How to Declutter a Bathroom

If you have been looking for help on how to declutter a bathroom I hope to give you that today. We are going to walk you through how to remove the stuff from this tiny room and get you on the path for how to declutter your entire home.

how to declutter a bathroom

It’s the smallest room in our home yet the one space that gets the most use.

The bathroom.

And It seems like no matter how often we clean, the bathroom always gets cluttered again. But don’t worry, we’ve got some tips to help declutter your bathroom once and for all!

My goal is to help you create a bathroom that you can keep clean without any hassle. You might even get to enjoy a relaxing bath again once your tub is sparkling and free of clutter and mess.

How to Declutter a Bathroom

I know this may seem to be pretty cut and dry but in a room that needs to have many supplies that can make it just a little tricky. Let’s break things down into small steps and turn this project into one you can do without stressing out.

Step #1. Declutter what you see.

The first step to decluttering a bathroom is to clear off all surfaces. This includes countertops, shelves, around the sink, and any other flat surface where items can accumulate.

Sort things as you go so you are only left with the items that will stay in this space.

Things to remove from a bathroom.

  • Empty bottles
  • Old razors
  • Outdated makeup
  • Lotions you do not use
  • Broken bath toys
  • Old loofahs
  • Slivers of soap
  • Ratty towels
  • Anything that is broken

When it comes to sorting, I love this tip. Use towels to create “boundaries” to hold items you are keeping. This will make it super easy to see how much you have in each category and help you to pare down where needed.

Bathroom Categories:

  • Hair care
  • Face care
  • Body wash and soap
  • Teeth care
  • Makeup
  • Personal items
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Cleaners
  • Toilet paper and tissues
a woman with a basket of toilet paper in an bathroom

By sorting these items now, you will find the organizing step much easier. You will want to set up a container to hold the items you have sorted out onto each towel. Read below for ideas.

Step #2. Declutter what you don’t see.

Once surfaces are cleared, it’s time to tackle the cabinets and drawers. Go through each one and purge anything that is expired, unused, or no longer needed.

Again, using towels, sort things out into categories.

Step #3. Clean.

Once you have everything out, you can give this room a good cleaning.

  1. Wipe down all surfaces and clean out the vanity and drawers.
  2. If you have shelving, take the time to wipe those down as well.
  3. Finally, do the tub, sink, and toilet.
  4. Finish up with the floor.
a hand with a yellow glove with a soapy rag for cleaning a bathroom

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Step #4. Evaluate.

Now that you have a clean slate to work with let’s look at what you plan to keep in your bathroom. If your room was overstocked, now is your chance to rethink what you are keeping here.

Consider storing some items in another area to give more breathing room in your bathroom. For example, items used infrequently can be relocated to another room or area of the house. This means you can keep a few rolls of toilet paper on your vanity, but the rest you can keep in a linen closet or other area in your home.

Your bathroom is used for getting ready for something. This can be the day ahead, going to bed, or a night out with friends. By keeping just the things you need to do those tasks stored together, you will create a room that is organized and super easy to keep that way.

Step #5. Organize.

The reason why we want to organize any area in our home is to make it easier to find the things we need and just as easy to put them all away again. Our goal is to create a home for everything we have so that once put away, the clutter we used to deal with will be a thing of the past.

When organizing, you will want it to be as easy as possible to do. You can use baskets to hold different categories together.

Bathroom Categories

  • Makeup
  • Haircare
  • Lotions
  • Teeth
  • Paper supplies
  • Cleaners

You can designate an area for each category making it super easy to keep everything put away where they belong.

How do you organize a lot of toiletries?

If you have a lot of bathroom products, it can be helpful to use a rolling cart to keep things organized. This way, you can easily move the cart around when you need to clean or declutter. Plus, it’s easy to access everything in one spot.

Another option for organizing bathroom supplies is to use wall storage. This can be anything from a cabinet, or a couple of shelves with baskets, or even hooks for hanging towels and robes.

A small organizer near your sink can be used to hold some of the things you use daily, making it super easy to get to those items when needed.

Storage options for a bathroom sink area

a basket of soap setting on the ledge near a tub

Step #6. Label.

This is quite possibly the most important step yet, one that many folks skip over. Please do not think you will remember where everything goes when you are finished organizing a room.

Sure, in the moment, we may feel confident that we will remember the extra toothbrushes are now kept in the basket on the shelf by the sink, but when we actually need them a few weeks from now, we may have forgotten that location completely.

Labels are meant to help us remember what belongs where while we learn a new layout. You can use a label maker or label stickers.

Make your labels big and easy to see.

Once you get used to what belongs where you can downsize your big labels to ones that match your style or remove them altogether.

Step #7. Room reset.

Each time you finish using the bathroom, take a few seconds to reset it back to start.

  • Put the towels on the hook to dry.
  • Put the shampoo bottle back on the shower rack.
  • Put your makeup back in the drawer.
  • Rinse out the sink and fix the hand towel.

This is a great clutter-free habit that will make this room easy to keep neat, organized, and free of clutter.

By following these seven simple steps, you can declutter your bathroom and keep it organized and free of clutter. Always remember to put your things all the way away when you are done using them and to reset the room after each use. With a little bit of effort, you can have a bathroom that is both functional, neat, organized, and stylish.

I hope you found these tips on how to declutter a bathroom helpful. Which one is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below!

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