Want a simplified space where you can take care of your body in the morning and at night? Here are 15 things to declutter for a minimalist bathroom!
You use this room to take care of yourself, but how is it impacting your mental health?
Is it peaceful and calm?
Is it a room in which you can relax and slow down after a stressful day?
Or is it chaotic and stressful, with tons of products on the counters and even more things in the drawers and cupboards?
Does spending time in your bathroom feel like a chore to you?
If it’s the latter, you’re in the right place!
Spend some time this week to get rid of stuff with this list of 15 things to declutter for a minimalist bathroom!
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What is a minimalist bathroom?
A minimalist bathroom is a bathroom where there is no clutter on the counters, in the shower, or the drawers and cupboards.
Everything you have in there is things you need and use or items that bring you joy when you look at them.
There is nothing you don’t use or like, nothing creating visual clutter, and nothing making it harder for you to clean the surfaces.
It’s a simplified space where you can spend quality time taking care of yourself and your body.
Benefits of a minimalist bathroom: Why should you declutter your bathroom?
Having a minimalist bathroom has so many benefits!
Every morning and evening, you will be able to find the products you need in a second, without wasting time looking for what you want.
Since everything you have are things you use, the drawers and cupboards will be a lot emptier, making it easy for you to find things.
Cleaning will also be much less difficult.
We all know how much of a hassle it is to clean a bathroom, but it is so much worse when you have to move stuff around all the time!
When you have fewer things, you also know everything you have.
As a result, you are a lot less likely to forget about certain products and let them go bad.
Thus, it helps you reduce waste in the bathroom!
For instance, you are less likely to buy new makeup when you know you already have some at home.
So having a minimalist bathroom also helps you save money!
Plus, you won’t feel stressed first thing in the morning since your environment doesn’t look chaotic and messy.
On the contrary, it is peaceful and calm.
Discover and reap all the other benefits by decluttering these 15 things from your bathroom today!
15 things to declutter for a minimalist bathroom
1. Empty (or almost empty) products
If you want to declutter fast and make progress quickly, first search for obvious trash.
Go through your bathroom cupboards and drawers, and have a look at your counters and in your shower.
Get rid of anything that belongs in the bin, like packaging, or anything empty.
It could be anything from shower gel bottles to empty makeup palettes and creams to unusable, tiny pieces of soap.
Almost empty products are other great candidates for decluttering.
We sometimes start a new product before finishing the previous one, which then ends up as clutter.
Commit to using them all up this week, or throw them away immediately.
There is no point in having them sitting around unused!
2. Expired medications
If you store medications in your bathroom, have a look inside your medicine cabinet.
Check all the expiration dates and remove any expired ones.
Medications, like syrups or eye drops, that have been open for too long should also go.
Take them to the pharmacy so they can be disposed of responsibly, without harming the environment.
Also, do you have some medications that are still good but you know you won’t use again?
See if maybe some friends or family members need them.
Some pharmacies and nonprofits also collect unused medicine to give it away to uninsured people who might need it.
3. Old skincare and makeup products
These aren’t good for your skin, and may even cause serious problems.
Old skincare products can cause your skin to break out, and using old makeup, like mascara, can even lead to an eye infection.
You can also get rid of products that no longer work for you.
4. Worn-out or excess towels and linens
You probably don’t need three or more towels per person in your house.
So think about how often you do laundry and decide on the ideal number of towels to keep per person.
You might also want to keep some for guests but try not to go overboard.
And don’t forget to declutter worn-out towels while you’re at it.
If you have other textiles in your bathroom, like hand towels or bath mats, make sure to go through these as well and reassess what you need to keep.
You can give away towels and linens that are in good condition to loved ones who might need them.
When I moved out of my parents’ house years ago, they gave me several towels so I didn’t have to buy them myself.
I was really grateful to receive them!
Some charities also accept them!
For worn-out home textiles, see if your local animal shelter wants to reuse them because it probably does.
5. Moldy shower curtains
If you use a shower curtain in your bathroom, but it has seen better days, it may be time to let it go.
If it got moldy because it was wet for too long, see if you can clean it thoroughly.
But if there is nothing you can do to make it look good again, now is the time to declutter it.
Next time, see if you can choose one that is machine-washable and made with quick-drying materials, like this gorgeous, linen one from Parachute Home.
