Having a beautiful bathroom is a priority among many people: 45 percent of homeowners report that they use their bathrooms to have a shower or bath to relax. To create a sanctuary, 29 percent use neutral tones to further their space’s spa-like feel, while keeping it clean and clutter-free is a must for 34 percent of homeowners in order to have their ideal bathroom environment. If you regularly use your bath to have some much-needed quality time for yourself, it’s important to keep it in good condition through regular de-cluttering and cleaning. Here are a few smart hacks to clean and organize your bathroom.
Use natural ingredients to clean tiles and grout lines
Before decorating your bathroom, the first thing you have to do is give it a thorough clean to get rid of deep-seated dirt and bacteria. However, don’t clean your bathroom with commercially available cleaning supplies, as most of these contain harsh chemicals such as ammonia, sodium hydroxide, or hydrochloric acid, which can have a negative effect on your health. Studies have shown that exposure to these chemicals may trigger headaches, allergic reactions, and respiratory illnesses, among other conditions. Instead, use natural ingredients to clean, such as baking soda, or a mixture of water and vinegar to clear your bathroom of dirt, grime and mold. Scrub tiles using a soft scrubbing brush, and pay attention to grout lines by cleaning them with an old toothbrush and a paste made of baking soda and water.
Install racks on the wall to hold your toiletries
A cluttered bathroom counter can make your bathroom feel disorganized, and it can even cause you to feel stressed. To maintain a sense of order and create a restful bathroom, pare down your toiletries to the essentials, and get rid of anything that’s beyond its expiry date. Next, make room on your counter by installing spice racks on the wall to hold your toiletries. Sort your toiletries by category so that one rack can hold skincare items, while another can contain your haircare products and other personal hygiene products. Choose racks that complement your bathroom’s color scheme for a cohesive look.
Create additional storage inside your cabinet
Maximize your cabinets by installing a slim magazine holder on the back of a cabinet door. Place hair styling appliances here, such as a hairdryer, hair straightener, or curling iron so they’re neatly hidden away. You can also use this trick to create storage for your cleaning sponges and tools.
Add some Zen to your bathroom
After cleaning and decluttering, it’s time to add some final touches to turn your bathroom into a sanctuary. Decant liquid soaps into pretty containers and then group like items together, such as perfumes, and display them on a nice wooden tray. Next, place a small plant on your counter, such as a potted lavender or peace lily, to add a touch of nature to your bathroom. Finally, use an oil diffuser to scent your bathroom and hang some new white towels on the towel rod to refresh your space.
Your bathroom can be the perfect place to relax after a long day of work. Try these tips to clean and organize it to create a tranquil oasis in your home.