I’ve been “working” on the bathroom for a few years now. This is not to say I’ve done much, but been “trying” to get it in to shape. It is a pretty small bathroom for our family of 5!
I took some before pictures then I just sat there…
WHERE DO I START?
Generally the first thing to do in any room is to dump things. THEN you know what you have left to work with. So off I went to get a trash bag and dump dump dump!
I did not have as much to dump, because I have already gotten rid of most of the things we do not use in the bathroom.
I had a nice system with plastic tubs, but somehow it was as though it did not function as well.
You know when you look at organized spaces they have labels. This really does help make a space function MUCH better.
The hearts are covering the feminine products.
I’m totally LOVING the labels btw!
It was about time I made my own. As I taped the last label onto the last container in the bathroom I realized THIS is what made the space work, look together, and FEEL better.
I’ll have a link at the bottom of the post for the labels, should you like to have some yourself. I was pretty excited to make them. I think I’ll make some labels for the playroom too.
Under the sink was a mess!! Really just moving things to where they belong made everything in the bathroom look better.
Personally, I think under the sink STILL LOOKS yucky. But then how CAN you you make toilet cleaners REALLY look appealing?
Over the sink needed just a little fix. I realized my little tiny hair clips held the toothpaste together really nicely! So far they have held up all week. So if you have been wanting to keep your tooth paste rolled up, maybe try one of your hair clips!
Next was the toys. We had a nice system when the boys used to bath together. IN order to separate them we used a cheapo plastic bed tray. Works BEAUTIFULLY in the bath as a place to drive their cars and such. Keeps them from playing on the edge of the bath too. No need to get water EVERYWHERE. Lately the boys do not take baths together, and they do not use this tray as much. It was getting in the way!
It was time to move it, but not completely out of the bathroom. We had a nifty storage spot for the baby bath, and since that was not longer in use, it was the perfect spot for the tray.
I also down sized the boys bath toys. Since they have only been playing with a select few, I took those out and put the rest in storage.
It’s nice to have a bit more floor space!
The bathroom feels just a touch better. Oh and the reason the tub/shower never made it to the pictures, is it’s the same. No storage in there, and nothing but a bar of soap and shampoo and conditioner.
To download the bathroom labels:
What I learned from organizing this space:
- Labels are a MUST!
- Keep things in their places
- Hair clips have some GREAT uses!
Do you have an organized bathroom? In the process of organizing it? Any tips for us?
Next week is Abby’s bedroom!