Whether you're moving into your very first University of Central Florida apartment or your fourth, organizing your bathroom is key to ensuring your apartment is functional and practical. However, just because the goal is to make the space work for you doesn't mean that your space can't be aesthetically pleasing as well. The key to ensuring that your organizational system actually works long-term for you and your UCF apartment is to make sure it's something you can keep up with and making your surroundings somewhere you actually want to be.
Declutter, Declutter, Declutter
Before you even think about how to organize your items, it's important to go through all of your bathroom belongings. Toss out any expired products, give away anything you don't have a use for, and make sure that all of your bathroom necessities "sparks joy," as Marie Kondo would say. Organizing your belongings is much easier the less you have. And let's be honest with ourselves, you might not need 3 different face moisturizers. So, clean out your cabinets, or better yet, declutter before you even move into your apartment near UCF. If you have any unopened hygiene products, consider donating them to shelters nearby to help out your UCF community.
Whether you're moving in with roommates or living by yourself, labeling is one of the easiest ways to organize your belongings. The way you label your belongings should be unique to you and your situation. If you're sharing a bathroom and don't want your roommates to use your face wash, you might want to label all of your belongings with your name, even if you're lucky enough to not share a sink. Even if you live alone, you could label different baskets with what items belong in which basket. For example, you could have a basket for all medical supplies, like medicine, bandages, wound cleaner, etc…, and label the basket "first aid." You could label your items by function, person, or even when you use the products.
Think Outside the Box
Just because one organization system works for someone doesn't mean that it'll work for everyone. Think about your lifestyle and what tasks keep you from staying organized in your apartment. If you always leave your dirty clothes in the bathroom, consider putting your laundry hamper in your bathroom or even in the linen closet. Utilize space that may not have even been considered before. A piece of organizational real estate that many people don't think about is the back of the door to their cabinets. You can get an over the door rack and utilize it to hang towels, store extra bath products, or even your trash can. Remember that organization is unique to you and your needs. Don't be afraid to think outside of the box.
Keep It Clean
Obviously keeping your bathroom clean is important to the overall organization of your bathroom but think of this tip as an aesthetic clean. Make sure that every item, and I mean every item, has a place in your bathroom. Try and keep the sink area clear of anything but absolute sink necessities. If every skincare product, lotion, and medicine have a place, clutter won't build up. The best way to take control of clutter is to get to it before it can even begin to accumulate.