Made It Monday: A little Bathtub Organization

OK....since it is summer, I am taking a bit of time to work on our new house.  I thought that since Tara at 4th Grade Frolics has her Monday Made It linky, I would share one of the teeny little projects I have tackled here with you all.  I am sure there are classroom applications for it... ;)
 A few weeks ago, my friend Shannon posted on Facebook how she organized her bathtub with the kids' toys and stuff so that it wasn't a super huge mess....sort of how this looks right now:

With her inspiration (that she said she got from Pinterest...I have no idea where so I can't credit the original), I set about making my own organization station.  And now, my kiddos' tub looks like this:
DIY, home improvement
The finished product!!  So much better.

How did I do it?  It was SOOOOO simple.  I purchased a shower curtain rod, shower curtain holders, and some waterproof baskets from the shower aisle at Target. 

Putting the shower curtain rods through the place where the suction cups used to be on the baskets (I took the suction cups off), I was able to make little hooks instead.

Then, I twisted the rod until it was taught on the tub, hung the baskets, filled them with the shower stuff, and viola!, I have nice, neat, organized space that keeps it somewhat presentable :)  One little thing I did notice is that I needed to push the rod all the way down in the tub.  Otherwise, the weight of the shampoos, et al., kept making it slip down anyway.  But it is really perfect for the kids' tub.

What have you made lately?  Anything home improvement related??  I am in need of some more organizational tips!


  1. That looks so nice and organized! I love it!

  2. I've seen this on Pinterest, and thought about doing that in our tub. I HATE the collection of toys. Right now I just have a plastic basket sitting outside of the tub with all of the toys in in. Not pretty to look at. I would love to be able to just close the curtain and forget about that craziness. Good idea!

    Shenanigans in 6th Grade Math

  3. What a great idea!! I have a bag that is supposed to stick to the tub to put toys in but it never stays on the tub. I might have to do this. Thanks!!


  4. This is brilliant! I have been looking for an idea for my kids bathroom for a while so I'm totally stealing this idea. Thanks so much for sharing!

  5. I did something similar, also from an idea on Pinterest! But, it was for my daughter's stuff to be ABOVE where my sons have their toys and so her bottles weren't sitting on the edge but she could still reach them. I like how you did the clear baskets for the toys. I need to do that for my boys!

    Collaboration Cuties

  6. Love it! I need something because my son's bath toys are all over and the dog keeps stealing them! Thanks for the great idea!

    Life In Middle School

  7. What a great idea! So organized:) Thanks for linking up and it totally doesn't have to be classroom....I try to do one classroom and one home made it a week to keep me focused on my short

    4th Grade Frolics

  8. Where was this idea when my kids were little and I had stuff falling all over the bathtub? Thanks for sharing!

    Mrs. Laffin's Laughings

  9. Awesome idea!! Must remember for when I have kids :)
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  10. So smart! My 8 year old claims he's too grown up for bath toys, but once he's in there and I put his 2 giant cups full of Playmobil knights on the edge of the tub, I always hear him playing with them. This would be much less annoying than the cups.

  11. What a terrific idea! Think I'm gonna steal it!! :)


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