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9+ budget friendly and easy ideas to store and organise kids bath toys to help keep them tidy and clutter free in your bathroom

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  • Loris Mavrick

    Loved reading the article about you and your Nanna in Take5 magazine Katrina. Well done.ReplyCancel

  • Mel

    Great ideas – I was just looking around for these kinds of things the other day. I decided to use the 3M hooks and basket idea. Suctions cups never stay put for me. I found a cute blue wire basket from BigW that matched our bathroom decor, so it’s a little stylish at the same time.ReplyCancel

Colour code kids bath towels to save confusion on who belongs to which towel, save kids fighting and your sanity

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  • Anastasia

    I’ve always colour coded my kids. Having 6 I needed to. Right down to cutlery and dinnerware. You can even get most colours in the wet brush range and Lorraine lea linen has most towels and sheets in the colours as well. My laundrReplyCancel

  • Anastasia

    I’ve always colour coded my kids. Having 6 I needed to. Right down to cutlery and dinnerware. You can even get most colours in the wet brush range and Lorraine lea linen has most towels and sheets in the colours as well. My laundry sometimes looks like a rainbow has settled in and made it self at home. ?ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      LOL, I bet it looks beautifully colourful on your washing line!!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa

    I have a girl and a boy so easier to colour code with only one of each. Not sure if I go traditional pink and blue or choose 2 different colours like lemon and grey???ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      They are 2 lovely colours that would match together.ReplyCancel

  • Karen

    Hi I did this with my kids as it stopped the arguments as to whose towel was whose. They are now in their twenties and it worked real good.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Love anything that stops arguments!!ReplyCancel

  • I don’t just colour code the kids – I’ve colour coded the entire family! (We have blue, green, pink and brown towels – the pink and brown match our bathroom and are for the grown ups; green and blue are the kids; drink bottles are the same, and lunch boxes for the kids). As they’re getting closer in size, I’m going to investigate colour coding underpants as well (as long as I can get sufficient in green and blue, lol!) Socks are fine as, while they’re in the same size, they wear a different style.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      I have a friend with 2 boys similar in age and she buys different brand underwear and socks so she knows which boy belongs to which pair based on the brand name :)ReplyCancel

  • Absolutely brilliant idea! I yell myself hoarse (I do try calm first…promise) at my tweenagers – getting them to pick up their towels seems to be akin to asking them to fly to the moon. This way they can’t fob it off on each other – I will know who the culprit is! xxReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      LOL yes no being able to blame the other child!!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda

    I colour code for bags and lunch boxes etc but not for towels. Instead I have the towels embroidered with their name so they know which ones to use. My boys are still young (3 under 6), so this works for now. Washing every 3rd or 4th use helps them last longer – have to make sure they’re hung up after each use so they don’t smell though ?ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      That’s a great idea to embroid their names and to colour code lunch boxes, we do the same.ReplyCancel

  • Tiffany

    We have two boys and colour code for them. Thankfully they like their colours (blue/white and green/red). They have colour coded lunch boxes, drink bottles, toothbrushes, hand balls, storage containers, bath towel, beach towel, washers, torches, name stickers, bibs (when they were younger), etc. Makes things so much easier as everyone knows what belongs to who. Even the extended family and close friends buy things in the right colours :)ReplyCancel

Bathroom vanities can be small and compact, with needing to store so much in them it makes it hard to keep it tidy and organised. Here are my 7 tips to organise a bathroom cupboard, along with an organised makeover I did on my friends bathroom.

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  • Wow, what a great friend you are! Our bathroom counter is home to a lot of my husband’s things which also belong in the shed, I’m forever putting stuff back in there. I like to go through our drawers and cupboards every couple of months and throw out anything which is out of date or we just don’t use.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Hi Laruen, do you have a little basket just for his things to make it easier to clear the clutter? A good clean out every few months is a great idea to help reduce clutter.ReplyCancel

  • Alison

    Hi Kat it looks amazing!!! Just wondering where you got the blue basket with the handles that you had the cleaning stuff in from????ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      That was from a local cheap shop, they are peg baskets :)ReplyCancel

  • My bathroom cupboard is overflowing at the moment!! I love the idea of putting everything into little baskets and drawers. It’s the one area of the house that I do tend to neglect!!!!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      And until you tidy it you probably won’t realise the time you will save each morning when it’s all organised :)ReplyCancel

  • Jodie

    I have just done the same thing with my laundry cupboard. I love those baskets with handles, being vertically challenged it does make those high shelves useful, I can easily grab the handle and bring the basket down to my level, and they aren’t huge baskets so you can’t overload them and make them too heavy. I cleaned my laundry cupboard the same way, made piles on the floor, sorted out what was rubbish, put like items into the handled baskets and put the back after cleaning each shelf. I just need to make cute tags to finish it off. Thank you for all your helpful ideas!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Yes I agree I think labels or tags would be the finishing touch. Great way to declutter the laundry, I would love to see a photo!!ReplyCancel

  • I just decluttered my bathroom under cupboard storage yesterday but after seeing this post I can take it to the next level of organisation!!
    Love it xxReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Yes adapt some of these ideas, your already a step ahead!!ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne

    Another beautiful job. I to have discovered baskets easy to pull out and find things instead of getting on your hands and knees trying to find things. Great for the elderly, I did this for my mother in law. Now she can access by just pulling the basket out asshe couldn’t bend down. Time to go through my cupboards again to cull.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Thank you Yvonne, your right would help the elderly or anybody with back problems that can’t easily access the back of the bottom cupboards.ReplyCancel

  • Loz

    Mine sort of looks in between the before and after photos. I’m feeling inspired now though, Thanks!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Happy to help Loz with a little inspiration. :)ReplyCancel

  • Such a simple task that so many of us put off! Thanks for the tips with where to buy the containers too. I have a few baskets I use but some drawers would be a great help too. Thanks! xReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Drawers help to keep likes with likes great to utilise the space in taller shelves.ReplyCancel

  • Caroline

    My very next project is the dreaded bathroom cabinet – but this one is so spacious! I’m looking forward to using this idea and hoping it can make our little black hole of a vanity into a useful and organised space! Great ideas here, thank you!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Perfect timing Caroline, hopefully this will help you with some ideas, please share pics when your done, I’d love to see it!ReplyCancel

  • LOVE the way this ended up – you’re a total rockstar my friend!! xxReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      You know me Em, I’m in my element when I can give a space a good declutter and organise it, this was fun and thrilled I can share with my readers xReplyCancel

  • Vanessa

    I have just found a solution I didn’t know I needed! My cupboards are mostly sorted into baskets etc but the thing that I have just sitting on a shelf at the front of my bathroom cupboard is my nail clippers, nail file, clear polish & remover – now I am going to grab a small cute basket to store those items together instead of just sitting there. I also enjoy de-cluttering! I wish the rest of my family would catch on :)ReplyCancel

    • Kate - Kat's Assistant

      Great idea, Vanessa. I have all my bits in and pieces like that in a basket too. Just helps keep them neat and tidy.ReplyCancel

  • Ingrid

    Im loving the look but I have to also include towels and facecloths in this area as well-HELPReplyCancel

  • i wish you offered this service to all my old clients who would have a tonne of different products under their vanity. Having baskets makes it easier for a plumber to remove and fix leaks when needed.ReplyCancel

  • Anna

    I finally got around to tidying under my laundry sink using your method of little baskets and I felt just like your friend did – I should have done it years ago! Every time I open the drawers, I feel so organised. Now off to do the bathroom. Thanks! Ps. love your website and tips.ReplyCancel

    • Kate - Kat's Assistant

      Ooh yay i am so happy to hear that, Anna! I love that feeling of a well-organised space. I hope you continue to enjoy the blog and tips i share.:)ReplyCancel

  • Trini

    Wow I would love that space. My vanity is 1 single cupboard. Nothing fits. Come do mine please lolReplyCancel

It’s handy to have a shower cleaning kit separate to your household cleaning kit. Fill a little basket with cleaning items you would only use in the shower. It’s much easier to carry all the products in a caddy, and can be stored easily, out of the reach of children.

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  • Yvonne

    Great tip, time to do the shower. I remember once I used a bleach substance and another cleaner. I thought I would save time and put one on and then the other. The fumes together nearly made me sick. Obviously they are not meant to put on together. I am very cautious now. Great idea with the peg basket.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Ooh no, that would have been very toxic, the Dettol Bathroom Mould Remover doesn’t have a horrid chemical smell, it’s very subtle. Yes the peg basket is a great idea as it has holes on the bottom and water can easily drain through :)ReplyCancel

  • Chloe

    I see you use the Duets cloth. I though you could go chemical free with those. Is this your experience?ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Yes used with some water they clean the bathroom mirrors and vanity, but I find you need a little more than water to clean the shower.ReplyCancel

  • Emily

    Hi. Do you use the detol foaming as a glass cleaner too fornthe shower screans or would you use a windex spray?. Also do you use the clean the vanity? And what product do you use for cleaning toilet and floors? :) thank you.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Hi Emily, I use the foam to clean the shower screens, usually a spray, leave for a small period of time and then rinse is all that is needed. I use the Chux Duets to clean the vanity tops and mirros. Search smelly toilet on my blog to see what I use to give the toilet a good clean and I just use vinegar and water to clean floors :)ReplyCancel

  • Cleaning the shower is my least favourite job!!! Maybe if I make up one of these kits, it won’t be so awful?? Thanks Kat!ReplyCancel

  • Katrina

    I have this soap build-up that I cannot get off my tiles! Tried most products including the Dettol.
    Any suggestions?ReplyCancel

    • Kate - Kat's Assistant

      Hi Katrina, I find the Dettol Rapid Foam works great on my tiles. Maybe just let it sit for a while and then give it a good scrub with a scrubing brush.ReplyCancel

      • Emily

        I brought the detol rapid foam and it is fantastic. My white shower tiles had started getting a green tinge to them which i coukd not remove with other sprays. This removed it with just wiping the foam off bearly no scrubbing needed – my shower now looks as good as new :)ReplyCancel

        • Kate - Kat's Assistant

          I love it too Emily! I find it brings my shower up looking lovely.:)ReplyCancel

  • Jacqui

    Each day when I am in the shower I use the chux scrubbing cloth to scrub down the walls with the chux Magic for stubborn marks. When I turn the water off I just wipe down the shower with the second chammy cloth that comes in the pack and I don’t get any mould in my shower anymore. It’s so quick and easy.ReplyCancel

    • Kate - Kat's Assistant

      A wonderful habit to get into Jacqui! I really need to start doing this myself, although i must say i do give my shower a clean twice a week so it does stay nice and clean. But i like your method.:)ReplyCancel

  • Jacqui

    Each day when I am in the shower I use the chux scrubbing cloth to scrub down the walls with the chux Magic for stubborn marks. When I turn the water off I just wipe down the shower with the second chammy cloth that comes in the pack and I don’t get any mould in my shower anymore. Shower is clean and dry. It’s so quick and easy.ReplyCancel

  • Clare

    I have black textured tiles in my shower- they are the most awful things to clean. I have tried various products but all leave white streaks on the tiles which I then have to scrub several times over to remove. My steam cleaner prevents the streaks but doesn’t clean it well enough. Any suggestions? Thanks xReplyCancel

    • Kate - Kat's Assistant

      Hi Clare, Have you tried the Rapid Foam from Dettol? I found it worked great and brought my tiles up really shiny. Black is definitely a harder colour to keep clean though.ReplyCancel

      • Clare

        Hi Kate, thanks for coming back to me. I’ve had a look and I don’t think it’s available here in the UK. Dettol do have a Power & Pure foam so I may give that a go. Thanks xReplyCancel

        • Kate - Kat's Assistant

          Hi Clare, It sounds very similar. Let me know how you go, i am curious.:) xReplyCancel

  • If you want a cheap way to clean soap scum in bathrooms:
    If they have heavy soap scum treat with a creme cleanser then wipe down with damp cloth.
    In a spray bottle add 1 cm original palmolive dishwashing liquid and add a capful of cloudy amonia (not too much as it is very strong).
    This can be used to clean your bathroom shower screen and is also very good an all mirrors.
    Spray it on shower screen/mirror – wipe over with wet cloth, use good quality window squeegy then dry off with dry towel and finally use two good quality window cloths (try window wizard micro cloth) and it comes up a treat – you will be a genius window cleaner and mirror in no time – and it costs about $5 for the palmolive/cloudy ammonia/spray bottle and it will last you about a yearReplyCancel

  • Karen wright

    I have hard water stains on my glass shower screens that I just can’t remove no matter what I’ve tried. Do you have any suggestions? It’s not soap scumReplyCancel

    • Kate - Kat's Assistant

      Hi Karen, Have you given the Dettol Rapid Foam a go? It is great and i as amazed at the results i got in my shower.ReplyCancel

  • Dannielle

    How would you recommend cleaning the wall above the tile line that looks a little mouldy and grotty please?ReplyCancel

  • Kate - Kat's Assistant

    Hi Dannielle, The Dettol Bathroom Mould Remover does say it can be used for tiles and walls. I haven’t personally used it yet but should remove the excess mould.ReplyCancel

When your shower head starts to do random squirts you don’t need to buy a new one, just give it a good clean. Check out these tips on how to clean a shower head removing the build up of mineral deposits which are clogging it up and affecting your water flow.

