When you have kids, organization is the key to maintaining your sanity and the cleanliness of your home. One of the most difficult rooms in the home to keep clean with kids is the bathroom. Here, you'll find a few tips to help you keep up with the bathroom cleaning without it sucking up all of your free time.
Install a Shower Niche
Keeping the bath and shower clean is a challenge enough when you only have adults in the house — when you add kids to the mix, the challenge can become an impossible task. To maintain organization, everything must have a place to go and showers don't often have the storage space to maintain that necessary organization.
Adding a shower niche will add as much storage space as you choose. You can add a small niche that'll hold a few bottles of shampoo and soap, or you can add a full-shower-wall niche that'll hold the products as well as all of the toys that the kids use in the tub. When the kids are done bathing, the toys can be placed back up on the shelf where they can dry and be ready for the next bath-play-session.
Tip: Apply a water-repellant product to the shelves in the niche. This will help to reduce the hard water and soap buildup and make cleaning the shelves easier.
Dental Care Organization
It seems that no matter how much you try, the toothpaste, mouthwash, toothbrushes, and floss always end up where they shouldn't be. You may end up scraping dried toothpaste off of the bathroom countertop, having to track down the floss when you need it and struggling to find the counter space to store it all in an organized manner.
All of these issues can be resolved by installing a wall-hung organization setup. Pick up some cups with hook loops on them, as well as some adhesive hooks. You'll need one for each person in the household. Mount the hooks on the wall, and place the cup on the hook. Toss the toothbrush in the cup and each person will have a rinse cup, as well as a place to store their toothbrush until the next brushing session.
Look for a floss dispenser — there are some that you can mount directly on the wall. When it's empty, you pop it open and replace the empty roll with a new one — no more missing floss.
These few tips will help you keep your bathroom more organized even with kids living in the home. One day, they'll be gone and you'll miss their messes, but for now, this will help you minimize the inconvenience of their stuff cluttering up your bathroom.