Something to think about; the bathroom is the only place a guest can be alone in your home? Your guest can see exactly how clean or messy you are. A place we can be alone too, clean those bathrooms!
Showers use less water then baths. Unless you are a teenager, then we limit showers to 5 minutes. A bucket in the shower for while you run the water to get hot, That water can be used to flush toilets or water plants.
Use less shampoo and conditioner. You can accomplish this by putting a nickel to a dime size in your hands rub them together then rub in your hair. If you squirt the shampoo and/or conditioner into your hair it wastes it and water trying to rinse it out.
I bought a soap holder that attaches to the side of the wall with suction cups, so the soap can drain this dries the soap faster and isn’t slimy on the shelf.
Dry the shaver off after use and it will last longer.
Compress Toilet paper down so it doesn’t roll as easy and the kids won’t over use it.
Baking soda can be use when out of toothpaste. Put baking soda on the toothbrush with a little water and brush.
Soaking your new toothbrush in soak water extends the life of the bristles.
Baking soda and water can be used as mouth wash. Put ½ t. baking soda, ½ t salt and ½ a glass of warm water into your cup and gurgle and rinse. This will also help canker sores.
Always knock if the bathroom door is closed!
2 T. baking soda in baby’s bath helps diaper rash. Grandma Young said to try it when the kids had a bottom rash and guess what? It worked!
Dry baking soda rubbed on under arms in a cheap deodorant or vinegar wiped under your arms.
Did you wash your hands?
***toothpaste getting to the end of tube, we use a small wallpaper roller and push the toothpaste up to the top or you can cut the bottom open and get to it that way.
Mirror getting fogged up rub with shaving cream and wipe off and you won’t have that problem for a while.
I made a book holder from a wire hanger on the side of the toilet. Worked great!
Put a ½ gal milk jug, brick, 2 liter pop bottle filled with water or a big jar in the tank of the toilet to take up space and you won’t use as much water when you flush.
We hung a hook for all the kids in the bathroom to hang their towel when done to dry. Some do not like this idea but you are clean when you get out of the tub. You can hang over the shower curtain rod so they dry completely and don’t smell musty or mildew.
Use plastic store bags for little garbage and sample perfume or cologne work nice in the bottom of the trash.
While the light bulb is off spritz your favorite perfume on it and when you turn the light on the aroma will fill the bathroom.
Turn product bottles upside down to get every drop. You can also water them down a little and extend their use a little more.
Use up those free samples. Having guest stay at your home? Make a basket with your free samples and a few towels and wash cloth so they can feel right at home.
Denture tablet will clean a hard to remove ring around the toilet. This really works, it may take a few times but this was a wow moment.
If you have a bathroom fan, use it when taking baths and showers. This will help with the steam, mold and costly repairs in the future. We also have a small window and I like it opened to release the steam.
When your child is old enough to take a bath but still needs supervision- clean the bathroom while you are in there.
Clean your ears!
Brush and floss your teeth and save money at the dentist. When your teeth are clean you can smile a lot more. A smile is the cheapest way to improve you looks!
When your towels start to fray you can:
– Sew along the edge and repair.
– Cut into washcloths and sew around the edges.
– Rip into strips and make a mop.
– Make a bath mat
– Use to stuff something.
– Use for cleaning cloths
Leftover soap slivers? I put them in my hand soap dispenser with water. And when the soap melts, shake it and it is ready to use. Foam soap pump can be reused I put 2T. Soap and fill with water and it is ready to go.
I taped a little prayer to the side of my bathroom cabinet so I see it when I get up and when I go to bed, it reminds me to pray. Grandma Young always had the serenity prayer taped to her mirror.
Leave shower curtain closed and you won’t get as much mildew on it, the water can run off and dry.
Swish the water before you get out and drain the tub and you won’t have as much scum stuck to the sides.
Save water make the tub with a crayon for how high the kids can fill it for a bath.
Vinegar wiped on chrome makes it shine.
Baking soda is also a way to clean your tub. It doesn’t cost that much and it doesn’t scratch.
Use one towel; I realized my 98 pound baby is using three towels for her little body.
If you have any you would like to add please leave a comment and I’ll add.