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  • Writer's pictureMichelle Scholl

How to Declutter Your Bathroom

Updated: Jan 21, 2021

Your bathroom is a private and intimate space, closely related to body- and self-image. It is therefore important to create a warm and comfortable environment, a clean and clear space with positive energy where you can pamper yourself, prepare to face the outside world or unwind with nighttime rituals. The bathroom is the ultimate space to surround yourself with all the products you love, that will make you feel beautiful and improve your self-esteem. In this article I will give you tips on how to declutter your bathroom for optimal comfort and joy, using the KonMari Method™.

Collect all care products

Collect all your items from the bathroom cupboards, drawers, shelves and surfaces. Check the rest of your home for care-products and don't forget any tools or appliances, hand cream, lip balm, nail clippers, hair dryers, styling tools, shavers, electrical toothbrushes.

Sort everything into categories and pile them in front of you. This way you can see exactly what you have and how much you have of it. Hold each item, ask yourself if it sparks joy and be critical, especially when you have multiple variants of a product.

Ask yourself:

  • Does it make me happy?

  • Am I really using it or planning to use it?

  • Would I buy it again?

  • What about the expiry date? Most products expire within two years after opening.

  • Is this a brand I truly love?

  • Are these tools or appliances practical or have I never used them?

Let go of everything that doesn’t spark joy to you and get a clear grasp of what items need to be stored.

Bathroom reorganizing and storing.

Remove all products from the packaging. Packages often look garish with texts and colors, and make a messy impression. Store all products by category and store them vertically in containers and baskets you like. Make sure that the baskets are not too full and easily accessible. Storing this way saves space, and it looks calming, pretty and tidy.

There are many different baskets, trays and containers available to clearly organize your favorite bathroom belongings.

Keep in mind that makeup is a different type of product. Lotions, shampoo’s and creams are moist and watery, whereas makeup is dry and powdery. Store these products separately. Makeup can be stored in a makeup box or bag, and perfumes delight in open displays. If your toilet is in the bathroom, store the toilet paper in a basket with a lid or in a cupboard.

Bathroom category’s: Soap / hand soap Hair care / shampoo / conditioner / hairbrushes / elastic bands Facial care / creams / lotions / Body care / lotion / hand cream Makeup / cosmetics / powders / makeup brushes

Shaving products / razors / shaving cream/foam

Sanitary towels / pads

Cotton wool / cotton tops Nail care / polish / remover / clippers Perfume Dental care / toothbrushes / dental floss / toothpicks Spa / relaxation / bath soaks / aromatherapy / essential oils / massage oils

Clear bathroom surfaces.

Keep the surfaces of your bathroom empty, such as the vanity and bath rim. A clean bathroom is key and this way you can easily and quickly clean after use. Your toothbrush is probably in a glass on the washbasin, try putting it in a cupboard. Even if you use it every day, you'll quickly get used to taking your toothbrush out when you need it.

Keep the bathroom tidy.

Now that you have organized your bathroom keep it tidy with these simple tips, so you can enjoy and relax every time you use it.

  1. Leave the bathroom tidy after use, rinse the vanity, wipe up hair and close the toilet seat.

  2. Put your products back in their place.

  3. Buy consciously and don't stock up, your home is not a storage place.

  4. Use up products before opening a new bottle.

Would you like some help to declutter and organize your bathroom? Contact me for a free phone consultation or check my services.

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