Organizing your bathroom is no easy feat. Littered with tools, cleaners, and containers that hold them, it takes a lot of strategy to get things in order. And if you have a small space to work with, things get even more complicated. So how do you begin the process and what steps should you take thereafter to have a clean, decluttered, well-organized bathroom? We're here to help with bathroom organization ideas that make the most of your space.
Organizing expert Lucy Milligan Wahl, owner of professional organizing company LMW Edits, says every organizing project should start with what to keep and toss. "Don't let guilt prevent you from decluttering," she says. "Guilt comes in many forms: from sustainability concerns ('I don't want this to go in a landfill!') to family pressure ('This was a gift and the giver will be so hurt!') to insecurities ('I need to keep my fat clothes in case I gain weight again')." But that guilt, Wahl says, won't help you do anything productive. So yes, keep things you love and use, and declutter things that you don't.
Once you've sorted out what you don't need, then dive in to categorizing "like" items — makeup with makeup, skincare with skincare, beauty tools, and even cleaning solutions. Ask yourself, what do I use daily versus what do I use sometimes? Understanding frequency of use can also give you a rough idea of what needs to be easily accessible (and can be spotted so you don't forget about it) and what can be stored behind the scenes (like overstock of soap and cotton swabs).
Make sure you're also armed with the right products to help you contain and organize — we've rounded some up here for you.