If you were told you could change one thing about your bathroom what would it be? Would you want a larger tub, more counter space, or more area to hide your clutter?
While you may not realize it, most people’s biggest complaint about their bathroom is about storage and lack of room to put their belongings when not in use. Clutter doesn’t always mean that you don’t need your items; in fact, clutter can refer to insufficient storage area to house your bathroom essentials.
Here are creative solutions for storing… or hiding clutter in your bathroom.
- Be honest about what you need to keep: Before you can organize, you need to take stock in what you currently have and can also part with. Let’s face it, every health and beauty item from the last ten years shouldn’t still be housed under the bathroom sink or in the medicine cabinet. Go through all of your storage areas and throw away expired medicine, health and beauty items, old curling irons, and items that haven’t been used regularly. Once you complete this step, you can assess how much space you really have.
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- Measure your space and get organized: Now that you have uncluttered your storage areas, measure to see how much room you have. Then visit an organization store with measurements in hand to see how you can consolidate your current bathroom essentials. Magnetic spice jars make great space savers for bobby pins, earrings, small accessories, buttons, etc… These can be affixed to the back of your metal medicine cabinet, or install a flat piece of metal to the inside of your wooden cabinet doors for more storage room. Look for vertical stacking drawers for smaller items or use open decorative baskets for open shelving vanities. If you have space, use furniture from other parts of your home to store toiletries, larger appliances such as hair dryers and extra linen.
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Hiding your clutter doesn’t have to be a devious job. In fact, if you can get rid of your clutter and organize only what you use, you will soon see how much space there is to be had.
Bathrooms are one of the smallest rooms of your home, but they need to house a lot of elements. Use these helpful tips to get organized and utilize every spare space you have!
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