How to Declutter Your Shower Area

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How to Declutter Your Shower Area

Are you tired of having to constantly maneuver your way around a cluttered bathroom?

Would you like to have a more accessible shower area?

The bathroom shower area is one of the most frequented areas of the home.

But how often do you show this area some TLC?

In this post, I offer some ideas on how to declutter your bathroom shower.

This type of decluttering project is that it is short, sweet, and oh-so effective.

You can get started right away and immediately see some results.

So, select the bath shower area in your home you’d most like to declutter and let’s get to it!


Remove frequently used items from the shower area.

Begin by removing frequently used items from the shower area. This step is fairly easy, and quite effective, as far as decluttering goes, as you know exactly which shampoos, soaps, and conditioners you use on a daily, or perhaps weekly basis. Temporarily store items on a clean bathroom countertop, a small folding table, or cover a small area of the floor with an old towel or large trash bag.

Declutter shower and bath items.

The next step is to remove empty containers or bottles from the shower area. These include empty shampoo, conditioner, facial cleanser, body wash, body lotion, body oil, and other similar containers. Recycle or dispose of items according to your local municipality’s rules.

Now is a good time to take stock of miscellaneous bath items. Carefully inspect bath sponges, bath brushes, body poufs, razors, wash cloths, and children’s bath toys to make sure they are still in good working order. Toss anything that’s damaged, ripped, torn, stinks, or looks beyond it’s prime. If an item is washable, drop the item into the washing machine for a quick wash. If you’re going to keep an item, make sure to set it aside and out of your way.

Process remaining bath items.

What’s left in your shower area? If you’ve successfully cleaned everything out, you can move on to the next step. If not, stay right here for some more helpful tips on putting things in order…

For items that are in large containers – Save space in your bath by decanting contents of larger containers into smaller ones. You might have some regular-sized containers, or empty trial or travel sized containers you could use. Store larger containers in a bathroom closet or storage area to keep your shower area clutter-free.

For expired materials – Take time to inspect whether or not bath items have expired or are past their prime. Open canisters, bottles, and containers. If anything has a strange odor, has separated or has changed color since you last used it, it’s probably time to dispose of it. You may also want to dispose of items you no longer like or want to use. Go on online to find out how to properly dispose of household waste in your local municipality.

For items you don’t need at the moment – Is your shower area crowded with five different types of body wash? Streamline your shower space by keeping only one type of each bath item. For example, you only need one shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and soap out at a time. Remove the rest and store in a bathroom closet, cabinet, or other location.

Find appropriate storage solutions.

Lastly, it’s time to replace items everything back in your shower area.

You may already have shower storage solutions available to you, be it built-in items, or hanging add-on racks and the like. If you do, you can go ahead an arrange items neatly in your shower area.

Looking for some storage solutions? There are several types of shower storage options available in stores and online. These includes shower storage that hangs directly from the shower head, from the shower curtain or door, and storage that can be mounted to shower wall.

Make sure you do your research to find out the type of shower storage option(s) that work best for you and your space.

If you’re looking for shower storage option ideas, you can check out some of the storage items below.

Remember, even the best shower storage option has its limits. If you are struggling to fit a large number of bath items into the shower area, you may need to do an additional decluttering session to keep items under control.

How about you? What do you think is the number one cause of clutter in the shower or bath? What area of your shower do you think needs the most attention? Join the conversation and leave a comment below!

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2 Responses

  1. John Niles

    Basically, your article can be summed up in one sentence: Be a man.
    I have: shampoo/body was, razor, rightguard, brush/comb, toothpaste/toothbrush.

    • Rashelle

      Sounds just about right for both ladies and gentlemen…keep only what you need!