Isn’t it ironic that the room in the house that helps kids stay clean is the one room that is always the messiest? It can be tricky to keep kids’ bathrooms organized and clean, especially when it’s a shared space with more than one child. In our fifth edition of the Head-to-Toe Home Reno series, we will give you a few clever organization ideas and some decorating tips to keep their bathroom looking as fresh and clean as they are.
Stackable Bins: Bathrooms aren’t necessarily known to have a good amount of storage space so you have to find ways to utilize what is available. Stackable bins are a great storage and organizational tool to overcome this lack of space. Place the stackable bins in the cabinet under the sink and label each one based on its contents such as first aid, hair supplies, extra soaps/shampoos or feminine products. Labeling them is a way of instilling a sense of accountability for your kids to keep things organized, which benefits everyone. Stackable bins are sold in various sizes and colors at places like The Container Store, Amazon and Walmart.
Wood Box Shelves: Floor space is generally limited when it comes to bathrooms, but you can overcome this by implementing wall storage ideas, such as wooden box shelves. These provide a stylish way to hold various items like toothpaste, toothbrushes, hairdryers, hair brushes and cotton swabs, all while keeping them in reach of the kids and off the counters. The box shelves are relatively simple to build and you can adapt these instructions to the size dimensions you need. Amazon carries tons of styles for purchase, but they can also be bought at stores like Wayfair and Target.
Pocket Organizers: Plastic pocket organizers aren’t just useful in classrooms, they’re also great in bathrooms! Hang one on the inside of the sink cabinet or the bathroom door and you’ve instantly created an organized storage solution. The easy, wipeable nature of the plastic material makes these perfect for storing cleaning supplies, hair sprays/gels, extra shampoos and other liquid-based items. Bed Bath & Beyond, Target and Amazon sell over-the-door pocket organizers in various colors, sizes and styles.
Wall Art: A great way to add personality to a bathroom is fun and creative décor that can be easily changed as they age. Hanging wall art is a relatively cheap way to match the bathroom to your kids’ tastes without blowing your budget. Check out Pinterest for tons of ideas from funny sayings to hand-made art your kids will love!
Shower curtains: Probably one of the easiest ways to personalize a bathroom is by choosing a shower curtain that matches the interests of the kids. There are practically unlimited options when it comes to shower curtains. You can find them in almost any color or pattern and with any character, object or animal on them. Does your kid like superheroes? Amazon has over 10 pages of results for superhero shower curtains. A simple Google search will compile dozens of sites for whatever you are looking for.
Color Scheme: The overall color scheme of a bathroom can emulate your kids’ personalities very well. This option is a little costlier and more time consuming as it would require purchasing multiple things and painting numerous times, but if you like redecorating then this could be fun for you! You can buy matching sets of floor rugs, towels and bathroom accessories in various colors and patterns. Add a fresh coat of paint in a complementary color and you’ve got one stylish bathroom. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can have your kids help you sponge paint the walls for a unique texture and pattern. The possibilities are endless so you are bound to find things that your kids will love as much as you love staying in budget.
Come back next week and we’ll explore renovation and storage ideas for your guest bedroom. See you then!