For the next few weeks, I’m focusing this series on children. Last Friday was the first part of this sub-series with 42 Things in Your Child’s Bedroom and this post, 42 Things in Your Child’s Bathroom, continues the theme. All of the “child” things-related posts that I have lined up will take us all the way into October, so stay tuned!
A reader actually requested I do a “42 Things” list for children. I already had that planned, because your children’s belongings are part of a normal household inventory, but it thrilled me to no end to get the request from a reader! So, many thanks to the reader who made the request (no name, so I can’t name her) and if you are interested in seeing her comment, head over to this post: 42 Things in Your Master Bedroom.
Anywhoo, for new readers to this series, welcome, and a brief explanation about what this is all about: I create lists of 42 household inventory items and post them on Fridays on this blog. Sometimes I’ll post something other than a list of 42, for example if the Friday is near a holiday, but for the most part, it’s every Friday. I’ve been doing this series for 15 months now, so if a household inventory list is of interest to you, be sure to check out all my other lists!
We lost our home in a wildfire in 2007 and we were not prepared. Not from an emergency planning perspective or from a household inventory perspective. It took me 9 months of working nights and weekends to create a list for our insurance carrier. You can read the 20-part series I wrote about the loss of our home and the rebuild starting with this post: Any Way the Wind Blows.
Fast forward to about a year and a half ago, it occurred to me that I’d not done a household inventory on our new home’s contents! So, I decided to be proactive and create one and while I was working on it, I’d share it on my blog.
My hope is that my lists will help others to either be proactive or use my lists as a tool, if making a list for an insurance claim. Just recently there was an earthquake in Napa Valley and homes were lost. Two days ago, a major water main pipe broke in a San Diego neighborhood, flooding homes and cars. Four nearby hospitals were without water for many hours while city crews worked frantically to get the situation under control.
It’s too early to know how many cars and homes were damaged or to know the number of dollars lost by residents. Clean-up continues and the water to the neighborhood was turned back on this morning – so, if my calculations are correct, this neighborhood was without water for more than 36 hours.
My point – emergencies happen all the time. In a flash, life is interrupted and sometimes changed forever (example: the people who lost homes in the earthquake or the recent wildfires). Can you imagine being at work at 4:00 p.m. on a work day and learning on your drive home that your neighborhood was flooding? How about not being able to get to your home because of road closures and, of course, the flooding? How would you feel if you had a spouse at home, children at home, pets at home and you couldn’t get to them?
Obviously, some things are out of our control, that’s why they are called emergencies. But to have a back-up plan in place, even just a communications back-up plan with your family, will lessen the stress of an extremely stressful situation.
Back to 42 Things inn Your Child’s Bathroom…
At the end of each post, I provide a link to a FREE printable checklist, so be sure to scroll down and get your list! Add it to your household inventory binder and follow along in my Resolve to Be Ready 2014 series, running monthly on this blog, about steps you can take to help your family be better prepared for emergencies.
Here’s the list of 42 Things in Your Child’s Bathroom:
- Bath sheets
- Bath towels
- Hand towels
- Bath mat, shower mat
- Bath rugs
- Shower curtain, liner
- Window curtains, valances
- Window blinds, shades, shutters
- Chair, bench, step stool
- Wall sconces and lamps
- Ceiling fan and light
- Mirrors: wall, floor, hand
- Storage totes, cases, pouches, bags
- Medicine cabinet & wall cabinets
- Free-standing cabinetry
- Shelves, decorative ledges
- Drawer & cabinet organizers
- Storage baskets, boxes, drawers
- Bath canisters, bins, caddies, trays
- Towel stand/rack, wall hooks, towel bars, towel rings
- Blow dryer, hair dryer
- Curlers, flat iron
- Combs, brushes
- Hair pins, clips, accessories
- Bath soaps, salts, bubbles
- Toothbrushes, toothbrush holder
- Soap, soap dish, dispenser/pump
- Shower caddies
- Storage carts
- Art work, posters, photos, frames
- Plants and plant containers
- Decorative objects, knick-knacks
- Bath toys and toy storage
- Bath scale
- Hamper, laundry bag
- Waste basket
- Tissue, tissue box cover
- Paper towels and holder
- Toilet paper and standing holder
- Medications: prescription and over-the-counter
Here’s your FREE printable checklist of 42 Things in Your Child’s Bathroom: TS4T Checklist – 42 Things in Your Child’s Bathroom:
Stay tuned for more…
(other lists of 42 household inventory items)
NOTE: the list below is not all-inclusive. For a complete list with links to all the 42 household inventory lists available so far on this blog, go to Archives – By Category.
- 42 Things in Your Laundry Room
- 42 Cleaning Supplies and Equipment in Your Home
- 42 Things in Your Dining Room
- 42 Things in Your Living Room, Family Room and Great Room
- 42 Things in Your Foyer, Mud Room and Hall Closet
- 42 Things for Your Pets
- 42 Things in Your Home Office and Library
- 42 Important Papers in Your Home
- 42 Personal Products in Your Bathroom
- 42 Storage Solutions for Your Home