--> 17-Point Checklist To Declutter Your Bathroom For Perfect Mornings!

17-Point Checklist to Declutter Your Bathroom for Perfect Mornings!

Does your cluttered bathroom lead to chaos in the morning? 

If you’re one of those people who struggle to keep your bathroom clean and organized, read on for some tips on how to declutter your bathroom for perfect mornings.

A cluttered bathroom sink, tips to declutter your bathroom

How does Decluttering Help in Daily Routine?

You know your bathroom is cluttered when it’s hard to find a place to put things. But cleaning and decluttering your bathroom can actually help you with your daily routine. 

Here are 5 reasons‌ why: 

1) A clean and uncluttered bathroom saves you time and hassle. When everything has its place, you can grab what you need and get out the door quickly. You’re also less likely to leave something behind when your bathroom is clean and organized.

2) A minimalist bathroom is a style of living that revolves around maximizing the use of space or getting absolutely necessary things. Buy minimal products so that you save both money and space.

Clean and tidy bathroom

3) Decluttering your bathroom also helps in creating space for things you might need later on or simply space so that you don’t feel stuffed.

4) Also, a clean bathroom just feels better. Stepping into a bright, clean space can help you start your day with a sense of calm and well-being. So take a few minutes each day to tidy up your bathroom, and you’ll be glad you did.

5) A cluttered bathroom can lead to several health problems, including poor intestinal hygiene and even dangerous bacteria growth. By clearing out the clutter, you make the bathroom easier to clean and more sanitary. It’s important to keep your bathroom hygienic.

# If you would like a clutter-free home read how to declutter your home room by room.

17 Bathroom Items You Can Declutter Right Now!

A spacious tidy bathroom

Decluttering your bathroom is not a difficult task, with a little bit of dedication, you can make your space look and function better. The tips in this article are easy to follow and require little time.

1. Empty Products & Boxes

An empty toothpaste tube

If you are like most people, you must leave the empty toothpaste tube in the bathroom after finishing it or just leave the empty product boxes lying here and there.

So the first step is to get rid of empty products and boxes lying in your bathroom. They only take up space and add to the clutter.

Throw away empty tubes, jars, and containers as soon as the products finish!

2. Makeup Products Not Used in the Last 6 Months

A collection of makeup products on a pink background

Do you have makeup products that you haven’t used in the past six months?

If so, it’s time to get rid of them! Not only will this help declutter your bathroom, but it will also free up space in your countertop, cabinet, or vanity. 

Using makeup products that are past their expiration date can cause irritation and other skin problems. Makeup products can also contain harmful chemicals if not used properly. And don’t forget to keep makeup tools clean, especially makeup brushes.

3. Unused Skincare Products or Samples

A woman in a bathroom applying a skincare product

One of the best ways to declutter your bathroom is to get rid of any unused skincare products or samples.

Not only will this free up space in your bathroom, but you’ll also be reducing your environmental impact by not wastefully throwing away these products.

Many people have a bathroom cabinet or cosmetics organizer stocked with skincare products they never use. Consider giving away unused skincare products or samples. You can also recycle them or compost them.

4. Expired Products or Medications

Skincare products over a wooden surface

Do you have any expired products or medications in your bathroom? If so, it’s time to remove them! Not only are these products a health hazard, but they can also take up valuable space in your bathroom. 

You don’t want to accidentally end up taking an expired medicine.

So throw them away now!

5. Duplicate Shades of Nail Polish

Two open bottles of spilling nail polish

If you’re like most people, you probably have at least a few duplicates of nail polish in your bathroom. And if you’re like most people, you probably don’t know how to get rid of them. 

Organize them according to their shades and next time avoid buying nail polish of the same shades so that you don’t have a pile of the same color.

Be a smart buyer and save your money too.

6. Old Toothbrushes

A couple of pink and white old toothbrushes

Are your bathroom cabinets overflowing with old toothbrushes that you no longer use? If so, it’s time to declutter your bathroom and make room for new toothbrushes.

I am sure you have a couple of old toothbrushes lying in your bathroom right now too.

Don’t be lazy and throw them out.

7. Grooming Kits You Never Use

Grooming kit on a sink

If it’s been a few months since you used them, then you probably don’t need them. Find a new home for them or throw them to create space for things that you actually going to use. Your bathroom will feel less cluttered.

8. Anything Kept for Travelling But Never Used

A collection of small toiletries over a wooden surface

Do you have anything in your bathroom that you’ve never used? You may not even realize it, but there’s a good chance that a lot of the items in your bathroom are just sitting around collecting dust. 

Maybe you’ve been saving them for when you travel, or maybe you imagined that you’d need them later. 

And the reality is, they are only taking up space in your bathroom.

So keep those things away or give them to someone that actually needs them now.

9. Used Razors

Are you tired of finding used razor blades scattered all over the bathroom? 

Here’s an easy way to declutter and organize your bathroom: 

1. Collect all the used razor blades in one place.

2. Put them in a designated container or bag.

3. Store the container or bag near the sink.

4. Whenever you need a new razor, simply grab a blade from the container or bag.

Or if they are single-use blades, you should throw them away after every use instead of letting them lie somewhere in your bathroom.

