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Maybe it is because I like feeling like I’m at a spa or a fancy country club of some kind, but I like having a clean master bathroom. It again is one of those areas that isn’t that difficult to keep clean and clutter free, as long as you are proactive in just keeping it that way for just a few minutes each day.
In every house I’ve lived in, the bathroom cupboards and drawers always seem to poorly planned. I don’t know why it is, but the drawers are so often too small and the cupboards are big, but have little to no shelving, which results in wasted space without some intervention on my part.
Just like in the kitchen, we are blessed with several options that can help us best utilize the cupboard and drawer space we do have. With a family of 10, I have no choice but to use every space in my entire house in the most efficient way possible. As you’ve read in some other posts such as my post on the kitchen, the master bedroom closet, the kids’ toys, and the pantry, it does mean that we have to invest a little money at times, but in the long run a little investment makes for a lot less headache.
I do keep an enormous amount of things in my master bathroom like all the extra shampoo, conditioner, soap, body wash, and so many more things that I get for free or nearly free that I spoke of in Frugal Drugstore Treasures. My preference would be to not have all of this in my bathroom, but it is where it needs to be.
Having a master bathroom that only continues the feeling that you can create by following the steps I laid out in Creating a Master Bedroom That is a Relaxing Haven, is such a soothing gift that you can give yourself.
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Here are my best tips to create a tranquil master bathroom
Keep countertops nearly empty
If you give clutter a place to take up residency, it most likely will. I find it helpful to eliminate baskets and container type things from the countertop. I also just think that stuff on the counter tends to make it look cluttered whether it truly is clutter or not.
Keep decorations simple and sparse
Avoid putting too many decorations in your bathroom area. Even larger bathrooms are still smaller areas in most cases, which means that they are easily overcome with just a few decorative items.
Soothing colors are always nice
In every bathroom that I’ve ever painted, I have always used pictures of various spas as inspiration. The colors that a spa chooses are rarely wrong and always invite feelings of relaxation.
Smell is essential
I am a bit OCD when it comes to having nice smelling bathrooms. I always, always, always have something nice smelling in each one of my bathrooms. This is my absolute favorite scent, but this diffuser is exactly the one I love.
Utilize cupboard and drawer space wisely
Do not let tall cupboards go to waste, especially if you are tight on storage space in general. Depending on what you need, these are a few of the shelving things that have helped me through the years in various bathrooms.
Don’t neglect keeping your master bathroom clutter free. Although it is only a bathroom, you really do deserve having a master bathroom that is tranquil and inviting.
This post is based on a chapter in Ruth Soukup’s book, 31 Days to a Clutter Free Life. Grab a copy and join in as we work through it together, or, grab a copy and work through it at your own pace in your own time.
Either way, you will have a clutter free life by the time you work through all 31 days!