A kids bathroom can be a lot of fun to decorate and organize, but if you have kids sharing a bathroom it can sometimes become a new “fight zone” in your home. There a few organizing techniques you can implement to reduce the fighting and make getting ready easier for everyone.
- Color Code Everything. The towels, toothbrushes, hair brushes, combs. Anything that each child has that belongs solely to them, give it a color or a monogram. An example would be your daughter has orange towels and an orange toothbrush and your son has green. This also makes it easy for parents to identify the culprit that left the towel on the floor!
- Get a Timer. This is great for the child who likes to take a long shower. Not only does it help conserve water, but it helps keep everyone waiting for an unknown amount of time. Give each kid a reasonable amount of time to get in and get out.
- Set up “Getting Ready Stations” in the Child’s Bedroom. Put everything he/she might need in one area of the room. This might include a mirror, hair drier, curling iron, and hair accessories. This gives your daughter a space to get ready without infringing on the rest of the family’s space. The set up can be as simple as a shelf or top of a dresser with a mirror. Remember, keep it simple.
- Use hooks for towels and robes. Plan on designating at least one per child.
- If your child has a preference in hair and body products, shower caddies can help corral all of their items in one space.
- Silverware trays can create a home for all the little things (Q-tips, cotton balls, toothpaste, floss, etc.) when placed in bathroom drawers.
Don’t forget that sharing a bathroom is ultimately good for your children. It teaches them a lot of things like how to share, how to be patient, and how to respect other people’s space and time.