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  • Jackie

    this is very timely I have been saying to my partner we need to buy a new one, going to try this.ReplyCancel

    • Kate - Kat's Assistant

      Absolutely give it a try, Jackie. May even save you some dollars in not having to but a new one.:)ReplyCancel

  • Louise

    The squirts have been driving me crazy lately. Great tips Kat.ReplyCancel

    • Kate - Kat's Assistant

      Yes i know exactly what you mean, Louise! Hope it gets rid of those annoying squirts for you!ReplyCancel

  • Jo

    I think you could just use the vinegar and have a brilliant result!ReplyCancel

    • Kate - Kat's Assistant

      Maybe, worth a try Jo.:)ReplyCancel

  • Love the new dettol easy and faster.ReplyCancel

    • Kate - Kat's Assistant

      Me too Jenny! It is so easy to use and my shower has never looked cleaner.:)ReplyCancel

Too busy to clean the bathroom? Use these simple tips to speed clean the bathroom, leaving it tidy and with streak-free shine each day.

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  • Denai

    I love cleaning my kitchen. I love cooking and inspiration can happen at anytime day or night (the joys of a shift worker). Kitchen is always cleaned last thing at night so it’s ready to go straight away the next time a recipe pops in my headReplyCancel

  • trileen

    I prefer to clean the bathroom as its the one place that is often neglected in our house:( once its clean, its bright white and sparkly, and it makes the whole house feel clean and fresh. ..not to mention getting rid of germs and making everyone a bit easier to keep ‘sickie’ free xxxReplyCancel

  • Laurie

    I prefer to clean the kitchen! Once the kitchen is clean the rest of the house seems manageable. Plus it feels like we spend most of our time in the kitchen!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah

    I have the kids help. When in the shower I spray the glass and tiles and they take it in turns in wiping. They also take it in turns to help me clean the toilet. With 2 boys I want to raise boys who know how to clean a bathroom.ReplyCancel

  • Shauna

    I much prefer cleaning my kitchen than my bathroom. This is largely for one simple reason – there is no shower in the kitchen! I find cleaning the shower particularly burdensome. However, having just read about the Chux duet, perhaps these could make the job at least slightly more pleasent?ReplyCancel

  • Nicole

    I prefer cleaning the kitchen as the build up of grime is quicker and easier to notice when not cleaned everyday.ReplyCancel

  • Anastasia

    The kitchen is my domain! I cannot rest until I have clutter free bench tops and I can hear the hum of the dishwasher. Oh and the peace and quiet from all 6 kids being in bed.ReplyCancel

  • Kylie

    I prefer to clean the bathroom as my little cherubs 1 & 3 LOVE helping wet down surfaces for me as they splash about but the wetting agents they use in the kitchen (cake mixture, choccy milk, nutella) are a lot less helpful! 😀 xoReplyCancel

  • Pauline Howatson

    I like cleaning the kitchen. The bathroom is cold and not much fun to be in at this time of year.ReplyCancel

  • Amy Lane

    I prefer cleaning my kitchen. It reminds me that I have been there cooking up a storm for my family, which is one way I like to show them how much I love them.ReplyCancel

  • Bec

    Cleaning the bathroom is one of my least favourite chores (esp the old grout scrub!) but after i’ve done it and im having a relaxing mummy’s bubble bath, there is nothing better! So i so prefer the bathroom as the daily/hourly clean up of the kitchen no longer brings me that kind of satisfaction!ReplyCancel

  • Jenna

    The bathroom. As i spend a lot of time in the kitchen preparing meals etc its nice to retreat to a different part of the house. Also from the time we moved in together my husband has always been in charge of maintaining the kitchen. I tend to all other cleaning requirements but the kitchen is his responsibility. Its fantastic ????ReplyCancel

  • Kristin

    I prefer to clean the kitchen – not only is it the hub of our household, but as it’s cleaned every day it’s a lot easier! The bathroom stresses me out, especially mirrors….ReplyCancel

  • Tammy

    I tend to regularly wipe down the kitchen after I’ve cooked or prepared a meal, so that doesn’t seem such a chore when it comes time to do a full clean. Cleaning the bathroom is much less fun and is laborious because I don’t clean as I go in the same way.ReplyCancel

  • Alison

    I find cleaning the bathroom more satisfying because it’s so much quicker and easier to clear the clutter and get it clean. Maybe when I stop the kitchen being everyone’s (me too!) spot to put down the day’s debris I will feel differently!ReplyCancel

  • Molly

    Neither ?? But I do like some serious order in my house, and with three (very) young children I’d love some ‘Duets’ to make the job quick and easy XReplyCancel

    • Molly

      Sorry was supposed to be a smile after ‘neither’…not question marks :-)ReplyCancel

      • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

        lol Molly it’s OK I question cleaning sometimes too :)ReplyCancel

  • Samantha

    I actually like cleaning both as they are the 2 areas that have to be clean at all times to me. But to choose one would be the kitchen as all doors except the boys bedroom remain closed so my 15 month old can’t get into mischief so the kitchen remains visible at all times.
    I also love to cook and keeping 3 boys fed and full I feel as though I live in the kitchen!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah

    I’m not a fan of cleaning but always feel like everything else is more manageable when my kitchen is clean. Then I can tackle the bathroom!ReplyCancel

  • Kierra Weinert

    Hmmmm…. I can’t really say I enjoy either partially! Perhaps the bathroom because it is smaller and rewarding to see the through that shower glass once it’s clean! Having two young boys the wet areas certainly cop a beating so small tips and new product ideas certainly help to inspire!ReplyCancel

  • Leah

    Struggle with the bathroom especially the showerscreen
    grime – does my head in!! Kitchen is where the heart is probably why it is much easier in keeping it tidy and clean.ReplyCancel

  • Claire

    I prefer to clean the kitchen. It’s my place to create clean healthy food and so it’s important that I have a clean work space to do so. I avoid chemicals altogether and can become compulsive about it at times 😉 My natural cleaning alternatives work a treat for all my wet areas. I believe “Everything has a place and a place for everything,” just to convince the other inhabitants of my abode of this! Lol.ReplyCancel

  • Karrina Merritt

    Kitchen for sure! I love to see my appliances shine, the chrome glitter and my reflection in my gloss doors???? nothing beats creating amazing dishes in a organised clean environment.ReplyCancel

  • Shaghig

    They both give the same satisfaction when cleaned completely but I have to admit the bathroom is always left last because I have to turn my back to 3 kids under 4 when I do it.ReplyCancel

  • Helen

    I prefer cleaning my bathroom, I will spend up to an hour making it shine. Love my bathroom to be sparkly clean so it gives me that resort look and feel, afterall it is the one place I can retreat in peace! For some unknown reason noone else wants to clean the bathroom either! Have tried all types of cleaners looking for the perfect cleaning regime and have to say these Chux Duets are what I need!ReplyCancel

  • Lucy Towers

    I much prefer the kitchen as I feel like cooking in a spotless kitchen helps motivate me to cook wholesome and delicious foods for my family. With 3 males in the house, the cleaning of the bathroom on the other hand seems to always be an enormous task that I dread as I never know where to start!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara

    I prefer to clean the kitchen as it is the first impression of the house. If it is clean, the house feels more manageable! I aim to do the dishes each night with a quick sweep so in the morning it feels like a clean slate to begin!ReplyCancel

  • Courtney

    I prefer to keep the kitchen clean and tidy. I feel because this area is the hub of the house, it makes the rest of the house appear tidier. Having the right tools to keep the glass, stainless steel and stone clean also helps! And… I can’t close the door on my kitchen like I can shut off the bathroom!!ReplyCancel

  • Claire

    I prefer to keep the kitchen clean so that when I get up to make a bottle for my baby at stupid o’clock I give him milk not gravy powder.ReplyCancel

  • robyn Bouma

    i prefer cleaning the bathroom. I like the bench free of clutter. Always nice to see when it is clean and fresh and trying to keep family out so it stays that way for at least 5 minutes.ReplyCancel

  • Rema Oliver

    Options to clean 2 bathrooms or 1 kitchen….definitely I take the kitchen option. The kids use the main bathroom to brush their teeth (toothpaste splatter everywhere) because they sing while brushing their teeth and the electric toothbrush is not brushing but splattering and then bath time is in our bathroom. I really struggle to find good cleaning products that still remain hygienic to re-use again and again. I take to using bathroom wet wipes but then this really doesn’t help the environment.ReplyCancel

  • Kim

    The kitchen is the heart of our home, so when it’s clean and sparkling I feel a great deal more organised and ready to tackle my ‘to-do’ list. In saying that, I would love to try those Chux cloths on my bathroom, they look great!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda

    I prefer to clean the kitchen. Once the dishes are done and the bench is wiped over I feel I can relax for the evening. It’s so nice to start dinner preparations, packing lunches or making breakfast with a clear bench. I use Chux wipes and a homemade spray but I’d like to try the Chux microfibre cloths, they sound great for the job.ReplyCancel

  • Hayley

    Definitely prefer to clean the kitchen, as there is no toilet to clean!! I gag every time!! :)ReplyCancel

  • I prefer the kitchen because it just seems easier and I have more motivation to do it, BUT the place that needs the most attention is my bathroom! I always feel like that’s the embarrassing part of my house because it gets neglected and it’s the one place I panic about before guests arrive! I’d love to not feel that panic anymore and maintain it better.ReplyCancel

  • Naomi

    Well I don’t know about you but I live in my kitchen lol! I’m thinking about moving my bed there to save myself time. Truthfully I installed a high gloss kitchen and it’s horrendous to try and keep clean so I would love these cloths to save my sanity! Help a sister out ??ReplyCancel

  • Naomi

    Well I don’t know about you but I live in my kitchen lol! I’m thinking about moving my bed there to save myself time. Truthfully I installed a high gloss kitchen and it’s horrendous to try and keep clean so I would love these cloths to save my sanity! Help a sister out ??ReplyCancel

  • Annie

    When I wake up…well I know I’m goanna be, I’m Goanna be the girl who cleans up after you…..when I come home….I know I’m goanna be, I’m goanna be the girl who cleans up after you…

    Well I would walk 500 hundred mile s, and I would walk 500 more just to be the girl who has chux delivered to her door,

    Okay so you have to be thinking like the proclaimers for that to work, I’m not a fan of cleaning at all but I like the results. If I had to pick it would have to be the kitchen as a clean sparkly kitchen makes me want to cook. So I’m forever cleaning my kitchen.ReplyCancel

  • bathroom definitely. There’s something nice about shiny taps and glass and a fresh smelling bathroom, and I like it clean and neat for any visitors too!ReplyCancel

  • Charmaine

    Lately, I find cleaning the bathroom weekly easier and therapeutic. Crazy I know. I love the feeling I get when I’ve finished cleaning and do a final wipe down with some eucalyptus oil. The bathroom positively sparkles. To stay on top of it, I keep some wipes handy in the cabinet for mid-week wipe down.ReplyCancel

  • Danielle

    Getting up to a clean kitchen sets the tone for the day! A shiny sink is like a great big smile! A clean kitchen makes it easy for my family to make their breakfast and lunches and get set up for a great start to school and work. Who wants to fight for counter space and make food in the middle of a mess?!ReplyCancel

  • Anna

    I prefer to clean the bathroom. It’s so satisfying to have it clean and clutter free and the upside is, unlike the kitchen, no-one goes in 5 minutes later to make a snack and so it stays clean for the rest of the day!!ReplyCancel

  • The idea of hanging the cleaning cloths under the bathroom sink is the best cleaning tip I’ve come across. When I think about the time it takes to wipe down the surfaces when the cloth is hanging and ready, it’s really no bother as you walk past. Thank you, I love this tip, it’s going to save me so much time xxReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      you just have to make things easy for yourself sometimes Nicole, if it’s too hard it won’t get done!ReplyCancel

    • Jacelle

      I recently bought the bathroom duets and I also love Katrina’s suggestion of hanging them in the cupboard. I’m off to the shops to get 2 hooks!ReplyCancel

  • Mary-Jane Vella

    I much prefer cleaning the kitchen. To me, it’s one of the most important areas of the home…where meals are prepared, so it NEEDS to be clean at all times. Once that is done I seem to have a clearer headspace for cleaning the rest of the house ????

