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Sharing a Bathroom with Your New Spouse

Sharing a bathroom can be difficult, especially if you and your spouse are completely different. One may be super organized while the other leaves hair and razors everywhere. You know what I’m talking about! Here are some tips on how to blissfully share such a small space. 

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The longer we live in our home, the more things we seem to acquire. When it comes time to move, that’s when we realize how much we’ve accumulated throughout the years. There are many things that we can do to declutter our bathrooms, and if you’re looking for your tweezers or contact solution time after time, grab that trashcan and start organizing! Here are some tips for sharing a bathroom and getting it in tip-top shape for the two of you.

Tips for Sharing a Bathroom

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Take Everything Out

If you don’t need it, set it aside for either trash, donation, or recycling. Be realistic. If you haven’t used that hair product sample you purchased a few years ago, that tube of lipstick you got last year, or that hair clip since the early 1980s, you probably aren’t going to use them. In the meantime, they are cluttering up your space! You’ll be able to find stuff a lot easier and enjoy what you do have, even if it’s less.

Wipe Down Surfaces

Once you have everything taken out of the drawers, give the drawers, cabinets, and countertops a good wipe down. So many broken pieces of makeup, loose hairs from your brush, or that toothpaste stain need to be cleaned up. Take either a damp paper towel or household cleaner and get scrubbing, wiping, and making it sparkle and shine again.

Separate Your Items

Separate the remaining items you do want to keep into sectioned piles. One for daily use, weekly use, and another for the occasional use. You’ll want to keep your daily routine products together within easy reach. Weekly and occasionally used products can be stored further away either in a cabinet or under the sink. During this process, you may want to reduce your stash even further. And when you’re sharing a bathroom, don’t forget to have your spouse take inventory of their items, too! 

Have a Home

When looking at your counter, this can be a real advantage to keeping things organized. You could simply place them on the shelves and in the drawers for a logical manner, but I have a few other ways to place them on your countertops too. If they’re on your countertops, they are actually easier to find and use when you have a ‘home’ for them. This helps to eliminate time looking for them in the morning. It also helps you see how much of one thing you may have or if you are out of another so you won’t make duplicate purchases. It is also a bit more visually appealing to have a streamlined look.

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Use Dividers

This is always something that helps me keep everything in one location. I use these not just in my master bathroom but in all bathrooms. Dividers are really great at keeping everything in order. I suggest organizing your medicine cabinet according to the items you use. When you don’t feel good, you don’t have to think much about finding what you need. Get see-through containers to get a quick visual of what you’re getting low on. Also, keep your children and adults medicines separate.


Once you have everything organized the way you want, now comes the hard part; keeping it organized! Once you see them become disheveled, simply take a few minutes to spruce them up. You may need to update your system, which is totally normal as our lives and preferences evolve over time.

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So how can you keep your own bathroom organized? What tips and tricks do you have to keep it operating for both you and your spouse when you are sharing a bathroom?

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  • Iya - louisa - Some very helpful advice and tips here! My boyfriend is so messy so I think these will be eventually needed ahaha

  • Dalene Ekirapa - I agree that maintaining the bathroom to always be as perfect as it was when arranged at first might be quite a challenge, but definitely, couples should strive to do so. Anyway, awesome tips to keep in mind when sharing a bathroom with your spouse.

  • Asher Kabeer - I don’t have a spouse yet, but your tips are really going to be useful and work for me in the near future. Dividers always help one to maintain and keep things in order.

  • Elizabeth O - This is such a handy post. You dont really think about things like these when you decide to get married so its really handy to know what to expect beforehand and be prepared!

  • Ali - We Made This Life - It gets harder to keep your bathroom organised when you have children believe me! We just try to put everything back in its place.

  • Dee Lukasik - Oh, I’ve been married 15 years and we always share bathrooms but I absolutely hate when I am in the middle of, for example, brushing my teeth and my other half can start using the toilet. He is just too open!

  • Alison Rost - I have to agree that it’s a huge adjustment but you can both make it work without hassle. Love the tips that you shared in this post!

  • Brandy - What a fun topic. I never thought about sharing a bathroom and like how it would go. We just sort of winged it, now I am single and only share a bathroom with kids, but thankfully they have theirs upstairs and mine is downstairs and in my bedroom now! Ha!

  • David Allen Elliott - I do think taking everything out so that you can work on the bathroom together would be such an important thing as a couple. Definitely works better that way.

  • Dogvills - Excellent tips. I hate clutter too and I make it a point to rid the house of clutter every month. It sure is easy if there are only two of you, but with kids, it is definitely a nightmare.

  • Melanie - I love this. Separating items is key. I bought a fab unit from a well known UK store that keeps our stuff organised x

  • MELANIE EDJOURIAN - I’ve been sharing a bathroom in so long now I’ve forgotten what it was like before. Great tips for those that aren’t used to it yet.

  • Amalia Silva - Great tips! It can be hard sometimes to share a bathroom, my husband gets a bit messy on top of my stuff! Great bathroom by the way, looks beautiful!

  • kim - Sharing a bathroom can definitely be challenging, but you definitely gave some great ideas for making it work! Will definitely takes these to heart and try a few of them!

  • Ana De- Jesus - I agree that if you have two different organizational styles then there can be some clashes. So I like the sound of using dividers to make sure that everyone’s things are all in one place!

  • Adessa Marie Young - These are great tips for a newly wed couples like me. I am sharing my bathroom with my husband and your tips will make us be more organized.

  • Nina - Thank you for sharing these great tips. I dislike clutter too. It is certainly difficult to share a bathroom, my housemate is quite messy!

  • fashionandstylepolice - Good to separate items. Having dividers is also a great item. Love the other tips too.

  • Michele Dennis - Great tips! After 24yrs together, I don’t even remember what it’s like to not share a bathroom with my spouse…lol.

  • Chichi - Sharing bathroom with anyone is hard, you have listed some great tips to make it possible! Maintaining is truly the hardest!

  • Becca Talbot - Some very practical tips here for when you have to share a bathroom with your partner.

  • Ntensibe Edgar Michael - Aaaahhhhhhh…nice tips you have shared. I’m definitely pinning these somewhere, for when the time comes, they’ll come in handy. For now, I’m single!

    Much love from me.

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