6. Things on your bathroom counters
If you love how a minimalist bathroom looks, consider getting rid of anything on your bathroom counters that you do not use daily.
Whether you relocate the items or declutter them from your space, your counters will look so much better with barely anything on them.
And they will be so easy to clean!
7. Things in your shower
Similarly, let go of anything in your shower or your bathtub that you do not use at least once a week.
If you have ten bottles of shower gel, shampoo and conditioner, razors, and other body care products there, make sure to simplify.
Only keep one of each product that you use regularly.
Your showers or baths will be so much more enjoyable and relaxing!
8. Old razors or blades
If you or your loved ones shave, check all the razors you have in the bathroom.
Are there any that do not work well anymore?
There is nothing you can do to make them good again, so get rid of them now!
You can also get rid of any unused accessories or attachments that came with your electric razor or epilator if you or your spouse have one.
We usually only use our favorites, so we don’t need to keep the others.
9. Excess bathrobes
If you have bathrobes in your bathroom that you never use or don’t enjoy wearing, declutter them guilt-free!
Bathrobes are here to keep you warm and cozy after showering, so if you don’t feel like wearing them, you won’t miss them.
You can give them away to friends and family, or donate them to charity.
I chose to keep only one for the summer and one for the winter.
10. Hotel samples you won’t use
Are you guilty of accumulating hotel samples when you’re on vacation without ever using them?
As a result, they pile up in your bathroom drawers and cupboards and take up precious space.
Be realistic with yourself: will you really use them up?
If so, commit to doing so in the next couple of days or weeks.
If you know deep down that you won’t, don’t hold onto them.
Donate them to your local homeless or women’s shelter.
They need those all the time!
11. Personal care products you don’t like
If you have personal care products, like makeup or skincare products, that you tried but ended up not liking, let them go.
Don’t feel guilty for trying them out and not using them up.
Yes, it’s great to use things up and we should do our best not to buy things we won’t use.
But sometimes, products just aren’t what we expected.
And that’s okay.
Ask your local women’s or homeless shelter if they need them, or give them to friends or family members.
12. Excess decorations and knick-knacks
Excess knick-knacks or decorations are some of the best things to declutter for a minimalist bathroom!
When we have too many of them, our space looks cluttered and doesn’t feel peaceful at all.
So reassess everything you have and only keep your favorites.
Choose the best, most meaningful pieces and declutter the rest.
Having only the most beautiful and unique decorations around will make you love your bathroom even more.
13. Hair tools and accessories you never use or that are broken
Go through all your hair tools and sell or donate any that you never use, or recycle those that are broken.
Whether that’s a blow dryer, a straightener, or a curling iron, someone will be able to get a lot more use out of it.
Don’t forget to also declutter broken or excess hair ties, scrunchies, hair clips, brushes and combs.
These are so easy to accumulate and they don’t tend to last long!
14. Excess toiletry bags
Toiletry bags are so tricky!
We often get them as freebies when buying products, so we accumulate way more than we need.
If you have too many of them, pick your favorites or those you use all the time at home and when traveling.
And consider giving the others away.
They are taking up space in your bathroom when someone could be using them!
15. Old makeup brushes and tools
While makeup brushes can last for many years when taken care of properly, we sometimes hold onto them for far too long.
They might have lost their shape or seen better days.
Worse, they might have become smelly, and no matter how well we clean them, the smell doesn’t seem to go away.
If you have makeup brushes, sponges, or other makeup tools that are past their prime, let them go.
Remember that these can harbor bacteria over time, and they might make you break out, which is counterproductive.
Final thoughts on things to declutter for a minimalist bathroom
There you have it!
Those were 15 things to declutter for a minimalist bathroom!
I hope you’ve found this list helpful and that you could tackle and eliminate the clutter in your bathroom.
Having a minimalist bathroom will help you simplify your morning and evening routines.
It will make getting ready in the morning and preparing for bed at night so much more enjoyable and relaxing.
Being in your bathroom should not by any means be a stressful moment during which you have to dig deep into your drawers to find a product.
If you’re looking for ideas for things to declutter in other parts of your home, these articles will help you:
- 30 things to declutter for a minimalist kitchen
- 9 things to get rid of for a minimalist bedroom
- 11 things to let go of in the living room
What are the best things to declutter for a minimalist bathroom?
I’d love to know what you think about it!
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