Unlike other rooms of your home, the bathroom attracts a little too much (medicines, toiletries and other essentials) for a limited space. Unless the home has a huge bathing area, you will most likely face a lot of clutter in the bathroom.
Interestingly, if you are dealing with Parkinson’s, the bathroom is the most important area in your home to keep neat. As drinking plenty of water is recommended to avoid constipation in Parkinson’s, you are going to use this place throughout the day. Keeping it clutter free will help you avoid hindrance in the path, prevent fall and use the bathroom without the help of your caregiver. Keeping things neat and tidy can be your first step. Fortunately, you can keep it clutter free with these five smart storage ideas:
1. Change shelves and cabinets’ locations
The daily need toiletries should be accessible but not clutter your bathroom countertop. Get your shelf or cabinet’s location changed and get them placed closer to the sink so that essentials are within your reach. All liquid soaps and air fresheners can be stocked in cabinet for now.
2. Install a multi-purpose mirror
Avoid a simple mirror. Instead, get a mirrored medicine cabinet installed. This way, you would have a space to store your daily supplements or cosmetics behind the mirror. By recessing the mirror cabinet into the wall, your small bathroom will feel more clutter-free and spacious.
3. Make the most of ignored places
If you have a bathtub in your bathroom, you may lose a lot of storage space. Luckily, things are still pretty much in your hands. There is a serious storage potential hidden beneath your bathtub. Get your bathtub incorporated with a pull-down drawer system. This is where you can store bathing supplies or dressing aids. The back of bathroom door can be your best friend as well. Get some big hook added to the back of the door to hang towels, robes.
4. Use small storage containers & bathroom vanity
Get small storage containers installed in the bathroom for toiletries and other regular items. This is a great way to make space clutter free in less cost. There are many big baskets available in the store that can help your caregiver organize the items in your bathroom. Get a vanity space added to your bathroom (which contains drawers for lowered hand dexterity) to increase the storage for toiletries. Bathroom vanities de-clutter the unused and create space for other useful things.
5. Assort items in drawer organizer
Your bathroom needs to have a designated place for everything. You along with your caregiver can decide how and where to place things so that they can be found easily. Ask your caregiver to toss similar products like toothpaste and electric toothbrushes in one basket, shampoos and conditioners in the other. If you want to get creative, you can go for a designer basket instead.
This Blog is contributed by Dr. Deepak Kr. Nain. He is a certified therapist who specializes in the field of rehabilitation. Deepak possesses a clinical expertise in prescribing the best solutions to help people with neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS).