Keeping your bathroom uncluttered
22 Oct 2019
Bathrooms - we use them every day and we spend a surprisingly large amount of time in them!
It would make life a lot easier (and healthier) if you could easily clean your bathroom and have everything you need at your fingertips. This week we have a few tips to help you get there!
WHO SPENDS LONGER IN THE BATHROOM?
"The average time that both men and women spend in the bathroom every day is right around 30 minutes. If you tend to spend longer, you’re not alone. About 25 percent of us spend more than an hour in the bathroom on a daily basis. Here’s where men and women part ways, though. Thirty-seven percent of women are in the over-one-hour category as opposed to 15 percent of men falling into that category." One Point Partitions
What are the greatest causes of clutter in a bathroom?
Cosmetics/ makeup/ nail polish
Excess toiletries/ soaps/ deodorants
Excess Styling appliances and accessories
Too many spares
How do we declutter these?
Get rid of anything past its expiry date
Check nail polish and cosmetics - let go of old ones
Look at hair products you no longer use (hairspray/ gel)
Makeup goes off: guide for when to throw out your make-up
Perfume expires too: guide for how long and best ways to store your perfume
Is it a ‘just for when’ like toothpaste or a ‘just in case’ like fake tan or body glitter?
Can excess items be redistributed to other rooms/ locations?
Don’t collect hotel mini’s unless you intend to use them.
If you buy bulk items - are there other places (laundry cupboards etc) that the overflow can be stored?
Kids bath toys - get rid of broken or brittle ones/ ones with mould.
Have a separate home for “special occasion” and “travel” makeup and toiletries
Re-organise your space:
Clean out drawers - empty shelves/ surfaces.
Group like items together
Put the most frequently used items in the most convenient locations
The less stuff you leave out on flat surfaces - the easier it is to clean
Store groups of items in baskets/ containers to set limits and keep friends together
Shallow storage options - if you cant see it you wont use it.