How to organise and declutter your bathroom
As one of the busiest and most regularly used rooms in your house, keeping the bathroom looking clean and tidy is a must. Having the right amount of bathroom storage is essential to this, as is keeping clutter at bay.
Doing a spring clean is a great time to overhaul your bathroom space with some of our top bathroom organisation and storage ideas, and a good opportunity to declutter.
Coming up with ideas and solutions to neatly store toiletries, towels and toilet rolls is key, otherwise, bathrooms can very quickly start to look untidy – especially if you are in need of small bathroom storage ideas. With our Baby Soft® tips and tricks, you’ll have your bathroom looking ship shape in no time.
How to declutter with simple bathroom storage ideas
Start by decluttering your bathroom counters, as they are the most visible. It’s time to be ruthless here so start by going through each item. Ask yourself what it is that you truly need and use, then create three piles:
Rubbish - Be strict at this stage – make a rule that if you haven’t used anything for at least six months then it’s time to get rid of it.
Recycling - Recycle anything you can and combine any bits of left-over shower gel and bubble bath to avoid waste.
Regifting - Includes things like toiletries and bathroom accessories that don’t suit your skin or were an unwanted gift, then simply gift these to friends or family.
Here are some tips on organising items that can clutter your space
Special self-care items
From bath bombs to facemasks and exfoliating scrubs – if there are things in your bathroom you’ve been saving for a special occasion or just haven’t got around to using yet – now is the time. By freeing up the area you’ll be able to make the most of the space you do have.
A lack of storage for your towels can quickly make a bathroom look cluttered so it’s important to make sure there’s adequate storage space for them. If you’re short on space, look at some DIY bathroom storage ideas which will help declutter your space:
- Dedicated towel baskets or storage boxes whereby you can fold or even roll them up neatly.
- Have some simple open shelves put up for easy access and storage.
- Even a few towel hooks behind the bathroom door are effective in eliminating clutter.
There are so many stylish makeup storage organisers on the market these days, there’s no need to have lipsticks and brushes taking up valuable space. Find one that suits your needs and keep it somewhere in the bathroom out of direct sunlight. If you are the kind of person who prefers to have your makeup tucked away, look for a fold out makeup bag that has a range of compartments for different bits and bobs.
Toilet tissue storage
As an essential in every bathroom, there are so many ways to store toilet rolls. From storing them on a classic freestanding holder to more creative ways such as on a metal sheep stand, where the toilet rolls are in place of the sheep’s wool. Whether you want to create a fun space to store your rolls - such as on a curved shelf, styled to look like a cloud, or hooks on the wall to create a fun display - there are so many ways you can creatively store toilet tissue without it taking up too much space.
Bathroom storage ideas
There are so many ways you can create storage in a bathroom which is both functional and stylish. Storage is essential and depending on your budget, some cleverly thought out DIY bathroom storage ideas or having a carpenter building cabinets and shelving all help minimise the clutter. If you have quite a small space and need small bathroom storage ideas, things like wooden floating shelving or a mirrored wall cabinet that tuck away toiletries neatly, all help by being both functional and stylish.
DIY bathroom shelves is one of the easiest ways to create more storage space. With a shelf above the sink you’ll have a place to store daily essentials like toothbrushes, hand soap and face wash. Larger shelves on the walls, taking up less floor space, make a great place to store baskets with fresh towels, spare toiletries, and kids’ bath toys you’d like to keep out of sight.
Built in cabinets
Small bathrooms often mean there’s little room for all your daily essentials and can make some bathroom storage ideas unsuitable for your space. With built in wall cabinets you can really maximise the space that you have and keep clutter at bay. Mirrored ones mean you don’t need extra space for a mirror too and make a great place to tuck away those everyday essentials like makeup remover, toothpaste, cleanser, shaving gel, razors and handwash.
Easy bathroom organisation and storage ideas
Keeping all your little bits and bobs tidy in the bathroom is a challenge. Therefore, you’ll need a few of these bathroom storage ideas up your sleeve to help make sure all the little things are in check. Here are five to get you started:
1. Baskets for toilet roll
Cute little wicker baskets make great places for storing excess toilet rolls and don’t take up too much space on the floor. You can also use these baskets to store fresh flannels, cotton pads and tissues.
2. Toothbrush holders
Toothbrush holders can be made of all sorts, whether you want to invest in something fancy or get creative with your favourite glass or an old mug. With a holder you’ll avoid getting mess from toothpaste on the side and keep the family toothbrushes all together in one place with the toothpaste if there is space.
3. Stylish dispensers
Dispensers for your hand wash, shower gels and bubble bath are great ways to make the bathroom more fun or stylish depending on your taste. Combining all your leftover creams, or half empty shower gels, into a dispenser with a pump is a great way to save on waste and keeps your bathroom looking great.
4. Bathroom ladders
Bathroom ladders have become increasingly popular and are a great way to create extra storage in your home without compromising on space. Store candles, decorative plant pots and everyday toiletries on display on a stylish ladder. Look for ones with a wide step at the bottom to give you a handy place to store towels, too.
5. Make the most of the inside of the cupboard doors
If you’re lucky enough to have a built-in storage cupboard, make the most of it by maximising the space. A great bathroom storage idea is to add hooks to the inside of the cupboard doors where you can tuck away a hairdryer, hairbrushes, and other essentials. This way you won’t need to take up a shelf inside the cupboard, but you’ll still have plenty of space.
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