A house is converted into a home with people, emotions and memories. No wonder then why people love to keep it organized in a way that it speaks a language of the memories it holds.
However, unlike the living space, when it comes to bathroom, how to organize your bathroom is a dilemma many face.
When it comes to bathroom, an important thing needs to be kept in mind, that is, whether it is a common use or a personal bathroom. While the latter is easy to organize according to individual taste, the former is a trickier one.
How To Organise Your Bathroom – Some Simple Steps To Get You Started
The size of the bathroom space is the other determining factor, as it greatly affects your question of how to organize your bathroom.
A bigger and personal use bathroom offers a wide range of options to organize your bathroom, on other hand, a common bathroom with a smaller space can harden your work.
Step 1 – De-clutter your bathroom
In a common bathroom, space and hygiene are of paramount importance, occasionally they could be also used by guests and giving them an impression of an overcrowded bathroom with things just tumbling over is a bad sight and also very bad for your reputation.
So as a first step, clear off all the outdated and unwanted stuff, going minimal is always good here. Amongst the toiletries, individual toothbrushes, a common or personal toothpaste/s, soaps, shampoos and general safety kit is the basic.
Your personal shaving kits, trimmers and beauty and healthcare products could be kept in your room.
Underscore- with napkin/towel, a clean napkin, neatly folded for common use is necessary, but the rest items have no business there. The other members or guests using the bathroom don’t have to know the brand of your briefs or the towel you use.
Step 2 – the right storage
Now once you have zeroed in on the items that get the privilege to share your bathroom, give a quick view on the number of items and the nature of their use.
For storing the soaps, toothbrush, toothpaste, and safety kit, shower caddy and if possible, under sink storage are a great combination.
While the caddy holds your soaps, shampoos and body scrubs, the under sink storage will make a perfect space to store first aid kit and other safety and hygiene products.
If the basin has no space for under sink storage, you could always go for a fiber cabinet based on the space available.
A steel or chrome napkin holder beside your basin will add to the elegance.
Step 3 – say no to additional utilities and fixtures
In a limited space, extra size washbasin, bath-tub, additional buckets etc take a lot of space and also make it look very shabby. So if you are running out of space, refrain from adding more bathroom fixtures and crowding it.
Step 4 – club the items according to the use
Mark out spaces in your cabinets/ cupboards and some wall fixtures, scan the place and think how you to organize your bathroom now with the available space and the number of items.
A separate zone should be allocated for safety kit and disinfectants and floor cleaners, since these products are also hazardous, it’s wise to keep them in a place which would not be easily accessible to minors.
Secondly, keep your toothbrush, toothpaste and oral hygiene products should be clubbed together and therefore stored at a commonplace, while the other body-wash products such as soaps, shampoos can find place in shower caddy.
While it is important that you allocate the spaces according to use, it’s also equally important that whatever space you designate for your items, they are neatly arranged and always maintained so.
Step 5 – give importance to each member’s products and preference
Now this part is the most important due to the reason that psychologically some people tend to “measure” their self-worth by “judging” how others treat their personal items. About kids, the less said the better!
It may not be an uncommon experience to have kids quarrel or complain on how the elder sisters toothbrush found a better place than hers/his.
Similarly, if there are any elders who are using the bathroom, it would be very thoughtful and considerate to ensure that they are given a priority first when picking out items that go inside the bathroom, try to pick as many products as available.
And if possible, make a separate space in the cabinet or a wall fixture which will store all their products and also is easily accessible to them without much effort. If it’s an elder lady, keep in mind their height and reach.
While the younger members are keen about the primacy of their items, the elders may “not express but desire” that all their toiletries find space, including their shaving kit.
If they use dentures, make a special and hygienic box for it. In old age, they may have memory issues and therefore trying to fit in all the required items in the bathroom will be a great way to express your concern.
Step 6 – organize your bathroom cleaning tools
Understand that just as the other rooms of the house need daily maintenance, the common bathroom is a place that should be the top priority. The clean and fragrant bathroom is always a welcoming thing. This means you need to put in the efforts to keep it as that.
So coming to the “weapons” for the task, you will need a disinfectant, a separate toilet cleaner and floor cleaner. Keep a short-handled brush to clean the washbasin and separate brushes to clean the commode and the floor.
This is not just part of good etiquette but also a good hygiene practice.
And to top it all, use some good room freshener that could fight off the bad odor that one dreads of when entering a common bathroom.
While these were the common tips that guide on how to organize your bathroom, you could also improvise on the above steps according to your needs and preferences.