Living with little boys and husbands makes for some interesting bathroom discussions. For instance, I had to ask last night why I almost spit my toothpaste on a bouncy ball that was in the sink. On second thought, I shouldn't have even asked - it's just what boys do. So here are some interesting bathroom organizing tips that you need to know if you live with wild and crazy guys.
According to Real Simple Magazine, these fun silicone holsters are the bomb for holding soap, makeup, toothbrushes, and more. They adhere to any flat surface, are movable, easily cleanable, and have drainage holes. They even have one for hot hair tools!
Command Hooks are just awesome anywhere in the house, but did you know they have some that are water-resistant for the bathroom? Maybe there is hope that those bathing suits will stay off the floor or, dare we say it, artwork could be placed in even the most boyish, humid, and gross places.
What to do with old bath toys or empty shampoo bottles or stained towels past their prime? Try the iRecycle app for iPhone and Android. It's a free service that gives you 1.6 million ways to recycle more than 350 different kinds of materials. Boys trash a lot of stuff, so knowing it is being recycled properly makes you feel just a bit better about the destruction.
Some other Real Simple bathroom cleaning tips: the best paper towels to buy are Viva Vantage Towels (can be used, rinsed out, and used again repeatedly) for only $2 at Target. The best eco-friendly spray cleaner to use is CleanPath Antibacterial Multi-Surface Cleaner (one pod makes 3 bottles worth of cleaner). And our own tip to best get that lovely pee smell out of bathroom tile grout is a homemade one - mix peroxide and baking soda into a paste. The boys will love the bubble action and you can turn it into a teachable moment or science experiment while you clean. Oh the joy of boys!