31 Days to a More Functional Home Day 2


Hi again! Welcome back to our month long series on creating a more functional home!

We kicked off the month yesterday talking about making cleaning easier, and I’m sticking with that theme today. I can’t even begin to count how many times I have walked into a bathroom and noticed that one of my littles left toothpaste in the sink or that the mirror is spotted or the floors dusty in the corners. It would take two seconds to take care of it, right? Except the cleaning supplies are downstairs, and I’m tired…

31 Days to a More Functional Home

I’m happy to say that as of today, everything I need to clean the upstairs bath is corralled in a bucket and lives IN the bathroom. Here’s what we’ve got:

  • bucket, Dollar Tree
  • small floor scrubber, Dollar Tree
  • rags, free since they were made from worn towels
  • foaming bathroom cleaner
  • disinfecting wipes for quick cleanups
  • glass cleaner (I split one bottle between the upstairs and downstairs bathrooms)
  • cleaning gloves, Dollar Tree

Not shown:

  • Small dustpan/brush combination for the upstairs bathroom for sweeping up the floor. It hangs on a Command hook right next to the cleaning bucket. That way I don’t have to go after a broom and dustpan to do the floors.
  • toilet brush. I grabbed a small one from the dollar tree along with a cylinder shaped storage container. I made sure the brush fit in the container, then tossed the lid and put the brush in the container, which fits right into my bucket. That way I can put the brush back in the bucket after using it and it will be in it’s own compartment.

I spent very little money on this project, but it made a huge impact. Now it is quick and convenient to clean up the bathrooms, freeing me up to do more fun things.

I’m so glad you stopped by. Come on back tomorrow and I’ll show you how I organized our school lunch supplies to make mornings just a bit easier.




About jennifer@contentmentathome.com

♥ Christian wife, momma and keeper of the home. Blogging favorite recipes, home decorating, crafting and snippets of family life at contentmentathome.com, where we believe home should be your favorite place in the world. ♥
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2 Responses to 31 Days to a More Functional Home Day 2

  1. Pingback: 31 Days to a More Functional Home | Contentment at Home

  2. jehdld says:

    I really need to do that! I love the idea of using a Dollar Tree bucket to store it all as well.

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