Constantly Late for Everything? Maybe It’s Your Bathroom’s Fault!

We all have that one friend who is constantly late for everything. The one you tell you’re meeting at 2:15, just so they’ll actually be there for the actual 2:30 meeting. Are you thinking of that one friend? Or maybe you ARE that one friend? 

I can definitely relate to this, so when blogger Mia Gunson contacted me to tell me that the reason people are late is due to their BATHROOM…well, I had to read this one! 

How many times have you been late for a business meeting? Or a date? Have you ever had to call your friends or your partner and apologize for running late? How did you feel when you heard their disappointed sigh? Being constantly late makes other people see you as an untrustworthy person, and it’s only a matter of time before everyone stops making plans with you. However, what if it’s not your fault?

Let’s consider this scenario: you’re on your way to an important meeting, a date or a simple get-together with your friends. And since you want to look your best, what do you do? You go to the bathroom, take a quick shower, and then spend fifteen minutes looking for your beauty products, not being able to locate them. A messy bathroom can really put you behind schedule and it seems that you’re not to blame for being late – it’s the organization of your bathroom! If you have these problems too, here’s how to create an organized and functional bathroom, so you’ll never be late again.

First, Declutter!

The biggest problem in your bathroom is probably an abundance of unnecessary items – expired products, empty shampoo bottles, dirty laundry and wet towels. And in such a mess, it’s no surprise you can’t seem to find your hair brush or toothpaste for ten or fifteen minutes!

Therefore, before organizing your bathroom, declutter it first. This doesn’t have to take long, but it’s definitely worth the hustle. Only after you’ve cleared out all your trash can you start putting your bathroom and your life back together.

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Organize the Basics

What are the most important items in your bathroom? The towels, beauty products, skin care and items you need on a daily basis, like a toothbrush and shampoo? If this is the stuff you use frequently, make sure it’s within arm’s reach. If carefully organized and labeled, these items will be accessible to you at all times and you won’t have to waste time looking for them anymore.

Again, this isn’t rocket science and you don’t have to put in hours of work into achieving a perfect organization – hang your wet towel on rails and holders, place all your necessities in a medicine cabinet and organize your storage so that you always know where everything is.

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Organizing Bathroom Storage – A Guest Post!

If there’s one thing you all KNOW that I love, it’s organization! Right?! There’s nothing better than walking into a beautifully-organized room, where you can go straight to the item you need and there’s no clutter in your way! Perfect!

And, if there’s one thing you all KNOW that I hate, it’s clutter! What’s one of the worst rooms to accumulate clutter in the house? The bathroom! (Not to mention that, if it’s not kept clean, then it’s DIRTY clutter! UNSANITARY clutter! Ugh!)

So when Nikki Mouille from The Garage Transformers Inc. contacted me about a guest post on bathroom organization, I thought it was a fantastic idea! Now, get ready to learn something new! I sure did! Are you ready?

Are you sick of opening your sink cabinet or linen closet and everything seems to always fall out? Well I am! If you have never had this problem, you must have really organized your bathroom storage. (I’m jealous). I will be moving in a few months and I set a goal to not have the same problems in my new bathroom. I decided it was time to look into some of the common mistakes and find solutions to fix them.

Common Mistake #1: Not Utilizing a Prime Location

A common mistake is to leave the space above the toilet vacant. Your first thought may be, well we wouldn’t want anything to fall in. Raise your hand if this has happened to you! It’s happened to me; it’s awful! Having toothpaste or makeup falling into the toilet can completely ruin a day, but there is a way around it. By adding an etagere, a shelf and cabinet combination, you can avoid a morning catastrophe from happening. This storage idea has a deep shelf and a cabinet to house all the essentials.

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Around the House Organization Part II

So here we go with Part II of the Around the House Organization post. Remember, I’m taking a little walk around my house and photographing some of the “organizational items” I have in play, just to show you how easy it can be! In fact, you probably have some of these things in your home already! I’ll tell you a little bit about my thought process and reasoning, as we go along.

Let’s continue on in the kitchen.

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Around the House Organization Part I

I can’t even tell you how many times people tell me that they wish they could be as organized in their home as I am. I normally chuckle over this…because, believe me, I don’t feel all that organized. But I thought I’d take a little walk around my house and photograph some of the “organizational items” I have in play, just to show you how easy it can be! In fact, you probably have some of these things in your home already!

I’ll tell you a little bit about my thought process and reasoning, as we go along. Are you scared yet? HA!

Please note: I ended up with a few more pics than I intended, so, rather than blowing you away with photos, this has now become Part I of II.

This is our guest bedroom closet.

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