Spring Cleaning:Organizing your Bathroom

We are half way through our series and today we are going to take on the master bathroom, but this will work in any and all of your bathrooms.  Here are the supplies you will need.

In our bathroom there are two narrow closets.  They are kind of a waste of space, but they are there so junk starts to pile up.  This is my closet in the bathroom.

And this is Brian's closet.

Then I tackled the drawers and the space under the sink.

I then brought everything out into our bedroom and laid it on the floor.

Step 1: Look through your medications, make up, etc for expiration dates.  I had quite a bit of stuff that had expired and needed to be thrown out.  Remember don't flush meds down the toilet.  They get into our waterways and pollute the water.  You can take them into most pharmacies and they will dispose of them for you.

Step 2: Put like items in their own bins.  I already had bins, but if you are starting from scratch you will need to make a list of the bins, along with their sizes, on the pad of paper I showed you at the top.

Step 3: Label the bins.  You can use a label maker if you have one or purchase stick on labels if you prefer.

Step 4: Now is a great time to go through your towels and see which ones need to be retired.  If they are still in good shape, you can donate them to a local homeless shelter.

After Photos:

I have a bin for cold meds, first aid, travel size items and dental supplies.  The travel size container is a new one for me, but I think it's going to come in handy.  It will save me a ton of time not having to run to the store the night before a trip for something I need.

I like to stock up on shampoo and conditioner when it's on sale.

I ended up with 2 grocery bags of trash and recycling and a small box of items to donate.  I bought Qtips and toothpaste in bulk at Costco so I decided to donate some of them to our local homeless shelter.  I mean who really needs 600 Qtips anyway.

I have no idea why a Nintendo DS was in our bathroom closet. Ha.  I guess you never know what may turn up.  This obviously needed to go elsewhere in the house.

GIVE AWAY ALERT:  I'm excited to announce that the great folks from Simple Human have agreed to give away one of their sensor pumps.  You may have seen my trashcan in yesterday's post of my pantry.  I love Simple Human products. 

 I was given this sensor pump at Blissdom this year and I absolutely love it.  We use it in our main bathroom and it rocks.  I had a glass soap dispenser that I loved, but it always got clogged.  It was awful.  Soap would be all over the sink and the girls would have trouble getting the soap out.  I brought this pump home and the girls love washing their hands now.

You have 3 chances to win.
1. Go like simplehuman on Facebook.
2. Follow @simplehuman on Twitter
3. Leave a comment on my blog as to where you would use the sensor pump if you won.

I will pick a winner at random on Saturday.  Good luck!

Don't forget to check out Calie's blog to see her green cleaning products and how she used them to get her bathroom sparkling clean.  I know I can't wait to try some of her recipes.


Anonymous said...

I would use the sensor pump at my kitchen sink. When I'm cooking and have food all over my hands, I get our current dispenser soiled with food particles (maybe even e-coli when I'm cooking with eggs) and germs to wash my hands off. I will usually wash the dispenser off after that but I'm sure there are germs still lingering around. Not to mention when I'm washing dishes and have to stop every time to resoap my sponge. With this nifty pump, I can just whiff my hands or sponge right under the dispenser and whola!! No messes, germs, or fuss about having to wash down the dispenser. Well thank you for this fab giveway! Mimi - thisprayer (at) aol (dot) com.

Anonymous said...

I followed you on twitter - @mimilecat

Anonymous said...

I followed @simplehuman on twitter and Simple Human on facebook too! =)

Mimi - thisprayer (at) aol (dot) com
twitter name - @mimilecat

Heather said...

Great blog, Krista. I could use one of these fancy soap dispensers at my kitchen sink.

LLH Designs said...

I love bringing order into chaos. I don't always like getting started, but LOVE the finished results. Now if we could only keep it that way! ;)


Rachelle said...

Love the Spring Clean blogs you are doing. You are more than welcome to come to my house to do the next cleaning project. :-)
This soap dispenser is a brillant idea. If I had one I would use it in the bathroom or the mud room sink.
Thanks for all the helpful tips.

cdmtx said...

yay i found the giveaway :) i also would use this soap dispenser in the Bathroom . it sure would help to keep the sink area clean when the kids are washing their hands ~ it always looks like the soap exploded afterwards ;)

@cdmtx65 ~ cdm65atmail dotcom

cdmtx said...

i like simplehuman on Facebook.

@cdmtx65 ~ cdm65at maildot com

cdmtx said...

i Follow @simplehuman on Twitter ~ @cdmtx65

Anonymous said...

How beautifully you organized your closets! I need to begin my spring cleaning and get to work on decluttering all my cabinets (and my life lol). I would use the soap pump in my guest bathroom. I'm always mesmerized to see the nifty gadgets and electronic devices when I visit my friends' houses that I'd love to give them a wow factor for once when they visit mine. Love the idea of an automatic soap dispenser!

Christa - oneheart58@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I also liked Simple Human on FB.

Christa - oneheart58@hotmail.com

Jamie said...

I would use it in the kitchen for sure!

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