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.

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The Top 5 Reasons Cyber Monday Is WAY Better Than Black Friday

In a few days, stores worldwide will ruin the sanctity of Thanksgiving. Instead of sitting down to some bird and some stuffing, consumers will line up in the cold all because department stores continue to open their doors earlier and earlier each year.

Below, check out the top 5 reasons why Cyber Monday kicks the cranberry sauce out of Black Friday:

1. It makes Mondays better

im-having-the-worst-monday-since-last-mondayMondays suck. The Mondays after Thanksgiving are especially sucky because you were teased with a mini vacation, only to return a few days later expected to resume work activities. Cyber Monday allows you to make the assimilation back to reality smoother by buying things that will make you smile. Yay!

2. Gives us a reason to procrastinate at work

Instead of roaming Buzzfeed for outrageous articles, or scrolling through Facebook for cat memes, shop the day away on Cyber Monday. If your supervisor asks what you’re doing, tell him it’s market research or something.

Actual-Work-to-Do-Office-Thoughts-Meme13. You don’t have to deal with the mayhem

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4. You can shop in your underpants all day

Anytime you can do anything in your underpants, watch movies, cook dinner, eat dinner, etc… chances are it’s a win. Grab that laptop, cell phone or tablet, sprawl out on the couch, and own those Cyber Monday deals like they stole something from you.

cory5. You save as much as you would if you shopped on Black Friday

Statistics show that deals on Cyber Monday are as good, and often better than, Black Friday sales. Plus, with all the above benefits, why on earth would you walk out of your house on Black Friday anyway?

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And in honor of Cyber Monday, Speakman® will be offering our Vintage™ and Retro™ 6 Jet Solid Brass Shower Heads in Polished Chrome. To take part in this incredible, one day only deal, make sure you visit here on Cyber Monday.

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The Top 4 Reasons Why Your Bathroom Needs A Soap Dispenser

If you were to walk into your bathroom and take a look down at your sink, chances are it lays home to an array of products. Toothbrushes, toothpastes, bobby pins, hair products, brushes, combs, lotions, and most importantly… soap.

Whether your prefer soap bars or liquid soaps, soap plays the most important role in your cleansing routine. Why, soaps and bathrooms go together like peas and carrots.

But when your soap bottles and other bathroom products decide to claim your bathroom counter tops, eyesores ensue.

Below, check out the top 4 reasons your bathroom desperately needs a modern soap dispenser.

1. Organization

Like we said above, your cluttered bathroom counter top can sting the eyes of unsuspecting guests. In order to achieve modern bathroom glory, simplicity and organization is key. By installing a soap dispenser, you’ll be able to add order to your bathroom sink.

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2. Germs

Did you know that on average, you come in contact with roughly 300 surfaces every 30 minutes, exposing you to over 840,000 germs? Furthermore, more than half of the population has admitted to not washing their hands after riding public transportation, using exercise equipment, or handling money.

Needless to say, bathroom products can be a breeding ground for bacteria. One pump of a soap dispenser can avoid contact with germ ridden soap bottles, bathroom surfaces, and other yucky products.

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3. The Perfect Amount

How many times have you over-estimated the amount of soap or lotion needed to cleanse or moisturize your hands? Probably more times than you care to remember. Soap dispensers provide the perfect amount of liquid needed, allowing you to completely avoid this first world problem.

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4. Bathroom Fashionista

Some soap manufacturers create some truly amazing products. From beautiful, handmade bars of soap, to incredibly moisturizing liquids. But what they don’t do, however, is design packaging that fits modern designs. Like your shower heads and bathroom faucets, soap dispensers are now sleek and elegant, completely falling in line with the aesthetics of your bathroom.

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To check out Speakman’s line of signature soap dispensers, visit here.

And make sure you connect with Speakman® on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest for daily bathroom design tips and tricks.

The Beauty Of South America In A Single Post Design

We take things for granted far too often. Nature’s most breathtaking beauties often go unnoticed, despite being a part of our everyday lives. The falling, orange leaf gracefully whisking in a brisk November breeze. The pounding sounds of raindrops creating a subtle, soothing symphony, encouraging the trees to dance to the song of spring. Or even the organic artistry of flowing water, constantly in motion, untampered and pure.

Everyday we see water. When we fill up a drinking glass, when we wash our dishes, when we brush our teeth. And yet, how often do we really stop to appreciate its beauty. Almost never. The activation of your faucet has become so engrained in your everyday activities, it’s easy to disregard its natural beauty.

That’s why we designed the Lana™ Single Lever Bathroom Faucet, to renew your love affair with nature’s most spectacular phenomenon…rushing water.

SB-2011We became inspired by waterfalls. The power. The beauty. The wonder. Waterfalls demand attention. When we designed the Lana™ Bathroom Faucet, we wanted it to enhance the pure elegance of cascading water.

To do this, we studied waterfalls. Their movements, motions, tendencies. And when mentioning waterfalls, it’s hard to do so without acknowledging South America. Home to some of the world’s most impressive falls, South America provided our designers with all the motivation they would need to craft a truly marvelous faucet.

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Each graceful curve featured on this faucet’s solid-brass frame is delicately crafted to compliment the fluidity of flowing water. The smooth, curved spout is representative of the journey water takes before traveling off a peak.

The Lana™ Single Lever Bathroom Faucet is designed to accompany transitional bathroom fixtures perfectly. A WaterSense® Certified flow rate of 1.5 gallons per minute ensures that waterfalls around the globe will remain as gorgeous and powerful as ever.

For more on the Lana™ Bathroom Faucet, and other Speakman® designer inspired faucets, please visit here.

