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5 Tips For Organizing Your Bathroom

1. Organize Your Medicine Cabinet

Make your medicine cabinet a repository of things you need and use regularly, which means clearing out any outdated medicine . "The way to achieve a clean countertop is to change the use of the medicine cabinet," says author of Organizing from the Inside Out, Julie Morgenstern, "They are better used for everyday grooming supplies rather than medicines."

Keep like items in their own labeled storage bins underneath the sink or in the linen closet. When you need to use something, slide the whole container out for easy access. You might choose to move medicines into the kitchen because moisture can ruin them.

2. Control Hair Product Clutter

Gels, sprays, curlers, combs and hair dryers take up a lot of space in the bathroom. For quick organization, buy a plastic tub for under the sink and load it up with your supplies. As you place them in the tub, evaluate whether you use the product often. When you fix your hair, the whole tub can be taken out and put away without creating a mess.

3. Add Creative Towel Storage

If your towel rack isn't big enough to hang the family's towels, add hooks to the bathroom. Towel hooks are inexpensive, easy to mount and create a space for each member of the family to hang their towel. Your bathroom floor will remain dry, and you will no longer have to worry about swamp monsters feuding over whose towel is whose.

4. Divide and Conquer Your Makeup

Drawers in the bathroom tend to be catchalls for lots of different containers, most of which badly organize their contents. An expandable cosmetic drawer organizer fits in a shallow drawer and takes the place of bulky cosmetic bags. Different size compartments will organize lipstick, blush and eye shadow so you never have to root around to find what you're looking for. As you organize your makeup, be sure to throw away anything that smells or is expired. Old makeup contains bacteria that can irritate your skin.

Divide and Conquer Your Makeup

5. Add Style and Function With Apothecary Jars

If you have a lot of counter space, and don't mind leaving things out in the open, invest in some stylish apothecary jars to hold necessities. Cotton swabs, soap and bath salts look great in clear glass containers. These are especially handy when guests use your bathroom because they can help themselves without snooping in your cabinets.

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