Bathrooms are a space for serenity and peace, so having a cluttered bathroom not only makes it appear messy, but will prevent you from feeling fully relaxed! Keep reading to discover how to declutter your bathroom on a budget whilst also reducing your plastic footprint.
Our Top 5 Decluttering Tips:
1. Save Counter-Top Space
If you're looking to declutter bathroom countertops, try out some wall hung units and accessories which can save you counter-top space, and not only in the bathroom. Save yourself from storing endless items around your sink or toilet which looks notoriously messy. Dom Lees-Bell, interiors expert at Drench says "by culling items you have no attachment to, you can easily declutter your bathroom and in turn, your mind. Start by checking expiry dates of cosmetics and shower products and invest in functional, wall mounted shelving such as mirrored cabinets to save space."
2. Going Green
Instead of having countless bathroom cleaners that do the same job, why not make your own multi-purpose cleaner with general household items, such as lemon juice and bicarbonate of soda? This not only benefits the environment, but also your budget, all with saving you bathroom storage space. By merging bathroom cleaners into one, you will be saving storage space, money and your bathroom will appear larger, cleaner and decluttered. Go green with reusable cotton pads, which can be washed along with your general washing or 100ml reusable bottles which are great on a budget and an eco-friendly alternative to miniature toiletries.
Always check the PAO symbol on the packaging of your makeup and cosmetic products, as you may be surprised of the expiry dates on certain items. Moisturisers and cleansers usually last for about a year, mascara and eyeliner from 4-6 months, and foundation and concealers last from 6-12 months. Bear in mind that if your products contain more organic, natural ingredients, this may reduce shelf life further. While there’s nothing wrong with trying out new products, put these away and move your old items to the front of your shelf to ensure they're used first!
Try using wall hung mason jars as storage for cosmetics and bathroom accessories, as this will save you counter-top space and make your items more reachable. Perfect for storing makeup brushes, toothbrushes or even plants.
4. Get Creative
It may sound obvious, but investing in storage boxes will give organisation and structure to your bathroom, making it appear less cluttered and more pleasing to the eye. Earthy tones of wicker baskets will add depth to your bathroom decor. Why not go a step further and attach boxes or baskets to the wall? Or optimise your under sink storage with the use of a tension rod to hang cleaning products or dishcloths.
5. Functional Decor
Isn't it great when decor becomes functional? If you're reluctant to install shelves in your bathroom, try resting a ladder against the wall to store bathroom supplies. Top tip: white units maximise the feeling of space in your bathroom, and will bring a sense of vibrancy into your space. Try painting your units the same colour as your walls to give a sleek and cohesive look.
Try your hand at installing wall mounted units to store bathroom products without using up any countertop space. These minimalist matt black pieces are the perfect, modern addition to any bathroom.
New Year, New Bathroom
With these useful tips, you’ll cut the clutter in no time and have peace of mind knowing that your home can be a space for rest and comfort, instead of a source of stress. Decluttering is a permanent solution to mess, and can help to keep your bathroom clean - creating a space much easier to maintain.