    I love your tips as I already keep on top of the bathrooms as mentioned by you. Although, I would love to pick up your tip of keeping the cleaning cloths hung up and handy…much easier than having to fetch them from the laundry!

    Thank you ????ReplyCancel

  • Jacelle

    My kitchen is quite a visual part of our home so I really like to keep it clean and tidy. If it’s messy it seems to flow through to the rest of the living areas appearing messy even though they are tidy.ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne

    The kitchen, I always do the dishes every night after dinner, dry them and put them away. Wipe the benches as I go, and also the cupboard doors. The fridge is a breeze with labelled storage containers,meat, dairy, a double pull out plastic wire drawers, divides the cheese. The oven I wipe out everytime you use it, it keeps it sparkling clean. The only gripe is the floor, but thats when Iroomba vac (Norman) my girlfriends is called Harvey. (Harvey Norman) where he came from. Problem sorted…now for a cuppaReplyCancel

  • Angela

    I love the idea of hanging the clothes inside the bathroom cupboard. I end up wiping things over with tissues or wet wipes because they are at arms reach!!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie Collins

    It’s the kitchen for me. The room that can be seen from all living spaces in the house and that gets a constant workout from my constantly hungry (and messy) brood. There is something extremely satisfying to me to see clean surfaces after all our bellies are full (My pre-children self is rolling its eyes right about now!)ReplyCancel

  • Abbie

    I prefer to clean the bathroom! It is much quicker and tidier as i use the used face washer to wipe down. I have 2 little boys and a husband that love to use every cup, plate and bowl in the house so the kitchen takes a while!!ReplyCancel

  • Laura Scriven

    I prefer the Kitchen it’s easy to do,
    The bathroom is lots to get through!
    The shower, vanity, loo and floors,
    It’s mess galore!ReplyCancel

  • Karen

    I love my kitchen and cooking but I feel more in control if my bathroom is sparkling clean. With two young boys it can get very messy with their curiosity with water, teeth cleaning, “helping” mum clean with their wet flannels. When the tub is clean, mirror streak free, vanity dry I feel like its all going to be ok :)ReplyCancel

  • karen r

    I clean the shower whilst in it saves me getting in there later and I always squeegee the water off the screens to prevent soap scumReplyCancel

  • It has to be the kitchen. With 3 boys in the house the bathroom is never a pretty sight or smell!ReplyCancel

  • Julie D

    I’m a clean kitchen fan. It’s where I prepare food and my family eats, so things have to be hygienic. My kitchen is the place where I entertain friends so again it’s a place where people need to feel comfortable and relaxed.ReplyCancel

  • Kylie

    I prefer the kitchen. It is one of the first rooms people see when they come to my house. And if it looks untidy I can’t sit and relax.
    As long as the kitchen/dining/lounge room is tidy, I can close off the rest of the house. Its out of sight, out of mind.ReplyCancel

  • Erin

    Kitchen! My bathroom is old & so hard to keep clean, feels like I just waste my time when I do clean it.ReplyCancel

  • Susan

    I prefer to clean my kitchen because I clean it more regularly, making it a more manageable job. Cleaning the bathroom often seems like an overwhelming chore! So far I haven’t found any product that inspires me to clean our bathroom more often. I love the organised housewife’s ‘Tips to speed clean the bathroom’ and am excited to try Chux bathroom duets. They sound like just what I need! Can’t wait to tell me friends about them too????ReplyCancel

  • Melanie S

    No comparison for me – the kitchen – as I can do it all standing up. The bathroom requires time on my hands and knees which my joints don’t enjoy! On the other hand, our two Master 9’s and one Miss 7 love to scrub the shower glass so much during shower time they often forget to clean themselves…ReplyCancel

  • Mary-Ellen Pedersen

    Short & Sweet, cleaning the kitchen is a treat, its the last job of the day then lights out and off duty!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Simone

    It would have to be the bathroom as the kitchen sink is never empty. One pile of dishes is done, then the next is already waiting. The bathroom at least stays empty for most of the day!ReplyCancel

  • Mascha Blommerde

    I prefer cleaning the kitchen as all my cleaning products are there. Also my kitchen is nicer and newer, so easier to clean and keep clean! It is always a bit of a drag to clean my bathroom as it is so old and also because there is no where to keep cleaning supplies, there is no cupboard to keep them!ReplyCancel

  • Cassandra Merrick

    i love cleaning my bathroom as its white with silver taps and once its clean it sparklesReplyCancel

  • Linda

    I prefer to clean my kitchen as I love to have it neat when I walk in the door from a hard day at work. You can always close the bathroom door – no door on my kitchen!!! LOLReplyCancel

  • Raylene Swain

    I prefer to clean the bathroom, as much easier, to tidy and clean being smaller I have things in tubs as you do, but I also have a yellow cloth for toilets, I love colour coding LOL, so each bathroom has a yellow cloth as well so I can do the loo’s, but love your idea of the hooks, so off to buy some hooks now!!ReplyCancel

  • Laura

    Love the satisfaction of having a tidy kitchen, not a huge fan of the process tho! We’re about to move into a new house and I’m worried about keeping it all looking clean and new so would love to give the Chux Duets a go. They sound great and with a new baby anything chemical free is very appealing.ReplyCancel

  • Karen

    I don’t really like either! But I LOVE the examples of organising the bathroom space. My 3 boys are great at cleaning themselves and their teeth etc. BUT terrible at leaving the evidence that they have been there!!! I haven’t ever used the Chux cleaning duets, but would definitely love to give them a go (and teach the boys how to use them!). Hanging them in the cupboard is fantastic! :-) Making things easy for the kids to be involved is always the way to go – Thanks :-)ReplyCancel

  • Tabitha Armstrong

    The bathroom door keeps the mess out of sight so when I enter I get a fright! The kitchen however, is in plain view so keeping it clean I simply must do! There is nothing worse than grotty food stains so the kitchen takes precedence while the bathroom remains. Dirty.ReplyCancel

  • Julianne smith

    Hi Kat I love walking into both the kitchen and bathroom gleaming but the kitchen certainly is more of an up keep in our house just satisfying walking into s tidy kitchen ready for the day ahead ! Iam very fortunate to have a country kitchen in an off white which is really hard to keep spills and finger marks at bay so I would love some chux duets to make that job a little easier without chemicals ! Great tip hanging the cloths at easy reach inside the cupboard door I always look to your website for inspiration keep up the great work ????ReplyCancel

  • Anne Haylock

    The kitchen is the hub of our home and the first room any visitors see so if I have to keep something clean, it’s the kitchen. Maybe the Chux Duets might inspire me to clean and actually enjoy it?ReplyCancel

  • Laura W

    The kitchen is central to everything that goes on at home so it’s important to me to keep it clean. With two small children it’s easier to clean and keep an eye on them than in the bathroom. Not to mention we are slowly renovating our house and have put in a new kitchen but still need to replace the bathroom, so at least when I clean the kitchen it looks clean, unlike the bathroom!ReplyCancel

  • Jenni

    I prefer cleaning the bathroom as with 3 teenagers ( 2 of them boys) the kitchen is never closed and almost impossible to keep tidy unless they are away. Although with the chux duets it would be a lot easier to wipe everything over and then throw them in the wash weekly.ReplyCancel

  • Deborah

    I love cleaning the bathroom which gets done every morning after the kids and husband have finished in there it gives me great pleasure to see the bathroom free of long hair, toothpaste gone from the vanity and mirror, and talcum powder curtesy of my husband mopped up from the floorReplyCancel

  • angelia priest

    even with the great chux products i hate house work, so i would pick the bathroom because it is small and easier to cleanReplyCancel

  • Jill Hamilton

    I love my bathroom and kitchen clean..I speed clean every couple days so the job isnt so daunting…love my bottle of Citrokleen and my chux clothes makes me feel betterReplyCancel

  • Penny Bryant

    By far and away my favourite room to clean in our house is our bathroom!! It has just been renovated and the rest of the house is still very dated. We’ll get to the rest eventually…ReplyCancel

  • Louise Thomsen

    I prefer to clean my bathroom because my children (6 & 3) love to help – it’s a much safer area for them to clean independently too.ReplyCancel

  • Selina Lee

    I much prefer to clean the kitchen as my partner tends to just dump stuff on the bench so its just a matter of picking up his stuff and giving the benches a quick wipe. I love when my sink and taps are sparkling!ReplyCancel

  • karen capri

    I prefer to clean my kitchen. I cant stand a dirty sink. If you wash dishes when meal is finished then it looks much tidier. Also wipe benches down each time you wash dishes. Less chance of bench tops being stained.ReplyCancel

  • amanda ellem

    Love..a strong word. But the bathroom is the most rewarding job. It can look transformed after 4 kids create carnage in the morning.ReplyCancel

  • Angela Dennis

    I’d much rather clean the kitchen than the bathroom. I find it much easier to remove grease and grime than try to keep on top of soap scum which seems to be irremovable without a jackhammerReplyCancel

  • Sakshee

    I prefer cleaning my kitchen as it better be clean and free of any contaminants as I begin cooking for my little one’s first tastes of food. And, I am a cleaning freak if ever I have some other family member cook in my kitchen I go about cleaning it thoroughly so it’s back to my shiny hygienic kitchenReplyCancel

  • Mark

    The kitchen is my domain after tea is finished. My wife baths the girls and I clean up the dishes etc & make sure we have a clean slate for the next day.ReplyCancel

  • Sue

    I love to clean my bathroom. My kitchen is always clean but the bathroom is from another planet. So after I have cleaned it looks amazing.ReplyCancel

  • I hate cleaning both equally. I am not a fan of cleaning, just the result. A necessary evil, but I guess if I had to choose I’d go with the kitchen seeing it is the room that is most commonly viewed.ReplyCancel

  • Samantha Masters

    I love to keep both my kitchen and bathrooms clean. It just makes me feel organised and when my children help it is a great time to chat about what’s been happening..ReplyCancel

  • Chloe

    I enjoy having a super clean and organised house and I don’t generally see cleaning as a chore. But sometimes when I am cleaning my kitchen for what seems like the 100th time in the same day (I have 3 hungry kids to feed), I remember a latin lesson we had in high-school about a poor guy called Sisyphus… For some reasons the gods decided to punish him and as a punishment he had to push a rock up a mountain but as soon as he was up the rock would roll down again and he had to start over again and again for eternity. I reckon sometime cleaning the bathroom and kitchen is a bit like the punishment of poor Sisyphus… eternal circle of dirty, clean, dirty, clean…ReplyCancel

  • Charlotte

    I prefer to clean my bathrooms. With 3 kids 2 teenage boys and a 10 year old girl our bathroom gets very messy, I really don’t know how all that toothpaste gets every where. I love a clean fresh bathroom. Nothing better. Now to teach the kidsReplyCancel

  • Shelley Feutrill

    Unless my kitchen is tidy I can’t seem to concentrate on moving forward with any other projects, cleaning or work anywhere else around my home. Making it sparkle at night puts a smile on my face when I’m the first to walk into it each morning…..especially the sink gleaming from the morning sunshine!!ReplyCancel

