It’s the simple things that excite me.
Things like organizational systems that can work for seven kids who share a bathroom. Especially if they are cheap frugal solutions.
I don’t like toothbrush holders in general. Every toothbrush holder I’ve ever seen has at least one of the following problems:
- Slot for toothbrush isn’t big enough for larger toothbrushes
- Breakable (a no-no for 7 children)
- Too expensive
Additionally, I’d need to buy several of these expensive, breakable gadgets that can’t even hold all of our toothbrushes.
So what about a plastic cup? That would be fine and dandy, but we are dealing with kids here. Kids don’t always listen and remember, and they might drink out of it. Yuck.
You drill holes in the bottom!
Check it out.
Tell me, do these look like salt and pepper shakers?
Now from the top bottom.
They have transformed into little round faces staring open mouthed at the sky, haven’t they?
But enough of looking at these from my weird perspective. Here they are from the angle that we usually see them.
By the way, what you see attached to our faucet is a dolphin fountain. It saves us from having seven drinking cups in the bathroom, and saves the kids from drinking out of the same cup (again, yuck.)
And take a closer look at that exceptional work of art. ;-) I often (affectionately) call the children my “little monkeys,” so what could be more fitting than using a Sharpie to draw some little monkeys… with personality! Their names are each written on their cup, but I blacked them out for privacy’s sake.
Notice that each child has their own tube of toothpaste. Sharing is good, but not germs. Thus, individual tubes. Using a sharpie, I label the caps with their initials so they don’t get mixed up.
Go ahead and say it: You need to get out more, Michelle. I can’t believe you actually took five pictures of the cups in your kids’ bathroom. Actually, I took more than that. Those were just the “keepers.” That’s so weird. I know.
And while we’re on the subject of bathroom organizers…
I mentioned this before in 101 Uses for an Over-the-Door Shoe Holder, but here is what we do with all the little stuff in our bathrooms – bows, hairbands, combs, brushes, our supply of unopened toothbrushes, etc.
I know. I’ll stop now.