Thursday, July 26, 2012

Little Girls' Bathroom Organization

The last couple of days I've been showing you the girls' bathroom decor and new frame project. Today I wanted to show you how their bathroom is organized.
The top drawer is where their toothbrushes, toothpaste, and floss are. I just used a very inexpensive plastic (aka: cleanable) silverware tray. Works perfectly for dividing up their brushes, etc. You can get these anywhere. I think this one may have come from Walmart. Behind the tray are extra cups and brushes.
The middle drawer is for a lot of their small hair supplies, brushes, and spray conditioners, etc. Here I used clear acrylic organizing trays (Target). I like using clear organizers in drawers when I can so that I can paper the drawer and it will show through.
The bottom drawer is much deeper than the other two and it is utilized to the max. Wash cloths, sponges, soap, shampoo and other travel samples, and extra lotions, conditioners, etc. all have a spot. Using buckets, baskets, or other containers are a great way to keep small loose items contained.
 Here is the girls shower/bath. I recently put a hook on the back side of the shower to hold the shower caddy. Their shower head also has a long hose attached and it was always getting in the way. Easy solution. Notice there isn't much on the caddy. This bathroom also serves as a guest bath so this is mainly for them to use.
 The kids shampoo and soap is under the cabinet (sorry for the blurry pic). They typically take baths and this is very easy access for me when I'm sudsing them up. :)
 The top drawer is for small bath toys that have a way of disappearing
 and the basket (Target's $ spot) is for larger toys.
 Here is the other cabinet.
 The Caboodle currently holds headbands and ribbons. Although I have some other ideas in mind, this will do for now.
The guest basket is full of toiletries that a guest may need or have forgotten. When someone comes to stay with us, I simply put the basket on the counter for them to access as needed. 

Above the toilet are little cubby/shelves. As you can see the cubbies are used for extra toilet paper and hand towels.

Here is a lamp/barrette holder that I made for all my little girlies' barrettes. I love that it is not only functional but pretty too.

I just took a regular lamp and shade and tied about four ribbons around the shade-making sure the knot is in the back. Then just clip the barrettes onto the ribbon.
Why do we have a lamp in the bathroom? We leave this on at night to serve as a nightlight. The bathroom is right across the hall from the kids. That way if anyone needs to go potty throughout the night, there is just enough light.

Today's Daily Tip: Use functional room-specific items as part of your decor. For example: in this room toilet paper and hand towels fill the cubby wall shelves; the kids bathtub letters fill a clear plastic jar (on top of the cubbies); and hair bows decorate a lamp---all while being functional. Other ideas that come to mind may be (for a kitchen) using lemons or other fruit in a clear vase or spices in clear jars. A craft room could be decorated with colorful fabric swatches and fun craft supplies. Don't clutter up your space with unnecessary items. You can have a very pretty room using simple and functional items as your art.

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  1. Great idea to use clear trays so the paper shows through!!

  2. There are things and ideas that these bath toys can also be a great decor for the bathroom. Childish but artistic.

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