Evaluate: Ask yourself: How many people share this bathroom? What is necessary for each person to have in the space?
- Look: At your space. What is the best way to use it? Are there enough drawers for each person to have their own? Or are there shelves that could hold baskets for each person? Remember to include the spaces you wouldn’t normally think of such as corners and walls. Use the back of the door to hang towels or robes or even use an over-the door shoe organizer to store bath products or toys.
- Sort: Figure out which items belong to which patron of the bathroom. Make piles for each person and a pile of communal products, such as lotion and Q-tips.
- Group: Types of items together for each person. For example, if you have a daughter, put all of her hair stuff together, bath stuff together etc.
- Figure Out: The best way to organize. If you’re using drawers, buy plastic containers from the Container Store or Target to separate hair products from toothpaste from perfumes/cologne. The important this is to set up a way to keep things organized. If you’re using baskets, employ little boxes or containers to store small items so they don’t get lost.
Label!!: The drawers, baskets, containers… the more you label the more likely things will be put back in their place.
If you’re lucky enough to have a bathroom to yourself or even if you’re sharing with a significant other use your space to your full advantage. Group items by type and store in separate baskets or containers. For example, have all of your makeup in one container, your face wash, toner and lotion in another and you hair products in a third. These “kits” have everything you need in one place and make it easy to lift the basket you need out of the drawer, use your products, and place back.
Consider using a tall glass vase to store your toilet paper. Many toilet paper holders are bulky and seem to crowd the small bathroom space, but if you use a glass vase, it feels light and airy; plus, it makes it easy to see when you’re running low on T.P.!
- For a spa-like feel, roll towels and stack them on a shelf along with some candles
- Consider an over-the-toilet cabinet if you have a small bathroom. These come in different styles and finishes and are great for storing extra toilet paper and towels. The cabinets are designed to fit over the tank of the toilet and are fairly shallow, but definitely make use of the vertical space.
- Don’t feel limited when organizing your space– use everything from silverware organizers to small boxes and bowls.
Use a mesh bag to store bath toys. Not only will it keep your bath tub clear, it allows the toys to dry. We love this lion one:
As always, remember Closet Factory can help you get organized with a free in-home consultation. Call (303) 690-6901 or visit www.closetfactory.com to schedule!