Hello fellow parents who are tired of the bath toy messes!
I have a solution for you!
I want to share a quick, easy and cheap way to fix the bath toy chaos that can create a huge mess! If your child’s bath time is anything like my toddler’s, to them it’s more about having fun splish- splashing than it is about getting clean. Bath time is a great way to help your little one wind down at the end of the day or get some energy out on a rainy afternoon when there’s not many indoor play options! There are so many unique and fun bath toys out there, it's hard to pass up another bath toy purchase when I see something I know my little one would love which is why we have a very large toy accumulation in our tub! Whatever your using bath time for, you’re most likely collecting a lot of toys and other bath utensils to keep your tiny tot entertained. From big green frogs to bathtub paint, our bathtub can get pretty messy which makes it difficult to clean and use especially when your child’s bathroom doubles as a guest loo also.
We bought one of the nets that suction to the side of the tub, but that only partially solved the problem and over time grew nasty mildew! Yuck!
We needed something that would keep the toys organized while allowing them the thoroughly dry after each use, and something that didn’t cost very much!
So I went to one of my favorite stores-Dollar Tree- and searched for the perfect solution.
I found these wire, hanging baskets in the floral section. I liked them because they had lots of holes for all the water to drain, and they are metal covered in a plastic like substance, so no risk of mold, mildew or rust!
I then went to the hardware section and found two things to try for securing them to the wall of the shower. First I tried the suction cups with hooks. Because we have bumpy tile walls, these didn’t hold too great.
So I went to plan b and tried the 3M wall hooks . These worked like a charm, and haven’t let us down even with all the moisture from the tub and toys hanging in the baskets!
Clean up is a breeze, and if you make it fun, you may even get your child to do the cleaning for you!
When bath time is coming to an end, I get my toddler to clean up all her toys by making a game out of it. Kids love games, and usually don't pass on a chance to participate!
I challenge her to get all her toys in the baskets by the time the water drains out of the tub. On the count of three and a “GO!” I pull the drain and watch her put away all the tub toys; leaving it a mess free zone! She’s clean and so is my tub!!
So for $6 bucks and some creative thinking, I have mold and mildew free toy organizers and a mess free, clean bathtub!
I wonder what other ways I can use these cute baskets!!
If you have creative and effective toy organization tips and tricks, please don’t hesitate to share them below! I would love to hear about and try them!
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Author- Marianne L. Johnson
This is a blog about my journey and adventure of being a mom. Let's be honest! Motherhood is nothing but an adventure. Some days you roll with the punches while other days unfold to be little specks of perfection. With whatever kind of day I get presented with, I always find God's glory, grace and blessings.