Save Our Shower!: 3 Small Space Helpers No Cramped Family Should Live Without

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Our bathroom is smaller than our closet. I say this, not because our closet is big, but because our bathroom is small - very small. And there are four of us who use it. Here are three shower gadgets that help our family survive in a teeny bathroom.

1. A retractable clothes-line. Installing this above our shower is one of the best presents my husband ever gave me. Too many towels? Clothes-line. Wet face washers galore? Clothes-line. Hand-washing overload? Clothes-line. I love that thing. And zing! It literally disappears when I'm done.

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2. A wall mounted toy caddy. In particular, we have this fun one shown above from Boon, but there are plenty of basic ones out there too, like this one from IKEA. It holds the kids' toys, and limits them to "as many as can fit in this scoop and no more". It also has a nifty hidden shelf at the top for their baby wash, and their face washers hang from his feet. We adhered this caddy to the wall using removable tape from 3M (from the 3M wet space hooks), and it has stayed put for over a year now.

3. A plastic tub with a lid. Sometimes clothes need to soak. But without a washing machine, large sink or let's face it even a small sink that's available, where was I to put them? I used to soak stuff in the tub until I needed to wash my messy toddlers every day. Since then I use a plastic tub for soaking that can be lifted in and out of the bath when needed, and the rest of the time can be stored in a closet filled with cleaning supplies.

Do you also have the tiniest bathroom on earth? How do you save your shower space from getting over-crowded with junk?


(Images: IKEA, Boon Inc.)

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