Nothing can be more stressful than getting everyone ready for school in the mornings. It can feel like you are running a marathon.
There are several simple time-saving tips and tricks that will help you stay sane during the busy back to school season.
Taking time now to organize my bathroom has been a lifesaver and school hasn’t even technically started.
Creating a Mason Jar Bathroom Organizer has helped clear clutter so that I am able to quickly locate important bathroom essentials such as toothbrushes, cotton swabs and my make up brushes more quickly before they wake up. Once the kids are up, all bets are off for getting any more ‘me time’.
How to Make a Mason Jar Bathroom Organizer
(4) Mason Jars
Stain, Paint or Spray Paint (I used Radiant Metals Metallic Interior Paint by Valspar)
Pallet or one 5/8″ x 4″ fence picket
3/4″ #8 wood screws
1/2″ #8 wood screws
3″ diameter Hose clamps that fit a mason jar lid (adjust if your mason jars are larger than 2.5″)
Find an old pallet – (I found mine behind a large retail store. I asked for permission if I could have it.)
Cut 2 boards 18″ long out of the middle
Cut 2 more 5″ long
Lay the 2 – 18″ long boards horizontally one above the other
Place the 2 – 5″ boards vertically about 3″ from each end
Use 3/4″ wood screws screwing from the 5″ boards through to the 18″ boards so no screws show from front side. Be sure to bury the screw head a little so screw is securely fastened into 18″ board.
Sand edges and front if needed to smooth out rough places
Paint, stain, or spray front of boards to your liking
Fasten a couple of picture hanger hooks on back of 5″ boards for hanging later
Mark locations for hose clamps on front of boards spacing out accordingly
Drill holes through hose clamp and into wood so screws won’t crack wood when securing
Use 1/2″ wood screws to fasten hose clamps to wood planks
Place mouth of mason jars in hose clamps and tighten
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