Bath Toy Storage Ideas
When you share a bathroom with your children, you've probably had the painful experience of slipping into the tub and stepping on a bath toy. While kids need those toys to make bath time interesting, their toys need a home when they're not in use. Here are storing 4 ideas for storing toddler toys for the bath.
Tub toys need proper drainage and airflow for safe storage. If they don't dry off after use, mildew starts to form and you have a bigger problem than just toy storage. Stackable baskets or storage towers with baskets can keep the toys dry without taking up too much space.
If you have extra cabinet space in your bathroom, a quick fix for bath toy storage is an under-cabinet storage rack. They're typically used to store cleaning supplies, but the metal, adjustable shelves are perfect for letting bath toys dry out of sight. If your cabinet is occupied, you can always use an over-the-cabinet-door basket to store small toys.
If you want to keep the toys contained to the shower, a tension rod may be your solution. Basically, the tension rod is placed on the inside wall of the shower at the height of your child sitting down. Using shower curtain rings, you attach small plastic baskets along the rod and you have the perfect bath toy containers. Check out The Inspired Home for the instructions. It's easy to put together and convenient for the kids; they won't have any excuses not to put their toys away when bath time is over.
Last Resort Storage
If your kids have a lot of big toys they just can't do without at bath time, you may only have one option: a laundry basket. It shouldn't be fancy, but it should be plastic with a lot of cutouts so your kids' toys dry out thoroughly. It's an easy fix, because your kids will still have all their toys readily available at bath time and you won't step on them when it's your turn to use the shower.
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