This post may contain affiliate links provided for your convenience. We earn commissions if you shop through the links on this page. I am also an Amazon Associate and earn from qualifying purchases Read my full disclosure policy.
We love everything about our new house, except the hall bath. It’s a little small for a hall bath. And it’s a lot small for 2 teenage girls and a 10-year old boy to share.
In our last house, the linen closet was in the kids’ bath so there was plenty of room to store items, like cotton balls and cotton swabs (unless you have 2 teenage girls, you have no idea how many cotton balls and swabs one family can go through!). The only storage in this bathroom is the small cabinet you see.
After 2 months in this house and endless visitations from my daughters to procure cotton balls and swabs while I’m getting ready in my bathroom, I knew it was time to figure something out.
I’ve seen plenty of cute glass storage containers that folks use for bathroom storage. But with 3 kids in one small space, glass containers did not seem like a good idea.
I’d purchased these buckets at a thrift store about 6 months ago for a project that didn’t work out. They were $.40 each. One day last week I spied them in a cabinet in our laundry room, and bing! I knew I could use these buckets to organize the kids’ bathroom.
The ribbons were a little too blah and froufrou at the same time. I removed them and washed the buckets well, inside and out.
I collected my paper cutter and scraps of vinyl leftover from other projects.
Using the smallest of the scraps, I cut various widths of vinyl long enough to fit vertically on the buckets.
I chose to run the stripes vertically to make it easier for me to keep them straight. (I still can’t figure out if there’s a way to run a horizontal strip around a graduated bucket and have the ends line up). I started by placing stripes on the little slits where the ribbon originally threaded through the bucket. Then I filled stripes in the rest of the way around the bucket.
My friend, J, sent me this picture and story about how she has started storing her necklaces. I love her simple perfect solution to organizing her necklaces. Here’s a picture of my necklaces now hanging from my mirror. I’ve tried several other storage methods but they always end up across my dresser preventing…
I’m a simple girl. I get great satisfaction from a simple solution. For years, I’ve salivated over those fancy sock drawer organizers but can’t really justify the expense (no matter how small the expense is) and I haven’t been quite ready to ask for sock organizers for my birthday. I met a friend at Wegman’s last month…
I’ve been cleaning out and getting ready for the impending move (cue ominous music). I often struggle between wanting to get rid of everything and not wanting to get rid of anything. It happened recently with a starting-to-rust old cheese grater. I have other newer non-rusty cheese graters. Why would I feel an…