“I have so much storage space in my bathroom that I don’t know what to do!” said no one I ever knew. Whether yours is large or small, it could probably stand some improvement. Here are so me easy storage ideas that will help your small bathroom function more efficiently.
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The first storage area you’ll find (literally) when you open your bathroom is the door. Over-the-door storage can hold quite a bit of those essentials. And unless you’ve got pocket doors then the back of doors can be an ideal place to hold items you need more frequently.
The bathrooms at our old house were itty-bitty (as my grandmother would say, “Not enough room to cuss a cat in.”) Door storage was a lifesaver. This was where I used to store extra bottles of shampoo, body wash, and soap bars. I like to bulk shop when things are on sale – but you do need a place to stack the extras till you need them.
I love drawer storage! Drawers hide items keeping them out of site and making any room look neater and less cluttered. The only problem is that sometimes drawers can become a jumbled mess too To solve that problem you need drawer organizers. What I like about this one is that it allows you to customize the cubbies you create in the drawer. When it comes to drawers…one size does not fit all needs.
A problem at our house is that counter space is limited but there are items we use every day. Yes, we should put these items back in a drawer or counter after each use but let’s face it. Most of us are in a hurry and just don’t take the time. Both of these little shelves gives you a place to store everyday items while getting them up and off your valuable counter space.
There are times when you have no choice but to store items on the counter. If you’ve got a bathroom that’s short on drawer space then your options do get somewhat limited. But items that have to sit out don’t have to look junky. These organizers wit on the countertop (or anywhere else you’ve got horizontal space) and hold lots of products. They both have some adjustable shelves so you can customize then to your needs and products.
Above the toilet storage
I’m always stunned at how often the area over the toilet is ignored – this is prime real estate! This is such an easy way to add storage to a small bathroom because every bathroom has wall space above the toilet. This makes a perfect place to store extra toilet paper, hygiene and personal products, extra toiletries, and towels. We often forget that vertical space can easily be turned into storage space when square footage is limited.
Wall storage doesn’t have to look “bathroom-y” either. These fabric wall pockets would hold extra toiletries without taking up much space. And a simple Command Hook would suffice as the wall hanger which is a great when you can’t – or don’t want to – mess up the walls.
And for the record, self-adhesive wall hooks have come a long way. You don’t have to settle for plain-Jane white plastic these days. You can find a wide assortment of hooks to blend in with your decor and style.
One of my favorite storage ideas!
An area most people don’t think about as potential storage is their shower curtain. I’ve written before about the mesh shower organizer and it’s one of my all-time favorite products. But I also like this shower curtain liner that has storage pockets actually built in. Both are great ways to store extra bottles of shampoo, body wash, kid’s toys, soaps, etc. I own the mesh liner and I LOVE it! Be sure to check out the mesh shower organizer product review.
Even adding just a couple of these ideas to your bathroom will make a difference in your storage and how well your bathroom functions. Let’s face it, we start and end our days in this room. Anything we can do to make it work better tames the frenzy just that much.