De-Clutter Buster: The Bathroom Edition

Ready or not, spring is here–that time of year we yearn to get organized–so we at Roscoe Brown felt it was a good time to kick off your home de-clutter series. Today we’re starting with the bathroom edition.

Your first takeaway: Don’t let your vanity showcase your vanity. Until that magical day when every cosmetic and hair product you’ll ever need has been reformulated to converge in one tube, there will always be a shortage of bathroom counter space. From nail polish to hairspray and everything in between, vanity tops are barely visible amidst the ever-growing collections of aerosols, lotions, powders and cremes. Here are a few of our favorite tips:

Utensil organizers (They’re not just for kitchens anymore) – An in-drawer utensil organizer is a great way to keep your vanity drawers organized, as well. Traditionally, these small, compartmentalized plastic trays have been used to separate your forks from your knives and spoons. One life changing hack is to use them in your bathroom’s vanity drawer. There you can neatly store your nail files, makeup brushes, tweezers, nail clippers or anything else you may need at the ready.

Rack ‘em up – No matter how hard you might try, there is simply no way to line up those taller items on your vanity and have them look like they belong. Why not use a counter top wine rack to store them horizontally? You can find a variety of wine racks to compliment most any décor. At price ranges from $25 to $100 and made of everything from wood to wire, a wine rack frees up your precious vanity space and still keep those products right within handy reach.

Why not keep your “ice” in a cube tray? – Once again, taking a cue from the kitchen, a brilliant hack to keep your jewelry neat and tangle free is to repurpose an ice cube try to store it. Already separated into twelve, discreet sections, an ice cube try is the perfect place to store earrings, chain link bracelets, and necklaces. Simply fit a tray, or two, into a vanity drawer and you have an instant jewelry case conveniently hidden away.

Supplies surprise! – It’s hard enough to dive into any spring-cleaning project if even the requisite supplies are in disarray. From bathroom cleanser to glass cleaner, this cornucopia of cans and spray bottles are usually occupying valuable space beneath your bathroom sink. One great hack we found was to use an over-the-door shoe organizer to keep all your supplies in one place. These handy hangers can be found at nearly any major retailer and can be had for anywhere from five to $20. Hang one inside of your linens closet door. They serve as the perfect, unobtrusive place to store your cleaners.

We hope these simple hacks will help you de-clutter your bathroom and create a more relaxing, spa-like atmosphere with plenty of counter space for your favorite fragrant candle.