If you’ve ever opened your bathroom cabinet to put away a new cleanser and struggled to find a spare space to put it, you wouldn’t be alone. Fortunately, the bathroom is one of the simplest rooms in the house to declutter. Don’t believe us? Here are a few tips to get you started.
WHAT TO KEEP
+ Take stock of your towels and only keep the nicest, fluffiest ones. If you’re looking in the linen closet and you feel a bit underwhelmed by the towels you have, treat yourself to some luxuriously soft organic towels from West Elm on James St.
+ Hold onto decor items that add value to your bathroom. For example, mirrors, hand soap pumps, and storage trays are all incredibly useful for making the room look organised and stylised.
+ A pop of greenery in the form of a terrarium or fern can bring light into the room, so if you’ve got a plant that loves humidity in your bathroom, leave it be. However, if a real plant is a bit too much, you can invest in a small fake one to brighten up the space; don’t worry, we won’t tell.
WHAT TO LET GO
+ You may think tossing expired beauty and healthcare products is a bit obvious, but you’d be surprised at how many people not only keep expired products but still use them! The use-by date is an important indicator, but if you’ve already opened your product, you need to look for the symbol of a container on the back. It’ll typically have a 6, 12, or 24 in the middle, indicating how many months after opening you can safely use it. After you throw out anything that’s expired, you’ll be surprised at how much space you make.
+ Christmas and birthday gifts that include bath products are very thoughtful, but if you’re never going to use them, why let them collect dust? Instead, regift them or pass them on to someone who’ll love using them.
+ You don’t realise how many beauty appliances you have until you take stock, but all those foot spas, hairdryers, straighteners, and electric razors, are cluttering your bathroom. Anything you don’t use fairly regularly can probably go.