Updated: May 18
Since a bathroom is a place that is prone to harbouring bacteria and germs, it is imperative that we keep it clean and organised. A clean and dry bathroom that smells fresh is not only a healthy environment for everyone in the home, but also creates a pleasant environment. Here are some helpful tips on how to organise your bathroom.
In today's post, we are going to explore how to keep a bathroom organised, functional and yet pleasant. I'm going to be addressing regular sized bathrooms where there is just enough space for a shelf unit or small storage possibilities. This is because most of us live in homes or apartments that don't have large beautiful bathrooms.
However, when organised properly even the smallest place can be a pleasant experience.
1. Identifying the elements:
The first step is to identify the elements in your bathroom. Start by looking around the fixtures. A bathroom typically has a WC, a sink and a shower or a bathtub or both.
Next, look at the windowsill if you have one. That also provides us with options.
Check your wall space to see if it's all tiled or plastered like a regular wall.
The reason we need to carefully examine these points, is because they become their own mini organisation points. Each fixture becomes it's own space.
2. Sink organisation:
No matter the size of your sink, there will always be space for a bar of soap or a soap dispenser.
If you don't have a windowsill , this is probably also where you keep your tooth brushes.
I have mine in the overhead bathroom cabinet and away from any lidless flushes the kids might flush. Next to the sink is also where you would typically hang your hand towels.
3. Around the WC:
Around the WC, should only be the toilet paper holder fixed to the wall and the cleaning brush kept down below on the side of the WC. Many people also have a small rug around the toilet.
I really do not recommend that as it can easily become a breeding ground for germs. If you do intend to do that, then I suggest switching it out at least twice a week.
I have a bathmat that I replace every alternate day.
4. Shower organisation:
If you have a stand alone shower, check to see if there is a possibility for hanging organisers or ones with vacuum or suction cups that can cling to the wall or glass. The best is to put it into the corners as this is usually wasted space.
I purchased a metal organiser from Ikea for my glass shower cubicle. This sufficed for a short time, and then luckily we moved into a bigger place.
Keep the essentials. Anything else that you don't use everyday can go into the overhead bathroom cabinet or under the sink.
5. Bathtub organisation:
If you have a bathtub, then you have more space to stock your personal products. You will usually have two corners where you can put the suction or vacuum organisers. This is great if you have kids.
You can use one for yourselves and the others to store their bath toys. Make sure that the drainage in the organisers is good. You do not want mould, especially in the kid's toys.
Apart from this, you also have a longer horizontal surface to place things.
This may not be possible in standalone bathtubs though.
You can always get a bath caddy for your tub in this case, as shown in the image above.
6. Bathroom cabinet:
The bathroom cabinet is a place where you would keep your medications and any extra personal hygiene products. This is also where people keep their first aid kits. In our bathroom cabinets, we have three shelves. I have designated each shelf for each member of the family. My husband and I have one each to ourselves and the kids share one between them.
All toothbrushes are stored in the cabinet. We don't keep our medications here as it is easily accessible by the older kid.
7. Under the sink storage:
We have a small cabinet for under the sink storage that houses all the extra products that we may need. There are always extra soap bars, toilet paper rolls, toothbrushes, toothpastes and other feminine hygiene products.
8. The window sill:
If you are lucky enough to have a window sill in your bathroom, then you can maintain air quality easily. Be sure to open it after a shower. Letting steam build up also promotes bacterial growth and moulding. Try to add a couple of plants that help purify the air.
This brings us to the end of how to plan our Bathroom space and how to better organise it.
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