A few weeks back I let you guys in on a clip of me cleaning my bathroom. I know – quality entertainment over here. I had a little rearrange, streamline and clear-up in the process and as a few of you asked for a more in-depth peek around my stash I thought I’d cobble the results together a rather mundane, but organisation freaks dream of a Weekend Post. I’ve broken it down into five points to consider and depending on how out of control the product strewn corner of your bathroom has got I say reserve just under an hour in the schedule, load up an episode or two of The Mindy Project on your laptop and balance it precariously on the corner of your bath (maybe ignore that point) and fish out your rubber gloves…

1. Get Cleaning. It’s an obvious one, but before it’s time to move onto the fun bit you’ve got to make sure your shelves, sinks and all the nooks and crannies are looking brand-spanking new. Throw everything on to your bathroom matt or clear it from the room completely. On a side note I use the Method Bathroom Cleaner which does make things look like the after of a cleaning product advert. I got it because it looked all fancy and Pinterest-y, which is most unlike your conventional household stuffs, but it is really rather good.

2. Streamline. The reason things had got so crammed on my shelves is that I’d let everything pile up – use things once and then let them have permanent residency – so it was time to comb through, leaving only the creme de la creme to have their spot. Really think about your skincare routine – What do you use everyday? What isn’t floating your boat? And get things down to as smaller number as they can be. Keep things that you reach for every morn and night out on display and store more occasional products like tanners, face masks and brush cleaners away.

3. Rediscover. Now I don’t know about you, but my arsenal of shower gels, skincare stuffs, body oils, tanners, buffers etc etc rivals that of any other beauty category. I think I have enough moisturisers to keep my limbs silky for the next 10 years – it’s bad. So this is the time to have a little re-jig, sort through your stocks and re-find some old good’uns. Switch things in, bin anything that’s expired and make a pile for family members and friends to dig into of bits and bobs that you’re never going to use. You never know what you’ll find.

4. Not all flannels are created equally. This might be a bit of a weird one to throw in, but while in the process of cleaning up I realised that it was time to replace my flannels that I use for daily cleansing. Previously I’d picked up the cheapest one I could find in Primark, but after grabbing some in John Lewis the other day in a rush I realised that the J.L offerings were oh-so-soft and felt seriously dreamy on the skin. Sounds bizarre – but it’s worth shopping around for your flannels. Who knew?

5. Storage. Daily grabs in the skincare, shower and bathing category are kept out on display, but the rest of my bathroom bumf is kept in this handy tower from MUJI. I take up two drawers, Mark has one and the bottom one keeps all our cleaning clan in it. Another tip would be to use empty candle containers as holders for your array of cotton products – there’s a how-to post here. Fill them up with buds and pads and then it’s time to admire your work or Instagram it if you’re anything like me. Actually tag me @ViviannaMakeup on Instagram if you get round to it today – you know I love that sort of stuff. #VirgosUnite.

  • http://www.fashionmumblr.com Josie

    Great post – I’ll be popping into JL for some flannels! I have a huge tub under my bed with the stuff I don’t use every day which keeps my cabinet tidy :)

    Josie xoxo | Fashion Mumblr

  • http://berrie-blogs.blogspot.com/ Aerin

    Need to try some J.L flannels aha! xx

    BerrieBlogs| {beauty blog}

  • http://www.processbeauty.co.uk Baljeet

    haha I’m regretting picking up cheap flannels now. Dammit, need to head over to John Lewis now. x

    http://processbeauty.co.uk/

  • http://blushingbiddies.com/ Puri

    I feel like I’m closer to finding my staple items- although what’s the difference between a flannel and a washcloth?
    blushingbiddies.com

  • Amanda

    I definitely need to get my act together and do this!

    Instead… I’ve been filming YT videos haha! Spring Summer Lookbook is here if anyone is interested at all! <3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aKcTWafE-w

  • MyOwnLoves

    Good post! Muji organizers are so useful xox

    http://www.myownloves.com

  • Anna Blush

    I absolutely love organisation, definitely a virgo! Skincare and organisation, what’s there not to like?! x

    http://anna-blush.blogspot.com

  • http://sophiesmakeupblog.blogspot.co.uk/ Sophie

    Such great tips, I love organising! x

    SophiesMakeupBlog

  • sarazbeautytonic

    m glad u mentioned the storage i was gonna ask you where the drawers are from:)

    http://sarazbeautytonic.blogspot.co.uk/

  • http://www.jadeddaily.co.uk jadeddaily

    Love giving my rooms a good clean and switch up with storage too. I’m a bit of a stickler for keeping everything neat!
    http://www.jadeddaily.co.uk

  • Emily Knott

    Love a spring clean! I wrote all about spring cleaning your makeup and beauty products over on my blog!

    http://www.britishbeautyaddict.com

  • Joanne Sherrell

    I’ve been trying to rearrange my bathroom too, except I have a family bathroom which I tend to store all of my sons bathtime things and also an ensuite in my room which I need to rearrange all of my make-up and skincare in, which is a right pain in the bum as I have far too much, yet a little space to put everything. I found some really nice bathroom cabinets and storage in TK Max a really decent prices, in case anyone wanted to check that out.

