Bathrooms and storage…it’s always a problem for us because our bathrooms aren’t that big, making storage crucial in creating a functional, organized bathroom. Even with the most spacious bathrooms, you can always find ways to make the space more organized. Today for the Organize Back To School Challenge, we will be focusing on organizing bathrooms. Yesterday I shared some tips for keeping the kids bathrooms organized. Today, I’m sharing ways to create extra storage in small bathrooms around the house.
Our master bathroom is rather small, which can be challenging at times. We have a small sink, a medicine cabinet and three drawers built into the wall. Seeing as I have a lot of bathroom products, my stuff takes up the most room in our master bathroom. I have tried to create ways to use space effectively in a small bathroom.
Currently, I have some stacked mesh containers to hold my blow dryer, flattening iron, curling iron and headbands, but I am always on the look-out for other ways to store things under the sink. I do use 3M™ Hooks to hold items like my lint roller and floss sticks to the door to create more storage options for us. I also have some bins that hold our extra items or items that are too tall to fit into the medicine cabinet.
I thought I would showcase some of my favorite small bathroom storage ideas! You can also look at some ideas on my Pinterest page that features bathroom ideas!
Let’s start with my favorite way to add ideal space to a vanity by using pull-out drawers. These adorable pull-out drawers were showcased from I Heart Organizing. I just love how Jen adds so much function to a small space. By creating pull-out drawers, you are able to create much more usable space because you are able to pull out the drawer to get items that are way in the back. I really do love this idea to help use the space under the sink much more effectively.
Another effective way to use space is to put up shelves. Lots and lots of shelves to create extra storage. Most homes have a lot of wall space that you could build shelves going up really high to create a lot of storage. But, to keep all of those items organized, it’s best to use decorative bins to hold everything together. And if you are creating shelving units that go up really tall, it’s really easy to grab a basket instead of trying to find one particular item off of a tall shelf. These shelves and baskets from Crafting in the Rain, were placed over the toilet to use space that would typically be wasted space. Steph did a great job of giving her kids space to keep their bathroom items, while keeping the space looking cute and fresh.
Via Our Fifth House
These window baskets are such a great use of space that would typically be wasted seeing as it is in a small nook next to the shower. These window baskets from Our Fifth House make a wonderful use of space and effective storage for a small bathroom. Carmel put her extra toilet paper rolls and towels in the window baskets, utilizing space since she doesn’t have a lot of counter space or vanity storage, while keeping her bathroom looking adorable!
Having floor to ceiling shelving units is another way to keep a small bathroom feel like it’s larger than it is. By having open shelves, you don’t feel as closed into the space as you would with built-in cabinet units. Also, the light colors help create a larger bathroom because it feels airy and open. Melissa at 320 Sycamore Blog did a fantastic job of creating wonderful shelves with decorative items but still creating lots of storage for her small bathroom.
Via The DIY Playbook
Bridget and Casey from The DIY Playbook created this amazing mason jar organizer that can be used to hold practically anything. This is incredibly useful for getting things off of the counter if you don’t have a lot of counter space. I love the idea of putting the q-tips, make-up brushes and puffs in a mason jar organizer and mount it to the wall near the sink. In our bathroom, it would help give us a little more room on our tiny vanity for other things that I need while I get ready, like my make-up!
I love the idea of using a towel bar on the back of the bathroom door. Jenna from Jenna Burger Designs decided to do this instead of the typical double hook that never really dries your towel completely. With a towel bar on the back of the door, you are able to make sure you towel gets dry and have a space to hang it without taking up valuable wall space, which we all know can be used for so many other things than a towel bar!
I also love using towel bars to double as storage. Use a cute basket to hide things like toilet paper, Kleenex boxes, or any beauty products!