Small Space Organization: The Bathroom
I simply can’t be trusted with books about organizing.
I just got done reading a great book by blogger Tsh Oxenreider entitled Simply Organized: The Clutter Free Approach to Intentional Living. It made me want to purge my house for realz. She’s one of my favorite bloggers. I found her on The Twitters.
The first room that came to mind is the bathroom. Let’s per se I had a hoarding tendency of some kind. If I had to be a hoarder for one day, I intuitively feel that I would be a bathroom hoarder. One of cosmetics and toiletries. That’s hypothetical, of course.
So I set myself free today.
Here is my bathroom. I mean THE bathroom. (We only have one)
Here is the storage that came WITH my bathroom.
Here is how I organized it:
The Medicine Cabinet
Little teeny things like chaptstick, tweezers and nail clippers REALLY disturb my OCD. What do you do with these? I’ll answer that question with another question. What is the answer to all of life’s problems? Ikea. They had these skinny metallic cups that fit perfect in my narrow cabinet.
I have two of these drawers. One is for hair things. The other is for make-up and my husband’s electric razor. Naturally.
Under the Vanity
Besides towels, I have a basket stuffed way in the back with our back-up toiletries. I love the Ikea Komplement baskets (they used to be called something else). They are smooshy, so they hold messy things neatly, but you can squish them into any old space. I have one with little spray bottles of homemade all-purpose/glass cleaner and tub cleaner.
Ikea wins the Olympics of small space organizing. Are we surprised. I got this little frosted glass shelf which we mounted on top of the toilet. These baskets have been in my life for an eon. Who knows what is in them. It changes every week.
I cleared out a big paper bag o’ junk. Here are some things that were a little painful to part with:
- Old nail polish.
- Bad curling irons
- Tanning products. Wrong on so many levels.
- Electric Toothbrush: This was my big win. I’m sorry I did not get a photo of this beaut. It belongs to my husband. I promised him that in five to seven years when we move into a roomier house, he can buy himself a shiny, modern one. He didn’t see how a newer one would clean his teeth any better, but he gave me permission to let it go nonetheless.
And there you have my small, organized bathroom.
On another note, this bathroom clean-out actually raised my awareness as to how many toxic chemicals we were using. It inspired a little project called My Whole Home Detox.
Are you a bathroom hoarder? What are four things you could get rid of in your bathroom today? GO!