Organizing Your Bathroom

With all the use your bathroom gets on a daily basis it's easy for it to get messy and disorganized. Keeping your bathroom organized and clean is the best way to ensure it's comfortable for your family and guests to use. This is a page about organizing your bathroom.


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I have posted unique ways to make shelving here before, so here is another cool tip.

Recently, I moved into a home that had 2 white shelves leaning up against the wall. There was a perfect space in front of a window, but I didn't have the ability to use brackets. I went to a thrift shop and got 4 cups, all the same height. I used them for shelf supports. My bathroom is red and black and white so I stayed with those colors.

They turned out nice and are easy to move, leaving no holes in anyone's walls.


Source: Nope. Just a repeat of things I have done before.

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With regards to children and their washroom habits, I have found from time and motherhood that children and youths have some main things each of them need and it is a little different for each person. If the things are all left sitting in the washroom, there is a mess and other mysterious things happen to some items.

I quit trying to solve the mysteries and came up with this solution. I first color coded each of the people so the toothbrushes were not mixed up. Then I used this code for the combs, brushes, and a container to hold all these washroom needs.

Each child got a container just big enough for the 10 to 15 items that will be used in the washroom. The container was to be taken in to the washroom with them. They did all that is needed and then took the items in the container back to their bedroom.

I had a well lit spot outside of the washroom for the girls to do their make up and not keep the washroom busy too long. Mom and Dad had a dressing table also to do all the last minute prep work before rushing to grab a bite to eat and run out the door.

The family found vacation time easier also because I got them travel pouches with their color taped on it. Trips to a washroom if we went camping were organized and there were less losses of personal items. As my children grew, their collection grew also so they had a few containers with labels on them. This habit is still with them for several areas of their life.

By Carolyn from BC Canada

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Do less wash, buy each child a towel in their own color. When my 4 kids were growing up, I had a problem with them just throwing their bath towels onto the bathroom floor. I remedied this by buying each child their OWN towel in their own color. The rule was that they were each responsible for their own towel.

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December 9, 2005

I have a bad habit of stockpiling toiletries because I never know what I have on hand or I know I have it and can't find it. I hung a pocket shoe bag on the inside of my linen closet and now put new purchases (and those from my stash) of shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant, etc. in the pockets.

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I was trying to de-clutter the bathroom counter, and looked up to see this towel ring and thought "I wonder if these would all fit?" and sure enough they did!

towel ring

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September 11, 2012

I clip my hair clips to the towel rack in my bathroom. They fit perfectly!

Hair clips on towel bar.

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I had a lone Dollar Tree hook over the bathroom door facing inside. It was for my robes, but was pretty high up. A friend gave me one she didn't need anymore and boy, has it made life easier.

An over the door shelf for the bathroom.

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I love those wire basket shelves that adjust over the tub. I finally found one, but then realized that the oval shape of my tub made it not fit. Not one to be daunted, I found that it fits over the lip on top and the curtain rod.

A wire bathtub shelf placed on shower curtain rod.

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January 12, 2011

Each of our 3 children has a small plastic tote stored in our hall linen closet to take into the bathroom. They keep all of their toiletries in these totes.

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I love shower caddies. They are convenient and hook over the shower faucet just perfectly. Except when they don't. That was the case today when I went to hang mine. The faucet was so far forward that the caddy wouldn't stay put.

Hanging a Shower Caddy

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I'm a terminal pack rat. One of those people who is always buying stuff and then forgetting where I put it. Recently, I bought a 3 drawer rolling cart at KMart for $10. I use it for all my bought ahead health and beauty items.

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To free up some counter space in the bathroom, I purchased a shower caddy and placed it on the mirror. The suction cups hold it on tight and it has worked great for me.

shower caddy on mirror

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November 8, 2004

Don't have enough space to store all your toiletries in the bathroom? Hang a see-through shoe bag on the back of the door. Everything slips right in and you can see what you need.

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I save the plastic containers that shower curtains come in, etc. I put all my hair products in one, all tooth paste and mouth wash and floss in one, all nail stuff in one, all perfume in one, all make up in one, and finally all hand cream and skin cream in one.

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Assign a different colored nylon scrubbie to each member of your household. No more wash cloths to launder! A scrubbie creates a ridiculous amount of suds thereby reducing the amount of soap used.

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August 20, 2008

I have an open wicker bookcase that is oval shaped with three shelves in my bathroom. The shelves are deep and will hold tall items. They have large scarf doilies on them to prevent items from falling through to the floor.

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January 26, 2006

Some time ago, I purchased a wire, 3 tier hanging basket for my kitchen with the intent to put onions and potatoes in it. Finding that it was too long for the spot I intended it to go, I found the perfect place to use it, in my bathroom!

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