Moms do it all: pack lunches, coordinate after-school activities, plan and cook family meals, and somehow manage to keep the house clean. Well, relatively clean at least. Whether you perform your mommy duties full time, or juggle them along with a job, there’s no doubt that you’re a busy woman!
There are plenty of things you can take time to do that will make your life easier: create chore wheels, pre-pack lunches the night before, even prepare and set the timer on the coffeemaker the night before. However, there are lots of things that require attention only once and provide lasting comfort and convenience.
An example of this is the soft track sliding shower doors like those available from Sterling’s Prevail series. Instead of the rigid metal tracks that accompany most shower doors, these have cushioned thresholds that make the entire bath experience more comfortable.
For many kids, bath time signals the winding down of the day, which is the reason it so often turns into an epic battle of wills. Will you emerge victorious, or will you cave to your child’s cries of “Five more minutes?” Just getting kids into the bath takes enough effort, so you don’t need to exert yourself even more by hunching over the tub to avoid discomfort on your arms. Not only will you be more comfortable, but your kid will too. They can play with their toys as well as sit on the edge of the tub with ease.
Bath time doesn’t just apply to your offspring, it also goes for your furry children as well. When your pooch is covered in dirt and grime from the dog park, it’s into the bath they go. With all the shaking and splashing that takes place, bath time with your dog is enough of a spectacle without adding on the strain of an uncomfortable bathtub lip.
As a mom, you’re responsible for not only getting your kids and pets clean, but also your home. The amount of germs and bacteria that can accumulate in wet areas can be staggering, so it makes sense that your bath and shower should receive regular disinfecting, especially if you’ve got little ones using the space. For a thorough cleaning, it takes more than just scouring the tile, shower doors and tub basin; you also need to get into those hard-to-reach cracks and crevices.
This is where shower doors with soft tracks come in handy. Just grab your favorite disinfecting bathroom spray and give the track a good once-over. Then, as you wipe the threshold, the track will give and bend to allow for a more thorough cleaning than just pushing the germs into the corners.
What could be better at the end of a long, stressful day than unwinding in a hot bubble bath with candles, soft music and a glass of wine? When you’re a mom, you tend to put the needs of everyone else in your family first, which often means that yours go unmet. Caring for your family is crucial, but taking some time for yourself is equally important.
When it comes time for pampering yourself, soft track shower doors can really enhance the experience. You can rest your arms and legs on the edge of the tub comfortably and even rest your feet there while you paint your toenails.
Replacing your uncomfortable metal track shower doors with soft ones is just one way to improve your space. How else would you make your bath experience better?
Sarah Kellner is a writer for The Home Depot. With a background in art and design, she writes on a wide variety of home improvement and décor topics. To find the soft track showers mentioned in this article, visit the bath pages on homedepot.com.