Get your mind outta the gutter!!! I’m talking about toy organization and towel racks today! : )
Every now and then I have to overhaul Mazen’s toys. If you recall, I wrote this post two years ago when I first organized his toys. It’s funny that the most popular toys in that post are the ones he’s totally outgrown now! Yet they were all still in there – just with two years more toys as well.
We had a big toy sorting party a few weeks ago and I sorted through every toy in his room.
How ironic that when I pulled them out he began to play with toys he hadn’t cared about in months!
That is a good lesson though, because like they say about junk food – out of sight, out of mind! So, my goal was to take his toys out of bins and display them on the shelves.
A lot of the more topical toys (Mr. Potato Head and his parts, magnetic blocks, etc.) have been moved to our downstairs toy storage closet to pull out on a rainy day. Most of those only entertain him for a short time anyway. I also had a “Trash Box” and a “Give Away Box”, but I am holding onto those for a bit just in case he asks me for one of those toys. (“Mommy, where is that torn sticker book I got in the goodie bag at Jimmy’s 2nd birthday party?”) You never know!
His closet is feeling much more breathable now, and I know exactly where every single figurine is! : )
We have a game changer up in my bedroom as well!
Thomas has impeccable hygiene and takes 2 showers a day (at least!) I love it because he always smells so fresh and so clean. But, I didn’t love the towels that were hung to dry all over our bedroom.
I decided to research towel warmers to see if that would dry his towel well enough between showers. I ordered this one on Amazon in a white finish only to have his mom tell me she had an extra one she could give us that day! So, I canceled my Amazon order and couldn’t wait to try hers. She bought it on sale at Bed, Bath and Beyond a year or so ago. I love the black finish! (And I also love the gold nickel finish on this one I almost bought too.)
Based on the advice of other Amazon people, I bought this outlet timer that turns the rack off after 30 minutes. Technically you can leave it on all day, and it doesn’t get hot enough to cause a fire, but I didn’t want to burn that much energy. You can set the timer to 30 minutes, 3 hours, or 6 hours if you need more heat for a better dry. I love that you can turn it on at the timer with the push of the button on top and don’t have to bend down to turn the actual rack on and off.
So how are we liking it? LOVING IT!!! First off, his towel is totally dry for each shower. Second, no musty smell. Third, the towel room decorations are gone! This was a total game changer. The only downside is that the rack is big, but luckily we have a nice space for it next to the vanity. If you have a tiny bathroom, you might need to put the rack in your bedroom or another spot nearby.
Also new to our bathroom: this awesome shower speaker we got as a wedding gift! It’s waterproof and Bluetooth enabled and can pair to up to 6 phones. There has been lots of singing in the shower!
The last game changer? When your child requests bell peppers as a bedtime snack because he knows you only offer vegetables after he’s had a good dinner and an ice cream dessert.