Bathrooms are busy but small spaces. They often are the first rooms you see in the morning and one of the last rooms you see at night. All of these are excellent reasons to organize a tranquil bathroom that is clutter-free. You’ll start your days with a positive outlook and end them with a relaxed, peaceful feeling.
You have limited space in your bathroom, so purge items frequently. If you haven’t used a product for a month, toss it. If you haven’t used a beauty item (curling iron, hair dryer, etc.) for six months, get rid of it or move it to a high shelf in your linen closet. Cut down on clutter by keeping only the items you use on a daily basis in your bathroom.
4 Goals for This Week:
1. Keep those counter tops free of clutter! Use drawers, shelves and under-the-sink space to store your products. Keep only hand soap and maybe the toothbrushes out on the counters.
2. Set a strict limit for how many products you can have in your shower: one shampoo, one conditions, one body wash or soap, one razor and one shave gel. Keep extras in a drawer or shelf in the bathroom. Set a rule that you must finish the product you have or throw the remainder away before you can open a new one.
3. Pick a relaxing or inspiring theme for your bathroom décor. Place candles near your bathtub. Choose paint and accent colors that you find relaxing and soothing.
4. Invest in some cozy, fluffy towels. They make bathing more enjoyable and relaxing and if you invest in high quality they will last longer and give you continued enjoyment for years to come. Assign each family member his or her own color of towel and washcloth so it is easy to reuse towels and cut down on laundry
* If you get bored with soaps and shampoos and like to change scents frequently, buy the smallest size possible so you use it up before you want to move on to something new. What you don’t use is a waste of both space and money.
* Purchase bathrobes or bath wraps for everyone in your house. You’ll use fewer towels and stay warmer, which will keep you more relaxed and comfortable.
I am a tall lady. After years of having so-so bathrooms and tubs that were way too short for me, I finally built my tranquil bathroom. I have to say it is one of my happy places. Complete with a 6 foot Jacuzzi tub that beckons me on cold, sick or stressful days. I keep a bucket of fun supplies and oils right next to it.
When designing our bathroom I chose to go with a look that I would see in a earthy spa. I personally don’t like the look of towel racks so I installed two adorable hooks next to the shower to store our towels. Everything I chose was with one thing in mind…tranquility 🙂
*For more tips on how to create a tranquil bathroom read my newest book: Organize Now! Think & Live Clutter Free.
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