer and set it for a reasonable amount of time, anywhere from 10 minutes to 30 minutes.
Now grab a garbage and get to work. You need to throw away anything that has expired or you used and didn’t like. If you didn’t like it when you first tried it, chances are you will not like it if you try using it again.
If you have unused items which you don’t believe you are going to use, look for organization in your community which will accept toiletries donations. Most homeless shelters or those working with the elderly will accept unused items.
Now, go through and look at your towel, hand-towels and washcloths and any that are beyond their useful life in the bathroom either throw away or move so they can be used for general cleaning.
This is the first step in bathroom organization. After removing the clutter you can concentrate on organizing the items you actually use and we’ll cover tips on organizing your bathroom in a future post.