Bath time with a toddler is so much fun! At almost 15 months old, Beckett is now really starting to enjoy playing with toys in the tub, but with that comes the challenge of storing all those toys. There is a small bathroom right off of Beckett’s nursery, but it only has a shower. That means that bath time occurs down the hall in the bathroom attached to our guest room.
We have plenty of storage space in the bathroom cabinet, but the problem was that by the time the tub toys finally dried, and I got around to putting them away in the cabinet, it was time for another bath. As a result, the toys ended up living on the edge of the tub most of the time.
I had been searching for a new tub toy storage solution – one that would allow the toys to be quickly picked up and put away after bath time, even when still wet. While shopping at Ikea a while back, it occurred to me that the Grundtal rail system could be just the answer. I liked the coordinating white plastic Grundtal containers that are made to hang from the rail – but at $10-$16 each they were more than I wanted to spend. After a bit more searching around the store, I discovered that the Rationell Recycling Bins also fit onto the Grundtal rail, and at only $3.99 each they are a much better deal (these bins are no longer showing up on the Ikea website, but the Colorado store had a large inventory just a month ago). Update: These white bins are showing up on the Ikea website once again, but are now being called the Rationell Waste Sorting Bins.