Bathroom organization is key to getting out the door on time each morning.
Yet the most-used area - the sink - is usually the first to get clogged with stuff. There goes that timely departure you'd planned.
The biggest challenge here is that people often share this small space. And people have different stuff that, naturally, they want front and center on the sink area.
Which means the sink area has just become valuable home surface real estate.
And the space in the cabinet under the sink is limited, too.
Most families have far too many potions and lotions here, and far too little space. You'll have to use what you have to maximum effect.
To make sure clutter doesn't affect your daily routine, these tips for organizing can help.
If it isn't used often - say several times a day - get ready to move it somewhere else.
Replace these with a few attractive containers to organize what's left, such as Q-Tips, cotton balls and toothbrushes.
Start by removing items you and the kids really don't need, and organizing the rest so
that you free up precious under-sink space.
First, empty the cabinet of its contents. Toss what you can.
Next, sort what's left into two piles or boxes. One for frequently used items and second for seldom-used items.
Place the second box outside the door: You'll need to find a place to store these non-essentials later.
This is a great place for a space-saving plastic drawer unit. You may be able to fit two or three drawer units under the sink.
It's also the place to stash makeup kids, kids' hair accessories, extra shampoo and products, contact lens items, manicure/pedicure items.
Now that you've got bathroom organizing down, it will be that much easier to get out the door each morning!
About the Author
Tara Aronson is a native Californian. Having grown up in San Diego, she studied journalism and Spanish to pursue a career in newspaper writing. Tara, whose three children - Chris, Lyndsay, and Payne - are the light of her life, now lives and writes in Los Angeles. She also regularly appears on television news programs throughout the U.S.