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Updated on December 14, 2014

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Unclutter your bathroom to help the house as a whole run smoother

The bathroom is the one room everyone shares and visits, including guests to your home.A dirty bathroom is one thing, but a cluttered bathroom is worse. If you have a clean bathroom you are defeating the purpose if you permit it to remain cluttered. A cluttered bathroom is embarrassing, inconvenient and stressful for everyone that uses it. Getting a bathroom uncluttered can help keep your home a nicer place to be all around. Unclutter your bathroom starting today.

The task of getting the bathroom uncluttered can certainly be daunting, but not an impossible bathroom idea. Start with the basics and remember this is certainly not a one-time thing, but a continual process that you have to stay on top of before it overwhelms you. Imagine an uncluttered bathroom and begin the task as soon as possible.

Everyone helps

Since everyone is using the bathroom, everyone is responsible for keeping it clutter free. Make this known from top to bottom for everyone in the house except for the little ones that are too small to unclutter and more than likely are too small to add to the clutter. You can give little ones small assignments such as putting their bath toys up, but make their responsibility fit their depth of understanding instructions.

Have more than one bathroom

Having more than one bathroom can also reduce the clutter in a bathroom. This will allow your available space for storage to be doubled or even tripled. Having a larger bathroom is great and permits additional storage to be added inside of the bathroom. Use a wall for an extra rack or storage cupboard.

Smaller bathrooms mean you need to become more imaginative with your storage spaces. Smaller bathrooms are more important for reducing clutter since the clutter issues become more noticeable faster.

These are tips and techniques to reduce your cluttered bathroom and gain an uncluttered bathroom without an entire bathroom makeover.

Where to put what in the bathroom


Use the medicine cabinet over the bathroom vanity for medicine that everyone uses. This should include things such as antacids or pepto bismol. Personal medication should be kept in your bedroom or other places that aren’t visited by guests in your home or accessible to children and others not taking the prescription medication.

If you have a personal bathroom, such as a master bathroom this medicine cabinet should be used for personal medications. Keeping personal medications in your bedroom will free up the medicine cabinet for other bathroom supplies such as toothbrushes and toothpaste.

If you do not have a double cabinet for medicines in your bathroom this is especially important for gaining more needed space. Stowing medicines in the medicine cabinet keeps the clutter away from your bath and vanity sink area in the bathroom.

Shampoo, soap and body wash

A linen closet can be used for more than your linens. Linen closets that are outside of your bathroom are a great help with clutter. This leaves more room inside of the bath area. Consider storing bathroom supplies such as shampoo, body washes and bath items here. You don’t need to keep these inside of the bathroom itself.

As you prepare for your bath or shower gather the items you need from the linen closet to take into the bathroom. This also means as you leave the bathroom take the items back to the linen closet for storage to unclutter your bathroom.


Wet or damp towels shouldn’t find themselves around the vanity sink and tub. These towels should be placed in the laundry or hung up where you would like to see them placed. Let everyone know what your wishes are and make it easy for them to accomplish them. Place towel racks, laundry hampers or baskets where you want towels placed. Even leave a sticky note or two that spells out what you want to see or not see in your bath space.

A great idea to get wet towels you would like inside of a hamper out of the bathroom is to place a receptacle for the towels at the bottom of the linen closet. You may need to get a unique basket to fit inside of the closet space you have available. Those towels will get out of the bathroom and you will get rid of the majority of bathroom clutter and unclutter your bathroom.

Blow dryers and curling irons

These are things that should be stored in a linen closet and away from your sink area for visual and safety reasons. Baskets and Tupperware containers that are shaped to accommodate these items allows them to be packed away out of sight in an orderly manner.

Putting these away in the appropriate containers after each use is something that should be mandatory for everyone using them. A nice habit will form eventually for putting these things away and not leaving them out around your vanity.

You can wrap a hot curling iron or dryer in a towel if they haven’t had time to cool before they are put away. You can also collect items such as hair sprays used with curling irons in these same types of receptacles close to the blow dryer and curling irons. Getting these out of sight will be a major obstacle to unclutter to your bathroom.


If the little ones are using toys during bath time there are steps you can take to get these out of the clutter. Put a mesh laundry basket in the shower to place the toys after bath time to dry. Once the toys are dry you can remove the toys keeping them inside of the mesh laundry bag.

When bath time rolls around again, simply bring the mesh bag pack to the bathroom. When the dry toys are not in use, store them where other toys are kept. The mesh laundry bag is also great for washing the toys. Unclutter your bathroom by putting toys out of sight.

Bags, boxes, storage containers

Bags, boxes and storage containers will keep items organized and easier to store as well as find when needed. Label all of these so everyone can understand what they contain and where to replace items after they are used.

Make this a fun project for you and the kids. Take the time to decorate as you label. You can label with markers, crayons, masking tape or any other supplies from an office supply store. There is no wrong way to organize, label and store items. You are only limited by your imagination.

If you are fortunate enough to have drawers in your bathroom, use these for smaller items such as tweezers, nail clippers and the like. You can buy smaller storage containers for Qtips and cotton balls to keep these in order.

When you are unclutter the bathroom for the first time, toss all half empty bottles and containers or combine them to make at least half a bottle of one product. Get those trash bags handy and toss and get rid of anything that is expired or has not been used in over a year.

in conclusion

You do not need a major bath makeover to unclutter your bathroom. As long as you make a space for everything to be placed to find when you need it, there should be no excuse for things being out of place and cluttering your bathroom.

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      smcopywrite 6 years ago from all over the web

      smaller bathrooms seem to stay clutter with the more traffic they see. however, this is why storage comes in handy. smaller bathrooms need linen closets and other storage out of the bathroom more than larger bathrooms. we need to consider that everything associated with the bathroom simply cannot be stored in the bathroom

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      Katarzyna Silny 6 years ago from Poznan, Poland

      I think that some of your advice would help my mom to keep our bathroom uncluttered. But when you have a small bathroom it will always get cluttered in some point... or at least it happens so at our house.

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      pmccray 6 years ago from Utah

      Excellent advice really pertinent for me since my hubby and I moved into smaller digs. Marked useful, voted up and bookmarked.