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How to organise your bathroom?

Updated on July 26, 2011

Keeping your bathroom organized saves you a lot of time. You can organize your bathroom by applying some basic tips which can save a lot of time. First of all, choose the walls that are shock and humidity resistant, and can be cleaned quickly and easily. For the ceiling and upper part of the walls choose acrylic paint that is suitable for wet areas so that it can be wiped clean in a flash. When choosing flooring, opt for materials that are non-slip and suitable for wet areas. Then comes the ventilation part. Without proper ventilation, bathroom becomes smelly, and unhygienic. Good airflow and efficient extraction of steam is the key to keeping your bathroom fresh. If you have only a small window for ventilation considers installing on opening skylight for both light and ventilation. An electric exhaust fan ducted to an external vent can be mounted in either the ceiling or on the wall. Wherever possible, make sure you have a good supply of natural light coming into your bathroom, via opaque windows, glass bricks or skylights. Mirrors increase the amount of light in a room and give the impression of space. Two mirrors positioned opposite to each other create illusion of an endless room. A mirror shaving cabinet is perfect for storing medicines and keeping toiletries handy.

Now coming to the bath basics, if you can, choose a bath that’s big enough for you to stretch out in. Consider a spa bath - an affordable option for soothing away the stresses of the day at any time, without having to leave your home. If you have a shower-bath arrangement, consider installing a folding shower screen to minimize splashes and consequent clean-up time – no mouldy-rimmed shower curtains to wash, either! Install water –saving shower heads and flow-control nozzles in taps. Taps that turn off automatically are a great choice if you have children. Help to save time and water by installing a timer in the shower.

Organize your bathroom storage so that there’s room for all the items you need for bathing and grooming, and you’ll instantly save time. Opt for a vanity unit with plenty of drawers and cupboards space to store towels, soaps, toothpaste, and other toiletries. Make use of the space over the toilet cistern by installing narrow shelving or a shallow, lock-up cabinet for medicines. Position towel rails and hooks close to the shower cubicle, the bathtub and hand basins for easy access.

When it comes to bathroom cleaning, keep a basic bathroom kit in the bathroom cupboard so it’s always on hand for a quick clean. To do the job properly, you’ll need a microfiber cloth or sponge, a glass cleaner, all-purpose cleaner, a toilet cleaner and toilet brush.

Tips for a sparkling bathroom

· Clean your bathtub with a non-abrasive product so that you don’t permanently dull the surface.

· For fiberglass bathtubs, simply use a mixture of warm water and dishwashing detergent, rather than a product that is too abrasive. The same mixture can be used for cleaning wash basin.

· To ensure the toilet bowl is completely clean, brush it often as possible and use a toilet cleaner once or twice a week. Clean the toilet seat, cistern and the outside of the bowl with a detergent-and-water mix, then rinse thoroughly.

· When the whole family has finished using the bathroom, wipe down the bath, the shower walls and the basin to prevent soaps scum building up, and keep things looking sparkling. Train your family members to wipe out the bath or shower after using.


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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 6 years ago from Lagos

      Voted up. Awesome. Great tips and thank you

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      Gayatri 6 years ago from Bangalore

      Thank you for your comments. Please keep reading

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      Deborah-Diane 6 years ago from Orange County, California

      Very practical bathroom suggestions ... and I would love the bathroom in your photograph!