I'm excited to share this post with you! I love blogging because it motivates me to do things that I would normally drag my feet to accomplish. Today, I happily cleaned and organized my tiny bathroom so that I could take pictures to share. Ha! I need to tell my husband how blogging is helping me to become a more "put-together" person! 🙂 Are you ready to see every nook and cranny of my tiny bathroom? Sure you are... take a look!
White Shower Curtain Brightens the Space
I adore this white shower curtain that I bought from Pottery Barn. It is classy and also easy to clean. I can take it down, toss it into the washer with a little whitener (if needed) and hang it back up. It has held up really well over years of use and still looks new. If the bathtub is less than desirable, I close the curtain and "ta da!" the bathroom looks 60% cleaner!
Use White Colored Gadgets for Small Spaces
I LOVE the color white in my bathroom with some neutral colors added in for variety. I love white because it looks so clean and even if my bathroom is messy, somehow having a lot of white... makes it appear cleaner. White is also a wonderful color to use when you have to add a lot of bathroom gadgets to a small space. I have a trash can, weight scale, toilet cleaning brush, and on the other side of the toilet is a white plunger. I found all these white bathroom gadgets at Target. I love to have the toilet brush and plunger hidden away in covered white plastic containers because it looks nice!
One of my favorite bathroom organization finds is the soap holder from Bed, Bath, and Beyond pictured below. I love it because it keeps the soap up high away from Little Bee's busy fingers and it also keeps the soap slim away. I personally think this soap holder is attractive and looks like a Calla Lilly flower. It also works perfectly for storing my shaving razor up high and away from little busy fingers.
Tub Toys Organized
The photo below is a kneeling pad for mommy's knees when Little Bee takes a bath and a small basket full of his bath toys hanging up on the towel rack. We rotate his toys and only keep what fits in the basket in the bathroom to keep down the toy clutter. This little white basket with holes in it was found at The Container Store. It has worked really well for keeping the toys dry and mold free because of the holes in the basket. There are even holes on the bottom of the basket. FYI: our towels have found a new home on a hook that hangs over the inside of the bathroom door.
Ribbon Used for Organizing the Hair Clips
Another wonderful trick for organizing all those hair ties and clips is by cutting a thick ribbon and tacking it with a nail to the top of the bathroom medicine cabinet (see the photo below). Than organizing all the hair clips neatly onto the ribbon.
Under the Sink Organization
Let's visit under the sink in our tiny bathroom:
On one side of the cupboard, I used these small blue plastic drawers that I found at Target. It's nice to have several little drawers to use for small stuff like - travel sized containers of soap, shampoo/conditioner, mouthwash or large supplies of soap bars, toothpaste, and toothbrushes. I also keep extra hair ties, nail clippers, extra floss, and extra chap stick in these little drawers. On top of these drawers is a small bin for extra Q-tips kept clean in a zip-lock bag.
On the other side of the cupboard, I used these white bins found at IKEA. I have found that it is much better to have white bins rather than black bins. Why? Because in a dark lit closet, items in a white bin are much easier to see than in a black bin. In the picture below, I have stored our extra bathroom supplies in these white containers.
On the door of the cupboard I have a hanging storage container that I found at The Container Store. I use it to store my hairdryer and body lotion.
Medicine Cabinet Organization
This is our tiny medicine cabinet space above the sink - minimized and organized!
In the section on the left, from top to bottom:
1. Hair ties, face lotion, eyedrops
2. Make-up (I like to use a natural and healthy make-up called bareMinerals)
3. Hair gel & glass container contains: hairbrush, comb, compact make-up brush, nail files, scissors, and tweezers.
The middle section, from top to bottom:
1. King Bee's "manual" shaver (he prefers that over electric)
2. His and her mouth guards for grinding our teeth at night (we are terrible at remembering to wear them...)
3. Mouthwash and shaving cream
In the section on the right, from top to bottom:
1. King Bee's shaver
2. His and Her deodorent
3. Toothbrush and toothpaste
Keep Flat Surfaces Clean
One thing I have learned in keeping my bathroom clean and organized is to not allow any flat surface to collect unnecessary items. I keep a rule in my head for all the flat surfaces in my house. Only those things that belong, get to stay. So the only items that we keep on the tub corners are containers of shampoo/conditioner for the grown-ups and Little Bee's special body wash. The same goes for the flat surface around the sink. We keep the hand-soap along with two glass containers of cotton balls and Q-tips. My motto is, "Keep It Simple, Sweetie!"
Since I have such a tiny bathroom, it motivates me to stay simple and organized. I don't really have a choice. However, I am thankful for this tiny bathroom because it has taught me how to think like a minimalist. I find that this is a great mind-set to acquire!
Thanks for your visit!
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I love the all-white feel! So bright and clean looking now!!