Supermom Cleans House

If you know me then you personally know I am sort of an OCD clean freak.

I have a motto. "Make it happy, find it a home." My kids know this very well.

I detest clutter!! I like things at a minimum. I guess I am trying to say is that I am not a what knot kind of gal. Not that there's anything wrong with that. ~wink~

I thought I would start a segment "Supermom Cleans House". I will go room by room giving helpful advice about DE-cluttering!!!!

How does that sound?

The first room I am going to tackle is the bathroom. Also known as "The Library" or "The Ladies Room". Any bathroom. Yours. The kids. The guest. Whatever! If it has a potty then you need to continue reading!

The bathroom is my quiet oasis from the kids. I often find myself hiding in my bathroom imagining I on an island drinking vodka martinis. Sometimes I am with 007 and sometimes I am with David Muir. Maybe even Justin Timberlake if I want to get all wild and crazy. I tease!! Really I do. Who has time to imagine that stuff anyway? My mind is on what I will cook for dinner and if there are clothes to fold. You know what I mean?

Just follow these easy ideas to have your bathroom neat and tidy in no time.

Organize your space.

In our bathroom we use wicker baskets. Each basket is for certain things. One contains the medication. One belongs to Superdad for his razors, lotions, extra buttons, eyeglass cleaning stuff, etc... I have a bigger basket for my feminine products, razors, eye drops, perfume, nail clippers and files, etc... The babies have a basket with hair bows, brushes, lotion and nail clippers. I have a smaller basket just for my makeup. I don't use much so it's nice to have it in one place.

When you start to organize this is the time to toss out things you quit using or will never use. Check expiration dates on medications and prescriptions.

Did you buy something and didn't like it later? Why are you still hanging onto it?

Did you get a stinky perfume as a gift? Why are you still hanging onto it?

Did you love that lipstick color at the store and HATE it now? Why are you still hanging onto it?

Get my drift??

Your space should ONLY have things that you currently USE!! AS IN EVERY DAY!!!!! Your space is valuable and getting rid of things you no longer use or need can make you feel so liberated!!!! Is that the word I am looking for? Just think if all you see is clutter it makes you feel aggravated and you in turn don't like how things look. Take some extra time and organize!!!!

My oldest kids share a bathroom and it's all in order as well. Each child has their own basket in the bathroom closet. Everything is happy because it has a place to call home.

Here are two pictures from my bathroom. Even my decor is at a very minimum. I have a decorative gourd and candle on the potty. They were gifts from Superdad. The perfume I wear mostly is there too. Then my body lotion for when I get out of my tub.

At the sink is where I keep my facial lotions and my toothpaste and toothbrush.

Under the sink I have a few matching towels and fancy soap. Just for looks! Well, and Baby M to play with.

Here's the view of our closet in our bathroom. See, the top shelf is some storage and the basket of medicines. It's away from all the kids up there. Then you have the two bigger baskets. One is his and the other is mine. Then you have the shelf with the toilet paper, bar soap, some of my facial potions, deodorants, nursing bra pads, the basket with baby stuff and then my basket of makeup. To make more room for my towels, I roll them up. They take up less space and look pretty cool.

Then the bottom of the closet is where the laundry basket goes.

So, what are you waiting on?? Go tidy up the bathrooms in your house!! Have fun and don't be afraid to THROW AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Jennifer said…
Great idea! I need to go do this today. You have motivated me. That is until the kids wake up and we go down to the park. And then I realize I don't have much time to get home and get dinner made before hubby gets home. Then I feed the kids and wisk them off for their story and teeth brushing. By the time they are in bed and I get done spending time with the hubby I am too tired to do anything but sit here and blog. Ok. Maybe you motivated me to do it tomorrow. :)
Renee said…
Oh, thanks for the motivation...I so need to de-clutter my life and get organized. I'll be patiently waiting to find out where/how you store your bed linens-right now they are in my bathroom w/ towels, etc. but its just not working out that great-I've been using last month's BHG magazine for inspiration-that had some great tips and your bathroom closet reminds me of the one they had in there as an example. Could you by chance pass along some of your cleaning OCD to me because I surely do NOT have that! ;)
Tammy said…
you might want to remind people that they could give away those lotions potions etc that they dont use to a homeless shelter or a batterd womens shelter...that kinda thing .. they are also in great need of clothes, blankets, etc and if you go thru your food cupboards they could always use the extras...
theres also craigslist or joining a local freecycle
Supermom said…

Exactly. I figured that was self explanatory since I always talk about how I love giving to the Goodwill and such. I am also on Freecycle and Craigslist is bookmarked.

My sister always picks through the girly stuff first! LOL

Thanks for leaving the comment!!!!
Supermom said…

My oldest daughter has extra drawer space in her room so I store her sheets there for her bed. IT'S SUPER EASY!!!! I wish I could do that in all the bedrooms.

Even putting a tote or basket in the floor of the bedroom closet for sheets is an idea! If you have the room for one.

The kids have a different comforter/quilt for summer and winter. Let's say Spring has arrived and I take the heavy comforter off the bed and replace it with the light quilt. I then fold it up nicely and put it in one of those BIG Ziplock bags with a dryer sheet in it. Seal it up and put in the their closet. It will fit nicely in the corner. You could even use a sturdy hanger and hang it in the back of the closet.

I store the rest of the bed linens in the kids bathroom closet.
Anthony said…
Once again a great idea. As soon as I get the kids down I am going to make it happen.
Anthony said…
Once again a great idea. As soon as I get the kids down I am going to make it happen.