I’ve been in people’s houses who have cluttered bathrooms. They keep shelves full of stuff in the bathroom. The bathroom counter is cluttered. The floor is a mess. Sometimes it’s so dirty, I hesitate to use it. I believe in a simple and clean bathroom.
First, my bathroom is a bit odd. The gas furnace is housed there. It’s behind a curtain along with some built-in shelves. So I do keep a small stock of toilet paper, paper towels, and air filters for the heater in that storage space. But the bathroom itself is kept simple.
My Minimalist Bathroom
I believe that your most personal spaces are the best places to begin decluttering. My bedroom and bathroom are the two simplest rooms in my home. Let’s start with what I keep on the walls.
I keep one small picture of a boat on the water on my wall. It gives the place a little color. There are two built-in towel racks. I keep one hand towel and one bath towel. That’s all for the walls.
Next, the medicine cabinet: Mine is half empty. I make a point to use as few medicines as possible. Ibuprofen, allergy relief, anti-acid, and something for rashes are about the only things in there. I also keep some extra shaving and dental-hygiene supplies. But that’s about it.
The sink area is kept clean and neat. I keep an electric shaver, a bar of soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss. There are also a pair of tweezers, some small scissors, and some nail clippers. That’s all.
Under the sink is where I keep my hair clippers and hand mirror. I keep my hair cut short and do it myself. There ‘s also a simple spare part for the toilet under the sink. Might as well have it in case the old one gives out.
The only thing I keep on the toilet is a can of air-freshener. I keep a bar of soap and back scrubber in the shower. The floor is clear but for a small garbage can. No more. There are probably only about 25 things in my bathroom.
My daughter’s bathroom is a different story, but we won’t go there today.