Things can get a little bit tricky when it comes to cleaning out your bathroom. My blog is not going to lead you to that “ultimate simplicity” you hear of that means you can fit everything you own into a backpack. This probably isn’t the page for those of you looking for something that extreme. These guides will get you to a place of simplicity in which your stress levels are likely significantly lower, but you’re still comfortable. Let’s assume, for all intents and purposes, that you’re going to move into a tiny house. For your bathroom, I’d recommend keeping:
These things in your medicine cabinet:
- Any prescription medications
- One painkiller/fever reducer that is effective for each person in your home (maybe one for you and one for your children if you have any. As a mother, I don’t think it would be unreasonable to have both children’s IBUprofen and Tylenol to alternate during fevers).
- Allergy medicine if necessary
- Vitamins/Supplements can be tricky. You can get most of what you need to thrive by having a healthy diet. I do fare better by keeping Sam-E in my cabinet and taking it daily.
- Anything else, I would just buy if you absolutely need it. You might be someone that needs to keep some sort of anti-fungal powder or steroid cream, etc. etc.
And the rest of your bathroom should have things like this:
- Toothbrush (having a Sonicare with one head for each family member is good).
- Toothpaste (one for you, one for the kids if you have them)
- One hair brush
- One comb
- One deodorant per person (this is probably TMI, but my husband and I just share)
- One multi-purpose moisturizer for body/face
- One body wash/soap that you can use for your face, body, and next to the sink. Dr. Bronner’s Pure Castile Lavender soap is our favorite. You can even use it for your laundry or dishes.
- One shampoo
- One conditioner
- Razors (We use the dollar shave club and have one razor handle to share)
- One wash cloth or body scrubber of some sort per person
- One towel per person
- For females, try to have as few hair products as possible. Maybe keep one heat protectant cream that acts as a detangler and leave-in conditioner, and then one hair spray if you use it. Hair Dryer, curling iron/flat iron if necessary. I believe the narrow flat iron works for both.
- One makeup box/bag if necessary…see my post on having a minimalist makeup bag!
- Obviously, one needs to keep toilet paper, and have a plunger and toilet cleaner on hand. I use the Clorox toilet scrubber, because you can dispose of the scrubbers after each use. Conventional toilet brushes make me want to throw up. I feel, irrationally probably, that the air is contaminated by them sitting in the bathroom…