8.01.2006

Works For Me Wednesday

Wow. It's been some time since I've participated in a Works For Me Wednesday, because quite frankly, I've run out of tips, or so I thought. I had a recent bathtub experience that prompted me to participate yet again. DD #2 had a "juicy toot" in the bathtub Tuesday night. I don't think that needs much explanation. Before it went all over, DD #1 and I grabbed all of the bathtub toys and threw them into our bathtub toy container. After all of the water drained out, I ran and submerged all of the contents and the container into a container of bleach water "just in case", let it soak, pulled it out, and rinsed it.







See that? It is a colander from the dollar store. It is fabulous. The water drains right out. Every night, I spray the toys down with Lysol and then rinse. It works well in situations like our recent bathtub incident.

And it was only a dollar!

Or you could decide to spend $29.95 on this darling contraption.
I will stick with the dollar store find.







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33 comments:

MomOfMany said...

I love that tip. We use a basket, but it doesn't have holes on the bottom and so water sits in it. I think I am on the way to the dollar store this week to get me a big ole colander.

Trisha said...

Great idea! Easy and inexpensive!

Mommy the Maid said...

That is a great tip! We use a laundry basket and I have to wash it out a lot. I think I might go to the Dollar Store tomorrow.

Jennifer said...

Oooh, I like that cute frog, but I'm cheap. . . . We also use a big plastic basket, but there's ewww in the bottom of it, because it doesn't drain completely. I gotta make a switch.

Dawn said...

I love the dollar store! And I love your description of what happens in the tub sometimes!

The Sparks said...

What a great idea!

Everyday Mommy said...

That is brilliant, Girl! Must get one!

Amy said...

Great tip! I would need forty of these for all my kid's bathtub toys though... :) Maybe I could switch them out?

BTW- I love that frog thing too. I saw it at Target. It is a waste of money, but oh, so chic! :)

Chappyswife said...

Now that is a fabulous tip that I will use!

Mama Duck said...

I use my colander too ;). Tho that frog is super cute....

Tori :) said...

You're a genius. Seriously! Thanks for the tip!

Laurel Wreath said...

Great idea!!! Thanks for sharing.

Jamie said...

Thank you for that idea, I will definitely us it!

The Roaming Southerner said...

Neat tip! I love $ savers

Barb, sfo said...

My basket isn't working for me. I need a colander, for sure. Thanks for the tip!

Eagles Wings said...

Thank you, I love $$$ saving tips...

Nikkie said...

Great idea! I was just thinking I needed to go get something for Boo's tup toys, Dollar store here I come!

amerimeximadre said...

smart thinking!

Kristen said...

On my way to the dollar store to pick up a pretty pink collandar for the girls' baths. GREAT IDEA!

stephanie said...

Okay, I totally laughed out loud at your description. :) But that's a GREAT idea. I need to implement that with our girls!

Amber said...

that is wonderful..I have a plastic bucket thing from the dollar store that I use...it is all holes....works great! I also have a small basket that is all holes that I use in the kitchen to hold the sponges, bottle brushes, etc that I use to wash the dishes....after I am done with the dishes I just put it in the sink and let it drain.....works great and the stuff gets dried well!

itybtyfrog said...

The "unexpected" happening in the tub is always alarming! We have a container that suction cups to the side of the tub that has holes in it for draining. I am loving the frog one...where is that from? Your colander is a great idea...and so cheap!

modernmama said...

That is a GREAT idea! And that it only cost a dollar is even better!

Glass Half Full said...

My first son would always have his timely "movement" during bathtime when he was one. What was up with that???

What a neat piece!

Kelley said...

so simple - why didn't I think of that?!

Carol said...

Sure wish I'd had this tip back in the day when mine still played with tub toys. Brilliant!

Susanne said...

What a great idea! I'll have to get one.

Pattie said...

I love, love, love this tip, Stephanie!!!! I usually just pile the bath toys on the side of the tub and let them drip dry...which never works. There is always water left inside. I am totally going to try that. Thanks!

Dawn said...

"Juicy toot" just cracked me up! All too familiar. As to why? Must be the nice warm water.

Thoroughly Mormon Millie said...

LOL @ "juicy toot." Now there's a flavor of gum they'll never make.

I like your idea! Very cute! I think I'll be visiting the dollar store while I'm home by myself this weekend!

EmmaSometimes said...

great idea!!

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