Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Tuesdays...Throwing out the Bathroom...

Seriously...our house.  One bathroom.   Four full time people....two more part time people...
What does all of this mean????

CHAOS in the bathroom!!

That's why we started there.

First...a trip to Dollar Tree was in order...we needed stuff to Organize the Chaos.  Color coded stuff.

The bathroom has a nice linen closet, but only two usable shelves.   The other two shelves hold towels, sheets etc...  So the two available shelves were a jumbled mess of everyone's stuff....

Now, everyone has 3 bins.... color coded for each person.   It's the Only place we have to keep our stuff.... which is a help too... cause if there's more than these plastic trays and bins can hold... it's seriously time to Throw It Out!!

And I discovered that I AM the bathroom stuff hoarder!!   My trays and bins are the red ones on the lower shelf.... and this is after I threw out a BUNCH of stuff.  lol

There isn't much space on the bathroom sink/counter in this house... and there always seemed to be this and that on the sink.   We eliminated all of that and set the rule that NOTHING goes on the sink except soap.

The little shelf next to the sink was a eye sore too.  So much stuff before... and now it's neat and the brown tray on the top shelf is to be left empty when you leave the bathroom.  It's purpose is for a place to put wallets or things you have on you when you shower,   Ready for easy pick up and Remove when you leave.

From another angle...

The shelf above the toilet was not utilized well for the space it offers either.  We changed that up as well.

Now... the rules are clear in the bathroom.

I keep a container of Lysol wipes in there too.... for spiffing things up every day.

The shower has been a nightmare at times with all the different shampoos, body washes.. etc..... so we organized that and have future plans for a new shelf unit to put in there.  But for now, what we did works..

and the new shower curtain was just for fun

It feels good to get rid of clutter and unnecessary things.  Plus it feels Great to organize things a bit to make life easier.

Each night, there's a hot spot in the house that I am working on.  So there will be more photo's next week.   Maybe a few before and after.... we'll see.

Over the coming weekend, the room to complete will be the living room.

The reason I have chosen that room is the Christmas Tree will be put up and.... my crafting table and stuff fills one of the corners........

Thanks for sharing this weeks decluttering/organizing efforts.

See you tomorrow with a Wordless Post.

1 comment:

  1. Haha, we have the SAME problem with hoarding bath stuff! You don't know how much I had to get rid of before moving out of Thornhill and then out of Canada altogether :P And it was hard! I should show you a pic of all my current stuff because it's already building up again.

    I LOVE your bathroom! The shelf by the sink is a really great idea for holding stuff while someone showers. I love the shelves over the toilet and, of course, that familiar little green pitcher :D I really like your colour coded bin idea and I want to try to do that for our bedroom, since if we keep stuff in the bathrooms, Jon's siblings use it all without asking!!