Keep­ing your bath­room tidy

Daily Trust - - HOME FRONT - By Eseohe Eb­hota

The bath­room is an im­por­tant part of any house or apart­ment. How­ever, keep­ing it free from clut­ter and strewn ob­jects can be very chal­leng­ing. Keep­ing your bath­room clean in­volves more than just pick­ing up ob­jects, it re­quires com­plete at­ten­tion, time and strength. To make it eas­ier, here are some steps that need to be fol­lowed in en­sur­ing you have a clean bath­room:

Do thor­ough search: Go through your cab­i­nets. Throw out any half-used prod­ucts or give them away. This is es­pe­cially crit­i­cal in small bath­rooms where there is lim­ited space. Check the draw­ers one by one, and if nec­es­sary, sep­a­rate the items you want to keep and throw any­thing you don't need or use any­more.

Use dec­o­ra­tive ob­jects: If you have a large stor­age space you may have some shelf space avail­able for dis­play­ing pretty ob­jects, like flow­ers, shells or even stones. If left un­done, the bath­room will ap­pear clut­tered. Toi­let pa­per rolls and stacks of tow­els are ac­tu­ally quite at­trac­tive if dis­played with care.

Keep ex­tra toi­let pa­per within reach: The toi­let pa­per it­self is not an ugly sight there­fore it should not take up space but can be kept un­der the sink or in bath­room cab­i­nets. More­over, when you keep your toi­let pa­per eas­ily ac­ces­si­ble, it adds to the beauty of keep­ing the place neat

Al­ways en­sure that the floor is free from any ob­ject that could make you trip and fall es­pe­cially when you have a lit­tle child. There should be no traces of harm­ful sub­stances around.

Tow­els and other wet items should be hung on the shower cur­tain rod or al­ter­na­tively, use a towel hook for tow­els. If your towel rack isn't big enough to hang the fam­ily's tow­els, add hooks to the bath­room. Towel hooks are in­ex­pen­sive, easy to mount and cre­ate a space for each mem­ber of the fam­ily to hang their towel.

In some homes, the bath­room serves an­other pur­pose: make-up point for women. If this is the case in your home, a space should be cre­ated in your cabi­net where you can store your make-up items. This is nec­es­sary to avoid an un­tidy bath­room. While you do this, be sure to throw away any­thing that smells or is ex­pired. This is be­cause old and stale makeup con­tains bac­te­ria that can ir­ri­tate your skin, when used.

The empty spa­ces over the toi­let can be trans­formed. How? This is by adding a stacked cabi­net to store some of those items that have been kept un­der the sink. Dec­o­ra­tive con­tain­ers can be used to hold cot­ton balls, cot­ton buds, cosmetic brushes and other small items you use on a daily ba­sis.

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