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A clean and organized bathroom is a great start to any day – with these tips you can start every day the right way.


Simple Steps to Declutter & Freshen Up Your Bathroom

A clean and decluttered bathroom can get your day off to a great start. Here are five simple steps to get you going:

1. Clear the Space

The best first step in almost every organizational project is to completely clear the room. Something about emptying the room, even of things you know you will put back, helps to inspire you to only put back what is necessary and what contributes to the beauty or functionality of the space.

2. Toss Out Old Items

Toss out old and expired cosmetics, medications, lotions, cleaning products and any items you haven’t used in the last year. Be ruthless in your decluttering! Your room will feel refreshed when you have cleared out unneeded items and you’ll be more inclined to keep it free of clutter.

3. Deep Clean

While the room is clear, take this time to deep clean. Use your favorite cleaning products to clean the sink, shower or tub, toilet, light switches, counter, mirrors, inside drawers and cabinets, and floors. Make the room sparkle and shine. Step back and admire your progress.

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4. Put Back and Organize

Next, bring back the items you want to keep, this time with a new organizational plan in mind. Consider adding hooks and stackable plastic dividers and drawers in cabinets to fill the space available and help organize beauty products, toiletries, your hair dryer, etc. Add drawer dividers to separate and organize items to make it easier to find exactly what you need.

5. Add In Some Pretty

Finally, add a few pretty touches to your bathroom. You deserve it after all that work! Bring in some items like fluffy new towels, a shower curtain, a soap dispenser, a candle, a jar of nice-smelling bath salts, or a cheery bunch of flowers in a vase. Not only will you enjoy being in the space, but you’ll be inspired to keep it clean and tidy with these pretty final touches!

Enjoy your newly refreshed bathroom!

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About the Author

Melissa Michaels

Melissa Michaels is the author and creator of one of the top home decorating blogs on the web, The Inspired Room. She has been featured on such sites and publications as, Apartment Therapy, and Ladies Home Journal.

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  • cardinalkay64

    Nothing boosts a gal’s morale quite like a good purge + a cleansing.

  • Blu

    Perfect timing! Decluttering my bathroom is on my to do list for September! Thx

  • I agree with the decluttering but what do you do about a Sonacare toothbrush. It sits out and I don’t like it sitting out but there are no electrical outlets other than the one by the sink. Yuck!! This is our down-sized house. I can’t wait for your book to love the house you’re in. I’m NOT feeling the love.


      If you don’t need to use a Sonacare specifically, I suggest buying a Spinbrush. It uses batteries so no ugly cords. I had the same problem and hated the wires on my counter. Now I can put it in a drawer–out of sight. Perfect solution for users of electric toothbrushes. Spinbrushes are not expensive and can be found at most drug and grocery stores.

  • I think I will do just that! A vase with some fresh flowers from the garden is just what it needs – thanks for the idea! I’m thinking that a fresh vase of flowers would be a very inviting thing to see in the morning.

    • It definitely changes your morning a bit, thanks for reading!

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