    Blogdesherrell.com, x

  • http://cassandramyee.blogspot.co.nz cassandramyee

    I love a good spring clean and reorganisation. Also love the whole ‘shop your stash’ and discovering old loves.

    cassandramyee.blogspot.com

  • Joycelyn Steib

    Oh how that needs to get done in my bathroom!!! Today is far too pretty outside so maybe tomorrow however! Thanks for sharing with us!!!!! :)

  • http://www.itschelsea.com/ itsChelsea

    This is the exact blog post I needed to read on a free Sunday afternoon… I’ve been putting this off for a while now and I definitely think it’s time to get out my rubber gloves and get cleaning and tidying… (looks like a bomb’s gone off in my bathroom..!). Thanks for motivating me with this! x

    http://www.itschelsea.com

  • Talisa Lauren Tossell
  • Lauren S

    I cleaned mine last week, was so good and i felt clearer in the mind – if that’s possible !

    Lauren x

    Britton Loves | Fashion Lifestyle + Photography – http://www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

    Please nominate my blog for Best Lifestyle Blog and Newcomer here !

  • http://www.vibrantbeautyblog.com/ Jennifer Monforton

    Looks so neat and tidy and you’ve narrowed it down to some beautiful skin care products! xo

  • Daniella

    great post!

    xx

    daniella

    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

  • lisa robb

    Great post. Nothing better than a spring clean.
    L x
    http://workingmumy.blogdpot.com

  • Kate Wilson

    think everyone needs to do this every now and again! x

    http://my–socalledlife.blogspot.com.es/

  • Allison

    I totally agree- some of my wash clothes are really getting rough, I love using the nice ones my mom gets when I go home

    Allison from http://www.mercuteify.com/

  • Abby Evans

    I have been neglecting my bathroom lately and it is major need of some Sprind Cleaning. Thanks for all the suggestions!

    http://youarebeaut.blogspot.com/

  • Heather Miller

    I just cleaned my bathroom this morning, loving that it looks and feels goods. I wish my skincare shelf looked like yours though!

    http://www.ldnatheart.com/

  • Susan James

    I seriously need to do that to my bathroom! Thank you for the tips :)

  • mikaylaa.s

    My bathroom seriously needs this kind of treatment! Love the post!

    northernjoli.blogspot.com

  • Maria Inês Ribeiro

    i really need to do the same!

    http://www.guesswhatblog.com

  • http://erinandkatherine.blogspot.ca/ Erin and Kat

    I will definitely be keeping my eye out for so new flannels!!
    erinandkatherine.blogspot.ca

  • Rachel

    I absolutely love the Mindy Project, and I adore you even more for watching it! Great tips :)

    http://regretfullyobsessed.wordpress.com

  • http://www.anonymousbeautyblogger.com/ Anon Beauty

    Those flannels look so good!

    http://www.anonymousbeautyblogger.com/

  • Michelle Glassow Schroll

    I really need to clean out my bathroom……

    http://glassow.com

  • Vinita Preethi

    med cabinet neatly arranged with candle and jewelry cases…http://www.pinterest.com/PreethiWorks/inspiration-creativity/

  • Tsui

    I love being tidy and organised and this post is perfect for helping me clean out junk and very old and overused products!

    Tsui.
    Fashion Ganache.

  • Rosanna Hoadley

    Please check out my new blog post, a body shop haul and mini review Thanks! http://rosannakatie.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/bodyshop-haul-and-mini-review.html

  • SalaraSays

    The flannel thing is so true! I used to just pick up the cheap Primark ones but after a while they lose their softness and feel scratchy on the skin. The cost of constantly repurchasing definitely adds up so you’re better off spending the money on better quality flannels that last. I get mine from John Lewis too.

  • Lucy

    I spy the zelens facial bads, can you please review them??

  • Dana

    Thanks for this article, I loved it, thanks!
    http://www.minacosmetics.co.il/cosmetics/medical-manicure-pedicure

  • http://www.neverwithoutmakeup.com Charlotte Elizabeth

    You’ve inspired me to do a major overhaul of my bathroom AND bedroom! What else to do on a rainy weekend…?

    http://www.neverwithoutmakeup.com

  • Chloe Vlogtoria

    I saw that you mentioned self tanners and was wondering if you could do a how to self tan guide on here or on your youtube recommending products for beginners that are easy to work with and show us how to use them and avoid orange hands ect. it would be a massive help! btw love your blog and videos

  • Kristy Swithenbank

    Yes, I need to clear out the cupboard under the sink.