The bathroom is one of the rooms in the house that can see and endure the most clutter. From dirty clothes that didn’t quite back the three point shot into the dirty laundry basket to toilet paper rolls, wet towels and clean clothes, there can be a lot of clutter and mess in the bathroom.
For a room that is meant to be a hub of relaxation, that simply will not do.
Perhaps the best way to begin organizing the bathroom is to get everyone on the same page about what is acceptable for the bathroom. It’s small fry stuff, but leaving toilet rolls lying around and clothes on the floor can cause major headaches when they build up. Implement an ‘if you see it, pick it up’ policy that should get everyone a bit more proactive about cleaning up the bathroom and making sure the floor is relatively mess free!
Offering more storage solutions to the bathroom is going to go a long way to ensuring it is organized as well. If people have dedicated places to put things or store things, then they have no excuse to leave them lying around. This goes for trash cans, a small discreet trash can will ensure that waste goes in the bin and not elsewhere. Small garbage cans can also look quite cute, so they won’t be out of place in your washroom.
For more serious organization options, you might have to do a small bit of renovation. Adding cabinets and racks to walls mainly. These storage options can keep things from lying around and offer a space for old towels and cosmetic items. Of course storage racks and shelves can be added to walls as well, if you’ve got the space you can look to build shelves above doors and towel racks on the back of a door.
Speaking of towels, you can keep your bathroom warm with a towel radiator or heated towel rack to give soaking wet towels a place to dry and reuse, or a place to heat up towels so they aren’t hanging over showers and bathtubs.Towels and bath mats can also be stored with hooks hanging next to the bath or shower stall, so they don’t need to be folded or left around.
If you want to, reuse small wooden crates or woven wicker baskets to store toilet paper, cosmetics and robes to add more storage options. There are always places you can find that can be home to a basket or crate, including on top of the toilet or under the sink, guarded by a sink skirt or even an under sink cabinet. Of course, there’s plenty of space up high and this includes above the toilet, which can host a number of horizontal shelves. The corners of the bathroom can also hold corner cabinets.
A good way to organize the bathroom is to ensure that everything that is no longer needed is disposed of! This saves space for the bathroom items you really need.