5 Ways to Prevent Messes in the Bathroom

Get Organized

Bathrooms are often small, so it doesn't take much to make a mess. But if you have a place for everything, then it's much easier to make sure everything lands where it's supposed to. Add a hamper for towels and dirty clothes, and take a little time to assemble a well-organized medicine cabinet for pill bottles, shaving creams and deodorants. Use your linen closet for storage of cosmetics, product containers and a back stock of toilet paper. And make sure everyone in the family knows where everything goes, so they can clean up on the way out.

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