How De-Cluttering Your Bathroom Can De-Clutter Your Mind
Did you know that there's a quiet tidying revolution going on? Thanks to the rise in popularity of books like The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying by Marie Kondo, more and more people are discovering the mental benefits of keeping clutter to a minimum in the home. With that in mind, we thought it'd be a great idea to extend this ethos to bathroom.
So here's how, by spending a couple of hours tidying, you can help clear your mind in the long-run.
The benefits of de-cluttering
The benefits of removing clutter from your bathroom are a little deeper than it may seem, and they can be split into two categories: physical and psychological. The physical benefits should be obvious: more usable space for storage, and a less busy appearance, and so on. But it’s the psychological benefits of de-cluttering your bathroom that might just surprise you. If you’ve ever been stressed (and who hasn’t?) and also have an untidy home or working space, you may have noticed a subtle link between the two. In the book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying, the author explains that keeping clutter around the home can have a measurable negative effect on your state of mind. So how do you avoid this problem?
Bathroom de-cluttering tips
Just as when you have too much to think about and you feel swamped, so too can your bathroom create stress when there’s not enough free space. De-cluttering can help remove old and unused items, create new clear space, and give you a little more headspace too. Here are our top tips:
•Start with your bathroom products. You can quickly remove old shampoos, shower gels, and cleaning products – without too much emotional investment.
•A great tip is to monitor your bathroom use over a week or so. How many of the items in there do you actually use regularly?
•Try to stick to just one item per type. For example, while it may be a luxury, it’s not strictly necessary to have more than two different shampoos in the bathroom.
Optimise your bathroom storage
Once you've taken care of the small items that can create that busy feeling in the bathroom, it's time to think about how to keep things simple. With that in mind, it's a good idea to invest in some new storage for your bathroom. Many modern storage options are very discreet, keeping visible clutter to a minimum and retaining a cleaner, more contemporary look. Need ideas? Our recommendation is a new bathroom vanity unit. These are available in a range of aesthetics; from pure white to wood-finish and even deep black. Not only will a bathroom vanity unit provide discreet storage for the bathroom, but it also saves space by integrating your existing wash basin. That’s the real essence of clutter-free, smart bathroom design.
Feeling inspired to make a few changes in your home? If so, feel free to explore our online bathroom product shop now. Or, if you have questions, call the Whirlpool Bath Shop team today on 0800 028 6174.