Minimalism has become increasingly popular in recent years as people have started to prioritize simplicity and decluttering in their lives. While many people associate minimalism with decluttering their physical space, it can also be applied to the items we use on a daily basis, such as our soap collection in the bathroom. Today, let’s focus on Minimalism for your Bathroom: How to Declutter Your Soap Collection.
Welcome to my Year Long Thorough Declutter Series. We declutter 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week. Each day we do a daily task based on the room we are working on. Today, our task is to declutter your soap collection in your 1st bathroom.
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Currently we are working on decluttering the 1st bathroom. The daily task for today, March 29, 2023, is to declutter your soap collection. Remember, we are focusing on just the 1st Bathroom area, so don’t declutter your whole house. We will cover each room separately.
4 Steps to Minimalism for your Bathroom: How to Declutter Your Soap Collection
If you’re looking to simplify your life and streamline your bathroom routine, decluttering your soap collection is a great place to start. Here are some tips to help you get started.
- Assess Your Current Collection
The first step in decluttering your soap collection is to take stock of what you currently have. Gather all of your soap bars, liquid soaps, and shower gels and lay them out where you can see them. Take note of which products you use regularly and which ones you haven’t touched in weeks or even months.
- Keep Only the Essentials
Once you’ve assessed your collection, it’s time to start decluttering. Keep only the essentials that you use regularly, such as your favorite bar soap and shower gel. If you have duplicates or backups of products, consider giving them away or donating them to someone in need.
- Consider Multi-Use Products
One way to simplify your soap collection is to choose multi-use products. For example, a bar soap that can be used for both body and face, or a shower gel that can double as shampoo. This not only helps to reduce the number of products you have, but it can also save you money in the long run.
- Choose Quality Over Quantity
When it comes to minimalism, it’s important to focus on quality over quantity. Instead of having a large collection of cheap soaps, invest in a few high-quality soaps.
Here are some good storage tips for soaps in the bathroom:
- Use a soap dish or tray: A soap dish or tray is a great way to keep your soap in one place and prevent it from becoming soggy or slimy. Choose a dish or tray that is large enough to accommodate your soap and has drainage holes to allow excess water to drain away.
- Invest in a soap dispenser: A soap dispenser not only looks neat and organized, but it also helps you control the amount of soap you use. Choose a dispenser with a pump mechanism that is easy to use and refill.
- Use a hanging soap holder: A hanging soap holder can be hung on the showerhead or faucet, making it easy to reach for your soap when you need it. Look for a holder that is made of a waterproof material and has drainage holes to prevent your soap from becoming waterlogged.
- Store extra soap in a drawer or cabinet: If you have extra soap that you don’t need to use right away, store it in a drawer or cabinet. Keep it in its original packaging or transfer it to a ziplock bag to keep it fresh and dry.
- Use a shower caddy: A shower caddy is a great way to keep all your shower essentials in one place, including your soap. Look for a caddy that has a built-in soap holder or attach a separate soap dish to the caddy.
In conclusion, decluttering your soap collection is a small yet impactful step towards embracing minimalism in your bathroom. By letting go of the excess, you create space for the essentials and cultivate a more calming and streamlined environment. Remember to be intentional with your choices, choose quality over quantity, and make use of storage solutions to maintain your new minimalist approach. With a little effort and dedication, you can create a bathroom that not only looks organized but also feels more peaceful and relaxing.
I personally have a bad habit of placing items that need to be donated in the laundry room behind the door. Out of sight, out of mind, right? Wrong. Delaying decisions means we still need to declutter.
Maybe you have a habit of delaying decisions, too. Let’s decide today where your decluttered items need to go. Do they need to be donated? Disposed of? Don’t delay that decision any longer. If they need to be donated, sort and put them in your vehicle. Then, make a note in your calendar to drop them off at your favorite charity.
As you are decluttering your items, I want you to try not to just move them to another room. You may be tempted to do that. However, resist the urge to keep everything. Decluttering means we actually part with these items. Otherwise, assign those items a permanent home where you can best utilize them.
