January 30, 2012

Bathroom Hook Organization

Alright everyone - it's about to get crazy!  I am part of SoYouThinkYou'reCrafty All-Stars.  This time, there's a twist - it's not anonymous!  So you know which one is mine - and you know I'd love your vote - - head over there to do that. 
 This is my entry, the extended version just for you, the beloved readers...

Bathroom Hook Organization
 Our hall bathroom - aka the kids bathroom, aka the elephant bathroom (see "lovely" wallpaper) - used to be a nightmare.

The towel rack was coming out of the wall and towels were piled on the floor - even if the towel rack were functioning, kids can't use those!  Looping a towel over and through just isn't one of their skill sets.  There is one drawer in that bathroom and when all four kids are brushing their teeth, fighting each other for drawer access - yikes!  So I saw a simple cup idea on pinterest (linked to THIS Etsy Shop) and expanded that idea to work in our situation.
First up, I splurged the $4 and got each kid their own toothpaste.  Now they each have their own supplies in their own spot - no more drawer fights.  Each cup is numbered for cuteness with vinyl numbers I cut with my Silhouette Cameo.
To attach the cups to the board, I used pipe strap (that metal strip with holes in it).  I should have taken pictures for you, but basically you wrap it around to the right size and cut it (I just used regular scissors).  Be sure in the back it overlaps on one hole.  Without the glass jar in, put a screw through the overlapping holes into the board.  Then place the jar in - mine had a lip so the strap won't slip past it.

Probably one of the most important aspects of this mini-bathroom organizational makeover is the loops sewn on to the towels.  Makes it SUPER EASY to hang them up.  To do this I just folded a towel in half to find the middle, then sewed a piece of scrap binding stuff, sewing at each end of it so a hook can fit into it.  I was sure to give each kid a different color of towel so they know which is theirs.
To attach it to the wall, I just screwed straight through the boards, being sure to hit studs so it wouldn't be pulled down.  I filled the screw holes on the front with wood putty and touch-up paint so you can't see them.

 I am happy to say that this Bathroom Hook Organization has worked wonders!!  Why didn't I do this years ago??  So simple, but so effective.  So here's to hoping I can get your vote for an easy way to organize the towel disaster and drawer fighting that comes with a kid bathroom.


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Mandy is a craft blogger who loves to blog and enjoys all things crafty, sewing, and DIY - she feels that if she can do something, you can too, and provides tutorials to help you along the way. She loves being a mom to 4 awesome kiddos and blogs from the Kansas City Area. Follow her on Facebook or Twitter or Google +

16 Fabulous Comments:

i love it, Mandy! You got my vote. It was hard to choose -there are a lot of good ones. I felt kind of bad picking between you and Kim from AGAAGG since you guys are "at war" right now. haha.

Cute idea! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

What a great idea! I am going to do this just with the cups for my kids' toothbrushes and toothpaste. Brilliant!

awww...You've done it once again Mandy, great idea!

I LOVE the tab on the towel! I might even do this for my husband! lol not that he's incapable of hanging a towel, but it does fall off sometimes (on the back of the door) and this seems like it would help to dry the towel better.

What a great idea! Everything all in one place! GENIUS!! Thanks for linking up to t2t Tuesday at Sassy Sites!


Love that each kid has their own cup!!! Off to vote! ;)

Truly a brilliant idea! thank you for sharing so that I could gleen from this. WooHoo!!

This is so incredibly smart! I love that jars with toothbrushing supplies!!

Featuring YOU this morning over on my blog! Thank you so much for sharing at last week's {wow} me wednesday party!

Ginger @ gingersnapcrafts.com


This is so neat and so clever!! I love this idea!

over the door towel rack

OMG!!! I just saw your post and love it...definately going to try it. but need more than that.. LOL Thank's for the idea. <3

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