[ image from saidalice flickr ]Hey, remember this? Yeah we do too especially after getting a slap on the wrist yesterday for having way too many products in the shower. We've rounded up some of the readers' best comments for simplifying the shower. The example uptop comes from Gretchen who pointed out our penchant for products. And in our defense we do normally turn the labels away from us. But we'll admit we like variety so we have 2 shampoos, 2 conditioners, a scrub, 3 body washes, and...that's it I think. It feels a little bit OCD to try to keep all those in other bottles. But hey, that's just us. We know the bulk of you feel differently. Here are tips from comments in previous posts: • Use vintage and vintage reproduction glass bottles to store shampoos, body soap and conditioner. They're all different shapes and sizes, so it's not too hard to remember what is what. -gregory (well almost a reader) • Use a 'grease pen' (you can use a Sharpie too) to write a single letter on the bottom of the containers (S for shampoo, C for conditioner, B for body soap). Keep toiletries in beautiful crackle glazed containers... cotton swabs, cotton balls, shavers, bath salts are all lined up along a shelf. -Rucy • Use a wall mounted soap dispenser. It has 3 spots so i have one for shampoo, conditioner, & shower gel. -mg • When I found, say a handsoap, in a really nifty package, I would buy several. As the handsoap was used up, I would clean out the bottle and put my hand sanitizer in one, my dishsoap in another, and so on. It liberated me from having to buy products for the visual appeal, ended up saving me a lot of money, and made the kitchen and bath a little more streamlined. -RichardinLA Also: • How Best to Caddy the Shower • Our pick for squeeze bottles • How else do you keep your products organized and simple in the bathroom?