Step By Step Decluttering guidelines for Minimalism for your Bathroom: How to Declutter Your Soap Collection
1.Only spend time on your specific daily task.
2.Do not get side-tracked or distracted.
3.Work within a time of day that you have the most energy and stamina. This is one of the most useful declutter motivation tips. Listen to your body and work at decluttering when you feel the most alert and energized.
4.Avoid thinking too long about whether to keep or discard an item. This is one specific way for How to Be Ruthless When Decluttering.
5.Avoid cleaning during your declutter. The goal is to purge the dead weight. Getting rid of the clutter is your priority. Cleaning can be accomplished later. Read on for more declutter motivation tips and my room specific deep clean checklist, though, as you will begin cleaning after your declutter.
Minimalism for your Bathroom: How to Declutter Your Soap Collection
1. boxes -preferably ones you can donate (Avoid plastic storage bins because you may be tempted to just store the items and not part with them.)
2. sturdy trash bags
3. marker/pen to label boxes
Decluttering Tip: Avoid using storage bins to declutter. Storage bins tend to tell your brain to “store” the items for later. That is just delaying decisions. If you aren’t getting rid of items when you declutter, you are not truly decluttering. This is why I recommend a trash bag, also. A trash bag tells your brain to “trash” the item.
Obviously, recycle if you have that option. The boxes you use should be ones you are willing to part with, so I recommend sturdy cardboard boxes. As to donations, there are many charities that will come pick up your items for you at your home.
I use one in particular where you can book an appointment for pick-up online. This is so convenient, as it saves you the hassle of hauling stuff away yourself. Scheduling that pick-up also motivates you to declutter by a certain date.
Minimalism for your Bathroom: How to Declutter Your Soap Collection
1. Start by eliminating trash first- use a sturdy trash bag
2. Sort items by category if needed so you can see what you have
3.Get rid of items that don’t work or that work poorly, expired items, anything you don’t love, anything that you’ll never use again
4. Box up the donations and trash/recycle the rest
5.Select a charity to donate your items and schedule the pick-up if that is an option
How Do You Declutter Your Entire House (and get it deep clean?): Need to deep clean?
First, My How to Deep Clean Your Kitchen list can be found here.
Second, My How to Deep Clean Your Bathroom list can be found here.
Third, My How to Deep Clean Your Kids’ Rooms list can be found here.
Fourth, My How to Deep Clean Your Living Room list can be found here.
Fifth, My How to Deep Clean Your Bedroom list can be found here.
You can get your printable Daily Housekeeping Routine and Deep Cleaning Your House Schedule here. This 15 page printable kit is delivered digitally to your email for you to print and personalize. What Does a Deep Clean Include? It includes a daily schedule, calendar pages, and deep cleaning checklists for every room and area of your home. Check out the link above to see a sample page of what you’ll get in my printable set designed to help you create your personal Homemaking Checklist.
Also, you can get the complete digital printable copy of the Year Long Thorough Declutter Series Calendar and Checklists here. The printable digital download is delivered to your email. It includes 25 pages of printable calendar pages and checklists to help you declutter every room in your home. You can find that here.
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Step 1: Check out this post on the 1st step you should take to get organized. If you don’t have a calendar, you can grab my free weekly printable calendar page here. It is in my shopify store, but it is totally free, so you won’t be prompted to put in any payment information. It is a free download and will be delivered straight to your email.
Step 2: Create a daily Housekeeping Schedule. You can use this series to start to set up your own schedule. You can also use this simplified weekly schedule.If you often ask: What is the fastest way to clean a dirty house? Or, if you struggle to get organized and have tried and failed time and again, you can likely find out which of these 11 reasons cause you to fail to get organized.
Step 3: How do you remove clutter? How Do You Declutter Your Home?.…Sign up for the Declutter Series and get your entire home decluttered in just 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week.”Declutter Your Home” checklists are provided in each email.
Step 4: What is the fastest way to clean a dirty house? Use a timer and use the Deep Cleaning Checklists above. They will help you get your home sparkling after you’ve decluttered.
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