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How to Spring-Clean Your Bathroom

In my house, there are two main places where I store my makeup, skincare, and haircare products. It’s my office where I have the majority of my makeup collection and record photos and videos and my bathroom where I do my hair, use skincare products, and put on everyday makeup. While my makeup room is being updated regularly as I constantly receive packages and declutter items that I no longer use, I haven’t been working on upgrading my bathroom stash for a while. This Spring, I finally gave my second beauty room a well-needed makeover―with the help of Moen, a brand I’m collaborating with to create this post and a video. I hope after watching it you’ll be inspired to give your bathroom a little makeover too as I’ve already been impressed with what a big difference that little change makes.

Step #1: Make a Fresh Start

I’m not following any recommendations of specific schools of decluttering (like Marie Kondo and others), but I always love to start cleaning from emptying out all the shelves in the space you are planning on cleaning. By doing so, you can give furniture some deep cleaning while being more efficient with eliminating any items that need to be thrown away.

Step #2: Bring On the Lights

When everything is out of your way, think about what you’ve always wanted to change in your room, but never had a chance to do so. For me, it was definitely a new light. Every time I need to pluck in my brows or apply makeup, I have to go to Ben’s bathroom or to my makeup room as the lighting in my bathroom was never bright enough.

This season, I finally installed new lights and I couldn’t be happier as now I can finally see what is going on while applying makeup―instead of finding it out when I’m outside in a good lighting. This beautiful four lights fixture is by Moen and it’s so perfect for the space. Not only it brings the light to the entire room, but it also perfectly matches existing bathroom design. Now, with new Moen lights installed, I can finally call my bathroom an actual makeup room as it’s finally perfectly lighted up.

I was thinking that you’ll be interested in learning more about my bathroom makeover so I created a little video for you guys to check out.

Step #3: Install Extra Shelves

It might be a bold statement, but I feel that any bathroom could use some extra shelves. Whether you a skincare addict or just a girl with a regular beauty collection, there is always a need to organize your collection just a little better. This year, I finally installed a corner shelf in my bathroom to store all of my hair products. Those recent additions really helped to open up some space in my bathroom cabinet and underneath the sink area so I highly recommend picking similar shelving solutions for your home. There is a great selection of affordable bathroom shelving on Amazon. To make your life easier, I created a publicly accessible list of my favorite picks that you can refer to while looking for a new bathroom shelving solution.

Step #4: Deep-Clean the Room

Usually, I will bring a few large baskets to my bathroom where I put all of skincare, haircare, and makeup products that I own. I then move filled baskets in a hallway so these are out of my way. I use cleaning supplies to properly disinfect and clean all surfaces and shelves in the room, use bleach to clean the bathtub, and map the floors with anti-bacterial floor soap. I will then allow everything air-dry and put on a fan to eliminate a chemical smell that the room might have. Finally, I will light a candle to bring a relaxing scent to the room.

Step #5: Change a Shower Curtain

I have that thing about shower curtains as I change them religiously. Well, prior to saying so I have to mention that I have two curtains in my bathroom: one is a ruffle one which is actually a display one and a cheap plastic one underneath. I buy the plastic one in bulk on Amazon and change it every month or so. Every time I clean my bathroom, I put a new one on and it immediately feels like the entire bathroom is refreshed.

Step #6: Zone Your Cabinets

I noticed that I end up forgetting about certain products if i mix hair and skin products on one shelf. In opposition, by creating different areas for different type of products you are able to see an entire range in the same category and thus experiment more with different products. Usually, I store tall haircare product bottles underneath the sink area and dedicate entire cabinet to skincare products. I know it might seem excessive but at this point it’s my job to test new products regularly so I can report back to you guys with my recommendations.

Step #7: Organize Your Hair Styling Tools

Perhaps it was the most difficult are for me to organize. I have way too many heating tools and at some point they started occupying an entire sink cabinet. I decluttered my heating device collection and decided to store my essentials by hanging them by cord on the back of the bathroom door. When it comes to brushes and combs, I organized those in one square basket underneath the sink facing upwards (so I see which one I’m planning to grab).

