The bathroom has the reputation for being the most disgusting and disorganized room in the house. Day twenty-four is here and we are going to organize the bathroom today! Take a moment and look around you, be encouraged by all your have accomplished in our challenge Organize Your Home in 31 days the Frugal Way. Each daily task has taken you on a journey toward a well-organized house on a budget and in most cases, we have found ways to organize the house for FREE!
Who uses the bathroom?
What kind of storage space is available in your bathroom and can you creatively make more?
What are your must-haves?
Do you have any special needs you need to address?
What is NOT working for you in the space?
If I were to answer these questions …
I have one and a half bathrooms in my home. We have seven people currently living here and there used to be eight when my eldest son still lived at home. We have only one tub and shower. We all share the bathroom and for the record, it is less than three feet from the wall to the tub and only 6 feet long so it is SMALL! We also have a daughter with special needs. My must-haves are to have storage for things like towels, first aid kit, and toilet paper. We need a place to store toothbrushes, and toothpaste, soap, and razor. Also, a place to shampoo and conditioner and bath soap. All these things must be easy to access for my daughter with special needs.
First, REMOVE everything (yes, everything that is not nailed down). Pitch any product that has expired.
Next, DECIDE what needs to go back in the room. Only return things that belong in the bathroom. If you find you have 50 towels and only really need 10 then be generous and give the extras to a friend in need or to an organization that supports the homeless.
Finally, ORGANIZE the bathroom with your must-haves. A great way to organize the bathroom is by color coordinating everything!
What organizing tips do you have for the bathroom?
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Janelle Esker is the grateful wife of Michael and homeschooling mother of six amazing children. She lives with her family, 4 cats, 1 dog, 3 ducks and 12 chickens in scenic Ohio. Janelle received her B.A. in Education from Ohio Northern University. She is the author of CHOSEN: One Family’s Journey with Autism.