I’ve been talking about this DIY for a long time but have never gotten around to doing it. My bathroom counter is quite cluttered with makeup. Eyeshadow palettes, lip glosses tubes, bronzers, and more. Don’t even get me started on what in my drawer! Nail polish galore, tooth paste, etc.. (Our bathroom needs a remodel one day. I have a drawer and the hubs has one. Not nearly enough room for two peep!) This DIY from Little Things would definitely help clear up some space. It’s about creating a magnetic makeup board. Love!
This is so simple! Many DIYs claim that but this one truly is. Grab a metal tray (Dollar Store?), your hot glue gun, a fabulous piece of fabric that matches the decor, and adhesive magnets. I love the pencil holder for the brushes! That is a solid idea. I would find a way to mount this to the wall, maybe with wire like a picture frame. It would free up so much space. Here are some other ideas on how to organize makeup.
Cleaning the bathroom. Ug. There are lots of tips and trick out there for how to make this most hated of household chores easier but that’s not what this post is about. What?! This video from Melissa Maker (Clean My Space YouTube Channel), will show us how to clean the five most disgusting things in our bathroom. I’m excited to feature it here but I’m afraid to find out what those items are. So afraid! But knowledge is power and I want to have a clean bathroom and everything in it…
According to Melissa, the germiest items in our bathrooms…your toothbrush, your loofah, your razor, your toilet bowl brush, and your plunger. What are the secrets? A couple use vinegar (of course!), a few others use rubbing alcohol, and the secrets to keeping others clean is all in the storage. You’ll have to watch the video to see more.
Most of you probably think baby oil is for babies (and you’d be right of course)… but that’s not all baby oil is useful for. Baby oil actually has many practical uses beyond massaging those tiny legs and arms.
All baby oil essentially is is a mineral oil that is scented. You can consider mineral oil similar to petroleum Jelly since they are closely related. It is produced in large quantities and is fairly inexpensive to purchase. While many folks may not think of purchasing mineral oil, a lot of people are aware of baby oil since it is more well known.
We’ve collected several tips on using baby oil ranging from skin protection to getting gum out of hair. You’ll be surprised at some of the ways baby oil can be useful!
1. Add some baby oil to your bath for silky smooth skin:
Have you ever created your own shampoos or soaps? Nowadays folks are becoming increasingly aware of the chemicals and cancer links with store bought cosmetics, shampoos and soaps. So it is not surprising that many people are turning to organic and do-it-yourself solutions. Many people aren’t even aware that you CAN create your own shampoos, and they are effective as well!
When you create your own shampoo at home, you get to choose exactly what goes into the product and what certain ingredients you may need for your specific hair type.
Check out these amazing bathtubs! I love the creativity and out of the box thinking. Some of them even have a great view. I love old clawfoot tubs and vintage pieces but don’t worry, I’m not talking about those. These tubs are never seen before and I would Loooove to have one!
There is nothing in this world more relaxing than a hot bubble bath, with a cup of tea and a great book. Those molded fiberglass bathtub/shower combinations you find in every home built in the last 30 years just don’t cut it. Those are really made for bath time with your 2 year old. I don’t fit well in ours. My husband can forget about even trying to take a bath, not that he’s actually a bath person at all, but everyone should have the option! Equality!
The hammock bath is so creative (#4). I’d never have thought of it! I’m not to keen on #7 it looks like something out of The Matrix or some other scifi movie where they are going to harvest me for energy. Lol. If I had to pick a favorite it would have to be…nope. Can’t do it. They are all fabulous! Do you have a favorite? Let me know! Now that you’ve seen the bathtubs of the future, here are the bathrooms of the future that they will go in.
Did you know that you can clean your bathroom with just two ingredients? It’s true! And because you’re are so smart I bet you can guess what they are. Vinegar and Water. It’s a 50/50 solution that does wonders. For harder stains use hot water. Let your mixture stand for 10-15 minutes before scrubbing away.
This video from DIY Network also has tips on how to clean your showerhead (with vinegar), Unclog your drain (using vinegar of course), and deodorize the toilet and get rid of lime and rust build up (with vinegar of course). What would DIYers do without vinegar? Probably shrivel up and die.
What is vinegar? The Vinegar Institute can explain it to you. It has info on the different types, formal standards, and so much more. Good to know! Another fun bit of info to have is how it’s made. Check it out here.
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!