Helpful Tips for a Super Clean and Organized Bathroom
Words Tidy Tova
The bathroom has a tendency to get dirty fast, whether it’s the hairballs on the floor, a shower full of water stains and mold, or toothpaste globs in the sink. The bathroom can also become a resting place for our oldest of beauty products, toiletries, and dirty towels. And since this room is specifically used to get clean and freshen up, it should allow you to feel good and fresh. So here are five tips for getting your bathroom sparkling and organized.
1. Wipe Down Your Sink and Counter Daily (Yes, Daily!)
To make this task a little easier, keep some disinfecting wipes under your bathroom sink so you can give a quick wipe down at the end of each day. This one-minute trick will fight off any dusty or dirty buildup and keep the mess from getting to an overwhelming state. It’s the key to maintenance and that constant clean feel!
2. Detox Your Drawers and Medicine Cabinet
Don’t overload the minimal bathroom storage with products you don’t actually use or like. Stick to the items you use most often (daily or at least weekly) and keep the rest somewhere else, like in the linen closet. Make sure to take a monthly look at expiration dates and the condition of the toiletries and toss anything that’s looking crusty, expired, or just unusable.
3. Keep a Squeegee in the Shower
Dry shower walls will serve your bathroom well and help ward off any mold or water stains. Suction a squeegee to the wall and use it post-shower. You’ll be thankful when a more thorough cleaning down the line requires less scrubbing effort.
4. Shower Caddies Are Your Friend
Suspending your hair and body products in a shower caddy will reduce mold buildup underneath the bottles and allow them to dry properly. And since a caddy takes up minimal space, it will keep your product quantities in check—one shampoo at a time!
5. Limit the Number of “Active Towels”
Too many hanging towels will make your bathroom feel smaller and less tidy. Get in the habit of using one towel per family member at a time and rotate weekly. Designate a specific day of the week for switching over to clean towels so you won’t forget to do the swap. And while you’re using them, make sure you have enough hooks so they don’t end up piling on the floor.
6. Pump Up the Music During a Deeper Clean
Weekend mornings are a great time to conquer your dirty bathroom—but make it fun or you’ll never want to do it! Turn on an upbeat playlist and head in there with your dancing feet. Shake those hips while you scrub the shower tiles, clean the toilet bowl, and mop the bathroom floor. After all, it won’t take too long if you keep up with minor cleaning tasks throughout the week.