All moms are busy, and staying on top of cleaning and organizing is much harder when you have to deal with cluttered areas. The bathroom can quickly become overwhelmed and packed full with everyday essentials. Here are my top five clutter free bathroom hacks for a cleaner and time-saving bathroom.
I never really paid attention to the bathroom area until we moved from our last home in March. In order to make my bathroom look like it resembled a home decor magazine, I cleared almost everything from sight. What I discovered was that I really enjoyed the look of empty counter tops and a minimal look. Therefore, I implemented the same strategies in my three new bathrooms, and now they take very little maintenance and cleaning to look great.
Purge It All for a Clutter Free Bathroom
My bathroom was filled with items that I was not using. I felt guilty for throwing away beauty products that didn’t work or that I didn’t love. Underneath one sink was a small stockpile of beauty products from when I was a big couponer in 2010. Yet another drawer was taken over with free samples. I couldn’t just get rid of it all, could I?
You bet I did! It was so freeing to get rid of all of the clutter that I was not using. I donated or sold unopened products and samples. I threw away anything that I tried but I didn’t love, as well as anything that was too old.
Purge to your every day and favorite products. You will not regret it. When we have too much stuff, we spend too much time trying to organize it and keep it looking nice. The problem isn’t that we need to find better storage solutions. Instead, we need to store less.
A Sensible Towel Solution
Feel like your towels are always on the floor or missing? I keep a small decorative basket near my tub, which can hold two to three towels rolled up. There is also a hook on the door for towels. After using a towel, I hang it up and reuse it once or twice. If I know guests are coming, I will take it off and throw it in the towel section of my hamper.
For my kids, they only have one towel each. They are still young, so I am technically in charge of their towels. I just hang their bath towels on a hook on the back of their bathroom door so that it is out of site. When they are older, they will most likely only get one towel each, so that it is easy to keep track of, replacing them as needed. Assigning a color to each child makes it easy to know who left their towel on the ground.
See also: 8 Hacks to Keep Up with Laundry When You Are Busy
Keep Counters Clear for Easier Cleaning
What do you really need on your bathroom counter? Take everything off your counter, give it a good scrub down, and then decide what things don’t make sense to put away. The only things on my master bathroom counter are toothbrushes, WaterPik, soap, and a decorative vase. In my girls’ bathroom, is just a decorative vase, soap, and mouthwash.
I try to do a quick clean of all rooms in the morning, and having a clutter free bathroom means I am spending about one to two minutes’ top doing a basic clean in each bathroom. When someone says they are coming over, I don’t have to stress about it.
Overall, keeping a clutter free bathroom has saved me a lot of time each week. It is also nice to wake up and see a clean bathroom rather than a bathroom overflowing with makeup, kids bath stuff, and more (which was common for our household in the past).
Motivated to declutter your bathroom? I would love to hear your process and results. Just comment below.