  • Lisamarie

    The kitchen needs to be clean and tidy it’s where u prepare food for the family
    It need to be hygienic that’s why I prefer cleaning the kitchen as it’s High kn my priory list to be apostles with Chux kitchen duets it would make hard work a breeze .ReplyCancel

  • Dusanka

    The bathroom is definitely my preferred cleaning room as once clean it at least stays clean for a little while. Whereas the kitchen never rests and I’m forever cleaning.ReplyCancel

  • Megan

    Bathroom – hands down!! I will always tackle the bathroom & toilet (seperate in our house) first as that has the most germs and brings the most satisfaction to me, with that clean smell and shiny look. My partner still doesn’t understand how it brings me happiness haha :)ReplyCancel

  • AB

    I infinitely prefer cleaning the bathroom! Every household I have lived in – flatmates, as a couple and now a family – it has been my job. I love the excuse to splash a bit (ok, a lot) of water around :)ReplyCancel

  • Amanda reynolds

    I prefer the kitchen as it is in the middle hub of the house and just saddens me if it is not clean. The bathroom is upstairs out of sight and not in your faceReplyCancel

  • Jenny

    If I had to choose, it would be the kitchen. It’s right in the centre of our house, there’s always something happening there. Maybe that’s why it’s sometimes called the heart of the home. When it’s clean and ordered, everything else seems a bit easier to manage.ReplyCancel

  • I’m just in awe of your neat bathroom cupboards. When you open ours it’s like a toiletry avalanche! You’re right about the mirror and tap splatter, a little wipe will make the world of difference!ReplyCancel

  • Chantelle Williams

    I prefer to clean my kitchen as with two young kids I feel like I spend most of my day in there feeding the kids! I did get the kids to help clean the bathroom venetians the other night whilst they were in the bath. Why did i not think of this before, it was easy! The chux duets would definately of helped to clean them. I need some!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Blythe

    I prefer to clean the kitchen because it’s central in the house, the first room everyone sees and I don’t have the mould problem there.ReplyCancel

  • Chason Gripton

    Kids & husband
    Helper (mum)
    Enjoys cleaning the bathroom

    I prefer the kitchen as it’s the hub of the house and the whole house looks tidier if the kitchen is cleanReplyCancel

  • Daniella

    Id rather clean the kitchen as that where I spend most of my time everyday.ReplyCancel

  • Krystal

    I prefer cleaning the bathroom. It’s smaller so it’s easier to get everything sparkly. Also most of the typical bathroom clutter has a place so counters and surfaces are easier to clear before cleaning.ReplyCancel

  • Amanda

    I love cleaning my kitchen. Being a single mum to 5 beautiful kids, I encourage their independence. They love cooking and making a mess. I let them go and be creative, then come along afterwards and help clean up. Works well for our little family.ReplyCancel

  • Nikita

    When I clean my bathroom it seems to stay clean for at least half an hour (toilet training). Kitchen only stays clean for 5mins it feels like and is a constant job because I can see it all day. So more satisfaction from cleaning the bathroom :)ReplyCancel

  • Eman

    I love to clean the bathroom, I fee like that’s where most germs and bacteria are, only problem is keeping it clean I feel like I can clean it every hourReplyCancel

  • karina winter

    I prefer bathroom because with 4 kids my bathroom has toothpaste hair brushes and accesories and i dont even want to know what else everywhere, sink, mirror if it can attract yuck and grime it will have some. So a good clean leaves it sparkle smelling clean and me feeling accomplished. Even if it is only until they get home from school and a kiddy tornado rips through.ReplyCancel

  • Nikki

    Definitely the bathroom! There is something about a sparkling white sink and shining mirror that takes all my sadness and stress away! Straight towels is one of my biggest things so I’m glad you mentioned it! (And what’s wrong with male’s brains that they just cannot understand this!? He says he has a ‘towel fairy’ who does it so he doesn’t bother!) ??ReplyCancel

  • Joanne Brown

    After spending 6 weeks relying on my husband to clean (I was laid up after an op) I would have loved to clean the bathroom. Walking into a clean fresh bathroom would have and be amazing . I could put up with the kitchen being a bit grotty but I love the bathroom. The duets sound amazing, and so quick and easy I’m sure I could even train my husband to use them. I find the kitchen is constantly being used in our house and harder to keep clean but the bathroom, once cleaned is great for a day or two if I’m lucky. So my vote is bathroom.ReplyCancel

  • Brenda Humphreys

    The bathroom, I like to wipe mine down every day after I get out the shower. When I found these Chux Duets they were a GOD SENT. They are awesome and make my job so much quicker and easier, because who wants to spend hours scrubbing bathrooms. The cloths are awesome quality and last so long even after washing so many times. Great PRODUCT Chux, thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Emma

    The kitchen as I turn up the volume and sing/dance as I wipe, sweep and tidy! Now that I say that out loud – I should use the same approach for the bathroom.ReplyCancel

  • emma

    the bathroom as there is less clutter there!ReplyCancel

  • Keira

    I prefers clean my kitchen because it’s the centre of our house and if it’s shining sparkling clean I feel like the rest of the house is clean too (even if it’s not ????).ReplyCancel

  • Amy Armstrong

    I prefer the bathroom because when I’m done I can shut the door and know that it will remain clean for at least the next 20-30 minutes!! I can’t say that about the kitchen!
    My rule is frequent, small steps…I too clean the bathroom with the kids in the bath and a little bit every time I walk through keeps it looking pretty good.
    I’m about to have 4 under 6 years old, so yes please, anything that helps with the cleaning and budget would be welcome in my house!!!ReplyCancel

  • Raelene

    Definitely prefer cleaning the kitchen! The bathroom makes me cry when I try to clean it. I’ve let the shower screen and grout go too long that the soap scum build up is massive and beyond anything I can do! I’ve tried all sorts of chemicals which I hate using but it never makes a dent! So I stick with making my kitchen nice and clean instead…and that makes me happy!! Because I can actually get it clean! :)ReplyCancel

  • Danielle Cook

    Definetly the kitchen! I am surrounded by boys – 2 sons and a hubby…. so needless to say our bathroom is a tad gross!
    If I can find something that makes it easier and quicker – I AM ALL FOR IT!!!!

  • Anne

    The kitchen, I can shut the door on the bathroom and pretend it doesn’t need doing…ReplyCancel

  • Lucy

    I prefer the bathroom because my husband does it! Lol seriously though when I do clean the bathroom I love how our white tiles shine, sink tap sparkles and there is nothing better then a clean toilet! I clean the kitchen but if I had to choose if swap with my husband!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy Laube

    I prefer to clean by bathroom. Always have. My friends think I am mad but I find it very therapeutic. I also have my husband hooked to wipe the shower glass with a squeegy every morning.ReplyCancel

  • Melanie

    I prefer the bathroom – I feel more reward when the bathroom is clean and it’s easier. For less effort there’s more shiny surfaces… I’m easy to please. ????ReplyCancel

  • Melanie

    I prefer the bathroom – I feel more reward when the bathroom is clean and it’s easier. For less effort there’s more shiny surfaces… I’m easy to please. ????ReplyCancel

  • Julie

    Scum, I hate it in all forms! Bathroom scum, pond scum, human scum LOL!ReplyCancel

  • S Panop

    I don’t particularly like cleaning but I love to keep my kitchen clean because it’s where I live. A clean kitchen allows me to cook scrumptious things for my family; an expression of my love for them :) Help me clean it quicker so I can love them more!ReplyCancel

  • Helen

    Giving the bathroom a proper clean is an event for me. I plan my bathroom cleaning time for when there are no kids around. I gather my cleaning supplies, turn up the music and go for it. I get time to my self, a cleaning ‘workout’ and a sparkling bathroom all at the same time. Definitely prefer the bathroom.ReplyCancel

  • Esther

    I like cleaning our ensuite bathroom, when my hubby gets home from his long drive to work he loves seeing a clean bathroom, something of a rarity at the moment with a 5 month old!ReplyCancel

  • Raquel

    I love cleaning my kitchen especially after our baking days I have with my 3 year old son! He loves rolling our goodies we made in coconut. And cleaning it reminds me of the fun we had & how much he loves to cook!!ReplyCancel

  • Karen Grainger

    I love a clean kitchen and bathroom. But I don’t enjoy cleaning them. For the sanity of my family a clean kitchen bench, dishwasher on makes for a much more pleasant morning.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah

    My preference is absolutely the kitchen. Like many others who have commented, our kitchen is central to our household, probably because the kids are always in there eating ! Having a clean kitchen gives me a sense of accomplishment and feeds my motivation to maintain the rest of the housework. I haven’t tried the chux duets but will defiantly try them after reading all the posts ! Thank you for the tips – always helpful ????ReplyCancel

  • Julie Kirby

    I prefer cleaning the kitchen as I can clean up as I’m cooking and eat as well!..
    I’ve never managed to get the kids to clean the bathroom but they do a bit in the kitchenReplyCancel

  • Natasha Horsham

    If you look at what I clean the most – it’s the kitchen. I can’t pull out food to make something if the benches are messy I don’t want to get sick. Since I seem to walk in the kitchen often, we all need to drink, if the kitchen is clean I feel better. But there are times I just walk away as its too messy. Anything to help would be appreciated. ThanksReplyCancel

  • Joni

    I’d prefer to clean the Kitchen any day as I have 4 messy children who create havoc in my bathroom, no matter how hard I try to stop them, they still make a daily mess. The oldest is a teenager and has started popping pimples on the mirror!! HELP!!ReplyCancel

  • Belinda

    I prefer to have a clean Kitchen as it is the heart of the home and sees so much traffic during the day! If the kitchen is a mess it stresses me out when I walk through it but a tidy kitchen makes me feel on top of things which makes me more productive! Also, it is much easier to cook meals in a tidy kitchen! Having to do a load of dishes and tidying so I can see the bench first does not inspire me to cook!ReplyCancel

  • Robbie

    I actually hate doing either but I guess if only had to choose to do one – the bathroom as it always looks clean when it’s done whereas the kitchen doesn’t have the same sparkle.ReplyCancel

  • Danielle

    The kitchen clean has now become part of my routine,
    The bathroom though, oh how I wish it would glow!
    So the question you ask, it’s a difficult task,
    But the answer must be, the bathroom for me ????ReplyCancel

    • Danielle

      Should be a smiley face not questions marks tehe!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica Broadbent

    Kitchen for sure! I love cleaning my kitchen. If my house is an absolute mess (3 kids under 3) and I’m losing my mind, cleaning my kitchen calms me. Weird, right? I get such a feeling of accomplishment if my kitchen is sparkling and organised. It’s like my who life is suddenly calm. Being in the middle of the house it also has a huge impact on how the living areas look. If they’re messy but the kitchen is clean, then it makes everything else look ok. If the living areas are tidy but the kitchen is a mess, the whole house may as well be because it drags everything else down.
    My bathrooms don’t get super messy. I don’t hate cleaning them but I don’t get quite the same satisfaction from them.ReplyCancel

  • Kirsty White

    My bathroom never looks clean with three kids splashing their toothpaste around! With Chux Duets even the kids could help keep it clean(er). I wrote this to the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star:
    Dusty, dusty bathroom shelf
    How I wish you’d clean yourself.
    Mirrors, taps and bath scum too,
    Chux Duets how I love you.
    Sparkly, sparkly, clean and new
    The kids can use Chux Duets too.ReplyCancel

  • Natasha Langfeldt

    I hate cleaning both kitchen & bathroom with a passion ….I would rather shovel horse manure, however I find the bathroom the easiestReplyCancel

  • Naysie

    The Kitchen – as you see it first, and I mess it up, so I clean it up!! Kids constantly mess up bathroom twice a day, so forever cleaning it, drives me nuts and can’t wait till they are older to take responsibility for it.ReplyCancel

  • Clair moscrop

    Kitchen over bathroom; it’s the ‘heart of the home’ and makes such a difference to the overall look of the home when it’s clean. It never lasts for long though with a family of 5!ReplyCancel

  • Nicole C

    Call me crazy but the bathroom is my favourite room to clean, there’s just something about a clean bathroom that calms me. Its relatively easy to maintain if you keep on top of it and once you’re done, you’re done…there’s not that one last cup or container that magically makes it’s way to the sink when you’ve just let the water out 😉ReplyCancel

