Learn how to declutter your bathroom with these simple steps. Print the checklist of 20 items to remove from your bathroom today!
Ready to declutter your bathroom? This room can often be the home to many products that need to be decluttered. It is easy to toss items in drawers and under the cabinet and forget about them. Today, we want to focus on getting rid of the clutter from the bathroom.
How to Declutter Your Bathroom: 20 Items to Remove Today
Whenever you start decluttering a space, start first by removing anything you can clearly see that needs to be removed. Be on the lookout for problem spaces in your bathroom. Adding a basket to the counter can provide a home for loose skincare bottles. Setting out a tray can be the perfect solution for giving hair accessories a home.
Towels get lots of wear and tear because you use them all of the time. Go through your towels and remove any that are torn or too worn to be useful. You can cut these up to be used for cleaning rags.
Go through your cosmetics and remove anything that you do not use. This is a great time to consider swapping out makeup with toxic ingredients. Use the EWG app to rate the products you use. Consider swapping out your makeup for clean options.
These generally last 1-5 years with regular upkeep. Gently wash the bristles with a brush cleaner or natural alternative and towel dry, leaving the brushes to dry on a slight downwards angle towards the bristles, so no water runs back into the handle, causing water damage. Washing is recommended every week or so.
Do you have brushes you never use? Get rid of these! I have been loving my brush from L’Ange.
The other day I realized I had multiple hair sprays and hair products that I no longer use. There is no need to hold onto these extra things.
Go through and remove extra appliances that you are not using. Often we can be storing extra straighteners or curling irons that are never being used.
This is the time to toss the broken hair bands or headbands you never use. Make sure that your hair accessories have a home to live in so they are not thrown everywhere.
The number of skincare products that live in a bathroom can be shocking. This happens because we try different things. Consider switching to clean skincare products and be loyal to that brand. Then you are not tempted to fill your cabinet with random items.
Once you open up a nail polish it lasts around 2 years. Go through your polish and remove colors that you no longer use or ones that are not in good condition.
Do a glance around your bathroom and remove any decor that you do not like. I always advise keeping the bathroom simple. A plant or framed picture is a great way to add in some style without overwhelming the room.
When is the last time you have washed your shower curtain or replaced it? Consider using washable curtains as this helps you to reduce waste and are simple to use!
My biggest tip for the bathroom is to keep the cleaners right in the bathroom. This makes it so easy to quickly clean this space. I love to use DIY cleaners and some from Grove. Make sure each bathroom has:
- Toilet Cleaner
- Toilet Brush
- Window Cleaner
- All-Purpose Cleaner
Instead of having your counters filled with things, consider using trays or baskets to hold the items you use daily. Store the other items in drawers and cabinet.s.
Bath toys can quickly get overwhelming. You really only need a few toys. They can easily get moldy and gross so keep an eye on them so you can keep them clean and not add to the mess.
First Aid Supplies
We have a simple first aid kit that holds all of our supplies. Recently, I realized we had multiples of the little scissors so I removed some of them. You want to keep the items in here because you may actually need them but consider removing extras like scissors if it makes sense.
Go through all of the medication and check the dates. Remove what has expired. If you have a lot of the kids’ medicine cups, consider removing some and only keeping 2-3.
If you have old perfumes or perfume you never use, it is time to get rid of it. Consider using essential oils to create your own clean perfume.
We do not need to keep every single sample that was given to us. Get rid of samples you are not going to use or you do not like. If you have some that you do like, put them in a container so you can easily pull them out as needed.
You should replace your manual toothbrush every 3-4 months. I like keeping a bin in my bathroom that holds extra products for when we run out. Keep extra toothbrushes to have in here for when you need to switch or after you have been sick.
Sunscreen is supposed to remain effective for up to 3 years. If you have a sunscreen that has expired, get rid of it. Sunscreen is often filled with ingredients that are not good for your body. Use this as an opportunity to switch to a clean sunscreen.
Are you ready to declutter? Grab the printable checklist to help you get started!