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The KonMari method for a zero-waste, clutter-free bathroom

Does your bathroom spark joy?

Most of us probably would answer with a resounding “No.” A restroom is usually a place that can be overwhelming – the shower gets cluttered with a dozen half-used bottles, the cabinets house the rest of them, and piles of unused towels are stuffed into a drawer.

Today we are going to walk you through some ways that you can declutter your restroom and make it into a place that is peaceful, calming, and relaxing. After all, the shower is often where you think the best, so you need an uncluttered mind to make room for all of those fantastic ideas!

Before we get started, remember there is a difference between “tidy” and “clean.” Clean is scoured, dust-free, and shining! Tidy is when everything has a distinct purpose and “home” in your house! In this article, you’ll learn some tips to help you organize your bathroom and decrease waste in the process!

Step 1: Take everything out of the restroom

In order to fully organize your restroom, you need to take everything out so you know exactly what you own! Remove all items from the shower, drawers, cabinets, even the top of the sink, and place it in the middle of the floor.

Step 2: Sort through the pile

If there are items that you never use or items that are old/expired, go ahead and dispose of them, recycling containers when possible. For the items that you do use, think through their purpose. Is the restroom the best place to store them, or would it make sense to store them somewhere else? For example, bathroom towels can be stored in a hall closet. Once you’ve decided what needs to stay in the restroom, start separating them into piles based on category.

Step 3: Create new, waste-free systems

In order to reduce waste moving forward, think through the things you use. Do you need to use so much toilet paper? A bidet is fairly inexpensive – in fact, it would end up saving you a lot of money in toilet paper and reduce waste at the same time! You could also transfer your shampoo, soap, conditioner, and other liquids to glass bottles and buy in bulk to refill them. This reduces plastic and you won’t need to go to the store as often!

We have a whole entire blog post on ways to reduce waste in your restroom, so be sure to check that out for more simple zero-waste alternatives!

Step 4: Organize the remaining items in smaller containers

Small bottles, hair ties, etc. can be placed in smaller containers inside drawers to keep things organized and separated! This helps to maintain tidiness and also gives you a sense of peace when you open a drawer and see things neatly organized!

Tidying your home can be so fulfilling, and once you find a home for every item you own, it’s a lot easier to maintain it for the future!

Did you find this blog post helpful? How do you keep your restroom tidy? Comment below to let us know your organizational and zero-waste tips!

Laura U.

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