Tidy Tips for the Bathroom
Last week, we talked about the inevitability of additional clutter the longer we stay home. But this is also an opportunity to do a deep clean and create some tidier habits. This week, we’re tackling tidy tips for the bathroom. Keeping your bathroom looking tidy doesn’t have to be a major headache. A few minor changes can keep things orderly, organized and clean.
Before you implement these tidy tips, it’s probably a good idea to do a deep clean of your bathroom if you haven’t done so in a while.
Deep Clean the Bathroom
We recommend using your favorite cleaner. Start by spraying the shower and tub and let the cleaner soak while you clean the sink and toilet. It’s best to wait to do the floor until you’re finished tidying, so that may be the last thing you do.
As you clean,
- Remove everything from the counters, shelves, and cupboards – if you can, we recommend taking everything out of the room. Stage it all on a kitchen counter or spread out a towel or sheet to hold everything.
- Don’t miss the little things when you’re cleaning: behind the toilet and sink faucet, the top of the medicine cabinet, and cupboard shelves.
- Depending on how long it has been since you really deep cleaned, you may need to remove the drawers and wash them out. It may be a good time to replace the liners (or add them).
Now that you’ve deep cleaned your bathroom and removed everything, be selective about what returns to your drawers and shelves. Do you have old medicines? Take them to your pharmacy for disposal. Do you have old makeup or other personal products you don’t use? Toss them out. Have you been collecting hotel samples from every stay? Donate them to the local women’s shelter. Only return to your bathroom what you actually need and use – everything should have its place.
10 Quick Tidy Tips to Keep Your Bathroom Tidy
- Keep the toilet lids closed. This always makes the bathroom look cleaner.
- Teach your boys to wipe up after themselves using disinfectant wipes each time they go. Their partners will thank you later.
- Use storage bins, baskets, drawers and closets to store as many items as possible out of sight. Only keep items used daily on the counters.
- If you have to keep extra towels on shelves, rolling them will save your space.
- When applying make-up, spread an old towel across the sink and counter to keep them clean.
- Use after shower spray to keep your tile looking fresh.
- If you have shower doors, keep a shower squeegee handy and give the doors a quick swipe after your shower.
- Use disinfecting wipes to wipe down the toilet, sink and counters every night before bed. While it won’t replace a weekly deep clean, it will keep it looking and smelling fresh.
- Empty hampers completely at least once a week to eliminate musty smells.
- Keep a refrigerator pack of baking soda at the bottom to absorb odors.