When I set out to make some improvements to the bathroom, I was rather discouraged.
Furniture of any kind is expensive in Germany, even the cheap-o particle board stuff. You really have to stumble across a rare find. Or hope IKEA carries what you need. I just so happened to luck out in both areas.
Lidl has closeout sales several times a year. The warehouse where the sales are held is only a short bike ride away from my flat. At one of these sales, I came across a tension rod shelf for 5 euros. I snatched it up and upon arriving home discovered this shelf fit very nicely in the space above the toilet. It’s now home to paper product storage: toilet paper, paper towels, wet wipes for little bums, tissues, and pull-ups.
When collecting packaging for my hallway Pinterest project, I had the idea to paint old milk and juice cartons for storage on the teeny tiny shelf above the potty. Though I’m pleased with the outcome, I think these containers could use a little pizzazz. I just haven’t yet figured out how to add some. Any ideas for me? Leave a comment or link below.
For under-the-sink storage, IKEA came to my rescue. As I was browsing the catalog, I could barely believe my eyes. IKEA Germany sells a cabinet for only 9 euro! (Fyi, I looked this up on the IKEA USA website and it sells for $29.99.. I wonder why?)
IKEA also scored more business from me in the form of new hand and body towels. I love the pop of color that inexpensive towels can provide. I also purchased a bin to store said towels, so they’re not shoved in our small toiletry cabinet.
So there you have it, a tour of my bathroom. Don’t say I never share anything personal on Thrifty Travel Mama!