Getting the kids ready for school is already a challenge. Any added efforts — like cleaning a dirty bathroom after they head out the door — can quickly suck any productivity out of your morning routine.
Whether your children have their own bathroom, share with siblings, or the family uses the same bathroom, simple organization can help everyone bathe, get dressed and start the day on time, without leaving the communal space a mess. Space-saving accessories used throughout the bathroom can help little ones find toiletries easily and help adults keep an organized bathroom that looks and feels larger.
Here are a few ideas to keep clutter away and help keep the peace in your family bathroom:
Save space with cabinetry, shelving, and bath caddies Image via: Susan Serra – The Kitchen Designer
Utilize space-saving accessories around the bathroom
For most families, the bathroom tends to be one of the busiest rooms of the house. It always feels like all of your family members are trying to use it at once, right? Organizing toiletries in the shower and bathtub with shower caddies and metal baskets that store neatly in the corner ensures little hands can reach items easily, while keeping a clear bathing area. Look to caddies that hang over the showerhead faucet for grown-up toiletries that need to stay out-of-reach for kids but are easily accessible for adults.
Utilize integral hooks on the side of caddies for hanging wet bath sponges, body brushes, and even bath toys that can hang. This will ensure bath accessories dry thoroughly and will keep the bathing area free of clutter. At your sink vanity area, use shelving and cabinetry to store extra towels and grooming accessories out of the way when not in use.
Under counter shelving and alcoves store towels and toilet paper neatly Image via: Jeanne Cheung – Cozy Style Chic
Find decorative items that store bathroom essentials
Don’t overlook everyday decorative items that you use in other rooms of your house.
Wicker baskets in varied sizes can be used to hold extra bath towels, toilet paper, and baby toys that might be cumbersome to store under a cabinet. Wire baskets and rubber or plastic bins with kids’ names on them can help each child store their own bath essentials. Open shelving below the sink or in an adjacent alcove can store the bins and eliminate fighting over bath toys and washcloths. The family bathroom will look larger with bathroom essentials in their own place and it will be easier to keep track of everyone’s belongings.
Bathroom storage can beautifully display your collectibles Image via: Ronique Gibson – Stagetecture
Don’t Sacrifice Style
Your family bathroom doesn’t have to sacrifice your style! Try displaying your favorite collectibles, decorative items, and cherished mementos behind closed glass cabinet doors to add a decorative flair to your bathroom.
These bathroom storage ideas can help keep the family stay organized and on track with their morning schedule. You will also love how your bathroom stays neater without the constant clean up, and an efficient storage system means fewer arguments and less mess when you’re trying to hurry out the door in the morning.
Ronique Gibson is a home design lifestyle expert who writes for Home Depot. Ronique contributes her expertise on design to help homeowners with their everyday lifestyle challenges, including decluttering the all-important bathroom space. You can view a large selection of Home Depot’s bathroom space savers, including shower caddies, on the company’s website.