With kids come an astonishing number of toys and gear that will take over your entire house if you’re not careful. The bathroom is no exception.
From bath toys to bottles of bubble bath, chunky superhero toothbrushes and lots of towels, kid clutter in the family bathroom is a serious problem. Not only does it look messy, but it also makes it difficult for you to use your bathroom efficiently.
How can you eliminate the clutter and enjoy an organized family bathroom?
Here are 5 helpful tricks that will transform your family bathroom into a clean, easy to use space:
1. Drawer Organizers
Make the most of the few bathroom drawers you have by placing drawer organizers in each one. This will help you fit more items without getting messy. These sorts of organizers are ideal for everything from toothpaste to hair pins, Q-tips, band-aids, and more.
2. Over the Toilet Shelves
Need more storage space? Take advantage of otherwise unused space with shelves above your toilet. There are plenty of shelving options that you can find online or in department stores. Some models even include a small cabinet space where you can stash cleaning supplies or medicine. If you choose to do this, don’t forget to add a child-safe lock to your cabinet to make sure your kids stay safe from these items.
Over the toilet shelves are also ideal for storing extra toilet paper, towels, or even products that you don’t use in the shower daily, such as bubble bath solution.
3. Toy Storage Nets
Grossed out by wet toys sitting in scummy water? Scoop them up in a toy storage net that hangs to drip dry neatly into the tub. Simply put a suction cup hook on the wall, purchase your net and hang up the toys!
4. Towel Racks
Drying everyone’s towel can be a challenge when three or more people share the same bathroom. Luckily, there are a few viable solutions. Purchase an over the door rack featuring a few towel rack spaces. Or, you can opt for a multiple rack free-standing towel stand. Some racks can even be installed on door hinges and hide discreetly behind the bathroom door. This way, you can enjoy dry towels without taking over the whole bathroom with racks.
5. Color Code and Collaborate
Having trouble keeping track of whose things are whose? Use color coded baskets and bathroom items so that each family member knows where to find his or her things. For example, one family member might have a green toothbrush, towel, wash cloth, and basket in which to put his or her toiletries. As long as everyone helps by keeping their items in the correct basket, you can enjoy a clean, organized bathroom.
With the right organizational tools, you can keep your rubber duckies, towels, and all of the endless bath items organized in their space – that is, until your kids spend about 2 minutes in there! So make sure to spend a little time teaching your children how to use the new organization scheme and really enjoy a clutter-free bathroom.