Visual clutter is the number one enemy to an elegant bathroom. And yet, it's terribly convenient to keep all your daily products – hand soap, lotions and hair goop – out in the open within easy reach. The simple solution? Here it is. All you need is an hour or two and a bottle of Goo Gone.
Get Rid of Labels
Labels are bad, in general, right? Nobody wants to be "labeled." And I suspect if we got the chance to ask our bathroom products, they'd say the same. In fact, "do away with labels" is the number one suggestion in this Free People blog about turning your shower into a sanctuary.
Without logos, brand names and stores taking up free advertising real estate in your bathroom, the whole place looks cleaner. A little more streamlined and a lot more elegant. Here's what you need to do:
- Peel the labels off. Take your hand soaps and lotions and peel the sticky labels right off, cleaning up any stubborn pieces with a solution like Goo Gone.
- Re-pot anything that needs a new container. Shampoo in a brightly colored bottle that's totally messing with your chi? Funnel it into a shatter-proof bottle with a cork pour spout.
- Use glass jars and bowls to wrangle small items. Take cotton swabs out of their cardboard boxes and cotton balls out of bags. Arrange bobby pins in a neat little bowl (IKEA is great for these).
The last thing is to wrangle up your new clean products in a tray on the counter and enjoy your freshly un-branded bathroom!