When kids share a bathrooms it can be quite a challenge. We currently have 5 out of 6 of our children sharing one small bathroom. A bathroom with only one sink. Some of the kids were complaining how long their siblings were taking, etc. One of the solutions was to get them more organized in hopes they would make their bathroom visits quicker. These organization tips can be for any kids bathroom whether you have one child using the bathroom or multiple children using it.
I found this nifty bar and hanging baskets at IKEA. The bar was only $5.00 while the baskets were $3.00 each. For now we have 4 hanging baskets. Soon I will get another bar and two more baskets so that all six of my kids each have their own baskets. Each basket is labeled with my kids names on them. They store their toothbrushes, toothbrushes, hairbrush, etc. in these baskets which keeps the bathroom vanity clutter free.
Since I still have younger children who like to take bubble bathrooms I needed a place to store their bath toys. The toys used to be everywhere which made my older kids frustrated. I used two plastic baskets and two water resistant plastic hooks and stuck them in the shower to the tile spacing them approximately 24 inches apart from each other. The kids can get to their toys easily plus the baskets are easy to clean if they get grimy with water.
Instead of keeping the kids different body washes, shampoo’s, conditioner’s and bubble bath I store it in the caddy next to the bath tub. The caddy keeps the tub free of clutter especially since the kids all have their products they like to use to clean themselves.
With six kids you can imagine the mounds of laundry I do on a daily basis. To make my life a bit easier I bought one tall black laundry basket and one white laundry basket. I have trained the kids to put all their dirty whites or light clothing in the white basket and all the dark clothing in the black basket. This way I do not have to separate clothing before wash, they have already did it for me. I keep both of these baskets in their bathroom so there are not several baskets through out their bedrooms.
What about those towels? Instead of the kids tossing their towels over the shower curtain rod to dry I used removable hooks for them to hang their towels on behind the bathroom door. The best thing is that you cannot see them because they are hidden behind the door!
How to you keep your kids bathroom organized and clutter free?