Let’s face it, if you have young children in your home, you know it’s hard enough to keep your home clean, let alone their bathroom. If you’re beginning to think there’s no hope for organization and cleanliness, here are a few tips to try:
Gather dirty clothes with a bathroom hamper.
Most homes aren’t built with a laundry shoot, so keep hampers in your family member’s bedroom. However, your kid’s clothes might fail to make the trip from the bathroom before a shower to their proper location. Placing a hamper in the bathroom will give your kids an accessible drop zone for dirty clothes.
If you have younger children, plastic bins in the bathroom are an adequate substitution for a laundry hamper for your bathroom. Plastic bins are perfect for wet clothes after an afternoon at the pool or muddy clothing from playing in the rain. You can easily carry the bin to the laundry room or rinse it in the tub.
Keep cleaning supplies nearby.
Your kid’s bathroom likely needs cleaning about twice as often as yours. You will save time by designating a specific space for your cleaning supplies. A small caddy works perfectly and usually fits under the sink.
If your kids are old enough to help with cleaning, include a checklist with the cleaning supplies. Of course, the list is easy, but now they don’t have any excuses for forgetting to clean their bathroom.
Design a system for toiletry use.
Keep kids organized by setting up a system of bags or totes and filling them with each child’s toiletries. Your kids will be thankful that they can readily find deodorant, combs, and toothbrushes.
Stash the totes in the linen closet or the vanity. If there needs to be more space, consider installing a shelf. If you’re moving anytime soon, your children’s belongings are already ready!
If you want to optimize your organization, you can color-code the bins. You can take color coding to another level by using color for each child and matching the bins and towels. Color coding also alleviates some of the stress of moving or vacationing.
Optimize the space behind the bathroom door.
Most bathrooms have limited real estate. With a bit of imagination, you can easily take advantage of the back of the bathroom door.
The back of the door is not just for bathrobe hooks. If you’re thinking about a towel bar, consider hanging three instead, spacing them to hold a full-size towel bar. If you have small children, it might be best to add more hooks as it is easier for them to hang a towel rather than fold one.
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