5 Clever Ideas for Bathroom Storage Space
If you’re like most people, then you’re constantly struggling to find enough space in your bathroom to make everything fit. If you’re having trouble finding a place for all your towels, or you have run out of places to store extra bottles of hand soap, try these 5 storage space-maximizing bathroom organization tips.
1. Add a Shelf Above the Door
Many of the things we store in our bathrooms – extra bottles of soap and shampoo, for example – are often just sitting there waiting for us to get around to needing them. In the meantime, they’re taking up precious space and creating clutter around the bathroom items that we use more regularly. One clever way to clear up some space without living in fear of running out of shampoo in the middle of a shower without a backup bottle is to add a shelf above the bathroom door. Use this extra shelf to store items that you only use irregularly, or that you won’t need for a while.
2. Use Spice Racks to Store Cosmetics
Do you have trouble finding space to organize all your cosmetics and other small bathroom items? There’s a surprisingly easy way to create the perfect storage space for lipstick, shaving cream, razors, and other items that are probably cluttering up your sink right now. Just add a spice rack or two to the wall next to the sink. Spice racks are small, so they won’t take up too much room or intrude on your daily routine, but they’re the perfect size for storing small bathroom items.
3. Make Use of the Back of the Door
The back of the bathroom door is the perfect place to hang a towel rack, hooks, or small shelving. If your bathroom is really small, and you have trouble finding a place to store towels where they don’t take up a large amount of space, this is the perfect solution to the problem. Most doors are sturdy enough that they can easily handle two or even three racks for bath towels, washcloths, and hand towels – no problem.
4. Hang the Hair Dryer Inside the Cabinet
Hair dryers are a bathroom essential, but they tend to be bulky and hard to store comfortably. One easy fix to the hairdryer dilemma is to hang a hook or a brace on the inside of the bathroom cabinet door, and use it to hang your hair dryer when it’s not in use. That way it will be within easy reach after you take a bath or shower, but it won’t be taking up lots of shelf space in the meantime.
5. Put Drawers Inside Your Cabinets
Cabinets are the main source of storage space for bathrooms, and an easy way to make them even more spacious is to add drawers. Doing this doesn’t require any installation or handy work; just make a visit to your local Staples or other office supply store and buy some small, portable shelving or plastic tubs, and then set them up in any bathroom cabinets that need a little extra storage space.