The Organized Bathroom

Think of your morning routine. You wake up when the first alarm goes off, skip over to the shower and jump in for a leisurely wash…wait…that’s not quite accurate, is it? For many of us, mornings send a constant chant through our heads. “Rush, rush, rush! Hurry, hurry, hurry!”

A lack of time is the #1 reason people say they have not gotten organized. What they don’t realize is that being organized CREATES more time. And because so much morning time is spent in the bathroom, it makes sense to get it organized so we can spend that extra time elsewhere…unless of course you want to use your extra time for that leisurely shower…

Choose from the following bathroom storage and organization ideas and tips to get started organizing your bathroom today!

For cabinet storage, install an under sink roll out drawer for storing toiletries

Use a 3-drawer organizer on a shelf or in a cabinet to store hair bows, bands, clips and other accessories.

Many times, a bathroom has a huge area of wasted space above the commode. Get a space saver – a set of shelves designed to surround the toilet tank creating usable storage. You may also consider installing a wall mounted cabinet or set of shelves on the wall space above the toilet.

Keep countertops clear by using a ventilated basket to store all your necessities in. When you are getting ready in the morning, pull out your basket. When you are finished, tuck it away in a cabinet or on a shelf. You can create a basket like this for each family member.

Hair dryers, curling irons and brushes can all be stowed away in a caddy mounted to the inside of a cabinet.

Hooks and over the door storage systems are especially helpful in the bathroom provided hanging space for damp towels and robes or storage space for extra toilet paper and toiletries. They really come in handy in cramped apartments where space is hard to come by and restrictions may not allow you to install wall units.

Don’t avoid white towels! They match your decor no matter how often you redecorate and white towels can always be bleached if they get stained.

If you have a bathroom closet or a deep medicine cabinet, install spice racks to the door. They can be used to hold pill bottles, and extra toiletries.

Keep all your first aid items in one portable container. In an emergency, the last this you want to do if have to fumble around looking for antiseptic, ointment or the kids bandages vs. the plain bandages (and even a crying child with a small scratch can be considered an emergency).

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