If several household members are sharing a bathroom, follow these 14 tips to help organize it.
- Clean out every drawer and shelf in the bathroom. Get rid of anything that isn’t being used.
- Move your medicines to the kitchen. The heat and steam in the bath can ruin them.
- Give each household member a different colored basket to fill with toiletries. No sharing. Make sure everyone has their own toothpaste, eye drops, cosmetics and grooming supplies. Each person will keep the basket in his or her bedroom.
- Evaluate your storage. You will need places for: towels, nail care, extra paper, feminine hygiene products, hair care and back-up supplies of soap and shampoo. Nothing else belongs in the bathroom.
- Use a shower/bath caddy for shampoo and soap. They hang on the wall of your shower and keep the clutter out of your shower area. They are relatively inexpensive and available in many different styles.
- Set up a drip-dry container for bath toys if you have small children.
- Corner to corner suction cup hammocks work well
- Make space for a small, lidless hamper or laundry basket. Otherwise, have a system for depositing used towels in the laundry room.
- Use hooks instead of towel racks for kids. They’ll be more likely to use them. Have as many hooks and/or towel racks as you have persons using the bathroom.
- Make a checklist of all products in your bathroom as well as those used by each individual. Review your list weekly before shopping.
- Explore the variety of storage options you can use in the bath.
- Small countertop drawers can organize cotton balls and Q-Tips.
- Use cutlery trays in drawers, plastic shelves under the sink and caddies which attach to doors.
- Rolling carts can all contain the clutter that frequently accumulates in this much-used room. To keep things organized, each person can have one basket on the cart.
- If pressed for space when storing towels, consider a space-saving towel rack that clips right over the back of the bathroom door.
- Transform the dead space over your toilet by adding a stacked cabinet to store some of those items that have been kept under the sink.
- Consider installing a shower dispenser right on the wall to dispense liquid soap, shampoo and conditioner and eliminate all of that clutter
- Use organizational cosmetic containers or even small boxes to organize each person’s cosmetics individually.