How a Toothbrush Sparked A Bathroom Organization Frenzy

The other morning I got a good glimpse of my son’s toothbrush and noticed that the bristles were going every which way and that he needed a replacement.  I took a quick peek in my cabinet and saw that we had a spare toothbrush available, the only problem is that it was for kids …..  Z.E.N.is 5!  I also noticed that his Fluoride rinse was running low so I decided to take a quick trip to Wal-Mart to get him a new toothbrush and a new bottle of fluoride rinse.

Z.E.N. came along for the ride

We spotted these SpongeBob Squarepants Toothbrushes.

Colgate Spongebob toothbrushes at Walmart

Z.E.N. emphatically approved of these because SpongeBob is his favorite Nickelodeon cartoon character. As soon as he saw them, he had to have them!  I pickled up a few more items including some additional oral hygiene products and headed back home.

Here are some of the oral hygiene products I purchased.

oral hygiene products fluoride rinse floss picks

When I got home, I gathered up the items that needed to go in the bathroom and realized that I had nowhere to put them.  My medicine cabinet was full so I really couldn’t add anything to it, and the counter was just cluttered with stuff. You see, I’m a product junkie and I always want to try out a new lotion or a new shampoo.  Problem is, all this stuff takes up space!

My medicine cabinet

My cluttered bathroom vanity top

I couldn’t believe how disorganized the bathroom was.  I vowed to immediately remedy the situation.  I got to work and took everything out of the medicine cabinet.  I then reviewed each product to determine if (1) it was something that I still used and (2) the product was still good (i.e. not expired).

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By doing this exercise, I discovered that I had products in there that I didn’t even realize I had.  In addition, I had products that I just no longer used.  I also got the opportunity to wipe down the shelves with antibacterial wipes.

I wound up tossing a lot of stuff, which in turn freed up a lot of space.  I was able to move some of the stuff off of my counter and into the medicine cabinet.

This is all the stuff I threw out

ahh, clean vanity topLess cluttered medicine cabinet

After tackling the medicine cabinet, I tackled the cabinet under the sink, the cabinet drawers and the shower caddies.  You don’t even want to know what I found lurking in those places!

Be sure to check out all the photos of our Wal-Mart shopping expedition over on Google +. Also, please be sure to check out Colgate on Facebook and Twitter, too.

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias #CBias #EasterSmiles. All opinions are my own.

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Diane Nassy

Diane is a New Jersey-based writer and blogger. She is a wife and the mom of a 9-year-old little boy. Through her blog, she wants to inspire moms to find Zen in their lives while offering practical tips and other valuable information to help families deal with everyday issues. Check out Diane's Google+ profile "

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