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Yeah, that might be an odd thing to organize, but go check yours out! It’s probably a lot like mine was (unless you’ve been on top of things and I’m the only one with a messy bathroom!). Especially with the littles and their toys! After our first got old enough to play in the tub (and maybe even before that!), we’ve had a problem of too much stuff and not enough shelves. Kinda looks like this:
No, that isn’t actually my shower (and we don't have that many bottles of product), but you get the idea, just add toys to the pile and there you have it! I was sick of picking up shampoo bottles from the bottom of the tub, and having all those rubber toy boats fall of the corner where they were precariously balanced every time I brushed my knee a little to close when I turned around. I know they sell those tall stand things that add a few extra teeny tiny shelves to the corner of your shower. But they really aren’t very big-AND it’s an even BIGGER pain when THOSE come crashing down and there goes EVERYTHING onto the floor (plus the shelves!). Yup-been there done that!
So...another pin from my faithful Pinterest brought me to here:
Yup! 2nd curtain rod at the back of the shower, a couple cheap baskets, and some zip ties (or that’s what I used anyways)! Everything is off those teeny tiny ledges and out of reach of the kiddos. Here's my version
Now I can give the kids a few toys to play with, and no more crashing bottles on toes! (Won’t my husband be relieved?!) It's also nice to hang used wash cloths on to dry instead of having them get stinky in the hamper. I got the baskets from Walmart in the school supply section for about $1.50 each. They are meant for cds/dvds, but they have holes all the way around and on the bottom so the water won’t sit in them and get that nasty slime coating on them. Not that they would be so hard to wash, but you know. I’m sure if you have a decent dollar store in your area, they would have baskets that would work. Since I live pretty much in an area that has NOTHING for stores (besides Walmart) , and our dollar store is NOT a dollar store and is very lame, this was my next best. The curtain rod was right around $10, also from Walmart, and the zip ties I had on hand already. I’m sure there are many different things you could use to hang the baskets up with. Just make sure that everything is sturdy-wouldn’t want a basket full of shampoo bottles crashing down on your toddler’s head!
In our shower, the first basket holds the kids toys and shampoo. The next one has all of the regular shampoo and conditioner (except the huge bottle still on the corner shelf), and the last one has the body was and the shower scrubber that I use regularly.
Hope I’ve given you more ideas to inspire you! Now I need some inspiration with another area in this room!
I’m thinking maybe this should be my next project!! The bathroom in the house we live in is massive in comparison to the rest of the house. Half of it is used for my ‘nursery’ area, with Vayah’s dresser and my cloth diaper changing station. For some reason there is very little for cupboard space. One of those things a guy must have designed I guess! ;) If you have any ideas for this mess, let me know!
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It’s a Pinterest find!
One thing I love about Pinterest is all the tips you can find about cleaning and organizing more efficiently (and cheaply!). Though I HAVE found some pretty useless tips, like this one:
You take a straw and cut it into small pieces, and put a small amount of triple antibiotic cream into it. Then you seal the ends with a lighter and you have a ‘single use’ triple antibiotic pack for travel! Since the original bottle is SOO big!? Have you SEEN the bottom of my diaper bag…that little thing would be lost forever! Not that I carry around triple antibiotic cream around with me all the time anyways…but maybe some people do. Sorry, but this tip just doesn’t motivate me to go through all that work! Also note that when I typed ‘tips’ into the search bar on Pinterest, that was the first one to come up! Ha! Maybe some people would find this useful, but not me.
But here’s the tip that I DO think is smart and want to share with you! The original link is here, but here is the picture of mine
The original pin was just a google picture, so no link here. That is my actual photo :)
Using a standard scrubber made for washing dishes, (you know, the kind with the sponge on the end that squeezes out the dish soap that's inside the handle) you can make a super hand shower cleaning system! You just feill the handle half full of Dawn dish soap (no clue if it HAS to be that, but I had some, so that's what I used) and half full of vinegar. I know many people use vinegar as a regular household cleaner already. I'm learning, but still use my old (more expensive!) standbys that are full of chemicals too much! :( But this can be used while you're IN the shower...just wipe down those walls a couple times a week and you'll never get in there and use that elbow grease to scrub at that nasty grime build up again! That was one job that I've always HATED doing, and it was always pretty bad by the time I forced myself to do it. Plus, I never had a real good method that worked the way I liked, so THIS I was excited about! :) I also added some grapefruit essential oil (any yummy scented kind would work) to make it smell better, though the vinegar smell wasn't nearly as strong as I thought it would be. So go pick up a new (or revive an old) scrubber, and get a sparkling shower fast! :)
Soon I'll be sharing how we organized our over-cluttered shower!
Come back soon and thanks for stopping!
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Over a year ago, I really started getting into making these blankets.
They take quite a bit of patience, but I enjoyed doing them, especially picking out the fabrics (isn't that always the best part?!?)
Here are a couple that I completed awhile back
A fun owl quilt made with basic cotton fabric
I love this print!
These quilts have about 4 layers of fabric, so they are great for winter or for laying babies on top of on the floor our grass.
For this one i used flannel fabric to make it warm and soft.
I made a flower pattern with the chenille, which didn't turn out exactly as I had hoped, but I'm excited about the idea!
The back side
Both blankets are oversized, I can't remember the exact measurements, but right around 40"x40" I believe.
I have both blankets, so if you would be interested in either one,
contact me for more info.
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