Saving Time and Tension in Your Mornings


Practical Yet Pretty Organizational Tips for Your Bathroom

You need organization — the one thing your bathroom is not known for. Fear not. Many have come before you. Here’s how to wrap things up in a bow and stay organized.

The Purge

The first thing you need to do is get rid of everything you don’t need. Some people find this tough. But, the easy way to do this is make 2 piles. Call them “A pile” and “B pile.” Get rid of everything in your “B pile.” Getting things into “B pile” is easy. All you have to do is think about things you haven’t used in a year, and don’t expect to use, and then toss it.

Sounds harsh, doesn’t it? But, if you haven’t used it in a year, odds are, you’re not going to. Unless there’s a special piece you wear for weddings or maybe a New Year’s party, stuff hanging around is probably just taking up space.

Now that you have your items grouped up, it’s time to think about how much specific product you have. Make subdivisions of your “A pile.” How much of it are brushes vs makeup, and so on? This will determine how many storage items you need, and which kinds of storage items you need.

Keep Hair Tools Organized

This organizer for all your hair tools should suffice. It’s one of the most amazing inventions ever, for a bathroom anyway. Pretty much all your stuff can go in there. Not only does it hold all your tools and brushes, it’s got three additional plugs so you never have to choose between a straightener, a blow dryer, or your phone.

And, it will fit right on your countertop.

Turn Necessities Into Beautiful Handmade Decorations

One of the best ways to organize your bathroom is to make necessities into decorations. Lots of people take old mason jars and turn them into decorative things that are also functional. If you strap them to the wall, they become little holders for stuff like cotton balls, Q-tips, makeup brushes, dental tools, bottles, and other odds and ends. And, because you can custom make them easily enough, they look rustic and chic, a design elements, rather than more clutter.

Non-Skid Cabinet Turntable

This should be in every bathroom with significant cabinet storage. If you’ve got deep shelves, you might find yourself losing things, things being toppled over, and lost in the bowels of the medicine cabinet. Some people discover Nationwide Prescription Connection discount programs, get all their medications, then lose them or forget they have extra. No good.

A turntable solves this problem by creating easy access to everything. The Copco Non-Skid Cabinet Turntable is probably the best on the market right now.

Bathroom Hose Shower Caddy

Over-the-shower caddys aren’t new. But, not as many people use them anymore. Consider them a relic of your single life days, back in college or early 20s. If you’ve got a family, there’s no reason you can’t still have one though. They’re great because they save a lot of space in an otherwise tight bathroom.

All-Natural Charcoal Moisturizer

Bamboo charcoal air filters are trending right now, and they’re an all-natural way to absorb moisture. This is great for areas like the bathroom which are basically swamps. They can clean the air, get rid of smells, and make the air smell fresh. Think about the charcoal filters in water filters and in some air filtration devices.

That’s basically what this is.

Get the charcoal and skip the proprietary filters. Because they are all natural, you don’t have to worry about weird chemicals in your home and you don’t have to worry about a company changing its filter design, forcing you to buy new hardware. Just hang them up and forget about it.

Peel and Stick Vanity Cosmetic Organizer

This adhesive vanity and cosmetic organizer is amazing. It’s a great option when your makeup starts to take over your counter. Because it stands upright, and it’s made from clear plastic, you can see and grab anything you need, straight away.

Where it differs from other organizers is in its design: It has an adhesive backing to stick to all kinds of surfaces, even metal. It will stick to wood, glass, tile, and it’s removable.

Winsome Wood Capri Folding 6-Piece Fabric Basket

Fabric baskets are good for storage in bathrooms, and other places where you need to save space. These baskets are durable and sturdy, and will hold up nicely over time. But, they collapse into tiny flat squares when you don’t need them. They’re decorative enough to add style and color, but they’re not gaudy-looking.

A set of 6 should give you enough to put almost anything or everything you have in them. Round up the odds and ends and eliminate clutter immediately.


Isobel Carr has a teen and a toddler at home which makes life rather busy; if it’s not one playing up it’s the other!! She enjoys writing about family life and sharing how she organizes her life and home.

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13 thoughts on “Saving Time and Tension in Your Mornings

  1. A little trick that helped me to get rid of stuff:
    Ask yourself a question:
    – Does this item make me happy ?
    And if the answer is negative – you certainly know what to do with it ; ) It makes everything clear and it makes you happier.

  2. These are some great tips. I need to declutter both of our bathrooms. I am sure these are things we will never use.

  3. It’s not just our stuff!! It is also my married children’s things! You know the precious things that they don’t want to lose?? Do I love it? NO

  4. You have got some really great ideas here on how to get organized. I need a lot of help in that department and just moved into a condo. I am still unpacking items after 4 years in storage and know it is time to purge a lot of the items.

  5. Thanks for the tips! Aren’t the rushing mornings the most challenging! I definitely need to go through my things and finally part with all those things “that I may need some day”!

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