I probably don’t need to tell you that the bathroom is one of the most used rooms in the home.  Because of this it should probably be a priority when it comes to organization and cleanliness.  It’s also, as Joanna Gaines points out in her book Homebody, the place where we start and end our days.  I don’t know about you but my ideal bathroom would have a calming effect.  Have you ever had one of those moments where you reach for something in your bathroom drawer or cabinet, and everything around it falls over causing a domino effect? Yeah, that used to be me…pretty much all the time. And it definitely didn’t create this “calming” atmosphere that helped me to start my day off right.  However I was finally able to declutter and simplify my bathroom products using these 5 easy steps:

  • Get Rid of Expired Products: this is something that we all probably should do, but never really block out time for.  Because of that, I guarantee you have some old products lying around that really shouldn’t be used. Here is a good site with a list of expiration dates for all of your bathroom/makeup products!
  • Essential First Aid: how many first aid kits do you really need?  I would like to think that one for the house should be good.  If you have a bunch of loose band-aids, gauze, etc. put them together to make a kit of your own.  Any extras- keep in your car, hiking backpack, etc.
  • What If Items: take some time to go through your makeup, hair and nail products and ask yourself what you really love and use.  Anything that is not part of your regular routine, or that you won’t use at least every few weeks or so, get rid of.
  • Shower Items: I wanted to make this a separate bullet point purely because I feel that I always forget to group these products in with my other everyday items.  I’m not sure if it’s because this area is blocked off by the shower curtain or what….but needless to say, don’t forget to keep your shower products organized and get rid of expired products!
  • Place Items Strategically: think about your everyday routines when putting items back in an organized way.  Things you use every day should be placed somewhere with easy and quick access.  

One major benefit of keeping an organized and simplified bathroom is that it takes less time to clean!  With less products on shelves and next to the sink there is less to move out of the way and clean up after.

Do you have any tips, tricks or hacks for keeping your bathroom organized and clutter free?  I would love to hear from you- leave me a comment below!