6 Tips to Clear the Bathroom Clutter

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The bathroom is the first place you go to when you get up in the morning so it’s so important to keep it free of clutter. Todays client needed some help purging and organizing her bathroom. She expressed how stressful and frustrating it was to look at her drawers and cabinets everyday. She wanted a simple streamlined system to make her mornings more managable.

These six tips can get your bathroom free of clutter, organized and give you a few extra minutes for that second cup of coffee.

1.  PURGE

This is always the most important step when you start any organizing project. Get rid of anything that does not belong in the bathroom and anything you don’t need or use. That includes miniature sized items from your travels. Keep one bag ready for travel and donate the rest to a homeless shelter.

2. KEEP LIKE THINGS TOGETHER

I say this often but most people buy multiples of items because they are not all kept in the same place. Keeping like things together saves you time and money.

3. USE THE VERTICAL SPACE UNDER THE SINK

There are many storage options for under you sink.  You can triple your storage in a bathroom by using the verticle space.

4. MEASURE THE SPACE

After you purge measure the space so you purchase only the organizing products that you need. Buying too many of the wrong items tends to become more clutter if they are never returned.

5. INVEST IN DRAWER INSERTS

If you want to prevent drawer clutter make sure there is a place for everything and the easiest way to do that is with drawer inserts. They come in different sizes so you can customize to fit your needs.

6.  STAY AWAY FROM THE BIG BOX STORES

Unless you have a large family or you have extra storage space to store twelve tubes of toothpaste stay away from the big box stores. If you buy in bulk and don’t have any place to store it, it becomes clutter.

If you start your day looking at a cluttered mess you set yourself up for a stressful and frustrating start of your day. Take the time to make the changes, it will be life changing!

If you want to learn more bathroom organizing tips watch my latest segment on
River City Live 

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Before & After Bathroom Closet

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This week’s before and after is a kids bathroom closet that was shared by four children.

The closet was jammed full of items that did not belong in a bathroom and with things that were no longer needed. This project is a great example of why it’s important to purge then organize.

Once the clutter was cleared there was plenty of shelf space for new towels, organized labeled containers and all other bathroom essentials.

Clear labeled containers are an easy way to teach children organization at a young age. They can see and read what is in the container take out what they need and put it back where it belongs.

This closet had become a source of frustration for Mom and the kids.

It’s not always a matter of enough space, it’s about having too much stuff!

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Make Better Use Of Your Cabinet Space

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One way to make the most use of the space on your shelves and in your cabinets is to be able to see everything. When you can see what you have it prevents over buying and clutter.

Here is a simple solution to  this problem. Install pull out drawers inside your cabinets and shelves. These drawers will keep bathrooms, kitchens, pantries and closets organized.

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http:::www.shelfgenie.com:solutions.php?gallery=product_galleryYou can purchase them at any home improvement store and install them yourself or there are companies like Shelf Genie that will come and install them for you.

A simple change can make a big difference on getting organized and staying organized.

Image credit: Decor Pad / Neatly Designed / Kathryn Scott Design / BHG / Shelf Genie