Update Your Bathroom In 3 Easy Steps

Everybody wants a modern bathroom. Well, almost everybody. You see them in celebrity homes and read about them in lifestyle magazines. But when most homeowners begin to actually sit down and draw up their game plan, designing a modern bathroom can seem like a time-consuming, money wasting, utterly confusing nightmare.

Questions arrive that you never thought would play a factor in your decision making. What colors should I choose for my modern bathroom? Should I go Low Flow? What kind of flooring should my modern bathroom have?

Take a deep breath. Too often we find homeowners falling into this common trap of over-thinking everything. Today, design is all about simplicity. And before you make obscure design decisions, and waste all your money on something that will go out of style tomorrow, consider taking a step back and focus on updating your “Big 3” first.

1. Shower Heads

Choosing the right shower head is all about combining function and fashion together perfectly. That may seem like a simple concept, but rarely does it actually happen. Speakman® designs some truly spectacular modern shower heads that feature Anystream® Technology, which allows you to endlessly rotate your shower head to switch between versatile sprays. Check out some Speakman modern shower heads blow:

The Edge Shower Head

The Edge Shower Head

The Reaction Shower Head coming in February

The Reaction Shower Head coming in February 2014

2. Bathroom Faucets

Like the shower head, the bathroom faucet needs to be stylish and functional. Quality is key. Speakman® crafts all of their modern bathroom faucets out of durable, solid brass, ensuring that you can trust the fixture you’re installing. Below, check out some options Speakman offers for modern bathroom faucets.

The Edge Single Lever Faucet

The Edge Single Lever Faucet

Trave Widespread Faucet

Trave Widespread Faucet

3. Bathroom Accessories

Bathroom accessories are a very underrated factor in designing a perfect master bathroom. A bathroom’s cohesive design can easily fall off the hinges if your components are out of sync. Below, check out some stunning modern bathroom accessories that will help you achieve a dream bathroom.

Rainier Bathroom Accessories

Rainier Bathroom Accessories

All November long, all shower heads, bathroom faucets and accessories are 15% off on SpeakmanShowers.com when you use the promo code “3Way.” Make sure you take advantage of this awesome deal here.

NovPromo2013And make sure you connect with us on Facebook and Twitter for even more daily deals!

The 5 Best Books Of The Fall For Serene Bath Time Reading

Light some pumpkin scented candles, pour yourself a tall glass of wine, leave your troubles at the door, and completely immerse yourself in the pages of a beautifully written book while soaking in the tub.

Because it’s bath season. And you’d have a hard time convincing me that there is anything more satisfying than a hot bath on a cool, fall night. Especially if it’s after a long, stressful day at work.

We order you to treat yourself to a night of rest and relaxation. Pick up one of these books below, fill up the tub, and forget about the world around you.

5. The Universe Versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence

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Stopped at customs with 113 grams of marijuana, an urn full of ashes, and an entire nation in an uproar, 17 year old Alexander Woods is fairly sure he’s doing the right thing. Remarkably written, The Universe Versus Alex Woods tells the story of a lovable, socially awkward teenager who survives a trying series of unfortunate events. For more, visit here.

4. Tell The Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt

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There’s only one person who has ever understood 14 year old June, her uncle and world-renown painter Finn Weiss. But when Finn dies after battling a mysterious illness, June finds herself lost and alone. But Finn’s death brings a surprise acquaintance into June’s life – someone who will help her to heal, and to question what she thinks she knows about Finn, her family, and even her own heart. For more, visit here.

3, This Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

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Meet Harold Fry, a recently retired man living with his wife Maureen in a small English village. Nothing changes in Harold’s day-to-day activities except for Maureen’s level of irritation with Harold’s routine. Until, one morning, a letter arrives from a women he hasn’t heard from in over twenty years. This women, Queenie, is in hospice and is writing to say goodbye. When delivering a letter back, Harold continues walking past the mailbox, and embarks on a journey across the country believing that as long as he walks, Queenie will live. For more, visit here.

2. This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper

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Judd’s father has sadly passed, his wife has cheated on him with his boss, and he’s now forced to sit Shiva with his family who hasn’t been together in years. The week quickly spins out of control, secrets are revealed and grudges resurface. And then Judd’s wife delivers the clincher, she’s pregnant. For more, visit here.

1. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

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Louisa Clark needs a job desperately. But the only position she can find is care taking for ex-Master Of The Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life, big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel, and now he’s pretty sure he cannot live the way he is. Heartbreakingly romantic, Me Before You is a beautifully tragic love story that will captivate you from page 1. For more, visit here.

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10 Essential Bathroom Lifehacks That Will Make Your Life Easier

You can tell a lot about a person just by standing in their bathroom, especially if you’re one of those people that are silly enough to store prescription medicine in your bathroom cabinets. Your bathroom should be an extension of your personality. And if you have a cluttered, unorganized, mess of a bathroom, then prepare to be judged.

Below, we’ve compiled a list of some simple bathroom lifehacks that will keep your bathroom clean, organized and beautiful with minimal effort involved.

Enjoy 🙂

1. Clean your bathroom tub with grapefruit

image0012. Use petroleum jelly to increase your plunger’s suction

Picture13. Throw Alka-Seltzer down your drain for stubborn clogs

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4. Clean soap scum with cooking spray

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5. Use wall magnets to easily organize bobby pins

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6. Use paper clips to make the most of your toothpaste

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7. Put a book shelf above your door for added storage

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8. Use stacked plate racks for extra space on your sink counter

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9. Make your own disinfecting wipes

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10. Use an old ladder as a bookshelf for your bath time reading

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