Whether it’s a 3-step skincare routine or a cold shower, self-care is important and so too is taking time in the morning to welcome an exciting new day. But more often than not, getting ready in the morning is about being speedy; a process often includes wasted time rummaging through bathroom drawers to find make-up tools and hair care products.
Let’s cut down on wasted time – there are plenty of ways you can make mornings enjoyable and less stressful. So here’s a round up of easy bathroom organization hacks that can save you time in the morning.
1. Floating shelf to keep towels and bath accessories accessible
Forget about having to look around the bathroom for towels and cotton pads.
Keep items you frequently use in your line of sight, such as towels, cotton pads and toilet rolls. That way, you don’t have to go through the bathroom cabinets when the need arises. Open shelving is the perfect solution to keeping things accessible in the bathroom, especially one that comes with a towel hanger like this DIY floating shelf by Anikas DIY Life.
2. Hand towel at the ready with a DIY towel ring
Make every second spent in the morning count, even in the act of drying your hands.
There may be hand towels by the bathroom walls, but who really has time to take a few steps away from the sink just to pat their hands dry? With a towel ring right next to the sink, hand washing can easily be followed by a quick pat before heading out the door.
3. No more guessing with color coded towels
Sharing the bathroom with family members or roommates? These color coded towel loops let you keep track of who each towel belongs to.
White towels are a classic bathroom staple. They’re clean, minimal and they’re easy to match. But it can be hard to remember if the towel by the rack is yours, or a used towel due for laundry. We take inspiration from Kristi Murphy’s DIY color coded towel loops, so that you’ll never have to spend time guessing in the morning.
4. Keep morning essentials within arm’s reach
Skip the treasure hunt in the morning and opt for a mason jar organizer that holds all your essentials in place.
If you find yourself digging through a pile of toiletries on the regular, a floating mason jar organizer has your back. Not only are they major space-savers, they’re also extremely accessible. This organizer by DIY Playbook removes the countertop clutter so you can shorten your morning routine by spending less time tidying up in the morning.
5. The perfect spot for the bathroom brush and toilet paper
A side vanity storage unit is a great way to store and organize cleaning essentials. Aside from maximizing awkward spaces between the sink and the toilet, it also keeps tissue rolls and other items handy when you need them.
6. Reach into your supplies easily with a DIY pull-out cabinet drawer
While it’s easy to store cleaning solutions and brushes underneath the sink, it’s hard to reach for products at the back of the cabinet.
To solve this, install a pull-out cabinet drawer underneath the bathroom sink. You’ll get easier access to all your products, and you’ll save yourself the inconvenience of knocking bottles over when returning your items.
7. Easy-dry wooden floor mat to save you from constant laundry
It can be hard to find the balance between an absorbent bath mat and one that dries quickly, but a wooden floor mat can easily do both.
Certain wood like cedar and teak are mold resistant which is important for humid bathroom spaces. Additionally, using wooden bath mats work well to keep the floor dry after a quick shower or a relaxing bath so you’ll never have to worry about constantly mopping up the floor after every use.