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How to de-clutter your powder room

Sheer drapes look great in your bathroom.

Sheer drapes look great in your bathroom.

Your bathroom is one of the most important rooms in your home, but can be quite a chore to keep clean. Let's face it: Nobody likes cleaning this area, but it's a task that must be completed. Here are a few steps to make this process a bit easier on you.

  1. Purge: The first step to de-cluttering your bathroom is to get rid of old items. Start with your medicine cabinet. Certain medications and beauty products only have a short shelf life so it's important to get rid of these items once they're expired. Then, move to your under-the-sink storage. Only keep important items that you use frequently to prevent clutter from forming. 
  2. Give your bathroom a good scrub: Mold and mildew can grow in your shower, providing a health and safety hazard to you and your family members. Houzz.com suggests using a specialized grout brush or an old toothbrush dipped in bleach to clean out any hard-to-reach areas.
  3. Purchase new items: "Toss any worn or stained hand and bath towels (or keep them elsewhere to use as rags), the shower curtain liner if its mildewed and the bath mat if it's grungy," writes Laura Gaskill, a blogger for Houzz.com "Refresh the soap dispenser or set out a new bar of soap in the dish. Set a bud vase with fresh flowers on the sink."

Once you've cleaned and organized the bathroom, then it's time to add new curtains and drapes to your windows in order to retain privacy. If you're in the market for stylish and affordable window fashions, be sure to shop with Half Price Drapes!