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For many of us, our bathrooms are one of our homes’ most cluttered and disorganized rooms. This can be a source of stress and anxiety, making it difficult to relax and rejuvenate in what is supposed to be a peaceful space. Although it may seem daunting, organizing your bathroom can be well worth the effort. Not only will it help you feel calmer and more relaxed, but it can also save you time and frustration in the long run.

COMMANDMENTS FOR AN ORGANIZED BATHROOM

Here are 10 commandments for an organized bathroom:

1. Thou shalt keep thy counters clear.

Hardly anything on this list is as important as the first one. A cluttered countertop can make even the most organized bathroom feel chaotic. Keep only the essentials on your counters and store the rest away in cabinets or drawers. This will help you keep your counters clean and give you more space to relax and prepare for your day.

2. Thou shalt keep thy shower caddy clean and organized.

A shower caddy is perfect for keeping your things organized and easy to grab. They can, however, quickly become cluttered and messy. Make sure to regularly clean out your shower caddy and eliminate any products you no longer use. This will help you keep your shower space clean and tidy.

3. Thou shalt use shower hooks.

If your shower doesn’t have a lot of shelf or storage space, hooks can be a real lifesaver. Install shower hooks on the inside of your shower or on the back of your shower door to hang towels, washcloths, or even your shower caddy. Not only does it keep the floors from being cluttered but it also prevents accidents in the bathroom.

4. Thou shalt store thy toiletries in an accessible place.

Toiletries can be one of the most challenging things to keep organized in the bathroom. They should always be just within reach as having to walk across the room to get them is a pain. This will help you save time and frustration when getting ready in the morning. It also makes it less likely for you to knock things over.

5. Thou shalt use baskets.

Baskets are a great way to organize and store bathroom essentials. Use baskets to store extra toiletries, towels, or even cleaning supplies. They help reduce the amount of space your things take and stop your countertops or storage racks from getting cluttered.

6. Thou shalt use drawer dividers.

Drawer dividers are a great way to keep your bathroom drawers organized. Not only do drawer dividers give everything a proper space but it also helps you distinguish between toiletries, supplies, and more. With organizer drawers, you can get ready faster than ever.

7. Thou shalt use hooks.

There’s nothing like well-placed hooks in a bathroom. A good place to install them would be on free flat surfaces like behind the doors, or on the side of the caddy. Hooks can come in handy when you have to hang clothes, towels, or cleaning supplies like loofahs. It’s also more hygienic since anything hung on the doorknob tends to slip onto the floor.

8. Thou shalt use shelves.

Shelves are a great way to organize and store bathroom essentials. Use shelves to store extra toiletries, towels, or even cleaning supplies. This will help you keep your bathroom organized and free of clutter.

9. Thou shalt use a medicine cabinet.

A medicine cabinet is a great way to store and organize bathroom essentials. Keep only the essential items in your medicine cabinet and store the rest away in a drawer or cabinet. This will help you save time and frustration when getting ready in the morning.

10. Thou shalt use a shower curtain.

A shower curtain can help you keep your bathroom organized and clutter-free. It can also provide privacy while you shower. Choose a shower curtain that is waterproof and easy to clean. This will help you keep your bathroom clean and tidy.

CONCLUSION

Organizing your bathroom can be challenging, but it is well worth the effort. By following these ten commandments, you can create an organized and relaxing space that you will enjoy for years to come.

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