If you are a regular reader to Mummy and the Cuties, you might remember our post about “Bathrooms at their best even in little space“. Often bathrooms get less attention and given the least importance both in space and being attractive, especially when you live in London where the houses are small and space is limited.
But, to be honest…. it is the only place where the busy moms can relax, unwind, put their feet up and have some of their “me time” (although often it is not the case and most of us always have a companion even during the toilet times!)
When we talk about child-proof home, it does include the bathrooms and toilet too! Honestly, there were days hubby when left the razor blades unattended! It’s just not only the razors and shavers but also the other bits and bobs including the shampoo, creams and other stuff that may be harmful to the children if misused.
Having a bathroom cabinet is an ideal way to keep the things out of sight:
We are often advised to keep these items out of reach and out of sight to the children and though we consciously do it, there are ofcourse days when we get carried away with other things and pay less attention to keep these things away. The best advise from Pebble Grey, the finest bathroom accessories provider, is to pay attention to keep the harmful stuff away. A bathroom cabinet is often a good idea than just having a shelf and it is good to have the cabinet at the wall. If the cabinet is at floor level consider a lock or childproof catches to keep items secure. Having a wall cabinet is more ideal as this could also incorporate your bathroom mirror as a handy way to help save space if your bathroom is a bit smaller just like how we have.
Coloured baskets would add more visual effect to the bathrooms:
You could also use shelving to organise your bathroom, using different coloured baskets to contain different items, this can create a really nice visual effect in your bathroom and it helps you to organise your bathroom so nothing that could cause harm is within reach, while also helping to reduce clutter.
Hiding toys and clutter
Some stuff just can’t be hidden away, bathroom toys for example. While their presence is often unavoidable, they don’t need to clutter up the bathroom, particularly the area around the bath. Especially when the kids are asleep and you are trying to have a nice soak and unwind.
Try using something like a plastic basket as a storage box, it can keep the toys contained, the kids will know where they are and due to being plastic the box can be rinsed out if it gets covered with soap and water, whereas a wicker basket might be damaged.
These baskets could be fantastic on the lower shelves on a storage wall like we mentioned earlier. Allowing the kids to get the toys they want in the bath ready. This can really help to reduce clutter and make tidying up afterwards a lot easier.
You could also use wall mounted storage nets, again helping to keep clutter to a minimum but keeping everything out of reach of little hands. However, these are often held to the wall via a suction cup, so it is important not to overfill them just in case they come loose. I use the similar solution but with a little change that I hang the storage net on the hook provided in the storage shelf.
Storage nets are also the best possible way to store the toys as they give space for the water to drain from the toys and thus preventing the moulds that often make the toys unusable if stored in the baskets.
Add some candles, a vase and some decorations to make it more colourful
Bathrooms don’t have to be filled up with bath toys and bath accessories alone. Adding some decorations will make it more lively and refresh your mind when you enter the bathroom with an intention to relax.
Do you have a small bathroom!? Do you try to keep it tidy and neat? Have you added any decorative items to your bathroom!? Got any tips to share?
I would love to hear your comments.
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