The girls from No Place Like Home are tackling our bathrooms this week, and I am going to show you how to declutter and organize your bathroom. We could stage our photos to look like something out of a magazine, but we want to show you real life not some organization photos that were styled and photoshopped to look beautiful.
The people who built our house 25 years ago and lived here first made some really smart decisions, and my favorite choice they made was building plenty of storage in the master bathroom. I have enough cabinet space to store all my old bottles of lotion, bath spray, and makeup, but I don’t. I don’t because I want my cabinets neat and organized so that I can find what I need without having to take things out and move things around. Let’s be honest, we all have stuff in our cabinets that we have not used in years. You are eventually going to throw it out so go ahead and do it now.
Let’s talk about the medicine. It is important to me to declutter our medicines every 6 months to a year so that I can find what I need as soon as possible. When my kids or I am sick in the middle of the night, I do not want to have to take out half my medicine to find what I need. I have figured out that it is so much easier to write what the medicine is used to treat on the bottle or tube with a Sharpee. So when you get the first signs of poison ivy, you know exactly what to use. I also put some things together in baggies to make it easier.
I purchased four storage bins that slide out easily. I like storage bins with straight sides so that the bottle do not fall over. I labeled the bins with the type of medicine that is in the bins. I keep the ones used the most on top. So when my husband gets a man cold, he can pull out the bin labeled “cold” and find whatever he needs. I did not label the prescription drugs or the miscellaneous items. Also, my kids (they are older) do not have to ask me for the medicine, they can easily find what they need without tearing down the house.
Decluttering the Beauty Products
After I have decluttered, I organize the rows into hair products, lotions, soaps, etc. This may seem a little OCD or a lot OCD but it is a technique that I picked up in Culinary School. We kept our ingredients lined up in the restaurant for easy and quick access so I use this technique in organizing my home.
I do coupon so if I have my items where I can see them, it lets me know when to purchase more.
This organizing system works for me, and I have been doing it this way for about 10 years. You know it is all about reducing stress in my life and I promise having an organized bathroom storage cabinet will make you feel so much better. This is how to declutter and organize your bathroom cabinets that work, and I hope you find something that you can use in your home. Be sure to check out my friend’s bathroom storage solutions!
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