How To Safely Clean And Organize Your Kids’ Bath Toys

If your bathroom is overflowing with rubber duckies, tiny sailboats, and squirt toys, it’s time to think about storage solutions! If you’ve read our recent blog, Toy Storage They Won’t Outgrow, you learned about fun and creative ways to keep your home clutter-free. But what about organizing toys in the bathroom? Here, we’ll cover how to organize and clean bath toys, so that your bathroom can be a calm (and safer) place for kids to get ready for bed.

Keep Bath Toys Under Control

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Stop stepping over toys in the bathroom, and consider these simple hacks for organizing bath toys. You don’t need to spend a fortune on fancy toy storage solutions (unless you want to). Here are some tips for keeping bath toys under control:

  • Use a mesh laundry bag to hold toys, hung on the showerhead or faucet. Water easily drains out through the mesh, and toys are all in one place.
  • Use stick-on hooks on backsplash tile to hang plastic shower totes. These soft baskets can be found at the Dollar Store, and can help keep bath toys up and out of the way.
  • Keep a small plastic laundry basket in the tub to keep bath toys contained.
  • Keep a plastic bin tucked inside a bathroom vanity or linen closet to hide toys when guests come to visit.

Keep Bath Toys Squeaky Clean

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Bath toys are consistently exposed to water, and a wet environment is the perfect breeding ground for germs. With that said, it’s a good idea to add those bath toys to your Spring Cleaning list. Here are some tips for keeping bath toys squeaky clean:

Every Day

  • Always squeeze out the excess water from toys after each bath or cleaning, and let them dry. Or better yet, plug any holes with kid-safe, waterproof glue, or a hot glue gun.

Once A Week

  • If dishwasher safe, run bath toys through a cycle, and rinse as usual.
  • Soak toys in one part of vinegar and 3 parts of hot water for 10 minutes. Rinse well with clean water and dry.
  • Wipe down or spray toys with a kid-safe cleaner.

Once A Month

  • Use one part bleach solution to 10 parts water to kill bacteria, and then rinse well with soap and water.Use an old toothbrush to get inside crevices. Squeeze out any excess water, and dry.
  • Throw out any bath toys that are past their prime or showing signs of mold.

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