Getting yourself and your bathroom organized can be a great way to start the day off right. Instead of fumbling with small bottles, and knocking over the toothpaste tube when you’re reaching for it, add creative organization techniques to make the most out of your bathroom. Small but thoughtfully introduced changes can make your bathroom tidy, welcoming, and more enjoyable.
Below are 20 genius bathroom organization ideas that will change your bathroom for the good:
1. Create a Corner Shelf
If you don’t have room for a shelving unit above the toilet, try creating a corner shelf instead. These shelves are only meant to hold small items (so they don’t obstruct the view in the bathroom). They’re also easy to build yourself and tend to fit with most bathroom decor styles.
2. DIY Bathroom Organizer
Not a fan of the idea of a shelving unit above the toilet? Try a DIY bathroom organizer instead. This type of organizer can be made from just about anything. It could be as simple as a wire basket or a wire mesh hanger. Or you could make something from a plastic storage container or a wooden crate. You could even use a plant stand as a bathroom organizer. The sky is the limit.
3. Install a Small Open Shelf Above the Toilet
If you don’t want to install a shelving unit above the toilet, you can still add an open shelf instead. It’ll give you a place to store your toilet paper. Just don’t place anything heavy on it.
4. Add a Towel Bar
If you’re short on space, consider adding a towel bar instead of a shelf. It can be used to hang hand towels, washcloths, and even small items like bath bombs. Just make sure to install it near the toilet to avoid blocking the toilet paper.
5. Add a Robe Hook
If you don’t have room to add a towel bar, consider adding a robe hook instead. It can be used to hang bath towels, robes, and even bathrobes. Plus, it’s typically fairly easy to install.
6. Install a Vanity Cabinet
Some bathrooms have more space than others. So for a bathroom with a lot of space, consider adding a vanity cabinet (instead of shelves) for additional storage.
7. Place a Shelf Above the Toilet
Some people prefer to add a shelf above the toilet instead of a shelving unit. You could purchase a shelf from the store. Or you could make a DIY shelf. It gives you a place to store things like hair styling products, a hairdryer, a travel-size toiletries kit, etc.
8. DIY Shower Caddy
Avoid the clutter by creating your own shower caddy. This is a great way to keep all of your shower essentials in one place. Just grab a wire basket, some rope, and a few clothespins. You’ll have a cute and functional shower caddy in no time.
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9. DIY Bathroom Magazine Storage
Don’t let your reading material clutter your bathroom. Instead, turn it into useful storage space with a DIY bathroom magazine storage. This is a great option for storing magazines that you’re not currently reading. This helps you to keep the bathroom clutter-free by storing magazines in a place where they’re easily accessible.
10. Add Floating Shelves
Shelves are a simple way to provide extra storage space in a bathroom. Floating shelves are a particular favorite because they eliminate the need to secure shelves to the wall. Just hang a shelf set on the wall, and you can store towels, washcloths, or even decorative plants or candles on the shelves.
11. Store Items on the Inside of a Cabinet Door
You can save money by using the space on the inside of a cabinet door. No extra money to buy a shelf or other storage space is needed.
12. Hang Items From a Tension Rod
A tension rod works well for towels, washcloths, and other items that you would hang on a towel rack or shower curtain rod. To hang items from a tension rod, simply attach a metal hook to the rod and hang your items on the hook.
13. Use a Narrow Shelf
Narrow shelves work well for storing items that are too large to fit in tiny cabinets. Shelves are also a great way to display decorative items. Just be sure to select a shelf that doesn’t take up too much space.
14. Store Extra Items in a Shower Curtain
Shower curtains are a great way to store extra items that you don’t have enough room for in cabinets or shelves. Just be sure to store items that are not likely to leak. You don’t want to store liquids or other items that could leak into your shower curtain.
15. Add Drawer Dividers
Drawer dividers are a great way to keep your makeup products out of sight, yet easily accessible. I like this idea because it keeps items from sliding around in the drawer but still allows them to be visible enough to be accessed easily.
16. Use Adhesive Cabinet Organizers
These can be used to hold everything from sponges and scrubbers to small toiletries. You can also find them with small compartments that are perfect for holding makeup and other small items.