The rise of the cluttered bathroom

The rise of the cluttered bathroom


Posted 16th May by Peter Byrne

Research from B&Q has revealed the nation's bathroom cupboards are filled to the brim, with an amazing 140 million extra products compared to five years ago

Over half (57 per cent) of us, who have seen the amount of bathroom products increase, blamed this expansion on the amount of choice that is available, while 68 per cent crave clever storage solutions and a better use of space.

The boom in grooming trends over the past five years has resulted in more pressure than ever on our bathroom cabinets. This is, in part, due to the rise in male orientated beauty regimes, with 39 per cent of UK households have now got more male grooming products compared to five years ago. but men aren't the only culprits when it comes to the cluttered state of UK bathrooms. 

Make-up and female grooming products will make up 65 per cent of homes, while children's toiletries (31 per cent) and the amount of medicine we have has also grown (20 per cent).

On top of this, over half of us (55 per cent) have got more than one of the same product, while more than two thirds (69 per cent) buy more of the same product before they've run out of the old one. 21 per cent have admitted we'll even hold on to our out of date cosmetic goods instead of throwing them away.

Commenting on it was B&Q’s decluttering and organisational expert, Vicky Silverthorn, who said: "The research shows that the vast majority (88 per cent) of Brits feel so much happier in their home when they’ve tackled their bathroom project but more than half of us (53 per cent) put it off. “

Christopher Webb, Market Manager for Bathrooms at B&Q, said: "No matter what size or shape your bathroom we believe it should be a convenient, low maintenance space to relax and unwind. It should be free from clutter with everything in reach."

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