7 Ways to Declutter Your Bathroom

I don’t know about you, but occasionally I turn around and my bathroom has gotten full again! Travel products from hotels, samples from online orders, and multiples of all kinds of things. I wonder if they are procreating in my cabinets! Before we get into the nitty-gritty about the bathroom area in particular, let’s talk about the basics of decluttering any space.

The three essential decluttering pillars

The three pillars of decluttering:

  1. Stop buying what you don’t need.
  2. Declutter before you organize.
  3. Triage: daily, keep, re-home, trash.

1.In order to reduce the clutter in any area, the first priority is not adding to it. Yes, you can obviously replace the items that you have used up or that no longer work. But continuing to shop for anything (purses, kitchen gadgets, body lotions, video games, DVDs, etc.) will only add to the clutter of that space.

2.Declutter before you organize! If you run out and buy a whole stack of pretty baskets for all the goodies, and then end up getting rid of half of the goodies themselves, you are left with empty baskets. Also known as clutter! So it’s important to clean out before you attempt an organization system.

3.The decluttering/organizing triage system –> daily use, keep elsewhere, re-home to a worthy recipient, or trash altogether. Your daily use items need to be in a priority location of the space. The items you need to keep but don’t use daily do not need to live on countertops. Re-homing items can take on a variety of methods, such as gifting, donations, or even re-selling. And finally the trash pile – get rid of it completely! My environmental note of the day: Make sure to recycle the items that can be recycled.

Now on to the bathroom! I first want to mention a few amazing sites that I used as resources to create my personal tips — Make Space, Clean and Scentsible, The Spruce, and Clean Mama. Don’t forget to sign up for your free bathroom decluttering cheat sheet!

Bathroom decluttering cheat sheet
Bathroom decluttering cheat sheet

Personal care expiration guidelines

General guidelines for expiration timelines!

  1. Medicine Cabinet – First and foremost, toss anything that is old, separated, or expired. This includes medications, skincare, cosmetics, and fragrances. For an easy guide, take a look at the chart above if your products don’t have a stated expiration date.
  2. Linen Closet – Take a look through your towels and sheets, and any extra supplies you have stored in this catch-all closet. Are there items you don’t need at all? Are there items that don’t belong in there at all? Are there worn-out items that could be better served with another purpose? Considering donating worn-out towels and sheets to your local animal shelter.
  3. Cabinets and Drawers – Overflowing??? Give a long hard look to the makeup, skin care, hair care, nail care, and even appliances. If you have a hard time removing something, set aside a space somewhere. When you use an item or a product, place it in that space. After a week, you can easily see what products you use regularly. Once you have purged the items that don’t need to live at your fingertips for daily use, there are a variety of storage hacks for the remaining goodies. Silverware trays work great for makeup brushes or hair accessories; a spice rack mounted to the cabinet door could be perfect for fragrances; what about plastic tumblers for cotton balls and cotton swabs. I like keeping my cleaning supplies in a tub so that I can pull it out easily when it’s time to clean.
  4. Countertops – I prefer a clean countertop myself. In the morning and evening, I line up the products I need to use, and then put them away one by one as I use it. Countertops should be for truly daily-use items. And make sure that even your décor items serve a functional purpose. A makeup bag can be pretty, but only if you use the contents daily! I have repurposed two of my Birchbox containers from a subscription service – they are pretty prints but have drawers (I use one for my daily contacts and one for little items that could otherwise get lost).
  5. Shower and Bathtub – How many times do you bathe a day? In that case, do you really need 4 shower gels at once? I will admit I have two – one for regular showers, and a super-moisturizing one to shave with. But the remainder of the collection lives under the sink and I pull out a new one when I need it. If there are partial bottles floating around on the tub ledge, decide whether you will really use them up or go ahead and get rid of them.
  6. Everything Else – Sometimes the everything else drives me batty! The items that don’t fit easily into one storage container of like items. Like the boxes of first aid supplies. Or the every-growing collection of travel sizes, trial sizes, and sample packets. Or the skincare products you only use periodically. A stackable drawer set could easily keep those items grouped and out of the way, especially if you get one that fits under the sink.
  7. Unused Spaces! Did you know that there are unused spaces in your bathroom? Especially now that you have cleaned out so much of the clutter. Consider these amazing storage hacks for your space:
    • Shoe hangers over the linen closet door for extra toothpaste, etc.
    • Mount a magazine holder to the side of the cabinet for your hair dryer.
    • Try suction cups – I use a great one on my mirror for my facial brush.
    • Try adding shelving above the bathroom door for oversized items.

I hope all of this information has helped declutter and organize your bathroom so that it can be your spa at home! Self-care has become so important over the last twelve months, and having your own personal retreat space can be rejuvenating and calming. And who doesn’t want that!?!?

