Ugh! I hate cleaning my house. Beyond vacuuming dusting, and sweeping the floors. I would much rather have someone else do it. It’s amazing how much dirt a husband and two kids can drag into a house. Okay, I’m probably responsible for some of the dirt too. Hiring a cleaning service has it’s benefits, but they don’t always do the deep deep stuff. If they do you will pay through the nose for it. (Why is that a saying?)
Time to give your house a deep cleaning. Don’t delay. You know you have been putting it off for too long already. Here are some great tips to clean the most neglected areas of your home. Be forewarned, these are the areas you have no desire to clean. You might not even know you need to, or even can, clean them. Here is another list of places that could use some cleaning that are often neglected too.
We’ve all had a clogged toilet. I can confidently say that it isn’t anyone’s favorite problem to deal with. I usually turn off the water valve to prevent an overflow and then race to find a plunger (or husband). Apparently that’s not how they deal with overflows in South Korea. There is a product called the ‘Pongtu’ that does the plungers job for it.
The Pongto looks like a disposable toilet seat cover. When applied to the toilet rim it makes an airtight seal. Pushing down on it has the same effect as a plunger. It’s crazy. You need to watch the video! (It is a tiny bit gross though.)
Just for future reference… here is South Korea’s official website. It is a fascinating country and if it’s on your travel ‘bucket list’ you need to read up on it before you go! For example, did you know that their national bird is the magpie and animal is the tiger? Interesting. Also, their motto is ‘benefit broadly the human world.’
I can never get enough bathroom hacks. If yours is small I’m sure you understand. I must sound like a broken record but there never is enough room! Why is my husband’s stuff on my side?! Move over! This roundup from Karma Stream has all the ideas you will need to create storage in the smallest of spaces when there isn’t any.
These ideas are so helpful and shabby chic! Come to think of it, not all of them are space savers but all them are beautiful. They make everything seem light and airy. I’m a fan of anything and everything with a baskets. I really like the door towel rack and pull out cabinets. How about you? Do your bathroom need help? Any winners here for you? This Old House has a tutorial for installing those handy pull-outs. Bonus for detailed instructions! It looks perfect for those beginner DIYers. (Me.)
127.3 million people live in Japan. The population of America is 319.9 million. The U.S. is 26 times larger than the island nation. All of that to say Japan is crowed. There are a lot of people in that little country! The people there have had to get creative with their architecture. I love it! Buildings are tall, brilliantly shaped, and the interiors don’t waste an inch of space.
Check out these 12 reasons why Japanese bathrooms are better than all the rest. Bigger isn’t always better and the powder room featured in this video prove that. Each portion is sectioned off, so three people can use it at one time. The sink is huge so you can wash more than your hands. I really like how the bathtub has a cover, heater, and emergency button, and air dryer. I think it’s really cool how the bath water is recycled to wash the clothes. I was wondering why everyone rinsed off first! Here are some of those fun and tiny Japanese homes I was talking about. The pictures are the best!
Get ideas on how to create storage in the smallest of spaces where there isn’t any with this roundup from DIY And Crafts. It’s brilliant and I’m so excited to feature it here today! My bathroom never seems to have enough room and is cluttered beyond belief. (It’s honestly a little embarrassing.) My husband I share the space so I am always looking for new organization tips, tricks, and hacks. Here are 30 DIYs that will literally transform your bathroom and they are budget friendly. There are also detailed tutorials for each one. #win
Theses ideas are so helpful! I’m gonna have to put some of these in place this weekend! I love the DIY pocket organizer. I would go with the full sized shoe organizer over the back of the door for the win! So much space. The under sink expandable shelf is amazing. I didn’t even know that they made those but I’m going to buy one ‘post haste.’ Working around those pesky pipes always wastes so much space but not any more. The wall baskets are also great. These ideas are all great!
How about you? Are any of these calling your name? The only way you could not be ‘wowed’ by this roundup is if you are one of the few who doesn’t need any help. Tell me how you do that! Please?!
Just in case you are as smitten as I am, here is the link to the under the sink shelf. Brilliant.
I hate my bathroom right now. Mostly it’s because I need to clean it but it’s partly because it looks like a tornado tore through there. It’s not a shoe box but it’s not spacious either and since my husband I share it…Messy! I am always on the look out for organization tips (I know my honey appreciates that) and that’s why I’m excited to feature this awesome roundup from Daily Savings! These ideas are brilliant!
I am so going to try putting a Lazy Susan under the bathroom sink. That would save me a lot of space! The repurposed drawer and upcycled window DIYs are beautiful and I don’t care if they add storage! They add a certain je ne sais quoi that I must have. Lol!
If you liked those, then you will love these. Check out these 13 big ideas for small bathrooms from This Old House.
Many people suffer from S.B.P. or Small-Bathroom-Problems; lack of storage sucks! I would know, I suffered through it for many years. It felt like decades but it was only for about 4 years. If you are in the same boat, struggling with places to store your stuff, here are 25 DIY projects that are creative but not spendy! (p.s.- This roundup has terrific pics and complete links to all original sources so you can get the full tutorials!)
Towel shelves are your friend. Anything built-in, especially cabinets, should be your very best friend! Both of those DIY storage ideas let you pile your stuff up and out out of the way without taking up valuable floor space. And the built-ins are nice because they won’t obstruct your view or be a hassle to get about like regular cabinets. Love!
If these 25 DIYs weren’t to your liking then maybe these other bathroom and laundry storage ideas at wayfair.com will be. Find them here.
Find the full article from architecture art designs here…
Wow! Each and everyone of these bathrooms is stunning! They are beautiful and have something unique that will make you want to take a relaxing bubble bath right away. I can’t stop daydreaming about the ones with big warm fireplaces. So cozy! Some of these are super practical and some are just a thing of dreams. I don’t think I can pick a favorite!
Get ideas on how to create storage in the smallest of spaces where there isn’t any with this wonderful roundup from Good Housekeeping. I am so excited to feature it! The bathroom is one of those tricky rooms where there never seems to be any room. Mine is cluttered with hairspray, towels, shampoo, makeup, and the works. These ideas were so helpful! Love. Them.
Check out this terrific roundup on bathroom storage from Home Ideas! They have gathered up such good ideas. I think everyone can use a little organization help now and then, and especially in the bathroom. If you are one of the few who doesn’t, please tell me how you do it!