5 Bathroom organizing tips

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The bathroom is a high traffic area used by many people in a home. Use the storage spaces well. Think about wall space and if a cabinet or over the toilet stand can be added. Is there space beside the toilet to add a slender cabinet for towels or toilet paper and Kleenex? There are over the cabinet door products to hold blower dryers and flat irons. Before organizing your bathroom you might want to do a quick declutter to remove unneeded and unwanted items. Next, use these 5 tips to make your bathroom function better and safely.

A cartoon graphic of a well organized bathroom with 2 sinks, bath tub and storage.

1. Have a drawer for each person who uses the bathroom to store his or her toiletries and cosmetics.  If you don’t have the space to store items in the bathroom, give each person a basket to transport their things to and from his or her bedroom, where the basket is stored.

2. Purchase under-sink storage shelves or baskets to make good use of this under-utilized area. It can be a difficult area to organize because of the pipes under the sink and it is a very deep cabinet.

2 tier freestanding white shelf to use under a sink
A 2 tier brown shelf with a larger bottom and a half shelf on top to fit beside the plumbing under the sink.

3. If medications are stored in the bathroom, safely store them where small children and pets can’t gain access. If you have expired medications take them to your pharmacy to be recycled. Most pharmacies want the pills removed from the packaging and placed in a plastic bag. All the medication can go in one bag.

4.  Store cleaning supplies safely, out of the reach of children and nearby so you can do quick clean-ups.

5.  Add hooks or towel bars to the walls or over-the-door racks/hooks to hang and dry towels after use.  Not enough room in the bathroom?  Install hooks or bars in the bedrooms.  This will keep towels off the floor, neat and clean. This Ikea towel bar has 3 bars that swing out from the wall. It give lots of space for towels and doesn’t need much wall space.

One wallmounted towel bar with 3 rods for hanging towels that swings out from the wall.
Wall mounted towel bar

Julie Stobbe is a Trained Professional Organizer and Lifestyle Organizing Coach who brings happiness to homes and organization to offices, virtually using Zoom. She has been working with clients since 2006 to provide customized organizing solutions to suit their individual needs and situations. She uses her love of teaching to reduce clutter, in your home, office, mind and time. She guides and supports you to be accountable for your time, to complete projects and reach your goals. If you’re in a difficult transition Julie can coach you to break-free of emotional clutter constraining you from living life on your terms. Online courses are available to help instruct, coach and support your organizing projects. Get started by downloading Tips for Reorganizing 9 Rooms.

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