These days, it seems everyone is running on borrowed time. This is especially true if both parents in a household work full time. Add to that kids, cooking and cleaning, and it’s a wonder anyone has time to take a shower. In fact, did it every occur to you that you might be wasting precious time in the bathroom due to disorganization? It may seem far-fetched on the surface, but you would be surprised what you can do with an extra few minutes each morning. When was the last time you actually sat down to have a cup of coffee?
Now that your attention is piqued, let’s talk about storage bins because they are your key to making your space more efficient, thus earning yourself a sit-down cup of coffee. To begin, you’ll need to take stock. Think through your morning routine and then gather all of the products that you use each morning. These should be placed in a location that’s within easy reach, such as the medicine cabinet. If you don’t have a medicine cabinet, consider a shelving system that goes over the toilet. Alternatively, a hotel shelf or two could also answer this dilemma. In either case, you’ll need a couple of storage bins or bins in which to place your items.
Secondly, you’ll need to square away the necessary items that aren’t used on a daily basis. This might include medications, bandages and other toiletries. Place these items under the sink in storage bins; that will put them within easy reach when you need them, but they won’t be taking up prime real estate. Similarly, you can use baskets and bins in the linen closet to store products that are not yet in use, like back-up tubes of toothpaste and bottles of shampoo.
Speaking of shampoo, you’ll also want to look at storage bins for the shower if you don’t already have one. Although there are different models available, some of the most popular are the type that hang on the shower head because it puts the items you need front and center. You can also look for soap dishes and toothbrush holders with suction cups.