|A simple A-B-C concept will make short work of organizing the bathroom’s limited space.|
To a bathroom, however, the declutterer brings an additional concept: the ABCs of Storage.
It’s not enough just to stuff it all in there somewhere. Has anyone, anywhere ever had enough storage in a master bathroom? No, put stuff away according to the ABCs to make best use of that scarce domestic real estate:
“A” storage areas are active, accessible, and meant for daily use. In a bathroom, the “A” areas get the toothbrush and the blow dryer, the shampoo bottle and the razor. “A” storage areas should be user-friendly. They should welcome the groping hand with no hidden hazards, even before the poor blind showerer has inserted her contact lenses or found her glasses. The vanity countertop, the top drawer, a chrome mesh bucket in the shower area are all “A” storage areas.
“B” storage areas hold items used weekly to monthly. The box of nifty pore-unclogging strips, the collection of scrunchies for exercise-class ponytails, nail care equipment and the battery-operated beard trimmer are all consigned to “B” areas. “B” areas aren’t so easy to reach. You’ll stretch or bend to reach the middle drawer, the under-sink spaces, the toilet-top storage cupboard.
“C” storage areas require excessive bending, stretching or standing on tip-toe. They’re where you stash the gold-flecked makeup for fancy nights out, the foot-massage machine, and the upper-lip wax cooker. If you use an item less than once a month but more than twice a year, it’s a lowly “C”. Put it where the sun doesn’t shine.
Bring on the boxes and let’s start organizing!
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