Declutter Shower & Bathtub {15 Minute Mission}

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Today's mission is to declutter items from your shower or bathtub.

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This mission is designed to be done in conjunction with the Bathroom Organization Challenge, which is one of the 52 Week Organized Home Challenges.

Does your shower or bathtub seem loaded down with bottles of shampoo, conditioners, body wash, and all kinds of other beauty and personal care products?

That's what a reader, Ana, felt like recently. She submitted this photo below, and honestly I don't find it extremely overloaded, but it was bothering her the amount of bottles she had and she was looking for a solution. She explained, "suction cups won't work at all so our loofas hang from the shower head and our shampoos are on those teeny shelves as well."

lots of personal care products in shower

I do understand that the amount of products can get overwhelming quickly, especially if you've got lots of people using one bathroom who all use different products.

There's nothing wrong with having bottles of shampoo or body wash, or whatever else you need in your shower or tub -- that is the point, after all -- but ask yourself, do you really need four bottles of shampoo, two of which you hate and one of which is almost empty, if not completely?

That's just one example, but you get my point.

When decluttering just leave things in there that are actually used.

And if you've got three almost finished bottles of a product you actually use make a concerted effort to just finish them all off before buying more. It'll save you money and help get rid of clutter simultaneously.

If you are unsure how long some personal care products last that may be in your shower or bathtub, and have been there for quite a while, check out this free cheat sheet with expiration dates for common cosmetics and personal care products. It might make you feel a bit better about just tossing some of these containers.

Oh, and don't forget, please recycle the bottles, not just put them in the trash when doing this mission!

Just like when disposing of cleaning products, you can put small amounts of things like shampoo or conditioner down your drain if the bottle is almost empty without fear, so you can then recycle the containers.

Below I've shown one extremely decluttered shower just to get you inspired a bit!

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No Clutter In This Shower/Tub At All!

As promised here's an extreme example of a decluttered bathtub and shower shown by a reader, Kiersten.

To do it she eliminated not just excess bottles, but ALL of them, and replaced them with a soap shower dispenser.

She explained, "this is all that is in my kids' shower (they are a little older, so no need for toys). It holds their shampoo, conditioner, and body soap and helps to control how much they use. We have a tiny shower in our master bath, so I have one in there too!"

Now, I don't think you've got to go this extreme, if you don't want to. And I understand this won't work if each person using the tub has to use, or even just prefers to use different products, but it is definitely something you might want to consider if bottles are just over-crowding your bathtub or shower.

Are You Ready To Declutter Your Home?

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I hope seeing these pictures has inspired you to declutter your bathtub and shower area.

When you begin to declutter the feeling you get is contagious, so if you're loving the results you're getting I would encourage you to keep going.

I've got a whole series of 15 minute decluttering missions (eventually 365 of them!) that you can do.

Just pick and choose the ones you want to do, that will make a big impact in your home. But if you want someone else to tell you the order you can also grab the 15 minute daily decluttering mission calendars and follow along as we all get our homes clutter free together!

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I use water-resistant Command hooks
by: FloridaGal

I use water-resistant Command hooks in my shower for items such as bath brushes, loofas, even bathing suits that need to dry out.

I also recently removed the ugly metal shower organizer from the shower head and replaced tons of bottles and soap dishes, etc. with just three matching bottles that I purchased for next to nothing. Then I used my label maker to make Shampoo, Conditioner, and Body Wash labels for the three bottles.

It looks like a new shower!

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