The bathroom is typically one of the smallest spaces in a home that is used very frequently. Therefore, it is important to store only the essential items used in this space to create a feeling of ampleness.
To organize the shower/tub area:
- install a non corrosive, tempered-glass shelf on the wall opposite the shower head.
- The shelf can hold all shower/bath toiletries currently in use, while keeping them dry, accessible and clean.
To organize the vanity:
- A medicine cabinet with a mirror is ideal for holding jars and creams, organized by related categories.
- If there is a vanity, with drawers, use drawer dividers or sorting trays to prevent the contents from getting mixed up.
- Use larger containers to hold items under the sink, such as a hair dryer and related accessories.
- If there are multiple users, assign shelves and drawers to each person. Consider using a tower to store larger items such as towels, toilet paper and spare toiletries.
How long to retain items:
- It is advisable to periodically review the toiletries used in the bathroom, at least twice a year. If you haven’t used an item in 6 months, discard appropriately.
- Consider placing a circle sticker under each item with the date that you opened it, so that you know how long it has been in use.
- Cosmetic products and make-up do expire and while the expiration date is not necessarily printed, it is advisable to discard them after 6 months of use.
Doris Hasbun is an experienced Home Organizer & Move Manager serving the Northshore and Greater Boston, MA. For additional information visit www.dorishasbun.com.