Bathroom organization always seems to be a challenge. Usually, there isn’t much storage, so you are left with thinking of creative ways of storing all the things that have their home in the bathroom. In an apartment, you usually have a medicine cabinet above the sink, and some kind of storage under the sink. Often, there isn’t room to put much else. An over the toilet rack system is popular, but occasionally there isn’t room for one of those either. Things seem to get lost in the bathroom, even when you find a place for them to live, they still get lost, especially small things.
Under the Sink
The area under the sink always seems to get disorganized and since it’s dark and low on the ground, you never seem to want to deal with it, so it gets worse. My neighbor gave me a large dish rack that sat around waiting for an assignment. I knew there was something that dish rack was good for, and I was right. The containers for the cutlery work perfectly for holding my blow drier and large hair brush. The rack part is perfect for holding all the other stuff, bottles, rollers, etc.
Small Things Get Lost
Having trouble finding the tweezers, or the nail clipper? No problem. I love magnets. You can stick them to the door of the medicine cabinet and put tweezers, nail clippers, or other small metal things on them. Now your small metal objects are easy to find, easy to put away, and take up virtually no room.
For Your Health
You might have noticed some of the things we have in our medicine cabinet, and think some of that might belong in the kitchen. Well, I am a great believer in natural and holistic healing. We keep olive oil in the bathroom to use on our skin.
- Olive oil has all kinds of benefits for your skin, and it’s non-toxic. Unlike some other lotions, if you eat some, that’s good for you, too.
- Eucalyptus oil is a wonderful thing to have in your house. Not only does it have a wonderful, clean scent, it’s also good for colds and aches and pains. Bugs really don’t like it – so a few drops in cabinets, on window sills and door jams will keep small creatures outside where they’re supposed to be.
- Vapor rub – Not Vicks! Look in your pharmacy for an all natural vapor rub that does not use petroleum jelly. The one we have uses sunflower oil that is not GMO.
- Almond Extract – I don’t keep it in the bathroom because I use it for cooking more often. If you have an acid stomach, look no further than almond extract. Just a small drop on your tongue will neutralize the acid in your stomach, almost immediately. One bottle of almond extract will last you at least a few months, so it’s much less expensive than over-the-counter anti-acid drugs, and does a better, faster job.