Have you ever wondered how you can organize the toothbrushes in your kid’s bathroom without breaking the bank?
Here is a tried and true method that will only cost you a few dollars and a few minutes of your time.
When you walk in and pull open the drawer do you ever see something like this?
Please don’t tell me it only happens in my house… This is Alycia from Our Homestead Where My Heart Is. With 4 kids, way too many toothbrushes/toothpaste samples, and toys everywhere chaos can happen before you know it. Especially if you’re like me. I have a 2 year old who really enjoys brushing her teeth on her own, and a 4 year old who carries legos everywhere. 😉
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I have always taught my kids to brush their teeth at least every morning and evening.
But one day I noticed my 9 year old son’s teeth looking pretty darn yellow. Every day he marked toothbrushing off on his chore chart, so I assumed he was doing it. When I questioned him about it, he just said that his toothbrush was missing. That didn’t include a timeline to how long it had been gone. So I marched right up to their bathroom assuming he was just being lazy and found this disaster. Apparently the 2 year old thought all of the toothbrushes were hers, so she used them all and carried them around the house, so they were getting lost. Whoops… I’m going to show you how I got the drawer to go from THIS:
Everyone will be able to find what is rightfully theirs, and you don’t even have to invest in a labelmaker!
It all starts with just a little bit of TAPE. I got mine from the Target dollar section.
Then I went to my local Dollar Store and picked up four of these small bins, one for each kid. (These bins on Amazon are similar.)
I let each of the kids pick out their very own tape and started by putting a strip on the inside and outside of each end.
This doubles the strength and protects it from accidentally getting peeled off if something touches the sticky side.
Even if they get knocked over, everything that falls out can easily find it’s way back where it belongs.
See, all better. It’s a beautiful system.
Now, every morning and evening my kids are able to brush their teeth on their own without fighting over who’s toothpaste is who’s.
And the BEST part is that I see this when I open the drawer!
I’m so glad I found a simple solution to this common problem.
With all of those holiday treats coming up I couldn’t think of a better time to share it with all of you!
Come learn more about my crazy life and how I handle it all (or don’t) over at ourhomemyheart.com. I would love to hear about some of your parenting struggles too!
Alycia lives on a 5 acre homestead just north of Seattle, WA with her husband, 4 kiddos and over 50 animals. Her many interests include gardening, real food cooking, reading books, photography, watercolor painting, homeschooling her kids, and milking her goats. On top of that, she loves to design and create DIY projects to decorate her home and share on her blog, Our Homestead Where My Heart Is. She lives for quiet moments when she can sit on her porch with her knitting and an audiobook. A simple, yet fulfilling life is her goal. You can just call her an old lady at heart with a little bit of a modern flair.