Bathroom vanities are often a dumping ground for all manner of random junk. We are often rushing out the door and things get thrown back in the cupboard, leaving it in a huge mess. The less “stuff” you have, the easier it is to keep it tidy, accessible.
My motto when it comes to working out how to declutter your home is:
Do you USE it?
Do you NEED it?
Do you LOVE it?
If the answer is no, it can GO. Be ruthless. Don’t overthink it.
Top tips to delcutter your bathroom
- You’ll need 3 boxes and a garbage bag. The bag is for rubbish and the boxes are for keep, donate and sell.
- Start by collecting everything out from all your cupboards, drawers etc. and putting it all on the floor.
- Collect any rubbish and throw it away straight away.
- Group everything else by type (shampoos, conditioners, medications, makeup, moisturisers etc).
- Go through and separate out anything that shouldn’t be in the bathroom.
- Sort through each pile you’ve grouped and cull down until you just have 1-2 of each item (and none of the ones you don’t need). You don’t need 10 bottles of 1/2 full moisturiser. It is OK to throw things out (or give them to a local charity).
- Check expiry dates and get rid of anything that is past its prime.
- Look at how you are going to store things. Place things that are going to be used most often within easiest reach. If you have to pull things out to get to stuff that you need regularly you’ll end up creating a big best.
- Place items into smaller baskets or mini drawers to keep them separated and within easy reach.
How to choose bathroom storage
When looking at storage you want it to be accessible, practical and manageable.
Always put frequently used items in the easiest to reach areas. If you use something daily then it needs to be able to be grabbed without moving anything or bending awkwardly.
If you have cupboards then grab some shallow boxes or baskets that you can pull out to access what is in them. This makes it easier to get what you need without having to completely repack the cupboard.
Baskets are a great storage solution and help you group items in a logical, practical way. Measure your cupboard so you know exactly how much space you have available and choose boxes or baskets that make the best use of the space.
What to declutter from the bathroom
If you are after some inspiration, here are 100 things to declutter from your bathroom today.
- Cotton buds
- Mini shampoos & conditioners
- Eye makeup
- Make up remover
- Cotton pads
- Makeup sponges
- Shower gel
- Bath crystals
- Foot scrubs
- Wash cloths
- Bath mats
- Old toothbrushes
- Sanitary supplies
- Electrical appliances
So there you go. Go get decluttering!