Downsize Your Essentials
If the total of family members in your household equals three, do you really need 18 bath towels, 12 hand towels, and 10 washcloths? And how many bottles and tubes of cosmetics and ointments and painkillers crowd medicine cabinet shelves and vanity drawers? The first task for the clutter fighter is to get rid of what you don’t need; the second is to look for ways to save space – and here are ways to do both.
• To free up shelf space, attach three or four towel rods on the back of the door and hang a week’s supply of towels from the rods.
• Make two bathroom toolkits, and store one in a ready-to-go ziplock bag for quick packing. Include tweezers, nail clippers, scissors, Q-tips, and cotton balls.