  • Meg

    Hi there
    I love to clean the bathroom (as my kitchen I cleaned and wipe every night as I don’t won’t to see the mess 1 st thing in the morning :))
    I am really fussy about bathroom cleaning . We like shinny , sparkly bathroom and keeping habit of CAG – clean as you go !!!ReplyCancel

  • Such great ideas Kat! Cleaning the bathroom is my least favourite job – especially the shower. These will definitely make it a bit easier!ReplyCancel

  • Kia Mellor

    I enjoy cleaning the bathroom because it gives me the happiest feeling as the kids only use it twice a day but the kitchen has a constant supply of clean and dirty dishes and mess ???? There’s something to be said about sparkling tiles ????ReplyCancel

  • Michelle

    I hate cleaning the kitchen. With two toddlers and husband I’m always cooking and cleaning! But I love cleaning our bathroom, my husband’s renovated it himself. He’s done a wonderful job and it’s the place i go to remind myself of our hopes and dreams. For this reason there’s no clutter or dirt allowed!ReplyCancel

  • Anna Spilsbury

    I feel like I’m so much more organised and I’ve got my “life together” when my bathroom is clean. I clean my kitchen daily, but when my bathroom is clean, I feel like my whole house is clean and sparkling. I don’t “love” doing it, and I am always looking for products to make the job easier and for my bathroom to shine. A clean bathroom is so important for when guests visit and I think it’s one way to make them feel more comfortable, welcome and at home. No one likes a sticky, grimy bathroom.ReplyCancel

  • Kirstyn

    My fave would be the kitchen,
    it’s a walk-through and it’s visible.
    But to face my grimy bathroom,
    Only makes me miserable!ReplyCancel

  • Sylvia Campbell-Morton

    To be entirely honest, I hate cleaning. And, I hate chemicals. I also hate a messy bathroom and a messy kitchen, But….as I am the mother or three great but messy children and a husband who helps when he can but doesn’t mind mess and dirt – well I’m up against it!! Anything that can help make my life more pleasant would be wonderful. As I spend a LOT of my time in the kitchen, I guess this is where I spend more time cleaning up. So I guess if I had to make a choice – I’d say I prefer to clean in the kitchen. The toilets and bathrooms just have to wait until I have the time and the motivation!ReplyCancel

  • tam partridge

    I live in a house with 3 men hubby and 2 teenagers so my cleaning happen with lighting speed and lots of elbow grease lol
    my kitchen gets a clean up while cooking tea and diswasher on straight after
    bathroom gets a tidy up while brushing teeth and taking a shower
    i hate house work so i love anything that makes my life easy and can get me in and out fastReplyCancel

  • Michelle

    I prefer cleaning the bathroom as I usually do it whilst I am having a shower and can do two things at once, especially using microfibre cloths as there are no fumes and gentle on septic tank.!ReplyCancel

  • Eileen McGarvey

    I prefer cleaning the kitchen because it is the heart space of our home. Its where people congregate and share with each other. When my kitchen is clean, even if everything else is a mess, I feel okay.ReplyCancel

  • sam

    Id rather clean the kitchen as that where I spend most of my time everyday.ReplyCancel

  • Amanda

    Definitely the kitchen. cannot get up early every morning and be able to think clearly about what needs to go into the kid’s lunch boxes that day if I’m surrounded by mess. Clear kitchen, clear mind, healthy lunch boxes…happy kids, happy mum! ????ReplyCancel

  • Danyelle

    Neither!! As I’m a shift worker and live alone it’s quite often that the sandwich plate and tea cup just get rinsed and stacked for washing. Then when I’ve got enough washing up its a big chore!
    Bathroom much easier as I clean it while I’m in it (trying not to suffocate on fumes). I have just found that dryer sheets cut through the build up in the glass screens though and smell better than bleach. You do still have to squeegee the screen to stop the streaks :(ReplyCancel

  • Maggie Wolstenholme

    I prefer to clean the kitchen as its the one I spend the most time in! However, I do love to have clean bathrooms and one day when the kids are older perhaps I’ll get time to spend longer in the bath 😉ReplyCancel

  • Tara Jane

    i love cleaning both, anything is better than vacuuming! But there’s something about scrubbing the toilet that is very satisfying lolReplyCancel

  • Kelly Dorne

    Neither ?? But I find I wipe down the bench tops regularly as I’m cooking or brushing my teeth, I feel more accomplished.ReplyCancel

  • Christine

    Both – they are public areas and need to be kept clean. In the kitchen all benches and hotplates are wiped at night and dishwasher put on. Nice to come out to in the morning. Same thing in the bathroom. A quick wipe of the mirror and benches with a quick sweep of the floor (football training and grass!!!) and it is good to go. An Airwick dispenser also keeps the bathroom smelling lovely.ReplyCancel

  • Jane Schubert

    I definitely enjoy cleaning my kitchen the most. We have a lovely open-plan home so when the kitchen is clean and clutter-free it makes the entire living area feel clean. The bathroom is not too bad, but boys can be messy and it’s a constant battle.ReplyCancel

  • Kylie Clynk

    I definitely prefer cleaning my kitchen, we have recently renovated it so having a new & clean kitchen makes me happy! Bathroom is a lot harder to keep under control with two little busy boys!!ReplyCancel

  • Ajshe

    I like cleaning my bathroom… It’s the only time I can clean and no one comes in as they are scared I’ll get them to scrub the shower. So this allows me to have some time to myself.. Sad but true.ReplyCancel

  • Julie s

    I much prefer cleaning my kitchen because I always end up gagging whilst cleaning my toilet!! At least it’s just food I’m wiping up in the kitchen!! ;0)ReplyCancel

  • Kiersten Noonan

    I prefer to clean the kitchen for 2 reasons:
    1. I love cooking and there is nothing worse then having to move things around or wash bits and pieces while trying to cook.
    2. It doesn’t matter how much I scrub I can’t get the water marks off the shower screen. It just depresses me.ReplyCancel

  • Gail

    As a rule I would always rather clean the bathroom first in case I have a visitor who needs to use the bathroom & we have all been into a bathroom we would rather not use . Of course the kitchen is also important from a health and hygeine perspective. Lets face it , we just have to get down and clean it all , it feels so good & looks so good when it is done !ReplyCancel

  • Pauline Ford

    Definitely the BATHROOM. How easy is it to wash the bathroom , just put the kids in the bath. By the time you’ve wiped up all the water. Hey presto, clean.ReplyCancel

  • Dianne

    I much prefer to clean the kitchen because it is the centerpiece of our house, all the family fun happens around here and it is always on display. I hate cleaning the bathroom because no one ever sees it except for your family and they never appreciate the effort it takes.ReplyCancel

  • Katrina

    Our Kitchen – it’s the heart and hub of our home, where meals are prepared with love and everyone gathers around. Keeping it beautifully Duet clean, glistening, so it runs like a mighty machine.ReplyCancel

  • Lina Blake

    I love cleaning!! Said no one ever hihi.. But there’s something about a clean, streak free sink that really gets my satisfaction levels bubbling.. I enjoy cleaning the kitchen sink and benches, and I don’t leave the house at all unless theyre done.. I’m happy for the bathroom sink to get a once over every morning and night, but its the love in the kitchen through of meals prepared for my house of princes that makes it my fave by far xxReplyCancel

  • Candice

    Kitchen is my fave place to clean, my favourite memories are made here, from dancing with my hubby and daughters to cooking up family recipes to long phone calls and chats with family and friends. I love to clean it also as it’s the place where everyone that comes to my home ends up in while I make them a cuppa and as long as they don’t need to use the bathroom I look like I am on top of it all!ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne

    I prefer cleaning myself, in my bathroom, in a long hot steaming shower. With my eyes closed. So nothing looks dirty therefore nothing needs to be cleaned. The water washing any dirt down the drain. Easily. Without any effort. My favourite kind of bathroom cleaning.ReplyCancel

  • Erin Wong

    I definitely prefer the kitchen because that’s my favourite space. I gave up an extra bedroom to get a bigger kitchen so I would certainly call it my baby. And it doesn’t feel like a chore cleaning & maintaining my babyReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Kemp

    I prefer to clean the kitchen! If my kitchen is a mess them I am a mess!! The kitchen is the hub for most families. When my kitchen is dirty my whole house seems dirty to me. Not to mention I have 3 bathrooms in my house so the kitchen takes less time!ReplyCancel

  • Kirsten

    I don’t enjoy cleaning either. I find it easier to keep on top of cleaning the kitchen as I do it more regularly (each evening before bed). The bathroom on the other hand builds up so it is a much bigger job. I do like the way the bathroom shines when I’ve finished cleaning it though.ReplyCancel

  • Maddie

    Oh I’d much rather clean the bathroom! If you do it regularly, it feels so much more rewarding to see a shiny sink and clean bath! With 3 children under 6 though, and 3 bathrooms that all get used, it’s a pretty constant job! Thanks for the chance to try out this amazing looking chemical-free product!ReplyCancel

  • Eleanor

    I prefer to clean the bathroom because it’s quicker. I’m trying to encourage my husband to cook more, so when every surface of the kitchen is covered in food/food prep I can’t get cross, but instead cheer him on and then spend an hour cleaning up. Once he has the cooking down I’ll move onto the cleaning #husbandtrainingReplyCancel

  • Caroline McLeod

    I love cleaning my kitchen.
    Nothing feels right until it’s done. I love to see clean benches, a scrubbed sink, swept floor and clean cooktop every time the dishes are doneReplyCancel

  • Kelly phelan

    I find my bathroom easier to clean and doing it daily doesn’t take long with a big clean once a week it’s easier than cleaning up kitchen with 6 kids in our house it’s always in useReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth Davies

    I prefer cleaning my bathroom as it is fairly easy , but my kitchen just seems a massive task to me with appliances,etc so I find a lot of excuses not to do it!ReplyCancel

  • Mellissa

    I prefer to clean my bathroom as it shines beautifully when cleaned and makes me feel good and proud of it :)ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne

    The bathroom is my favourite as I automatically clean the kitchen as I clean the dishes at the end of the night. I wipe the stove and bench tops and appliances down every day so I never really appreciate it when it is done.ReplyCancel

  • Ingrid

    I prefer cleaning the bathroom, because it happens less frequently and I finish up the shower scrubbing part with a nice warm shower :)ReplyCancel

  • Claire

    I would always choose the kitchen. Whenever I am overwhelmed by the chaos of our house I head to the kitchen and start there. I get the dishes done, put away any jars of herbs/oils etc, wipe down my cooker, benches and cupboard doors then clean the sink.
    Our kitchen is all open plan so it instantly makes the whole house seem tidier and gives me motivation to tackle the next task.ReplyCancel

  • Susan dawber

    The kitchen is the place to be in our house. Therefore the kitchen is the place I love to clean. If the kitchen is clean and tidy the house seems clean and tidy ! It also gives me a great sense of satisfactionReplyCancel

  • Maria Stringer

    That’s easy, I prefer to clean my kitchen because my husband cleans the bathroom, I got the easy job!ReplyCancel

  • Tracey

    Kitchen- the kids are great at helping in cleaning the kitchen. Teamwork always makes things easierReplyCancel

  • Margaret Johnston

    i am a clean the bathroom girl, I hate cleaning the kitchen. When I was a child cleaning the bathroom was my job and now as a adult it is the job I like.ReplyCancel

  • Karen Breuer

    Must be honest have never tried chuxproducts only used no name sponges and would love to try themReplyCancel

  • Karla

    Where did you get those cool looking baskets and towels? Our bathroom is all black and white, needs colour!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      HI karla the towels are from Target and the baskets are from the local dollar shop : )ReplyCancel

  • Fiona

    I prefer cleaning the kitchen, so I can control the clumps of cornflakes and the clusters of crumbs, to convert it from contaminated to cleansed. Of course this is where callers and company are more likely to catch sight of chaos and clutter. I would be very chuffed to use some Chux!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica

    Most of our house keeping is a tried joint effort but a big joint effort is in the kitchen every night from the cooking to the cleaning always walking out leaving it Spick and span. Each night one of the kiddies cooks and I help. who ever doesn’t cooks sets the table with hubby then who cooks helps hubby tidy off the table and who sets the table packs the dish washer while I clean the benches and the table leaving only a weekly clean of the splash back, cupboard doors, draws and fridge, it gets done quick and is easy so without a doubt kitchen is my favourite room to clean. We do it together we have a system and it works ????ReplyCancel

  • Jessica

    Most of our house keeping is a tried joint effort but a big joint effort is in the kitchen every night from the cooking to the cleaning always walking out leaving it Spick and span. Each night one of the kiddies cooks and I help. who ever doesn’t cooks sets the table with hubby then who cooks helps hubby tidy off the table and who sets the table packs the dish washer while I clean the benches and the table leaving only a weekly clean of the splash back, cupboard doors, draws and fridge, it gets done quick and is easy so without a doubt kitchen is my favourite room to clean. We do it together we have a system and it works ????ReplyCancel

  • Margaret

    I prefer cleaning the bathroom but confess, it’s because hubby does the shower screen. I hate the shower screen! I’ll happily clean everywhere else but he always cleans it better than me. The only downside, is that he doesn’t clean it as often as I clean the bathroom, lol! I tend to wipe the kitchen over daily and clean up spills as they happen. I also have timber doors which are way more forgiving than white, especially with young kids!ReplyCancel

  • Leanne

    I have a love/hate relationship with cleaning my bathroom. I don’t like the idea of cleaning the bathroom and it’s mainly because I don’t have a good system/processes in place. However when I’ve done it I feel great, and I love standing back to look at it shine.ReplyCancel

  • Lily

    The bathroom! I love being able to douse every surface with water and bleach once every 2 months for a true clean. It’s just feels so fresh and new after a good scrub down. I do the general clean in between but look forward to the every corner is tackled clean.

