One of the most exciting parts of moving out? Getting to decorate your space how you want to. But in all the excitement of moving, you might forget some bathroom essentials.
It’s important to put thought into how you stock your bathroom. After all, it’s a space you use every day! From getting ready in the morning to running a bubble bath after a long day, your bathroom is your sanctuary. It’s a retreat from the hustle and bustle of the outside world. And it should feel like one, too.
We’re covering the top 10 bathroom essentials that all apartment-dwellers needs:
Bathrooms get dirty faster than any other room in your apartment—except for the kitchen, perhaps. They need to be cleaned often!
Here’s a list of cleaning supplies you should stock up on:
Most cleaning products at the store contain harsh chemicals. Consider picking up green cleaning supplies to keep the air clean, too.
Everyone needs a shower curtain and liner—they keep water inside the tub and off of your floors.
Do you like the shower curtain in your bathroom? Or is it too ordinary? You don’t have to spend too much to get a curtain that will make a statement.
It’s no big deal if your liner is a plain colour. But consider choosing a curtain that makes your bathroom feel like yours.
On the topic of showers—do you have a non-slip mat in your shower? If not, consider picking one up. The CDC found that thousands of people go to the ER every year due to bathroom injuries.
Is this item as essential as the other ones on this list? Maybe not. But it’s still important. No bubble bath is complete without the warm glow of a flickering candle.
Candles serve another function—they’re great at masking unpleasant odours. This one doesn’t need explaining; we’ve all been there. If you keep any type of scent neutralizer in the bathroom, your guests will thank you for it!
Alternatively, you could set up an essential oil diffuser or put out a scented spray.
As soon as you step out of the shower, you’re dripping wet! You’ll need a bath mat to soak up all that water and save your floors from damage. Get one that’s thick and soft on your bare feet. Choose one that matches your towels and shower curtain to tie the room together.
It’s inevitable: After months of daily use, your shower drain will fill up with hair and soap residue. You’ll eventually have a clogged drain on your hands.
What can you do? Instead of spending money on a plumber or calling your landlord, you can probably fix it yourself with a drain snake. Roll up your sleeves, take out the drain snake, and remove the gunk that’s clogging your shower.
We’re willing to wager you already have a toothbrush and toothpaste in your bathroom, but do you have a toothbrush holder? This will keep your manual or electric toothbrush off the bathroom counter and maintain its cleanliness. Keep a container of dental floss on hand, and mouthwash for when you get bad breath that just won’t go away.
It’s tempting to go for the towels on clearance—the ones made of scratchy fibers and bland colours, but spending a bit more on nicer towels makes a huge difference.
Think about it: You step out of a hot shower and you’re suddenly shivering in the cooler air. When you go to dry off, you can either use a scratchy towel that’s not very absorbent or one that’s soft, plush, and leaves you feeling dry and pampered.
Choose a towel that will look good hanging on your bathroom door! If you want to go the extra mile, pick up a matching set of hand towels, too.
It never hurts to have extra towels. If you don’t have space in your bathroom, store them in a linen closet.
Dim lighting is great when you’re taking a bath and relaxing, but what about if you’re getting ready in the morning? For that, you’ll need a quality light setup.
You can’t exactly swap out your light fixtures in an apartment. You can, however, add extra light sources where you need them most. Set up a magnifying mirror with lights in it or a lamp on the countertop.
It’s important to have great lighting all around the house, but especially so in your bathroom!
This is a bathroom must-have! You can’t flush everything down the toilet. For cleaning wipes, Q-tips, cotton balls, and hygiene products, you need a small garbage can, preferably one with a lid.
By the end of this list, you might be left with a handful of products that you don’t know where to put. Your drawers and surfaces may look messy. You may start to regret buying all this stuff in the first place.
Enter drawer organizers… Slip these storage bins inside any drawer or your bathroom cabinet. Use them to separate your nail polish from your face wash, and your hair care products from your cleaning products.
If you have a tiny bathroom, you need these organizers! You’ll save on counter space and make your small bathroom feel much bigger.
On the topic of bathroom storage, set up a shower caddy if you don’t already have one. This will keep your soap, shampoo, and conditioner bottles organized.
Your bathroom needs more than toilet paper. With the above checklist, you can ensure your bathroom has everything you need!
Perhaps you’re looking for a new apartment with a more spacious bathroom—one where your essential bathroom supplies aren’t all crammed in one drawer.At Globe, we’ll help you find Winnipeg apartments that suit your needs. Feel at home in a space that feels like it was designed just for you. Find an apartment on our website today!