Here are some creative (and surprising) ways to store your stuff — no matter how small your bathroom is.
Even if you have a palatial bathroom, it can be a challenge to store everything — styling products, lotions, curling irons, travel kits, hair dryers, makeup, cleaning supplies, extra shampoo, soap, body wash…the list goes on. You want everything put away neatly and within easy reach. Here are some creative ways to increase your bathroom’s storage and accessibility.
In the Vanity
If your bathroom has a vanity and not a pedestal sink, you likely have a cabinet under it to store everything from toilet paper to hair spray. The problem is, many vanities have just one or two shelves, and those items can get piled on top of each other, making it difficult to find what you need when you need it. Here are some solutions to combat this:
We’re all familiar with lazy Susans in our kitchen cabinets — why not make use of this spinning wheel of organization in the bathroom cabinet? Put your hair products, brushes and hair dryer on one lazy Susan and your cleaning supplies on another to create a neat, organized look out of the jumble of products and make the depth of the cabinet more accessible and usable.
Taking another page from the kitchen, sliding drawers like those in your kitchen cabinets will organize your stuff and let you utilize the entire depth of your cabinet.
These are great for taking advantage of the height of the cabinet without piling your products on top of each other.
They help you keep all of your products in one place in your shower — why not do the same for your cabinet? Put a caddy on each inside wall of the cabinet, and use one for beauty products and the other for cleaning supplies.
On the Walls
If you have a pedestal sink, your bathroom walls are probably your only option for storage. Getting creative is the key to making the most of the space without creating clutter.
Hang these on the wall to store items like pill bottles, nail polish, lotions, gels and hair spray within easy reach.
Above the Toilet
It’s often the place for a hand towel bar, but installing shelves, hanging baskets or a cabinet instead will give you a home for extra toilet paper, linens and other items.
Above the Doorway
This underutilized space is just waiting for a shelf for towels or TP — you just might need a stepstool to help reach it.