New Year's Resolutions
To Make Your Bathroom Sparkle
The whirlwind of the holidays is settling down, but there's still some unfinished business to attend to -- New Year's resolutions! Rarely do people include "sparkling clean bathroom" in their goals for the year, but they should. It's the perfect time to give your shower a decent scrubbing, organize your medicine cabinet, and trash items that are past their prime. Here are 5 ways to renew your bathroom's look for the New Year.
Out With The Old
It's easy to forget how many things are stuffed in the medicine cabinet or piled under the sink. Begin the rejuvenation process with a thorough check of the entire bathroom. Get rid of old shampoo bottles, sunscreen, toothbrushes, and makeup. You'll be surprised at how much space is opened up when you remove items used once and tossed aside. Also, investing in more modern decor adds a much cleaner look to your bathroom. This is just as simple as replacing old towel rods, drawer knobs, and the shower curtain.
This cleaning spree is the perfect time to pick up new, daily cleaning habits. Start keeping your shower curtain closed at all times to prevent water from sitting in the folds. Minimize the appearance of hard water stains by wiping down the tub's walls with a squeegee or microfiber towel after each bath or shower. Also wipe down the tub itself after each use with a terry-cloth towel to remove soap residue and to prevent mineral deposits. To really make your bathroom sparkle, spray every surface with vinegar. It deodorizes and disinfects, which minimizes the need for future scrubbing.
Order And Organization
Your bathroom loses its luster when everything is placed in random places. Solve this problem by creating specific spots for your bath essentials, toiletries and other accessories. Invest in small storage shelves that fit under the sink to keep everything conveniently sorted. Make use of old coffee mugs or Mason jars for additional storage on top of the counter. If you have any closets in your bathroom, use baskets to keep everything contained.
Literally adding shimmer to your bathroom with rhinestones and glitter is a fun way to renew its look. It allows you to be creative with patterns and colors, and puts your personality on display. Rhinestones look best as an accent for framed mirrors, toothbrush holders, and soap dispensers. Glitter adds a unique look to your walls or light switches. These dazzling enhancements are a girly-girl's dream and complement her silver jewelry.
You might as well make sure everything is in working order while reviving your bathroom. Quickly check your showerhead and faucet for leaks, and unclog your drains. Catch any problems now and you're saving yourself a hefty sum of money going into the New Year.
Now is as good a time as any to achieve a sparkling clean bathroom with the help of The Lakeside Collection. You'll be stuck inside anyway, and it's not a bad idea to get a jump-start on spring cleaning.