Bathroom Storage Ideas

by Karen Bates
(last updated February 4, 2020)

In many cases, the bathroom is not a very big room. There are many large things crowding the area like the toilet, bathtub, and sink, and you probably don't have a lot of extra space in this room to work with.

The bathroom can be a tricky place to keep organized. If you have a small bathroom, you might struggle with finding a place for everything to go and still keep the room looking neat and tidy. It can be easy to just stack items on the floor or group them on the counter without any kind of order. If you have cabinets, shelves, or cupboards in your bathroom, they can quickly become disorganized as you just randomly put things there when they have no other place to go.

Even if you don't have a lot of space to work with in the bathroom, you can still successfully organize the area instead of leaving it cluttered and messy. You have many options for storing and organizing the things in your bathroom. Here are some ideas that can help:

  • Make the most of any shelving or cabinets in your bathroom. These are the best places to store items that you don't need to keep right on the counter. Start by throwing away any old or unneeded items that you find on the shelves and cabinets. If you have expired medication in your medicine cabinet, be sure to dispose of them properly. After ridding the area of these items, reorganize the ones you are keeping carefully by type. Use containers on shelves to help organize small items. Store larger things under your bathroom sink. This is a great place to hide items like toilet paper or cleaning supplies.
  • Try an over-the-toilet shelf to give yourself more storage space. This gives you tons of room for storage and organization. Use decorative bins and containers to make this area look neat as well as useful for storage.
  • If you need places to keep towels, consider installing another towel rack if there is room on the wall. You can also neatly stack extra towels on a shelf or keep them in another room to save space.
  • Organize the counter area. Instead of leaving things randomly placed around the sink, implement a system of organization that will help keep things in specific places. You can find small shelves to give you more storage in the room if you like.

There are many options for storage and organization in your bathroom. Try some of them and this part of your house will look great in no time.

Author Bio

Karen Bates

An English student who enjoys writing and art, Karen has had her poetry published in her university's literary journal and has several novels in the works. ...

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