So moving back to our hometown we are going from 3 bathrooms to 1 (ahhh!)
Good: Only 1 bathroom for mommy to clean, YES!
Bad: Only 1 bathroom for 4 people to share, YIKES!
So how was I going to fit all of THIS (10 baskets and 3 duffle bags) STUFF (toiletries, medicine, towels, bath toys, curling irons, etc. etc….) into 1 small bathroom?
First I found out that only 7 of those baskets would fit in the teeny tiny linen closet. I wanted the top shelf to be for cleaning supplies and T.P.
So I had to get all that stuff down to a few baskets. I also went out and got some clear bins from Target that would fit in our medicine cabinet and 2 colorful baskets that would fit under the sink.
Then I decided what would go in each basket/bin.
1 basket under sink: stuff I use on a daily basis
1 basket under sink: stuff the hubby uses on a daily basis
Clear bins in medicine cabinet: stuff we get at maybe on a weekly basis
7 baskets in linen closet: filled all other items (things we buy in bulk, large items, etc.)
The categories for those 7 baskets are: Medicine, Travel Supplies, Toe/Finger Nail Polish, Shoe Polish, My stuff, Hubby’s stuff, kid’s stuff
Then I made tags for all the baskets.
I founds some scrap cardstock I had laying around (brown and green) and some buttons and ribbon from my scrapbook stuff.
I cut the cardstock into circles of different sizes and glued them together with craft glue. I wrote the labels for each of them.
Then I had them laminated at a local scrapbook store. I cut those but left a little at the ends so they wouldn’t peal up.
I used super glue to glue on some buttons.
Punched a hole at the top and used some ribbon to tie them to the baskets.
I don’t know why I didn’t think of this in our other house. We use to have to search through all these baskets to find what we were looking for. My hubby use to always put his shaving stuff in my make-up basket. Then the medicine would get thrown into the wrong basket….very confusing.
Is it sad that I find JOY in ORGANIZING?? I just needed to move to a smaller house to get even more inspired
Clear bins and 2 baskets from Target: $23
Laminating for basket labels: $2
Hotel Style Shower Rod: $19
Everything else we already had!
Total Bathroom Redo: $44
Bathroom Entrance Before
Bathroom Entrance After
I decided to use the dark brown bathroom stuff we had at our other house. I thought it would really make the wainscoting pop and the walls were already painted a light green so I didn’t even have to paint! (Lord knows I will be doing enough of that over the next few months)
I originally thought I would paint the bottom cabinet of the sink a dark brown. I thought that would make the white sink look better. But with the dark brown shower curtain I decided I really liked all the white in the bathroom.
All of the stuff in the cabinet is stuff we get at either daily or weekly. We won’t have to search throught the baskets to find it and the clear bins are nice because it is easy to see where everything is. I put all of my make-up in a travel pouch. The tea light candles are from our wedding. And I took a wine rack we had from Target and rolled up our washclothes so they are easy to get at.
Below the sink is mine and Marc’s baskets. This has stuff we get at every day: curling irons, hair blow dryer, electric tooth brushes, cologne, lotion, etc.
Since the linen closet has all the baskets and cleaning supplies where did we put all our towels??
Behind the door!
The door wouldn’t close all the way so we just sanded down the top of the door just where the hooks are attached. These are awesome because all your towels are in one spot, you don’t have to take up space in a linen closet, and the hanging towel rack on the wall can be used for a decorative towel
We also put all of the kid’s animal towels behind the doors in their bedrooms (using these same behind the door hooks)
I desperately wanted one of those hotel style shower curtain rods because it is curved a bit and gives you so much extra space when taking a shower!
The kids got these great Bath Products by Boon for Christmas
The Frog Pod holds all their bath toys. Flo (the thing that covers up the tub faucet) is a protective cover so our little guy won’t hit his head and it also sprays water out so our daughter can lean her head back to wash the shampoo out. Boon has such GREAT baby/toddler products.
Linen Closet Before
Linen Closet After
And there you have it….the ONLY room completed in our house, but probably the most important