Family Bathroom Reorganized and Restyled
Lindsey from The Pleated Poppy finds ways to clean and organize her family's high-trafficked bathroom. The project showcases simple and nifty ways to keep all the clutter under control.
Lindsey updated the kids' bathroom about a year and a half ago and still loves how it looks! When she and her husband built their house, they really wanted pedestal sinks for the kids bath, but knew they would still have to have plenty of storage elsewhere. If they hadn't done this built-in, they could've easily installed a large dresser to function similarly.
The counters usually stayed pretty clean, thanks to the many draws available to everything. With that said, the drawers were quite a mess and needed some organization. If there are random hair clips and toothbrushes left on the counter, they just get swept into the nearest open drawer.
First, Lindsey did a drawer dump to sort through everything. It is surprising how much collects in these drawers. The next step was cleaning the gunk out of the drawers.
A little cleansing spray and several Bounty®
paper towels later and we had clean drawers!
In the past Lindsey used small clear plastic drawer inserts, but they tipped over easily. This time, after a bit of searching, she found drawer inserts that fit the drawers much better. She still wanted to eliminate the shifting, so she used these small sticky back Velcro circles from The Home Depot. She put a set on each corner, both pieces stacked on top of each other. When flipped, the Velcro dots stuck to the drawer so they won't wiggle, but can still be removed for cleaning.
She gave each kid a drawer, forcing them to keep organized and placing the only blame on themselves.
The rest of the drawers hold cleaning supplies, a jewelry box, sponge curlers, and wet wipes. The bottom drawers hold guest towels, toilet paper and Febreze®
Lindsey feels like having bath supplies out in the open made the room feel more luxurious! She repurposed a planter to hold a pile of clean towels and plenty of toilet paper within reach of the potty.
The counter will now stay clean. She made a DIY 3-tiered tray to hold headbands and posy hair clips. And a turquoise vintage tray holds special soaps, lip gloss, and q-tips.
The final step in cleaning and organizing the bathroom was cleaning the floor. This Swiffer BRISSEL ® Steamboost™
steam cleaner is new to Lindsey, but worked great on her tile floor! Even better, this floor cleaner is easy enough for her kids to handle!
To see this bright idea in its entirety, check out Lindseys blog at The Pleated Poppy.