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5 Things That Don’t Belong on Your Bathroom Counter

Avoid clutter takeover and breeze through your morning routine with these storage must-dos

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Photography: Jilson Tiu (Main Photo)

Bathroom counters come in all sizes—there are spacious ones with his-and-her sinks and compact counters commonly seen in small homes. While it’s convenient to have everything you need within reach, filling the counter with a bunch of essentials can instantly create an eyesore in your T&B. Just imagine rushing in the morning and rummaging through catchalls just to find what you need. There can be two possible outcomes—you’ll end up later for work and with a messy counter that’ll welcome you at the end of the day.

To help you keep the bathroom clean and organized, here’s a list of five must-haves that don’t belong on your counter. We’ve got tips on where you can stash away your toiletries as well so you’ll know where to find and return them after use:


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Shampoo and conditioner bottles

These are bulky and don’t look good against a mirror. Since you need these near the shower area, consider installing a shower caddy on the wall to hold your hair products and other bath essentials. Make sure your caddy can carry the weight of the items you’re storing.

Find shower caddies at Habitat.

Makeup and skincare essentials

Yes, it’s easier to go through your regimen if your favorite products are on the counter and a big mirror is at your disposal, but if you have a plethora of items, these can easily take over the counter. Keep your skincare must-haves in an acrylic bin and store this in a drawer under the sink. If you don’t have a drawer in the bathroom, it’s best to keep it in the bedroom—in a spot that you can easily see.

Find storage bins at MUJI.

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READ: 5 Storage Solutions for the Skincare Addict


Towels

Hand and face towels look pretty when carefully rolled and placed in a tray with a couple of scented candles. However, if you have a small counter to work with, it’s best to hang these with the help of sturdy or decorative hooks. As an alternative, you can keep these in a woven basket you can store under the sink or in a niche far from a water source.

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Find woven bins at Dapitan Arcade.

Grooming arsenal

Cotton buds and cotton balls come in handy in a bathroom, too. These can easily take up space so instead of leaving them on the counter, place them in a plastic bin and store it under the sink or in an organizer you can hang behind the door.

Shop for organizers at The Landmark, Makati City.

Jewelry and other accessories

Many of us remove our accessories in the bathroom before stepping under the shower. How many times have you lost an earring or a bracelet? Fancy catchalls and cute jewelry boxes can be placed on your counter but it’s best to keep valuables in your bedroom. Keep your accessories on your nightstand or in your vanity nook to make primping easier every morning.

Find pretty catchalls at H&M Home, SM Makati.

Source: Apartment Therapy

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