Be sure that you have a good supply of hand towels for your bathroom. Each day at some point when you are in the bathroom, use the damp hand towel to give the sink, taps and other surfaces a quick wipe, then toss the towel into the laundry. This is an easy way to work smarter not harder!
Bathrooms are often fairly small and with limited storage. Look this area over as you haven’t before for every available inch of usable space.
Look high, look low…
PULL everything out & clean drawers and cabinets. Don’t just open up doors and drawers and say “ok, I want all this stuff”. Physically touch each item!
In small spaces you need to be ruthless. When in doubt throw it out or pass it along.
If you don’t use it, lose it!
Have you accumulated bubble bath and lotions that you don’t like or use (or have received as gifts)? Give them to friends, the food bank, or women’s shelters.
In order to make best use of your space and get towels readily dried, consider colour coding your towels. Each family having their own colour.
If each member of the family has a designated colour, it makes it easy for them to re-use their towels as they will know whose is whose. This also saves on the amount of wash that needs doing. You can always take this a step further and teach all family members how to use the washer and dryer and put them in charge of washing their own 🙂
Take it one step further and think about storing each person’s towel on the back of their bedroom door. If your bathroom drying space is limited this might work well for your family!
When it comes to quantities of towels and storing them effectively, ask yourself “how many towels do I need?” We find that lots of our clients have too many towels and are trying to fit them all into a very limited storage space. Anything that is worn and tattered can be bagged and marked as ‘rags’ and taken to the Thrift Shop. Think about how often you do the wash and how many people are in the family. Keep only a reasonable amount of towels that can be stored in a way that makes clean ones easy to put away and keeps the storage space pleasing to the eye. Guest towels and seasonal towels (i.e. Christmas and beach towels) can be stored elsewhere and not in the prime real estate of your vanity or linen closet.
Organizing is all about making the best use of space and time!
MAKE-UP – sort what you use daily and store it in a spot for quick retrieval. Things that you use only for special occasions need to be stored separately. No sense wasting time rooting by what is seldom used to get at what you use daily.
UNDER THE SINK – take full advantage of the space. Maybe you could install and extra shelf (there are great adjustable ones available that you can assemble yourself and work around the pipes). Maybe you could mount a caddy on the inside of door to store your hair tools.
CLEANING PRODUCTS – what about mounting a tension rod under the sink to hang cleaners on OR create a small caddy that has your necessary supplies in it.
Check out our Pinterest Boards where we have lots more creative ideas for making the most of your space. Allow us to be your success partners as you get to the Heart of the Matter!
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Dear Lord, I can’t find the right words. Could you please just listen through my heart?