There’s no denying that morning-time can be hectic and full of running around to get out the door on time. Wouldn’t it be amazing to have an extra 20 minutes every morning to be able to slow down and start your day off on the right foot? Well, while we can’t change the number of minutes in the day, we can help create a more peaceful morning for you starting with… an organized bathroom! Seeing as we spend a large portion of our morning routine in this room, we’d like to offer a few tips below to help you create some peace at the start of your day.
First and foremost, de-clutter!
Because we only want what we need in the bathroom, now is the time to go through everything and get rid of what you don’t need. Toss those mini hotel shampoos and conditioner bottles (or donate them!), get rid of any expired makeup or items you don’t use any longer (maybe that blue eyeshadow you had for Halloween one year?), and decide which of the five bottles of body lotion you like the best and keep that one! By sorting through what you don’t need anymore and only keeping the items you use, you’ll be able to find your favorite things quickly when you need them.
Organize your drawers and under the sink
These two places are notorious for collecting all the things! Then when you want to find a specific item, you have to spend precious minutes sorting through everything to find it. One of the easiest and quickest ways to organize these spaces is with drawer dividers and clear containers. By placing a drawer divider in your drawers, your items will each have their own dedicated space making it effortless to find what you’re looking for. You’ll be amazed at how nice it is to open your drawer each morning, and your toothpaste is right where you left it! For under the sink, invest in some clear acrylic containers and label them. By using clear containers, you’ll be able to see where your items are immediately and not have to dig through everything.
Clear off your counters
Walking into your bathroom and seeing a clean “workspace” will be such a welcome sight each morning. By keeping only what you need out on the counter, you’ll have a fresh start every morning to get ready and won’t have to start your day cleaning up the mess from yesterday. Of course, there are some essentials you need to keep out each day – for this, we recommend placing these select items on a tray. Not only does it give them a place to land each day, but by keeping the tray on the smaller size, you won’t be able to keep too many things out.
Get a fancy towel holder
Seems silly, right? However, imagine walking into your bathroom and seeing your towels beautifully displayed instead of just hung on an old towel rod. Being in a space that you love, and that sparks joy will not only create a more peaceful morning, but you’ll be more inclined to keep it clean moving forward. Sometimes, it’s the littlest things that can make the most significant difference!
Organize your shower
Are you tired of bending over every morning to pick up your shampoo from the shower floor? Then it’s time to stop! Invest in a shower organizer that will put everything in arms reach for you. Not only will your back thank you, but you’ll be so amazed at what a big difference this small purchase will make.
So, while we can’t give you an extra 20 minutes each morning, we do believe that by making your environment a more organized one it will help you make the most of the time that you have. We encourage you to try out some or all of these tips and see the difference small changes can make for you.
If you need help or encouragement in starting your organizing project, contact us at Family Matters! We would be more than happy to help you!