Today's mission is to declutter your bathroom sink and counter area, and then to try to develop a habit to clear it a bit with each use so it stays clear from now on.
It's your preference whether you want this area to be completely clear, or just to have less stuff than it currently does.
My suggestion is to, at the most, have only the things you use daily on your sink and counter area, and even then those items you may want to corral in containers or baskets just to keep that uncluttered look.
No matter how little or much stuff you choose to have in this area though, reducing the total amount will make you feel better.
Using your sink without the fear and hassle of knocking stuff over all the time is wonderful.
After you get it less cluttered this would be a good opportunity to really wipe down the sink thoroughly as well. Ready, set, go!
Ideas For Clearing Off The Clutter
Ideas of where to put many of the items that used to be sitting on your bathroom sink include placing items in a nearby drawer or in a cabinet in your bathroom.
If you don't have a lot of storage space in the room though you could, in the alternative, have a basket containing many of these items that can be stored in another room, such as your bedroom, and carried into the bathroom with you as you need them.
Yet another idea many readers have implemented is an over the door shoe organizer which allows you to move these items from off the counter and sink area and onto an otherwise unused space on the back of the door.
I've Kept My Sink & Counters Like This For About 8 Weeks Now!
I look at this bathroom and I feel peaceful and relaxed, and do you know why? Because the counter is so uncluttered.
Flat clear surfaces are easy on the eye, and whether we know it or not consciously, unconsciously our brain enjoys the calm such clear surfaces provide.
This is a picture of a reader, Jenny's bathroom counter. Jenny says, "mines looked like this for about 8 weeks now! I got a small basket big enough to hold my make up bag, brush, those every day things. It only takes a few seconds to throw everything back in the basket and put it back inside the closet."
Every Time I Walk By My Counter & Sink I Put Something Away
Here is a picture of my bathroom sink - no clutter!
It takes dedicated effort to keep it this way. Every time I walk by the sink, I put something away.
Thanks for this picture Vanessa! You make a very good point. This may be a 15 minute declutter mission, but it won't stay this way for long if we aren't diligently, daily, to keep it this way after we get it cleared.
I think mine qualifies as uncluttered. It makes me feel cleaner.
Like Jenny I use baskets to store my cosmetics and hair products and they go out away.
Thanks for showing us what you do Tiffany.
Alone with removing clutter each day, and putting away stuff that was used and that is sitting on your bathroom counters, you've also got to do some very simple cleaning tasks for your bathroom counters daily.
Renee shared this picture above with me after working on this declutter mission. She did a great job, didn't she?
In addition, here's a picture submitted by another reader, Hawa.
Want To Do More Decluttering Missions? Get Started With Declutter 365 Today!
Once you declutter one type of item in your home I bet you'll want to declutter some more. After all, decluttering gives you a great reward for even a small investment of time and energy.
The Declutter 365 system is designed to help you declutter, over the course of a year, your entire house, with just 15 minutes of decluttering each day!
Hundreds of thousands of people use this proven system to get rid of their clutter, and bring peace and calm back to their homes.
Declutter 365 works to guide you to clear the clutter without overwhelm, focusing on just one small area at a time, and without making a huge mess in the process, so you see consistent forward progress without all that "messy middle" that makes it even harder to function in your home than before you started.
In addition to building a daily decluttering habit, the Declutter 365 program, along with the accompanying 52 Week Organized Home Challenge, teaches you the skills, habits, routines, and mindsets necessary to maintain the clutter free and organized state of your home from now on, so it'll never be as messy and cluttered as it is right now, ever again.
If you haven't already, make sure to get your copy of this year's Declutter 365 annual calendar here (it's FREE!), find today's date, and do 15 minutes of decluttering on the day's mission. Then, repeat again tomorrow, and again and again. Over the course of the next year, if you do this 15 minutes per day, you'll declutter your whole house!