Although the bathroom is often one of the smallest rooms in the house, it can also be one of the busiest rooms. Unfortunately, this sometimes means that the bathroom is also one of the messiest rooms in the house. If bathroom clutter and disorganization is getting you down, perhaps it's time to clean things up and de-clutter. The end result will be a peaceful, relaxing and serene bathroom that will be a joy to use each day. As an added bonus, you'll probably find that a clean and organized bathroom will help your family get ready for school and work more quickly in the morning.

Throw Out What You Don't Use

If you go through your bathroom, chances are you will find a lot of half-empty bottles of lotions, shampoos or other personal care items that are simply taking up space. If they are products that you still use, see if you can consolidate the contents of all the partially filled containers. For example, if you have five bottles of shower gel with just a small amount of product in the bottom of each container, pour them all into one so that you can use it up. Or, pour the small leftover amounts into travel-sized bottles so that you can take them with you when you travel.

In some cases, you might find personal care products that are too old to use, or perhaps some products that you no longer even have a use for. If this is the case, you can either throw them out or donate them to charity. Once you've weeded out your personal care products, you'll find that your bathroom already seems more spacious and better organized.

Utilize Shelves and Cabinets

If you never seem to have enough storage space in your bathroom, the end result is probably a lot of clutter around the sink and on the countertops. Try installing one or more wall cabinets or shelves so that you have space to neatly store your items. You can also use decorative baskets or boxes to organize the items so that they are easier to store and use. You could try using a different basket or tote for each family member's personal care products. By doing so, everyone will be able to quickly and easily grab their items when it's time to get ready in the morning. This technique will help reduce clutter while also helping to streamline your family's morning routine.

Eliminate Decorative Items

Although a few decorative accents can add a nice touch in the bathroom, too many items simply get in the way. If you have too many knick-knacks, plants or decorative items taking up space in your bathroom, it's time to weed them out. A couple pieces of wall art and a pretty vase of flowers might be all you really need to decorate a small bathroom. You can also try using decorative and yet functional items to add a pretty look. For example, a decorative soap dispenser can serve as both a functional item and a decorative countertop accessory.

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