Bathroom Checklist

 

So you thought long and hard about your bathroom in the Take a Shower section. Or you skipped it. No judgement. This checklist can help you be your best self every morning because you'll have everything you need to get the day started on the right foot.  There are a few items on this list that you may not need often but when the day comes that you do need it, you'll be really pleased with yourself to find it's already there. 


Basics

  • Art *
  • Bathmat
  • Blowdryer
  • Light fixture with working bulb(s)
  • Mirror
  • Nail clippers
  • Plunger
  • Scale
  • Shelf or cabinet for toiletries
  • Shower and/or bathtub
  • Shower curtain and liner or shower squeegee 
  • Sink
  • Soap
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper holder
  • Toilet brush 
  • Towel rack 
  • Trash bin
  • Tweezers
 

Refill Plan

 

 

 

Supplies

Supplies get used up. Make a system that works for you to ensure you have a way to easily get a back up item so you never run out. For example, you notice something is running low. You reference this list in the bathroom, find other items that are also about to run out, shop for these items, or place an order from your favorite online retailer. Repeat the next time you notice something running low. 

  • Band-Aids
  • Conditioner
  • Concealer 
  • Condoms
  • Contact lense solution
  • Dental floss or pics or both 
  • Deodorant
  • Ear swabs
  • Extra bulb for light fixture
  • Extra toilet paper within arm reach of toilet
  • Extra toilet paper
  • Extra towel for guest
  • Extra razor
  • Face cream
  • Face towel and/ or puff
  • Hair gel / spray / cream 
  • Hand towel
  • Imodium
  • Mouthwash
  • Neosporin
  • Over the counter pain medication
  • Razor
  • Shampoo
  • Shaving cream
  • Soap
  • Tampons
  • Teeth whitening strips
  • Towel
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
 

*Art

Do you have objects in the bathroom that make you feel good ? It's natural to have emotional attachments to objects be it from a vacation, a time when you were younger,  from a person who is important to you, or it just makes you smile for some reason.  It could be a photograph, a souvenir from a trip, a candle, a plant, a container for your razor that is the only glass left from a set of 4 that you've had forever-- anything that reminds you who you are. How much or how little art you have in your bathroom is up to you. It’s your bathroom so it should be the amount that feels right to you.

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.
— Thomas Merton
 

Eye with caution any item that you don't use daily and is not listed above. You should seriously consider removing it from the bathroom. Where should it go? Well, first consider getting rid of it altogether. You could donate it, give it away, sell it, or throw it out. You pay lot per square foot. Each square foot has one job to do: to help you feel good about your life in it.   If you want to keep an item, consider relocating it to a spot better suited for its function such as a need-a-ladder high shelf, a low drawer,  or a well labeled storage box in a closet.

Here are a few examples that work for me. I have a ziploc bag that I keep in my suitcase in a closet with the products I need for a week of travel. The only time I ever look for these things is when I need to pack for a trip . Now I have one less thing to think about and unpack when I get home.  I also have a box of items I only use to get dressed up for a special occasion but don’t need to access often. Having it all in one place is great when nervous about a big event. Having it out of the bathroom also takes unnecessary stress out of Monday morning.