• Lahni Carney

Day 10: Kids Bathroom

Hello and welcome to Day 10! You are halfway done with organizing your entire home! I hope you’re feeling as good as your house looks!

For Day 10, we are going to continue with your kid's spaces and up today, their bathroom!

It’s another great day to get your children involved so they can start to build good organizing habits with you.

The first step in the organization process is to gather all of the items from inside the bathroom and put them in the middle of the bathroom floor (lay a towel on the bathroom floor for the stuff to sit on!).

Start pulling everything out from inside the shower, all of the products from inside the cabinets and drawers, all of the toys and towels, and gathering any other items laying around in the bathroom and set them on the towel in the floor.

By bringing out all of the items, you will be able to see what items actually belong in the bathroom and what items are just adding to the clutter.

After all of the items in the bathroom are gathered together in the center of the room, start categorizing them into groups based on what the items are.

Put all of the shampoos, conditioners and soaps that are currently being used in a group together, all of the back stock items in their own separate piles, all of the toys together, all of the cleaning supplies together and so on until everything is grouped together.

By grouping all of the similar items with one another, you will easily be able to see all of the items that will either need to be kept, donated or trashed.

As you're categorizing everything into groups, throw away any trash as you go. Trash to be on the lookout for is things like empty shampoo and soap bottles, old toothbrushes, or empty random boxes.

Next, make decisions on all of the items. Everything either needs to be kept, donated or thrown away.

Items that you want to keep in the bathroom are products that are currently being used or will be used once the current items are gone (shampoo, soap, toothpaste, deodorant, cleaning supplies, etc.).

Items that need to be donated are items that you bought, never opened, and will not be using in the future (things such as, items you don’t like the scent of, items that you bought the wrong brand, products that were gifts but you will never use, etc.).

Check with your local donation center that they will accept unopened hygiene products!

Items that are trash are products that have expired and products that you have opened but won’t be using in the future.

After you have made decisions on all of the items, its time to clean the bathroom.

Scrub inside (and out!) the shower, toilet, drawers and cabinets. Wipe down the top of the bathroom counters and mirror. Disinfect commonly touched surfaces like the door handles and the light switches.

Next, put any hand towels or bathroom rugs in the washer so those can get cleaned as well. Finish up by lighting a candle (or turning on the electric candle warmer) to spruce up the scent in the bathroom.

Once you have decided what you are keeping, donating and trashing, it's time to start putting all of the items back.

Start by placing the already opened products and toys back into the shower. Use toy organizers in the bathtub to keep all of the toys in place!

When placing items back in their spots, be sure to keep everything in the categories you previously sorted them in.

The best way to ensure this space stays organized past today is to use bins to contain the items. This creates "homes" for everything and helps keep everything in its spot.