Monday, January 5, 2009

Organizing Tip #1: The Shower

One piece of organizing advice that's always stuck with me is the idea of keeping your sink clean. Why? Because having one area spotless, a central area to your life (and the heart of your home) will make you feel good. It looks good to see a nice empty, clean sink. Especially when everything else is chaotic around you.

This past weekend I started thinking maybe the same could be said for the shower.

Since this is usually your first or second stop of the day, wouldn't it be nice to get into a nice clean, organized shower every morning? And wouldn't it be nice to be able to put your hands on exactly what you need to get clean?

So take 5 minutes today to give your shower a once over. I have a few tips below:

  • Start by getting rid of old bottles, old soaps, anything that hasn't been used in a while.
  • Toss anything that could be collecting bacteria into the sink or hamper. Bottles, scrubbers, washclothes... it's time to make your shower shine.
  • Once your shower is empty, give it a good once over with a sponge and a cleanser.
  • If you have serious grime, consider a product you can spray and leave on, and then come back to later.
  • Rinse/wipe all the bottles and things as you put them back in the shower.
  • Does your shower have a liner? Does it need cleaning? If you have glass doors, shine the outside as well as the inside.
Hopefully by now your shower is a little cleaner, a lot more sparkly and organized too.

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