Creative Bathroom Storage

by Lee Wyatt
(last updated March 17, 2015)

If there has ever been a room in the home that needs a little extra help in the storage department, then it has got to be the bathroom. Unfortunately, the vast majority of bathrooms in the United States are not designed with an eye towards storage. That is why, when it comes to bathroom storage, it's might be necessary to be just a tad unorthodox.

Creative bathroom storage doesn't have to be something that is outlandish, or even particularly stressful if you know what to do, and how to do it. Here are a few simple suggestions that you can use to find that extra bit of storage space that is hidden in all bathrooms. Best of all, each of these ideas are low cost, and something that anyone of any skill level can do.

  • Up high. Probably one of the most common ways to increase storage space in your bathroom would be to put some kind of shelving or even cabinetry above your toilet. In most homes and apartments this is typically just wasted space, or an area that might have a pretty picture over it. Instead of letting that area go to waste, put in some type of storage unite to create more space.
  • Baskets. Considering that most people don't think that the ceiling is actually going to be a good place for storing items, it's not surprising that many people don't consider that area of the bathroom for storage needs. However, if you hang a few baskets from the ceiling, you have instantly created a few extra storage areas that are not only perfect for storing items such as your toiletries, but can be extremely decorative as well.
  • Under sinks. Under your sink is a perfect location for storing a wide variety of items. To help maximize the available storage space under your sink, you can install some shelves, or use baskets to help organize everything. This location is perfect for storing your different cleaners, while also being able to store things like extra toilet paper or baby wipes.
  • Shelves. One of the most unusual items that a person could use to help organize their bathroom would be to use an ordinary bookshelf. Bookshelves, by their very nature offer all kinds of different options for storage. Ideally though, these storage devices would be perfect for storing your bathroom linens.

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Lee Wyatt

Contributor of numerous Tips.Net articles, Lee Wyatt is quickly becoming a regular "Jack of all trades." He is currently an independent contractor specializing in writing and editing. Contact him today for all of your writing and editing needs! Click here to contact. ...

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