Organization is all about make the best use of the space you have. Good organization can take some creativity, but even spaces on the small side can hold everything you need—if you use the space right.
In a bathroom especially, storage space can be tight, and with the number of products many of us use, there’s no shortage of stuff to store. But there are plenty of simple and creative solutions to get your bathroom looking neat. Of course, the first step to bathroom organization is to get rid of everything and anything that you don’t use and don’t need.
Once you’ve done that, check out these tips for maximizing your bathroom’s storage capacity.
On the Door
Hanging organizers that go over the door can be a life-saver in small spaces. They may not be the most attractive solution, but the rows of pockets will definitely keep things visible and in their place so you can always find what you need—especially little things like makeup and hair ties.
The door is also a great place to put extra hooks for towels, bathrobes, or shower caps.
Over the Toilet
This might be one of the most under-utilized spaces in a bathroom. There are plenty of options to choose from, both stylish and functional. If you really need more storage, opt for a freestanding fixture with closed cabinets or open shelving. If you don’t need so much space, consider using the space for a single shelf or a hand-towel rack.
Along the Wall
Open wall space is a prime spot for extra hooks or bars for hanging towels. Consider a towel rack attached to a shelf for additional space.
On the Counter or On Shelves
If hiding things away isn’t an option, opt for stylish storage where you can keep necessities so the counter doesn’t get cluttered. Apothecary, mason, or other glass jars are all simple, stylish choices that will organize clutter while still letting you see their contents.
Under the Sink
If your bathroom has an open area under the sink, find a small shelving unit or cart you can slide in. For open shelves or carts, use baskets to keep things organized and looking neat. For closed under-sink cabinets, organize items by type and use into clear bins for easy visibility and access.
In the Drawers
Drawers can become black holes if you’re not careful. Drawer dividers and expandable drawer storage are perfect for organizing makeup, hair accessories, and beauty tools.
In the Medicine Cabinet
A medicine cabinet is where you should put the things you use daily but don’t want cluttering the counter. If you don’t use it regularly, it shouldn’t be there—relegate it to under the sink, or toss it if you don’t need it at all.
On the Floor
For bathrooms without cabinets and where other furniture or shelving isn’t feasible, a small cart for storing necessities is your best bet. Dress it up with a tray, and use baskets or jars to keep it from getting out of hand.