    My kitchen has wood floors and doesn’t have a drain point so I can’t wash down every surface.ReplyCancel

  • Zara Ahmed

    Hands down kitchen over bathroom cleaning anyday! No poo- laden grottiness to deal with? Yes please!ReplyCancel

  • Stacey

    Having just had a new kitchen installed I would have to say it is the place I prefer to clean the most to keep it shiny and beautiful. It is also the heart of our home and where I spend many hours creating and destressing by whipping up wonderful meals for my family. It’s where we hang and catchup and where we sit for coffee with visitors so keeping it clean and beautiful is important to me.ReplyCancel

  • Bobbie

    I prefer cleaning the kitchen because I hate cleaning the toilet! I also prefer cleaning the kitchen because my partner enjoys helping in the kitchen, making it an easier job to do.ReplyCancel

  • Sammy Chung

    If I had to choose between cleaning the kitchen or the toilet, I would clean the kitchen because that would keep me motivated to cook. You can live in a messy home, but you can’t live without eating.ReplyCancel

  • Roslyn Woodhouse

    Please will you tell me where you got your chevron towels?ReplyCancel

  • Anna

    I prefer to clean the kitchen as it is open plan and in the center of the house. The bathroom is a little more hidden so it tends to be more neglected :( Any tips on making life easier are welcome so thank you for the above tips.ReplyCancel

  • Bela L

    I prefer to clean my kitchen.
    The bathroom’s such a chore.
    My boys miss the bowl,
    It eats at my soul!
    To forever be scrubbing the floor.ReplyCancel

  • Bathroom for sure. easier to clean and much smaller/less mess 😉 I hate cleaning the kitchen but love to cook so go figure lolReplyCancel

  • Lyn Roe

    I much prefer to clean the kitchen as there’s only one of them, there are 2.5 bathrooms. However as I do loads of cooking, baking etc I am the one who makes the most mess in the kitchen, plus as it’s an open plan house, the kitchen is the first thing people see coming down through the house, so I insist on keeping it clean!
    My husband wonders how many different cleaning products I can continue to buy, you’d think after 44 years of marriage he would be used to that by now.ReplyCancel

  • Trish Gill

    The bathroom by far! Less clutter and MUCH MORE of a chance that it stays clean for longer than 5 minutes. Plus it’s usually the same stuff making it dirty which is far easier to clean!ReplyCancel

  • Emma Mc

    Definitely the bathroom. Mainly because the whole family is in and out of the kitchen all day, so although it’s clean, it’s generally untidy. But when you clean the bathroom it stays clean for longer, so I feel like I have accomplished something!ReplyCancel

  • Pat Parkin

    I prefer, rather love, cleaning the bathroom especially when I come to the hand basin. My cat sits on the bath edge or on the toilet lid and watches me closely. I deliberately run the cloth over the edge and she tries to catch it. We both have fun and the bathroom is cleaned. Two jobs done at the same time. Exercise the indoor-only cat and clean the bathroom. : -)ReplyCancel

  • Joanne Cardamone

    I much prefer the kitchen, it’s my domain. I love cooking and I ensure that whilst cooking I clean up bit by bit so that there’s no huge mess at the end.ReplyCancel

  • Jen G

    Kitchen! I have two young sons who love playing ‘sword fights’ over the toilet bowl – need I say more? Also, while cleaning the kitchen I sometimes find treats I’d hidden from the kids … so it really can be more rewarding ;o)ReplyCancel

  • Anne

    Please, leave a printer tag, so your recipes can be printed easily

  • Beth Anderson

    There is something delightful about having a clean kitchen. Walking in the door & seeing a perfectly spotless bench top & sparkly sink. As much as I love a clean bathroom, a clean kitchen truly warms my soul!ReplyCancel

  • Jodi Taylor

    As a busy small business owner i find bathing the kids often a chore(extremely sad i know!) but using organised housewives tip to clean bathroom while bathing the children has let me share precious time otherwise lost,many a conversation with them and has reminded me that i am never too busy to have time for the kids!Best of all,i have a clean bathroom every night, definitely made easier by the chux duet cleaning system!love it :)ReplyCancel

  • Crystal

    Definitely the bathroom. We have two little ones and a third on the way (3 under 3 by Christmas!) – to stop them getting into mischief the bathroom door stays closed; so it’s always tidy and doesn’t take me very long to clean. The kitchen on the other hand seems to occupy hours of my time every day, with food preparation and tidy up the bench tops and floors are always in need of cleaning.ReplyCancel

  • I love cleaning the kitchen. My family all gravitate around the kitchen bench whenever i am in there, so whilst I’m cleaning i am able to enjoy my boys’ company. my oldest will usually play whatever new song he has learnt on the guitar, my middle child likes to “help” clean up or practice telling me jokes (at 3, this is a hilarious challenge) & my youngest likes to create more mess for me to clean whilst giving me gummy grins. It may be chaotic & never-ending, but it is wonderful to me!ReplyCancel

  • Vicki

    I prefer to clean the bathroom, because with 6 people in the house, I’ve no sooner cleaned the kitchen and somebody is preparing food or drinks and messing it up again. I can enjoy the bathroom staying clean for longer than the kitchen, due to mornings and evenings being the main time the bathroom gets used & messy.ReplyCancel

  • I have to be honest, I loathe cleaning *both* of them. I live in man’s land, so cleaning the bathroom is a necessity, and needs doing each week. But because the bathroom is clutter free, it’s a ten minute job that has to be done. The kitchen is the hub of the house, though. I love to cook and the kids will do their homework at the bench while I prepare food. Cleaning the kitchen is something that gets done every night so it’s clean to start the day. Given a choice – I’d pick getting a cleaner!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle

    The bathroom. Once leaned it’s so shinny. Nothing beats clean bathrooms.ReplyCancel

  • Miranda

    Kitchen definitely! Once the kids are in bed I can wash, wipe and tidy the bench… and finally relax with my husband. I could not imagine heading to the bathroom after dinner to clean. Our 1 year old has cerebral palsy and so cleaning while he is in the bath is not possible unfortunately. The bathroom is therefore a weekend task and one that I certainly don’t look forward to!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie

    Please Please choose me for the Chux I work 10 hour weekdays and Saturdays so I hate cleaning both the bathroom and the kitchen and anything that would make life easier is a miracle as far as I am concerned.ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie Tan

    The kitchen is clean,
    The bathroom smells,
    Chux Duets are mean.
    No grime can dwell,
    No need for steam,
    But the bathroom can wait, oh well!ReplyCancel

  • Jodie

    I have to say my kitchen it is in the centre of my house and where a lot of visitors sit at the bench and as it is the centre of the house when this is clean I feel good and the rest of the house seem to fall into place :-)ReplyCancel

  • ange

    The KITCHEN, the first thing i do when i pop downstairs in the quiet of the morning when all the others are snuggled in bed, i pop on the kettle and whilst its boiling i clear the kitchen surfaces to get ready for the day :)
    that 5 min wipe down whilst my earl grey brews clears the kitchen and clears the clutter …for a little while before the day starts.
    For a thorough clean i pop on the slow cooker and tidy and clean the kitchen – there is something satisfying about multitasking :))ReplyCancel

  • Lauren

    I feel a greater accomplishment after cleaning my bathroom as it is often neglected and not done as often as it should be!!! Doesn’t stay clean for too long though, with my 2 little munchkins!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jodi Neville

    Cleaning the bathroom is the best as you can see the difference immediately especially having 2 daughters that share a bathroom.ReplyCancel

  • Carro

    The kitchen, with the assistance of baby gates I can keep the kids out and admire my clean kitchen from a distance, safe in the knowledge the kids can’t get in and mess it up…..ReplyCancel

  • Jolene Phelps

    I have old cloth nappies that I use to wipe down splashes after each bath session, hang up towels and bath mats to dry out and be ready for the next bathing session. Every Monday, I clean over the bathtub with gumption (if required) and bathroom cleaner and wash the linen popping out nice fresh ones! I love a clean bathroomReplyCancel

  • Sarah

    In the past I would have said the kitchen. However, since I followed your tips I find the bathroom easier. I am now in the habit of giving the bathroom a quick wipe down every morning, it makes such a difference. The bathroom stays clean all week and is not so daunting come bathroom cleaning day.
    The kitchen on the other hand, seems to require constant maintenance! It is only just before I head to bed, that I feel it is done for the day.ReplyCancel

  • Kim

    They are both important areas to keep clean, but nothing beats a clean and tidy kitchen (especially when you first get up of a morning!). After all the kitchen is the central hub of the home… where nourishing meals are prepared and conversations often over a hot cuppa or a glass of wine take place. Keeping the kitchen clean and functioning is so important for the overall health and well-being of the family.ReplyCancel

  • Kathryn

    Love cleaning my kitchen. It gives me such a satisfying feeling when everything is put away, sparkling and fresh in the central area of our house.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy Chaudhry

    I prefer cleaning the bathroom because I can go in, shut the door, do a quick but thorough clean with my Chux Duets…and with the time I have saved, I can relax with a good book without the rest of my family knowing!ReplyCancel

  • Deb McNair

    I love maintaining a clean and tidy kitchen, which is great match with my husband who loves to cook up yummy food but doesn’t like cleaning up afterwards! I love to have benches and table spaces all clean and tidy before I relax with a hot cup of tea – before the next food frenzy with my munchkins starts!Maybe a two hour reprieve? Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Kim

    I prefer cleaning my kitchen. I cook a lot with the kids so it’s gets messy quickly and I can’t stand not being able to function in it…so we clean as we go and a tidy bench top that’s uncluttered seems to flow through to the rest of the house.ReplyCancel

  • Mariam

    Kitchen definitely! I’m not much of a ‘cleaner’ and struggle enough with the act of cleaning food scraps – the idea of what’s happening in the bathroom is enough to send me screaming in the opposite direction :)ReplyCancel

  • I love cleaning the bathroom because it’s a small area and can be quickly and easily fixed with a quick wipe over while watching the girls play and chatter in the bath.ReplyCancel

  • Sue

    I love to clean my kitchen as it’s the heart of my home, all the important things happen here, food storage, recipe creations and a whole lot of talking where everyone gathers. Cleaning my sink and leaving no dishes makes me happy and organised. I love to try your ideas to make my families life easier!ReplyCancel

  • I love how make everything simple. Cleaning has been made easier by the microfiber cloth you mentioned. In just a couple of minutes, your sink will be shining. That’s totally awesome!ReplyCancel

I don’t know about you but sometimes I go to the bathroom just to have some time out away from the kids.  However I don’t know how but the kids always seem to know I’m in there and this is when they want to chat or ask questions.  It’s probably my own fault, when they […]

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  • Lara B

    no not sharing too much I do it too, I think you’d be surprised how many do do it. For me it’s where I get my piece and quiet.ReplyCancel

  • Jenni

    Kat you are so funny, but it’s so true, I go there to get away from the kids too and low and behold they always find me, or start fightingReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Oh yes Jenni i hear you! LOL It’s always the time when they need to ask you a question!ReplyCancel

  • I went back to work so that I could go to the toilet in peace.