Step #8: Set-up a Beauty Supplies Area

Another source of potential mess is beauty supplies like cotton swabs and rounds, that’s why I love storing them in dedicated baskets. Usually, I put cotton rounds in a woven basket and carry cotton swaps in a Birchbox packaging. I also purchased a jewelry organizer where I carry all of my hair ties, bobby pins, and other small items like that. By doing so I save lots of space and feel that the entire space is more organized.

Step #9: De-Clutter Samples

I subscribe to so many beauty boxes that sometimes my beauty samples collection is getting out of control. To keep the space neat and organized, I have a dedicated paper bag where I store all of the samples and another one for the products that I used out. It might seem that those bags take up space, but in reality they are actually helping to keep things tidy so I don’t have all those supplies across the bathroom.

Step #10: Display

When you went through updating your storage solutions and cleaned everything up, it’s time to go though your beauty stack one by one and throw away any expired items or those you no longer use and store them beautifully in the assigned areas.

I hope you enjoy my tips and tricks on how to make your bathroom a more functional and convenient room to use. I would love to hear your ideas on how to declutter your beauty collection for the new season and Spring-clean your bathroom. Please share your ideas in the comments area below!

Disclosure: This post is brought to you by Moen. All opinions are my own.

  • Hey Sweetie:)
    Loved the Videoooo:)
    Wowwww So Amazing:)
    Enjoyed each Tips what you shared how to make my Bathroom more Functional:)
    I would dooo too but now I am super Busy and Traveling all the time so No time for this Kind of Thing:)
    Can’t wait to see in your Next post some Make Up
    Tutorial:) Always Obsessed with your work:)
    Kisses Hugs
    Karina

  • Jennifer Quattrucci

    The video was completely amazing! I can’t believe how much I learned and I am now completely inspired to give a bathroom and vanity table a complete makeover!!

  • OMG! I love you for doing this hahahaha
    You are seriously the best! I’ve been postponing this for waaaaay too long, but now I have the perfect guide!
    Thanks for sharing babe!
    XO
    Aimara
    http://www.waysofstyle.com

  • OMG, I needed to read this post:) I need to clean up and reorganize so bad. Just looking at your pictures, I can see how clean and organized everything is. Thank you for sharing the tips, this will be my project for the weekend 🙂

    xo, Maryam
    http://www.glamandposh.com

  • jacqueline

    That’s such a great idea! I just recently moved and had to declutter or throw away things I just wouldn’t use. Now I’m being more organized about everything I have and keeping it in its own little section

  • Cleaning and emptying out the shelves and makeup storage is something very important. I haven’t done it for awhile, but I totally agree – spring is a perfect time to do so and get rid of all the products that are not longer being used.
    And yeah, sometimes extra shelves is a must, but I prefer to stay minimalistic with everything in my apartment. I don’t like when the room or bathroom is crowded with a bunch of shelves and drawers. But I agree, that everything should be orginised properly, whether it’s hair or beauty products, everything should be in its place. Great article and some very useful tips! Thanks for sharing it!

    Cheers, Eliza | http://www.fashion-confession.com

  • Oh my gosh you have so many products!! While I don’t have even half, I agree that Spring cleaning is so necessary to declutter the makeup area. I love the tips and tricks you’ve provided, I need to organize my hair styling tools better, but because they are so bulky I usually just leave it out.

    ~ xo Sheree
    Posh Classy Mom
    Instagram

  • LAKO EVA

    You’re very organised. congrats. Love the wardrobe with the lot of serums and creams. This is my world lol 🙂
    Cleaning and emptying we have save space and time for cleaning and to found quicly everything.
    xx
    Eva
    http://www.themermaidfashion.com

  • Thomas Falkenstedt

    What a lovely video you have made to accompany this post and I must say I got really inspired to clean up my bathroom. The part that needs my uttermost and immediate attention is changing the lighting as I need to see those brows, pores and what not and with my current lighting I’m not able to so that’s step one. Step two is your ingenious idea of actually having two shower curtains. That is a tip I will follow for sure. TIp three is to actually get rid of (rather donate) products I don’t use anymore or never will use. Thanks for the spring cleaning reminder! 🙂
    xoxo
    Thomas

    http://thomasfalkenstedt.com

  • Sofia N

    ugh I feel you on having too many products! I just have this huge sink and storage under it where I keep everything, my problem is that I never bring any of these items out. I do definitely need to sort all of my stuff though. Thanks for all the great tips!

    http://aloveaffairblog.com