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.
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!