In my quest to make our house a cleaner, organized, useful home, I decided to work on the bathroom. We have one bathroom and it’s not very big, about 10 ft. by 5 ft. With seven people in our house, it is essential that this area becomes a well-organized, easy to clean space. After all, it gets a lot of traffic on a daily basis.
Our bathroom has been a cluttered, over-run heap of clothing, towels, dust, toys, and who knows what else. I have tried to maintain a clean sink and toilet, but the rest of the room has been ignored. After a while of living like this, you don’t realize you live like this. Now that the cloud of depression is cleared and the kids are in school, I can tackle these types of projects.
Here are a few “before” pictures.
Notice the little white cabinet? Inside are our toothbrushes and feminine stuff, as well as a curling iron or two. The top is a cluttered mess of bottles, sprays, lotions, hairbrushes, and various odds and ends. In this picture you can also see the clutter on the floor. On occasion something will fall off of the top of the cabinet and fail to be retrieved. Apparently the thought is that there is more room on the floor for stuff than on top of the crowded cabinet. That’s not MY way of thinking, but a common thought process by others in this house.
This is one of those generic white tower shelving units available at your local Stuff Mart. Its main purpose was to house towels, however, it has become home to various other bottles of stuff. In this picture you can also see the tub and shower. Above it is a shelf which has become the place to store cleaning supplies that we wanted to keep out of reach of toddlers. It also has extra bars of soap, shampoo, and shaving supplies.
This is a view from standing by the tub, looking toward the door. You can see the little white cabinet and the sink in all of its cluttered glory.
What you can’t see in these pictures is the hardware on the wall next to the sink where there once was a hand towel holder. On the wall across from the toilet is a towel bar and the remnants of a second. There is a mirror above the sink that is way too small for the space. When we removed the previous medicine cabinet, there was a hole in the wall. We hung the new mirror high enough to cover that hole. The poor short kids need lifted up to see themselves. Speaking of holes in the wall, we also have a doorknob hole, too.
Well, that’s just a short intro of what our bathroom was. Things started to happen over the weekend. Stay tuned to find out more. Same bath time, same bath channel!