10. Hair Accessories

A view of hair accessories

Do you have a lot of hair accessories in your bathroom? 

Maybe you have a lot of hair ties, barrettes, or headbands. Maybe you have a bunch of hair bows or headbands. Or maybe you have a ton of hair scrunchie straps. 

Whatever the case may be, it’s time to declutter your bathroom and get rid of all of those hair accessories!

Here are some ways to do it: 

  • When you’re done with your hair, place all of your hair accessories in a bag or container. This way, you won’t be tempted to reach for them when you’re in the bathroom.
  • If you use a hairbrush and headband regularly, keep those together.
  • Purge everything. If you haven’t worn or used the accessory in months, go ahead and get rid of it.

11. Used or Empty Bathroom Fresheners

Reed diffuser on a toilet

Start your bathroom decluttering process with a fresh start by getting rid of all the used bathroom fresheners. 

These products can take up valuable counter space and often contain harsh chemicals that can be harmful to your skin and your environment. 

And if you want to make your own air freshener, check homemade bathroom cleaner spray.

12. Unwashed Piles of Clothes

A smiling woman surrounded by pink clothes

Do you keep a pile of unwashed clothes in your bathroom?

Bathrooms are often one of the busiest places in the home, and it’s all too easy to leave a wet towel on the floor or leave clothes strewn about. However, there are a few good reasons why you should avoid keeping dirty clothes in the bathroom.

  • First of all, it can lead to unpleasant odors.
  • Secondly, it can attract bacteria and other pests.
  • And finally, it can make it more difficult to keep the bathroom clean.

If there is not enough in your bathroom, consider finding a new place to place dirty clothes and wash them as soon as you can so they don’t pile up.


13. Unused Towels (More than Needed)

Pile up of old bathroom towels

If your bathroom is cluttered, and you can’t find a place to put your hand towel, it might be time for some decluttering.

A great way to start is by removing any unused towels from the space.

Old towels can harbor bacteria and make your bathroom look messy. If you don’t want to get rid of them, consider using them for dusting or car care instead.

Once you’ve cleared out the extra towels, give your bathroom a good cleaning. Pay special attention to the areas where the towels were stored, as they can often be neglected.

Use a disinfectant cleaner to kill any bacteria that may have been lurking on the surfaces.

Finally, take some time to organize your bathroom. Buy some shelving or hooks so that you can store your towels in an easily accessible place.

Since I don’t have a laundry room I organize my towels on a decorative ladder.

A collection of bath towels on a decorative ladder

For more information, check out how to organize linens without a linen closet.

14. Anything that Blocks Ventilation Window

Dark image of a bathroom bath and a window

Did you know that the average person spends 90% of their time indoors?

And, did you also know that the quality of the air inside our homes and workplaces can be up to five times worse than the air outdoors?

Indoor air pollution is a serious issue, and one of the main sources of indoor air pollution is poor bathroom ventilation. 

Bathroom smells can be incredibly unpleasant and can quickly spread throughout your home. Not only are they unpleasant, but they can also be dangerous.

Bathroom smells are caused by a variety of things, including mold, mildew, bacteria, and toilet chemicals. 

The best way to remove bathroom smells is to improve your bathroom ventilation. The most effective way to improve your bathroom ventilation is to remove the smelly air and replace it with fresh air from outside.

So, unblock or remove anything which is becoming an obstacle in front of you and the window.

15. Cleaning Supplies

Cleaning supplies and products

If you keep cleaning supplies in your bathroom, you know they can take up lots of space. Here are 3 things you can use to declutter your cleaning supplies:

  • Get rid of any cleaning products that you don’t use often or that are past their expiration date.
  • It’s also a good idea to consolidate duplicates. For example, if you have two half-empty bottles of window cleaner, pour them into one bottle and get rid of the other.
  • Buy a multitasking cleaning product. There is no need for multiple products when one will do the job. Plus, it will save you money in the long run.

For other tips to organize cleaning supplies, read that article under-the-sink organization ideas.

16. Perfume Bottles

5 bottles of perfume, a bath towel, and a few scattered sea shells

If you have a cabinet or shelf specifically for perfumes, and a small space, consider finding a new place for them.

If you do not want to remove the perfumes from your bathroom, that is okay. Just make sure that you declutter other products so that there is room for them.

A good idea is to place them in a storage container or box so that they are not taking up space on your bathroom counter.

17. Unusable Soap Bars (Small Ones)

A few soap bars with a lavender spring on top, a bath towel, and a soap jar

Go through your cabinets and shelves and remove any unused or unusable soap bars. If a bar of soap is too small to be used, it’s probably just taking up space and needs to go.

You can either discard them or grind them up into small pieces that can be used in other ways. This will free up some much-needed space and declutter your bathroom in the process!

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Final Thoughts

Decluttering your bathroom can look like a lump-sum task but avoiding it every day can make your washroom look like a mess in a few days.

To avoid this is always great to dedicate time to decluttering every week.

I hope these tips help you plan your ‘Declutter Your Bathroom’ mission.

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