{Organise} Bathroom

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The bathroom always needs a regular clean especially if you have children splashing water all over the vanity top when washing their hands, toothpaste splats on the mirror, towels that are dirty from the mud on their feet or the paint brushes they cleaned in the basin, maintaining a clean bathroom is a daily job.

Over the next week or so I will be taking you on a journey to get your bathroom organised and clean.

Below is a photo of the kid’s bathroom. I love orchids, for me they give a really calm feeling and look gorgeous. Even if the bathroom gets a little messy the orchid still makes it feel somewhat tidy.

 

What I didn’t mention above is the shower…if you don’t clean it regularly, it will make the task so much harder each time. By giving it a quick clean often this will help reduce the amount of time you spend having to scrub later.

Sadly I have an allergy to highly scented products such as perfumes, deodorants, candles, aromatherapy oils, lotions, room deodorisers etc and quite a few cleaning products. For this I am so very thankful that my husband from Day 1 has taken on the duty of cleaning the shower and oven as I find these are the 2 areas in the house that need the most highly smelling chemicals to clean. As he works very long hours and I don’t ever like to nag him I have been trying to find something suitable for me to be able to clean the shower. Recenlty, I have come across a fantastic new product that I will be able to use, I’ll write up a review and share with you soon….stay tuned!!!

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39 comments

Shannon Gallaway May 31, 2011 - 6:04 AM

Can I suggest good old bicarb and vinegar for your shower if you have some allergies? I got that hint from Shannon Lush’s book – get a shaker (the type they use in fish and chip shops for the salt!) and fill it with bicarb, go like the clappers shaking it around the shower, then put some vinegar in a spray bottle and spray that all around the shower – I promise that if you do that every couple of days that your shower will be sparkling. The only downside is if you go ultra crazy with the bicarb you have to rinse for ages to get rid of the residue ๐Ÿ™‚

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Louise Rea April 18, 2013 - 12:40 PM

That’s a great idea about the shaker for bicarb – it’s sounds weird but the feel of bicarb on my fingers makes my skin crawl and I always find that I put wwwaaaayyy to much bicarb on everything so I’ll be going to get myself a shaker. Thank-you

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Katrina April 18, 2013 - 12:58 PM

it will also stop the bicarb coming out in lumps. Glad you liked the idea ๐Ÿ™‚

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Selin May 31, 2011 - 6:41 AM

We share our bathroom with kids and I have do a daily wipe to keep it presentable and somewhat clean buttt I always forget to wipe the shower screen.

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Caley May 31, 2011 - 9:17 AM

Hi Katrina, I’ve only recently discovered your blog but I am loving reading them. I couldn’t help but tell you about Nature Direct products. They replace all cleaning products we have in our home. The are 100% Natural, no harsh chemicals. Please email me, so I can send you more information on these amazing products.

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Renee May 31, 2011 - 9:47 AM

I am not quite so bad as you, but I can relate to the issues with scents! (It was worse until I had sinus surgery 10 years ago.)

I have a feeling I know what the product is, and I’ve used it too. Looking forward to your review! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Rachel May 31, 2011 - 10:00 AM

I just use microfibre cloths, with the occasional Bicarb and vinegar clean. Almost a chemical free house now.

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Katrina May 31, 2011 - 9:03 PM

I’m slowly getting there too Rachel, love Bicar and vinegar!

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Joolz May 31, 2011 - 10:04 AM

I used Exit Mould the other day for the first time in our showers. It nearly blew my head off when I stepped in and turned on the hot water to scrub it down! Pew! I have now bought Shower Sparkle which is less powerful but still gives a good result. Since losing my cleaner, I now fully scrub down the 2 showers every 2 weeks (going over every inch of tiles and suddsing up)which includes drying the tiled walls and glass totally so it is sparkling clean. Very satisfying when finished.

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Katrina May 31, 2011 - 9:03 PM

That is stinky stuff

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Kylie May 31, 2011 - 10:25 AM

I LOVE the idea of the suction cup holder on your mirror for the toothbrushes!! I’m off to clean the kids bathroom and re-use a suction cup holder I have elsewhere for their toothbrushes!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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Katrina May 31, 2011 - 9:02 PM

Nifty, I’ll do a better blog post and picture about that soon.

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Katrina May 31, 2011 - 9:10 PM

I am LOVING this new ‘products’ I’ll let you know about it soon!