31 Ways to Conquer Your Clutter in 2021

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Starter Kit

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I love The Essential Decluttering Starter Kit printables. It has so much inside this one resource:

  • The Secret to Decluttering Success
  • Step-by-Step Decluttering Instructions
  • Planning Worksheets
  • Decluttering Schedules
  • The Secret to Decluttering Success
  • Step-by-Step Decluttering Instructions
  • Planning Worksheets
  • Decluttering Schedules

After you complete your decluttering goals, one of the great things you can do with the items you’re getting rid of is to sell them!

  • All of the how-tos about hosting a successful Yard Sale, including checklists and even signs to print
  • You can sell your items online and the handy tracker and calendar will help so much!
  • You can also sell on Facebook or on Craigslist

In addition to my favorite products above, I also want to mention a few other amazing products in this super bundle since you know I love my printables and my planners:

  • Declutter 365 Planner Labels – This terrific creator has given us daily decluttering and organization stickers as well as task-specific stickers. You can print and add these stickers into any planner that you currently use.
  • Cleaning Planner Pack – So many printable planner pages! Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Seasonal, Spring, Declutter List, To-Do list, and even Chore Charts
  • Household Inventory Workbook – This extensive workbook has so much to offer, including suggested lists, a bunch of room by room checklists, and log pages. This is so helpful for your home or renter insurance.
  • Make It Easy Cleaning and Organizing Binder – There are so many checklists to choose from so you can customize your approach and pick and choose what works for you.
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10 WAYS TO DECLUTTER YOUR EMAIL

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Now for the quick list! I know this is a quick version, but the mini ebook has a lot of helpful explanations and details and tips!

  • Personal Emails
    1. Unsubscribe to emails you just don’t find yourself ever opening
    2. Try using subfolders to keep things more organized
    3. Clean it out to avoid digital clutter
    4. Be selective about who gets your email address
    5. Don’t let checking emails take over your time
  • Work Emails
    1. Again, try using subfolders to keep things organized
    2. Categories! Color code and organize by Category
    3. Rules! Set up rules to sort emails automatically
    4. Follow Up! Set reminders for yourself to follow up
    5. Quick Steps! One-click little jobs like sorting emails or using an email template

5 Ways Decluttering Can Maximize Your Resources

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I’ve created a handy workbook that will help you look at the ways you can declutter to maximize the resources you have, specifically time, paper, electronics, people, and space.

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Time

maximize your time resources

Regarding your resource of time, I want to focus on three aspects for you to consider:
> Do you schedule downtime for yourself? If you aren’t practicing self-care, you will not be at your best for anyone else.
> What is your most productive time of day? Focus on getting your harder tasks done during that time frame.
> What are your biggest three time wasters? (Hint = consider the Electronics section below!)

Paper

declutter your paper

> How can you reduce the paper you bring into your space? Figure out ways to not add to the piles!
> How can you efficiently store the paper you need to keep? Figure out what you actually do need and what’s the best way to store it.
> How can you reduce the paper that you create? Figure out if there is another way to save the information – PDF file, Excel spreadsheet, a subfolder in your Inbox. Imagine the environmental impact too!

Electronic

declutter your electronics form

Cell phones, FitBits, laptops, smart TVs, desktops, tablets, and the list goes on. How much time to we spend staring at these electronic screens? Is your life such that you could build in some electronic-free time? Even just 30 minutes in an afternoon to take a walk and listen to the birds or color a picture with actual pen and paper. Just the sheer volume of emails in our Inbox can be enough to overwhelm us. Try unsubscribing to ones you never read and see what that little step can do to declutter one tiny area. (For more tips about managing your Inbox, sign up for your mini ebook and check out 10 Ways to Declutter Your Email)

People

too many people

This is a difficult area – “decluttering” people. It’s really not meant to sound harsh. People can be both a giving and a taking resource. But interpersonal interactions can sometimes demand time or emotional resources that we don’t have to give. It is important to make sure that these interactions add meaning and well-being to our lives without the unnecessary stress or strain or drama that depletes our resource bank. And we should also be aware of how we add meaning and well-being to others.

Space

declutter your space

In the workbook, the ‘space’ flowchart asks, do I really need to keep this item? But the bigger question might be, does it need to live in “daily space”? I have become increasingly focused on my “daily space”. The parts of my home that I look at all the time. That is the clutter that needs to be addressed first. Before looking at the hidden depths and unseen recesses, our daily space affects our daily well-being. In order to maximize our daily space areas, we should make sure that the items that occupy that space are the ones that need to live there.

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The Essential Decluttering Starter Kit workbook is amazing — tips, step-by-step instructions, planning worksheets, schedules, trackers, checklists, motivational cards, and even printable labels! Schedule 1 breaks down different areas of the house into 30-minute blocks. How realistic and doable!

I think that before you can truly organize a space, you have to declutter and clean it out. Instead of buying more Rubbermaid totes to store things, take a look at what you really need to keep and then decide how you want to store the items that remain!

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  • 9 workbooks
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