4 Easy Ways To De-Stress Your Bathroom

With all the daily activities occurring in your bathroom on a regular basis, this seemingly innocent location can instantly transform into a medieval dungeon overnight. Clogs in the drain. Hair ties somehow finding their way onto every surface imaginable. Globs of toothpaste cementing on your bathroom sink.

Before your bathroom turns into a destination you dread, check out these 4 easy steps you can take to keep your bathroom beautiful and stress-free below.

1. Keep Go-To Products On Hand

If you’re anything like the majority of mankind, you wait until your bathroom is completely out-of-control before you even consider cleaning it. And when that time does come, you suit up as if you’re gearing for war, with rubber gloves as your armor, and a bottle of Clorox as your weapon. But if you kept some necessary cleaning utensils under your bathroom sink, common problems would be painlessly solved within minutes.

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2. Save Your Fancy Towels For Guests

If a towel is there, no matter how fancy it is, you’re going to use it. But before you know it, that decorative hand towel you spent way too much money on will begin to feel like a cat’s tongue from all the products caked into its fibers.

Try keeping your old towels out on your bathroom towel ring for your daily usage and put the fancy ones on display when guests come over. If you’re the only one who sees it, then who cares… right?

SA-1104_Ring3. Trash Old Products

Have you ever been guilty of neglecting your shaving due to an old razor feeling as smooth as a rusty hatchet? Do you play this game of chicken with your body because buying new razors is a costly hassle? Chances are you’ve done this before. But did you know that most of the products in your bathroom have expiration dates? From toothbrushes to rubbing alcohol, trash your products that no longer belong in this world. And consider checking out companies like Dollar Shave Club, who ship amazing razors straight to your door for only a few bucks a month. Learn more here.

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Dollar Shave Club

4. Organize Your Reading Materials

Whether it’s a book, magazine, iPad or Kindle, you’ve read in the bathroom at some point or another. But if you don’t have proper organization for your reading material, your bathroom will become an eyesore. Not to mention, if you have indeed made the transition into the digital age, you’re subjecting your electronics to potential damage by leaving them out.

A simple magazine rack or some creative bathroom storage lifehacks will instantly solve your organizational dilemma.

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3 New Year’s Resolutions You Can Actually Stick To This Year

This is it. This is the year. I’m gonna lose weight and eat healthier. I’m gonna drink less and quit smoking. I’m gonna save money, get rid of my debt, and finally go on that trip I’ve been dreaming of.

But it’s tough. And I get it. New Year’s Resolutions almost never last, destined to become the latest joke you can’t wait to Tweet out. But I’m definitely not here to judge. I completely understand the temptation of that Monday morning doughnut screaming your name. It’s nearly impossible to resist.

And as much as I encourage every single one of you to make a drastic lifestyle change for the better, maybe it’s possible to enhance your life by changing just a few aspects of your day-to-day routine. And you can start in the bathroom

The bathroom you say? Yes, the bathroom. Most likely, your day begins and ends in the bathroom (I hope). And all it takes is a few quick updates to your Lou to potentially get the ball rolling on your other resolutions.

1. Organic Bath Products

Did you know that most commercial soap companies leave out essential ingredients in order to make room for artificial scents and unnecessary chemicals? And these chemicals actually result in cracked and dry skin. Rid your life from the shackles of consumerism and make the switch to organic bathroom products. Your skin will become undeniably fresher and you’ll never imagine a world without handmade products. And who knows? Maybe you’ll find yourself converting to organic food as well.

Cucumber Melon Soap

Cucumber Melon Soap

Mediterranean Soap

Mediterranean Soap

Visit Etsy.com to check out their wide array of products, or even run down to your local Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s to see what they have to offer.

2. Eliminate The Clutter

Bathrooms lay home to an endless amount of products: hair products, face products, toothbrushes, toothpastes, razors, and who knows how many more. The problem is, many bathrooms tend to be small, so finding adequate storage for items may seem impossible.

Lucky for you, there are plenty of creative storage ideas that you can do yourself with items that are already laying around your house. And a clutter free room will create a clutter free life, free of stress and aggravation.

Check out some bathroom storage ideas below:

Create toothbrush holders out of bottle caps

Create toothbrush holders out of bottle caps

Use a candle holder filled with coffee beans to hold your makeup

Use a candle holder filled with coffee beans to hold your makeup

And for even more incredible DIY storage solutions, check out this amazing article from Buzzfeed here.

3. Update Your Fixtures

How many times have you longed for a hot shower? To be drenched in an array of powerful sprays. A good shower goes a long way. But a luxurious shower goes even further. It’s scientifically proven that when you take a truly amazing shower, your mind is at ease, your sense are subdued, and you are given the time you need to actually relax.

This year, take your shower to another level. Treat your mind, body, and soul to a high pressure shower head. You’ll be amazed by it’s benefits. Check out some incredible options below:

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Icon Anystream Shower Head

Anystream Vintage Shower Head

Anystream Vintage Shower Head

And all January long on SpeakmanShowers.com, all of our signature shower heads will be 15% off when you use the promo code “2014”. To browse our large selection of powerful shower heads, please visitĀ here.

And make sure you follow Speakman on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for daily tips and tricks to making 2014 the greatest year ever!

10 Ways To Easily Organize Your Bathroom For 2014

It’s 2014 people! And that means it’s time to get your life together. No more excuses. No more saying “tomorrow is the day.” Make tomorrow today! And start by eliminating the clutter in your life.

Your friend who is constantly posting pictures of their lunch on Instagram… Gone. That one Facebook friend who continually feels the need to alert you on how many “burpees” they did at Crossfit… Gone. The person you follow on Twitter who Tweets a live play-by-play from every professional sporting event… #Gone #SorryNotSorry.

Your life needs less clutter. Less clutter leads to less stress. And a great way to start eliminating clutter is by getting organized. And where better to start than in the bathroom? Home to an endless array of products that never seem to have a proper home, the bathroom is a location that needs organization.

Below, check out these quick, cheap, DIY bathroom storage ideas that do not require any remodeling or expensive furniture pieces.

1. Attach a magnet to the inside of your cabinet to store tweezers or nail clippers

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2. Use a magnetic rack to store additional tools

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3. Use PVC pipe to hold curlers and hair straighteners

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4. Or use a magazine rack on the inside of your cabinets

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5. Make adorable, modern wall storage out of mason jars

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6. Use old glass bottles to hold hair ties and bracelets

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7. Put a shelf on the top of your door for extra storage

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8. Hang baskets on a rail to hold towels

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9. Use old bottle caps to hold up your toothbrushes

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10. Take an old votive holder filled with coffee beans to hold makeup accessories

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For more amazingly creative storage ideas, make sure you check out this awesome Buzzfeed article here.

And be sure to follow SpeakmanĀ® on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram for daily DIY storage ideas.