    I don’t read in the loo, mainly because we only have one toilet and as sure as anything, I’ll sit down for a bit of peace and quiet to do my thing and there’s instantly a queue of people doing the special dance and demanding I hurry up.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      LOL you make me laugh! Miss Maudy.:)ReplyCancel

  • Terica

    I take my time getting out if the car anytime that I can. The kids are usually antsy to go the the house after driving and I just let them go. Doors shut and it is quiet and the world can go away even if just for a moment. I do it a the grocery store and meetings to. As long as I am not late I can take that 5 minutes of peace.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      LOL what a great idea, Terica.:) I admit i have done that too after being out in the car!ReplyCancel

  • Marta

    I do it too Kat, pretty often. I have an active 4 yo boy, and I find that even 5-10 minutes of reading time in the bathroom is a bliss if I could have it, coz my son also seems to find me in there…LOL. Something that I take for granted pre kid.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Marta, i am so glad i am not the only one LOL!ReplyCancel

  • Donna

    Ohhh I so do this!! Retreating to the bathroom is like having a break without the attached guilt us mums usually feel from having time out! I love the coat hanger mag holder thingy, what a fab idea :)ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      LOL so many of us think the same! I love the coat hanger mag idea too, works so well.:)ReplyCancel

  • Mel

    Any spare minute we can reclaim for ourselves is very worthwhile I say. After looking at my out of shape nails for days on end, I finally filed my nails and took off my polish….. On the loo! Gotta get creative when you’re time poor!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      LOL i love it Mel!.:) Absolutely i agree with you no time like the present!ReplyCancel

A new Decluttering task will be published on the blog each Tuesday.  I will share a link to the task on facebook and in the Tuesday Daily Task newsletter (subscribe to newsletter here). Follow along on instagram with hashtag #declutter52 View previous Decluttering Challenge Tasks here My definition of purge – sell, donate, repurpose or […]

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  • charlotte

    I also have fine hair with new growth, what sort of brush do you use for your hair?ReplyCancel

This post is sponsored by Avon I’m going to put it out there first and foremost, I don’t wear makeup everday.  But for me a beauty routine is not just about makeup it’s about looking after your skin, your future self. To prevent the wrinkles and keep your skin toned as you age. Looking after […]

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  • Mamma

    This is a bit of a silly post. It’s not so much a beauty regime as a hygiene regime.
    Shower, get dressed, put on make up of going out….isn’t that all of us?!?ReplyCancel

    • Nellie

      Not me. I shower at night so I can sleep in until the very last minute.ReplyCancel

  • Renee Simpson

    Love this routine. Just started this day and I feel so much fresher and not look so much like a daggy mummy.

  • Shelley

    I too love this. I came across this website looking for help as I am at the extreme end of unorganised! Yesterday morning I got up and showered rather than just putting on whatever I could find and getting out the door. It made a huge difference rather than coming home from dropping the kids off and showering sometime throughout the day! I actually went straight from there and did groceries etc. You wouldn’t believe how much extra time I had from this one little thing.

    I’ve never really worn makeup mainly due to not knowing where to start. So what might be a normal everyday thing for one person certainly isn’t for another. The simpleness of this post makes it not overwhelming to start looking after yourself rather than everybody else. Thank you!!ReplyCancel

    • Shelley, you have truly brought a tear to my eye…. thank you. Why I write this blog is exactly what you have explained in how it has helped you. Whilst my ways may be ordinary sometimes people just need a glimpse of how somebody else goes about general day to day tasks and is an idea of how they can adapt it to their lifestyle. I can only imagine how much extra time you have by not having to come back home to shower and then more than likely get distracted with other things, but rather drop the kids and continue on for the day…. good on you. You have truly made my week, thank you xxReplyCancel

  • Amanda

    If looking after your skin and preventing wrinkles is your goal, daily sunscreen use (rather than just when you think you need it) is the key, and has scientific evidence to prove it! A big study called the Nambour skin cancer prevention trial showed very clearly that people who used sunscreen daily had far less ageing of their skin after 4.5 years – imagine how that translates if you start the sunscreen young and continue it throughout your life (not to mention the reduced rates of melanoma and other skin cancers)! I think it is important people know this fact and spend their time and money on sunscreen rather than unproven creams and formulas…ReplyCancel

    • absolutely Amanda, sunscreen is always important, I make sure I purchase my creams with sunscreen in it, as I burn even putting washing on the line, my skin is that fair.ReplyCancel

  • Sam

    I’ve been rocking the avon magic face cream stuff and eye wand (face cream make pores and flaws look less aggressive and the eye wand brightens the eyes) then chuck on some avon bb cream, flick of mascara and a run over the eyebrows with the mascara wand (very lightly…helps them stay in place too) and I am done. Takes less than 5 min. And I agree…showering before taking the kids to school def kick starts the day on a good note. On days when I don’t….I find myself wandering in circles and keep passing the mirror thinking how awfully tired and haggard I look.ReplyCancel

  • Melanie

    This isn’t a beauty routine as much as a cleanliness routine, not helpfulReplyCancel

  • Alison Fusca

    Love this!! I too, shower at night (as my 3.5yo showers with me – so much faster than a bath and she feels like a ‘big girl’!) it saves me so much time in ams. Just run the straightener over my hair and quick splash of makeup I’m done!
    Love love love your blog – always inspiring 😉
    Keep it coming xxReplyCancel

This is a guest post by reader Melissa P I had been looking for a way to store my daughters headbands when purely by chance while cleaning out my craft supplies and repair basket I discovered that a baby formula tin was the perfect size to hold headbands.  As a bonus the inside of the […]

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  • Roslyn Woodhouse

    What a fantastic idea! Can I use it for a craft group?ReplyCancel

  • Rowena

    Perfect. I am rescuing my last formula tin out of the recycling as I type! Genius! Baby doesn’t have much hair but her 3yr old sister does, and a lot of headbands!ReplyCancel

    • Perfect timing you managed to save a tin, I think this idea is just brilliant!!ReplyCancel

  • Kirsty

    I love this too! This is the best idea I’ve seen that will work for my daughter. All her hairties and hairclips will also fit inside the tin too! Soooo excited about seeing this.ReplyCancel

    • Kirsty

      Now just to think of someone who buys baby formula!ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca

    I use a brushed steel wine bucket (like they would use in a cafe – all the decoration comes from the headbands!ReplyCancel

  • Carmen

    You can also use old Milo tins.ReplyCancel

  • Venita Martin

    Love the idea! Just what I was looking for….Thank youReplyCancel

  • My kids are off formula now but a large Milo tin would also work!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Yes great idea Krissy!ReplyCancel

  • Katharina

    awesome idea!!! Will do this as a craft project with my 5yo daughter!
    So in love with your site Kat! Only just found it… In time for the 20 day cleaning challenge, which I just started bit later :) never been more excited about being a mum & house wife :) Keep the ideas coming ladies!ReplyCancel

  • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

    Ooh how lovely Katharina! Welcome to the group.:)ReplyCancel

If germs aren’t kept under control it can become a never-ending battle once cold and flu hits the household.  Teaching children from their early years how to cough properly is a benefit to themselves and those around them, especially when it comes to becoming sick at kindy or school.  But it’s not just the children, […]

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  • Renee Simpson

    A good way to help prevent colds etc is to take Inner Health Plus everyday. I work in childcare so I try and take as many preventative measures as posssibleReplyCancel

My kids toilet was smelling putrid recently, even after a general clean.  We all know how bad little boys are at aiming into the loo, goodness knows how it just gets everywhere.  The photo’s that I am going to share in this blog posts are disgusting, I actually wondered whether or not to share them, […]

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  • Linda Ann Bourke-Templeton

    love it now to get the offener to clean it :)ReplyCancel

  • Shan

    Great idea! Will be doing this on the weekend! My absolute least fav job is always mopping and vacuuming! Detest it! 😉ReplyCancel

  • krystal

    just wondering if you have any ideas on how to clean thick mineral deposit on the bottom of the toilet bowl, i have move into a rental property and i have tried many home made (vinegar, bi-carb, peroxide and cream of tartar) and commercial chemical (drain cleaner, CLS and general toilet cleaners) and the only thing that has done anything is a pumice stone but in 39 weeks prego and it so hard to scrub now. any ideas.ReplyCancel

    • Carolyn Williams

      Krystal you could maybe try Coke as in Coca Cola. Pour a can into the toilet and let sit overnight. I haven’t personally tried this but have read about it.
      Good Luck.ReplyCancel

      • krystal

        thank you Carolyn i have heard of that and should try it.ReplyCancel

        • Theresa

          I would turn off the water to the cistern, and flush the water (as much as possible) away before pouring in the coke, to avoid it being too diluted.ReplyCancel

    • Michelle T

      I have taken all the water out of the bowl and put straight CLR and left it for a couple of days. Then scrubbed. Did a good job.ReplyCancel

      • I am total agree with you. Cleaning toilet is very important. Especially the toilets used by kids. Here you have described the best ideas. Now i have no worry for my son. Thanks a lot.ReplyCancel

    • Kraftykat

      Denture cleaning tablets left overnight in the toilet bowl work a treat.ReplyCancel

    • Catherine

      Dump a whole container of citric acid in the bowl (baking isle)and let it sit a while. No need to empty water or anything.ReplyCancel

    • Michelle

      Someone told me that pouring coca cola into the toilet does the job. Haven’t tried it myself but she said it worked amazinglyReplyCancel

    • Naomi

      Citric Acid. We had the same problem. Sprinkle in about 2-4 tablespoons and leave sit for as long as possible, over night is good. Then it should scrub off easily. Might have to repeat if it’s particularly bad.ReplyCancel

    • vicki

      Had the exact same problem, clr worked great. I put half the bottle in, left it over night then scrubbed with the toilet brush. Alot came off but not all so i repeated the next night and i have a very clean toilet i am proud of.

      Hope this is helpful and wishing you all the best and your new baby.ReplyCancel

    • Sue Thompson

      Put 1/4 cup citric acid into toilet. Leave for as long as possible. Scrub with toilet brush. Flush.ReplyCancel

  • Naki Mum

    Thank you, thank you and again, THANK YOU!! Not only for the how-to on cleaning, but also for the photos! Cleaning the toilet is high on the list of things I hate to do. I’d rathersit out on the deck and have a cuppa than clean the toiletReplyCancel

  • Janeane Thompson

    I used to take our toilet seat off regularly to clean as I have 3 boys. But friend shared a tip with me a couple of years ago and it is not necessary for me to do it anymore. ….. After you have taken the seat off and have it all clean, you just need to boil the kettle and pour it all over the toilet. Over the top where the buttons are to keep that sterile, over the whole seat, front and back and this will run under the seat to flush out anything that is under there. I also pour the hot water over the s-bend and let it run down onto the floor tiles to clean up any floor spillages. I have the mop and wring bucket on hand to mop up the water as it pools on the floor. I do this process weekly and the toilet area is always clean and never any smells and still looks like a brand new toilet….. I hope this tip helps youReplyCancel

    • Kate

      Thank you Janeane this was such a great tip! I did this on the weekend and all the gross hard-to-reach places like the s-bend got flushed out beautifully. I also rolled up a towel to guard anything washing out the door. Such an easy way to do a gross job.ReplyCancel

      • Janeane Thompson

        I am glad this tip has helped :-)ReplyCancel

  • Tinz

    Hi Kat – thanks for the post! Great to know. (Question: Just wondered, where did you purchase your toilet roll holder you have in the corner of your pic?) Cheers!ReplyCancel

  • Jacinta L

    Our toilet is just like this, I am pretty sure I have the worst aimers on earth I end up with entire puddles on the floor. However as we are a 2 female to 4 male ratio I refuse to dismantle the toilet and clean it. The males in the house are responsible for cleaning the toilet including taking the seat off to clean in and around and under every 2 weeks. I figure when they sort their aim out they won’t have to clean it anymore so is good motivation to take their time and be more careful.ReplyCancel

