Small Bathroom Organization Hacks How to Increase Your Bathroom Storage Space!
If you are looking for small bathroom organization hacks to help keep your bathroom tidy and organized, then you are in the right place.
Bathrooms are normally one of the smallest rooms in your home, and one of the hardest to keep neat and organized. And decluttering your bathroom before organizing will help make the task easier.
A disorderly bathroom not only looks a mess, but it can also make it harder to prepare for work, or other events because you end up wasting time moving things around or looking for needed items.
So, here are some great bathroom organization hacks that can help you to organize your bathroom quicker and for less than you might expect.
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13 Simple Ideas for Organizing a Small Bathroom
There are a variety of different ways to increase your bathroom storage space for very little money and here are a few of those ideas.
Over the Toilet Storage
All that wall space over your toilet is wasted space that can be used for storage.
Here are some great ways to create extra storage over your toilet while actually making your bathroom look great.
#1. Prebuilt Storage Units
There are several different prebuilt storage units that you can choose from.
These units generally provide two or three shelves and sometimes a small cabinet which makes for great storage for those extra towels, toilet paper rolls, shampoos, soaps and more.
Do keep in mind that these units have legs that fit closely next to the tank of your toilet which can make cleaning a bit more difficult.
#2. Build Your Own Shelves
You can build your own shelves over the toilet and avoid those legs going down to the floor. You can make your own shelves or purchase pre-cut shelves and shelf brackets.
#3. Go With an Easy and Attractive Hack
One really cheap and attractive way to create storage shelves over your toilet is to purchase a couple of towel racks and some wicker baskets.
These baskets are perfect for storing extra towels, toilet paper, your hair dryer or those extra bottles of shampoo, crèam rinse, and body wash.
Or you can forget the towel racks and simply attach some good size wicker baskets right to the wall.
#4. Build a Hidden Storage Space
There are some items you keep in your bathroom you want to stay hidden away until you actually need them, such as plunger and toilet bowl brush and cleaners.
Building a recessed storage space between the studs in your bathroom wall can provide a small hidden storage space that won’t be seen unless you know where to look.
With 16 inches between the average studs, you can build a recessed storage space just large enough to hold those objects you want to keep hidden away.
Simple and Easy BathTub or Shower Storage
Having enough storage space at hand in your bathtub or shower can make a huge difference in keeping your bathroom functional and neat.
There are a couple of different ways to add extra storage space to your shower or tub.
#5. Corner Shower Shelving
Corner shower shelving or an over the shower head shower caddy will give you a couple of small shelves on which you can place soap, a bottle or two of shampoo and perhaps a couple of other small shower items.
I really like this corner shower caddy that I found on Amazon because it doesn’t require drilling if your bathroom wall is smooth. However, you will need to drill if your wall is rough. (Hardware for drilling and adhesive for smooth wall are included)
InterDesign York Metal Wire Hanging Shower Caddy for Shampoo, Conditioner, and Soap with Hooks for Razors, TowelsVdomus Strong Shower Caddy 2 Tier Bathroom Corner Shelf Organizer Polished Chrome No Drilling Needed
#6. Create Your Own Shower or Tub Storage with an Extra Shower Curtain Rod
If you need more bath or shower storage than one of those shower caddies offers, then you may want to create your own storage by using an extra shower curtain rod and attaching a couple of mesh fruit bags and plastic baskets to the rod.
The mesh bags are great for holding those kids bath toys and your loofah and other items.
The baskets can hold shampoo, cream rinse, soap, and other needed items. Best of all, this rod can be installed at the right height to work with either your shower or tub.
Turn the Back of Your Bathroom Door into Extra Storage
There are several different things you can do to turn your bathroom door into extra storage space depending on your individual or family needs.
Here are some of the things you can do to make good use of that bathroom door.
#7. Use Hooks to Make a Place for Your Bathrobe or Pajamas
When you want to take a bath or shower then you are going to want somewhere to place your bathrobe or Pajamas out of the way but close by for wearing after your shower.
Placing a small coat rack or hooks on your bathroom door gives you the ideal place for placing your bathrobe while you shower or bath.
#8. Over the Door Shoe Caddy
You can use an over the door shoe caddy with clear pockets to create a good deal of storage for hair brushes, combs, curling irons, shampoos, soap, toothbrushes and even makeup.
This will help keep everything sorted neat and tidy. And with so many pockets the shoe organizer will give you plenty of extra storage space.
Which idea you use to create storage space on the back of your bathroom door will depend a great deal on how much storage space you have already made and what you most need the space for.
#9. Storage for Extra Towels
You can either use any of the towel holders below to hang or store extra towels or use an old wine rack and roll your towels.
Making the Most Use Out of Your Sink Cabinet
If you have a sink cabinet there are some great ways to create functional space around and out of your sink cabinet.
Here are just a few examples of what you can do.
#10. Place a Divided Box Above Your Sink Under Your Medicine Cabinet
You can build or buy a divided box to attach to the wall over your sink.
You can place plastic cups that match your bathroom décor into each section to store your razor, toothbrushes, hairbrush and comb and other items that you want to keep close at hand.
#11. A Lazy Susan and Wire Basket Will Create a Handy Storage Space
#12. Don’t Forget the Inside of Your Sink Cabinet Door
When organizing your bathroom you want to make use of the inside and outside of your sink cabinet door.
A great way of doing that is to place a couple of pieces of PVC pipes on the inside of your door to hold your curling iron and brush and then use an over the door towel holder to hold a hand towel and washcloth on the outside of the door.
What if You Don’t Have a Sink Cabinet?
#13. Build a Cabinet Around Your Sink
Not everyone has a sink cabinet. If you have a pedestal sink you can still create under the sink storage either by building a cabinet around your pedestal sink. Or by placing a skirt around the sink and using that hidden space for your wastebasket and store things like your toilet bowl brush and plunger.
You can purchase another shower curtain to match the shower curtain you already have to make your sink skirt out of. Or you can choose an easy to wash material that goes with your bathroom décor.
How to Organize a Small Bathroom – Conclusion
While these bathroom hacks, won’t actually make your bathroom bigger, they will make it feel larger simply because everything is neatly organized, out of the way, and still easy to access.