I love Springtime! The warm weather. The flowers. And of course Spring Cleaning. NOT. Actually I do love getting my home all cleaned out after the winter and letting fresh air in. But after all of these springs of getting my home cleaner, I have found out something a little mind-blowing. If you keep your home semi-organized, it’s not such a HUGE deal to do Spring Cleaning. My mom always said “A place for everything. And everything in its place” and I would roll my eyes. But it turns out she really was correct. Darn it!! LOL. And one of the places that can get the messiest and the yuckiest is the kids’ bathroom! So I am sharing five ways you can help your kids keep their bathroom clean.
Now the #1905Cottage is a small home. The addition is done and that brought much-needed bedrooms and two new bathrooms, but because of the size of the lot and the original small home, I could not add on too much square footage. As a result, the bedrooms and bathrooms are small. So these tips are great to keep a small bathroom clean and organized!
1. Storage for towels and washcloths. I bought a free-standing cabinet for the vanity. It looks so great but it doesn’t have a lot of room for storage. There is a shelf that runs along the bottom of the vanity, so I bought some baskets for storage. The kids know that towels go in one, cleaning supplies go in one and toiletries go in one. So when they are doing their laundry, they know to fold the towels up and put them in the towel basket.
2. Storage for cleaning supplies. The middle basket is for cleaning supplies. I have found that keeping the cleaning supplies in the bathroom is great and it makes it easy for the kids to grab the cleaning supplies and use them.
3. Make cleaning the bathroom super simple. Clorox Disinfecting Wipes are so easy for the kids to use on the counters. I love the clorox wipes because they get the area clean and they are so easy to use. Another thing the kids love is the Clorox Toilet Wand. All they have to do is pop a new head on the wand and scrub the toilet out. The Clorox toilet cleaning head is preloaded with Clorox toilet bowl cleaner and the heads just pops onto the Toilet Wand handle. The head of the want is pre-loaded with toilet bowl cleaner.Ella loved seeing the blue toilet bowl cleaner come out when she inserted it in the bowl. It also kills 99.9% of germs – which is awesome. And when they are done, the kids just pop the old head off into the trash and put the wand away on the little stand that has a place for it. You can also keep the wand heads in the container with the lid. It’s so nifty!
4. If you have a small bathroom, consider a hanging storage container to keep extra toilet paper handy as well as other items kids, teens and tweens might need like q-tips, razors, face cleaners. This hanging storage basket is great and it’s so easy for the kids to change out the toilet paper when it runs out because it’s right above the toilet. Kids love easy!
5. Keep cabinet drawers organized with simple clear containers that are easy to pop in the dishwasher if toothpaste gets messy. You can also organize hair bands and other things kids need in the mornings so getting ready is a snap. I love clear drawer storage containers because it makes it so easy to see what’s in the container instead of having things get lost. And they are easy to take out and reconfigure when the kids think a different arrangement might work better.
Of course we do a few extra things like scrub the grout and baseboards for Spring Cleaning, but having the kids know the steps to keeping their bathroom clean and staying on top of cleaning their bathroom makes Spring Cleaning so much easier!
You can find these cool Clorox Toilet Wands at Walmart in the broom and mop aisle and at Walmart.com. Walmart has everything you need to tackle Spring Cleaning!
Do you have any tips for Spring Cleaning YOUR bathroom?
Let us know in the comments!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Clorox. The opinions and text are all mine.