Top Organization Tricks to Boost Small Bathroom Space


One of the most popular New Year's Resolutions is to organize your life. Why not start with your bathroom today? These inspiring photos from Martha Stewart and Apartment Therapy to show just how lovely an organized bathroom can look.

First, decide what you want your bathroom to be most used for, like strict functionality, relaxation, guests' use, a combination or even something completely different. Keep that use in mind through the rest of this organization process.
Top Organization Tricks to Boost Small Bathroom Space from Bathroom Bliss by Rotator Rod
Top Organization Tricks to Boost Small Bathroom Space from Bathroom Bliss by Rotator Rod
Next, go through all the products, makeup, and medicine you already have in the bathroom and throw out anything you have not used in the past 24 months. Carefully go through the medicine cabinet and flush any medications that have expired. Get rid of any make up or body products that smell odd or look discolored.

Also look for the "period after opening" label on products, which is a number followed by an "M" (which stands for Month) inside an image of an open container. The label below from Quick Label that reads "12M" means the product is good for 12 months after it is opened. Remember preservative-free products last less time. If you can't find that label, Real Simple says a good general rule is that eye makeup should be good for 6 months, foundation for 12 months, and lipsticks for 24 months. Anything older than that can cause an infection or worse. Make it a habit to date when you open new products.
Top Organization Tricks to Boost Small Bathroom Space from Bathroom Bliss by Rotator Rod
Now go through other items in your bathroom, like towels and hair accessories. Making piles of things that are commonly used, things that are rarely used, and things that you have not used in the past 24 months will help you decide what to keep and what to donate. Consider why you rarely or never use some of those items. Would they be used more often if kept in another room in the house? Or are you holding on to them for other reasons, like sentimentality or "just in case"? If it's the latter, consider letting go of those items. By the end of this step, you should have thoughtfully considered every single thing in the bathroom, from under the sink and the linen closet to the edge of the bathtub.
Top Organization Tricks to Boost Small Bathroom Space from Bathroom Bliss by Rotator Rod
Top Organization Tricks to Boost Small Bathroom Space from Bathroom Bliss by Rotator Rod
Now it's time to organize the remaining items. Neatly fold all linens and stack them by like item in the linen closet, like this wonderfully organized closet from House and Home above.
For under the sink, stackable buckets, drawers, and Lazy Susan's are perfect to keep hair care tools and and personal products accessible. This organized vanity above from Hey Now, Whoa Now! is a perfect example.
You can keep the top of your vanity completely clear of clutter or use a stylish vanity tray or tiered dessert plate for your most commonly used items, like these featured on Flicker and DGS Beauty.
Invest in a hanging shower caddy or corner shower organizer to hold your soaps and shampoos in your shower space, like this shower space from GMC Trade Secrets.
Put all loose band aids in their box in the medicine cabinet, along with any medicine in your home. And, of course, small boxes, drawer organizers, and drawer dividers are a great way to arrange and keep track of small items that may get lost in your vanity drawers.
Top Organization Tricks to Boost Small Bathroom Space from Bathroom Bliss by Rotator Rod
Top Organization Tricks to Boost Small Bathroom Space from Bathroom Bliss by Rotator Rod
What are your best tricks for organizing small bathroom space? Let us know in the comments section below and you could be featured in a future Bathroom Bliss by Rotator Rod blog post!

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