Once upon a time, it may have been your spa-style sanctuary, but by the time you get everyone out in the morning, your family bathroom can look like absolute carnage, with wet towels, dirty laundry, and bottles everywhere.
Make your bathroom more serene than extreme
The best thing you can do is rationalise its contents, says architect George Clarke. After all, how many shampoo bottles do you actually need? “Even with a big family you can probably pare it down to a few good-quality essentials.”
Once you've decluttered your bathroom cabinet, you can divide up your products into stylish baskets or trays, so everyone knows which ones are theirs.
Bathrooms needn’t look cold and sterile
“An easy way to add character is to contrast clean porcelain and tiles with the natural texture of handmade pieces, from soap dispensers to an old painted cabinet or a wooden towel rail,” George advises.
P&G SAVVY TIP: keep bathroom hardware looking sparkling by blasting away limescale with Viakal.
Create structured storage
You can create your own sense of structure to keep things looking clutter-free, even with soft items like towels. George suggests rolling or neatly folding them on a visible floating shelf, so it's easy for you to grab a fresh one.
And if you keep a towel rail and laundry basket in the bathroom, there’ll be no excuse for wet towels on the floor.
“Then stack your loo rolls somewhere handy and hidden, and finally, add a beautiful scented candle and a damp-loving houseplant to give yourself the bathroom you deserve,” concludes George.
P&G SAVVY TIP: use a high-up cabinet to keep any cleaning products, medicines or other toiletries out of kids’ reach.