    • Kat

      Great point Jacinta!ReplyCancel

      • natmardon

        I also started making my 7 year old son clean the toilets when he started believing it was completely acceptable to wipe poo on the walls, toilet seat, toilet paper holder etc. He doesn’t do it anymore, but still has to clean them…. but on that note, he certainly doesn’t do a good enough job to clean them this good, so I still need to do it once a week too. I will do this, thanks!ReplyCancel

  • my3boys

    I have 3 boys and a husband & only 1 toilet!!….take the toilet seat off every time I clean the toilet and give it a wipe over. I also soak the plastic screws in the bucket of water I use to clean the toilet, while Im wiping over the toilet. Its absolutely worth the extra couple of minutes to clean under the seat……
    The other thing Ive done is to soak the whole toilet seat in the bathtub with hot water and disinfectant/vinegar… a treat!ReplyCancel

  • Liz

    It’s so good to see cleaning ideas using eco-friendly cleaning products opposed to chemical laden ones that you inhale. Toilets and ironing are my least favourite jobs. Thanks for sharing Kat :)ReplyCancel

  • Karine Plateau

    I discovered and read your blog one week ago (all and every articles) and I thank you so much! I really don’t like cleaning and I hate chemical products. Thanks to you I bought all I need to do my eco-friendly cleaning products and you are a really good teacher to get me organized. I will start with the 20 days challenge and continue with a good weekly planner as well as your daily tasks. Than you again!
    A hug from France.ReplyCancel

  • Joanne

    Cleaning my oven, it is desperate for a clean but dont know where to start.ReplyCancel

    • Marie

      Hey, one of the easiest ways to clean an oven is to remove the racks & loose dirt, wet everything down with vinegar- use a rag, and sprinkle baking soda over it all. Shut the door and wipe it down the next day. You might still need to put some dish-soapy water in the sink and wipe everything again. You may even need to use a chore boy or the green scrub pad on it but everything should come off with comparable ease. Have fun!ReplyCancel

  • Carly Joyce

    I was super inspired by this post and so I completed this task today. I soaked the seat in the bath in hot water and some Sard Oxy Plus soaker which worked beautifully. After cleaning all the muck (so gross) I put the seat back on and tried the boiling water. I’m so happy with the results, doing a wee is a real pleasure!!ReplyCancel

  • stef_antz

    Thankfully we don’t have toilet seats like this to worry about. However I have been caught out in the night when i’ve gone to the toilet only to be welcomed by stepping into a puddle on the floor….Yes, really! My most hateful job around the house has to be cleaning the oven. Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • sempre

    I have THREE sons and their bathroom is disgusting. I’ve tried everything I can think of to get them to take responsibility but it’s a losing battle. However, removing the seat like this is a big help in counteracting the smell. I have discovered an excellent toilet seat at our local hardware store which actually clicks on and off, making the job simple. Now if only I could work out a way of counteracting the puddles on the floor caused by ‘not me’ …ReplyCancel

    • Libby

      Ping pong ball in the toilet for them to aim at. They love it. Clean the toilet as normal with the ping pong ball on it.ReplyCancel

  • sempre

    Oh, and an excellent addition to your cleaning armoury is a steam cleaner – not the floor mop although that is good too, but the little handheld accessory with the nozzle. It’s just matter of point, blast, and then wipe off. Simples!ReplyCancel

  • Susan

    Deifinately the job as described is my least favourite.ReplyCancel

  • Susan

    One other thing, the menfolk in our family sit down to pee. This stops all kinds of mess and stops the urine aerosolling as it hits the water or the bowl. I can always tell when there have been other males in the house. This really works.ReplyCancel

  • Chris

    Cleaning the shower is the job I dread. Can never seem to get the water marks off my glass, plus reoccurring mould in the grout. Would appreciate some eco-friendly ideas, as all the natural products I’ve bought just aren’t doing the job well enough.ReplyCancel

    • teresaq

      Try brillo pads for the glass. Work like a charm, then maybe Rain-x.
      Not sure how eco-friendly they are, but the brillo-pads are certainly
      less chemicals. When using the chemicals for the waterspots, if not
      careful they can damage the glass.ReplyCancel

  • Tracey Hall

    I would say the toilet is the worse as I not only have badly aiming males but also one who has a colostomy bag that sometimes drips onto the floor. He does not check properly so it is up to mum to clean it as I usually notice it when he has left to go home. I have no sense of smell so the smell does not get to me, it is the mess and how does other stuff beside urine gets under the seat.ReplyCancel

  • Seanne

    I would of liked to see an after picture to see how well this workedReplyCancel

  • I believe that toilet must be the cleaniest part of the house. Maintaing its cleanliness is really a must. Thanks for sharing this.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Absolutely Mini Clean, if it’s not clean it stinks and the stink drifts. My daughters bedroom is right next to the loo, so I find it important to ensure it’s smell free for her benefit so it doesn’t drift into her room.ReplyCancel

  • Kelly Taylor

    I made master 12 do this himself once because it was just so putrid!
    Pleased to say his aim has dramatically improved since… still not perfect but he knows the threat of cleaning it again is just one mere cm away!ReplyCancel

  • Kellie Sracek

    I’ve always done this, but most of my friends had no idea the seat even came off!!! When they did it the first time the were totally grossed out! ReplyCancel

  • Sonia Bentancour

    JANEANE THOMPSON… what a fantastic idea!!! I am off to do now as I too HATE taking seat off etc to clean!!!ReplyCancel

  • Alicia Colgan

    Oh my lord I’ve been wondering where the stench could possibly be coming from… Now I know!!ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne Bentley

    Yes, everyone’s toilets are like this, so don’t feel bad. It is just a way of life, I have had mine all my toilets replaced, and on a regular basis clean underneath. We are on holidays at the moment and the toilet stinks, but I can’t bring myself to clean it as I know all these strangers have done this. lol. So for now I will open the window and put some disinfectant in for now.ReplyCancel

  • Fiona Roxburgh

    Thanks heaps another job for me to do grin and bearing it but truly thanks hadn’t thought if it myselff. ReplyCancel

  • Kellie Clarke

    Do you dilute the vinegar in the spray bottle or not?

  • Kellie Clarke

    sorry i’ve re read it and it says pure vinegar thanks!

  • Sometimes our use lavender oil and put a few drops in my toilet brush bowel which makes it smellReplyCancel

  • […] all know toilets can smell, I like to keep a diffuser close by to the kids toilet to gently give a fresh ocean smell to cover […]ReplyCancel

  • michelle

    Does anyone know how to clean outdoor tiles that are indoors? It seams logical with general floor cleaner but the are textured and a massive pain to clean. Ive tried soo many brands as well as a steam mop but after renovating our builder didn’t do a great job at cleaning up and the tiles look terribleReplyCancel

  • Emma-Jane

    In our rental property toilet floors are carpeted. Do you have any suggestions for removing similar stains from the carpet around the edge of the toilet – resulting from two toilet training boys!ReplyCancel

    • Kate - Kat's Assistant

      Hi Emma, Oh no! I would suggest sprinkling the area with bi carb and spraying vinegar around the area and leaving it for a good few hours, then vacuum it up. Also maybe be worth purchasing a toilet mat from Spotlight so it can be placed in the wash to help keep the area clean and smelling nice for you.ReplyCancel

My kids have just about outgrown the bathtub.  The twins now 9 and my youngest 7 all inherited their dads long legs. So each night they are having showers.  After the kids had a bath the facewashers would easily dry over the tub ledge.  However now when having a shower I usually always find the […]

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  • Jessicacarey

    Love the hooks for the puffs in the shower,what a great idea.ReplyCancel

  • alannadale

    Great idea but no way I would spend that much on a shower caddy!ReplyCancel

  • Kazzie

    Love it! … a bit pricey but it looks modern and streamlined.ReplyCancel

  • Congratulations on a lovely clean shower – the caddy looks very practicalReplyCancel

  • Littleanglelstoo

    That looks divine – and your tiles are SPARKLING! Great job. We are about to complete our transition to the shower – can’t wait!

  • Stacey

    I really like this idea. But for $150 I am happy for the bottles to sit on the floor! ReplyCancel

  • tomi

    I’ve finally found the caddy I wanted but the man will not be pleased about the price tag though :(.

    Still worth bookmarking the site for later browsing 😉ReplyCancel

  • Belinda

    I feel sorry for your twins and their eczema. I was born with atopic eczema and diagnosed at 5 weeks of age. I suffer all year and it is not a good feeling. It is very hard for people to understand exactly how itchy the skin gets. ReplyCancel

  • Lisa

    Katrina I love your ideas and where did you find this website – it is an amazing discovery for the addicted organiser. We are about to do a bathroom makeover/reno and it has given me lots of inspiration! For eczema we have found great results in using Epsolm Salts (try in the bath. If using a shower, you can make a mix in a bottle and spray on before or use a foot bath.ReplyCancel

  • That’s a great idea Katrina! My kids are at that age as well, and with Eme having eczema and Seth not, the number of products in our shower is ridiculous. Love how organised your shower is…especially the little sponges hung in a row, up off the floor.ReplyCancel

  • brella

    Hi Kat – you just keep coming up with more and more ideas. I love your blog. I have been decluttering over the last few weeks and feel so much better just clearing out our house. Thank you for inspiring me. xoxReplyCancel

  • Alicia

    I LOVE Moo Goo! It’s the only thing I’ve found that keeps my sensitive skin and scalp calm. Love the shower caddy!ReplyCancel

  • What a clever idea!ReplyCancel

  • Jodene

    Wow, this shower caddy is fantastic! I am going to head over and see how I can get one. I have a metal one that hangs over the shower head, but I hate it. They always get rusty or they don’t sit straight. This one is perfect!ReplyCancel

  • MarissaBeautifullyOrganised

    Love it Kat – I shared it on the blog, hope that’s ok?ReplyCancel

  • Jude Dickson

    Wonderful idea…great design…but seriously could anyone justify $149.00 + postage for an acrylic shower shelf?
    Is it just me?  ReplyCancel

    • It’s very strong and durable, I will get my money’s worth for sure as the ones I have used in the past rust and corrode, where this one won’t.ReplyCancel

  • Raelene

    I have 3 teenagers in their bathroom and the amount of products that are scattered on the floor is rediculous…….. Your shower caddy may be expensive but at least it will be a one off cost! I off to order one now. Thanks :)ReplyCancel

  • I went to Bunnings/Masters and got a soap dispenser like they have in hotels on the walls with the shampoo and conditioner except I got one with three dispensers in one Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Wash (thats what I use anyhow) no bottles what so ever. And now that I can see how much is left in the dispenser I just buy the 1 Litre bottles of shampoo, conditioner, body wash when they are on sale and I only need to buy it every 3 or 4 weeks instead of weekly/fortnightly cause I am unsure if it will last the week or not.ReplyCancel

  • Vanessa

    How does the mentioned shower caddy hold up to shower/water scum & mould/mildew?ReplyCancel

  • EJ Butler

    Great idea. I have 2 shower caddy’s in my shower because I hate things on the floor. I have a few shampoos and conditioners in my shower because I wont waste expensive stuff on my boyfriend. I only recently got the new second one before that I had a suction cap one which kept falling off. great Idea but annoying. this one i have now is hanging over the glass and one over the shower head. I would pay $150 for a great shower caddy. I do wonder about the soap scum. another of my nightmares.ReplyCancel

  • Marisa

    that is exactly the shower caddy I have been searching for for our shower, thanks for postingReplyCancel

  • Jac

    I love this idea! Especially the hooks for the puffs. I have a glass shelf in my shower and tried this, but my hooks keep falling off, which ones did you use?ReplyCancel

  • Joanna

    what a great idea… love it…ReplyCancel

  • Robomum

    Love that rack. I’m in the same situation with my little one and I’m always picking up sopping facewashers.ReplyCancel

  • Jess

    As we do not have a glass shower I am having to think outside the box. I was wondering how the 3m holds up in the water with all the steam?ReplyCancel

  • Renee Simpson

    My girls don’t like the loofah says they say it hurts their skin, so I am going to put loops on their face washers and hang them off their shower caddy.ReplyCancel