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Julia Kuku Couture Invitations May 31, 2011 - 10:44 AM

Thats it I am getting of the couch to give my bathroom a clean thanks for the inspiration:)

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Katrina May 31, 2011 - 9:02 PM

Lol, how did you go? did it get a good clean?

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Leisha May 31, 2011 - 11:08 AM

Perfect timing (again) Katrina. Today was bathroom day and you have inspired me and my 3yo helper to give it a nice sparkle. Love your idea for the toothbrushes.

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Katrina May 31, 2011 - 9:01 PM

I’ll do a better post about the toothbrushes soon!

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Emily May 31, 2011 - 11:10 AM

I also have to recommend nature direct products. I only heard of them recently and I had a demo and bought the lot. They work really well and are 100% safe for kids as well as adults. When you find out about the nasties that are in regular cleaning products, you’ll never use them again.

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Katrina May 31, 2011 - 9:01 PM

I’ll have to look into them, thankyou!!

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Lise May 31, 2011 - 11:20 AM

I TOTALLY relate to you hating smelly bathroom products, I used ot hate cleaning the shower due to the fumes that would make me feel sick and lightheaded. I started using Norwex products a few months ago (went to a party one of the mums from school held), and it is fantastic – no fumes! For most cleaning, I just use one of their cloths (with no chemicals at all), but for the shower and all that scale/scumm build up, I use their spray-on descaler – it works really well, leaves the shower super-sparkly and clean, and no ponginess (not sure if that is a word sorry!).

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Katrina May 31, 2011 - 9:00 PM

It’s a word, some cleaners really smell, especially on your hands after a few hours. Thankyou for the tip!!

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Larissa May 31, 2011 - 5:09 PM

You read my mind! June is the month when I am going to get all 3 bathrooms organised and sorted!!!

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Katrina May 31, 2011 - 8:59 PM

Good minds!! I would love to see photo’s when you are finished!!

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Julia Kuku Couture Invitations May 31, 2011 - 11:05 PM

It came up great Katrina my hubby was very proud, I told him it took me hours but in reality I spent 20mins in there ๐Ÿ™‚

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Christine Hammond June 21, 2011 - 5:55 AM

I use Enjo cleaning mitts.
No spray/fumes!

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Katrina June 23, 2011 - 1:47 AM

I have one of their cleaning mits for dusting. They have a shower variety dont they??

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Louise Rea April 18, 2013 - 12:44 PM

Enjo is beautiful!!!! Cleaning the bathroom is a breeze if you do it regularly. I bought quiet a bit before I moved into our new house and it’s still in tip top condition after 4years.

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Melanie Gardner June 23, 2011 - 11:57 PM

Hi Katrina, just a quick question – do you remember where you bought the orchard from? I’ve been on the lookout for one in a nice white pot for ages! Thank you!

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Katrina June 24, 2011 - 4:03 AM

Yes, I purchased it from Adairs, I love it too, so simple and elegant

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Pam G December 21, 2011 - 9:24 AM

Hi Katrina, is the cream towel just to the right of the your basin for drying hands? Our main visitors bathroom is also the kids bathroom, and with 2 boys and 2 small towel rails, both rails are occupied with the boys’ bath towels. There is a small towel rail located around the side of the basin/cupboard, but it is easy for visitors to miss (and hangs down near the bath where the boys can tug on it). Any suggestions for where/how to include a small hand towel for visitors so they don’t dry their hands on the boys’ towels?

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Katrina December 22, 2011 - 1:13 AM

No these are the kids bath towels. What about an over the door hanger for the cupboard below the basin for the hand towel?

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Justine Hastings December 21, 2011 - 10:09 AM

I also use the Enjo bathroom glove and drying cloth its called the ‘miracle’. I highly recommed them, Ive never found a product that comes close. The added bonus is that you dont need any chemicals. They are expensive but well worth every cent and last for ages, Ive been using mine for almost three years now. Vinegar & bicarb also works a treat for stubborn stains & cleaning the oven, havet used an oven cleaner in years.

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Meredith Myers September 9, 2012 - 11:13 PM

I don’t use chemicals in my oven, when I’ve just turned it off I place an old tea towel soaked in water on the floor and shut the door for a while, usually most of it wipes straight off, sometimes it needs a bit of elbow grease. I’ve also heard that Eucalyptus oil is good in the shower, though that won’t help you.

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Renee Simpson April 11, 2014 - 4:19 PM

I noticed you have an orchid in your kids bathroom, I have one in y girls bathroom as well. It add such a lovely, calming touch

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