If you’ve ever lived in a small space, then you’ve likely had to deal with the struggle of having a small bathroom. And, even if you’re home isn’t particularly small, it’s likely you’ve still faced that problem since bathrooms never seem to have enough storage anyways. But there’s hope yet!
There are tons of creative ways you can increase storage in your small bathroom to make it more livable and usable. From buying products that are meant to maximize storage in small spaces to getting creative with unused wall and door space, it turns out there’s a lot you can do to improve your small bathroom. It’s all about thinking outside of the box and not being afraid to get your hands dirty with a little DIY project.
Though some of these projects may seem intimidating, they’re ones that you should be able to replicate yourself. There’s no need to go out and spend a fortune, either.
Now you have to go ahead and get organized!
10 Put A Lazy Susan Under The Sink
If you need a convenient way to see and be able to grab your most-used products, then consider putting a Lazy Susan under the sink.
Though a Lazy Susan is often used to display baked goods or cooked meals, it’s also a genius way to store items that you still need to be easily accessible. Put everything from your everyday skincare to hair care products on here. This way it won’t take up space on your bathroom counter, but will still be just as easy to grab and go.
This hack isn’t just helpful for organizing your bathroom – it can be applied to your kitchen cabinets, as well!
9 Buy A Mirror With Built-In Storage
You’re most likely going to want a full-length mirror in your bathroom. But kill two birds with one stone by opting for a mirror that features built-in storage!
Many full-lengths mirrors feature a shallow compartment in the back that you can access by simply pulling the mirror forward. Inside, you can store everything from cleaning supplies to toiletries to accessories. Being able to close the mirror and hide the clutter will keep your bathroom looking clean and organized.
Even if you don’t have room in your bathroom for a mirror like this, you can add it to any room in your home to make the space feel bigger and to create additional, secret storage.
8 Invest In An Over-The-Toilet Organizer
Perhaps the chicest and quickest way to add storage to your bathroom is to get a storage rack that goes over your toilet!
Over-the-toilet organizers are available at most houseware stores, including Target and Wal-Mart, and can also be found for cheap online at Amazon. With just a little bit of assembly, it’s easy to position the rack over your toilet as most claim to work with all toilet sizes and shapes. Then store your extra beauty products and towels conveniently and efficiently.
Pro tip: If you want to make the rack even more aesthetically pleasing, invest in storage boxes that you can line it with. This way, all of your clutter will be out of sight and out of mind.
7 Command Hook The Back Of Your Door
If you’re lacking space to hang your towels and your bathrobe, then stick some command hooks to the back of your door to maximize space!
Chances are, you’re currently not using the space behind your doors, so this hack is an efficient way to add storage in an area you’d least expect it. Pick up heavy-duty command hooks that can withstand at least 10 pounds of weight from Target, or online at Amazon. Then quickly peel the sticker off the back and stick them to the wall in whatever way you want.
This hack is especially convenient if you’re bathroom doesn’t feature a towel rod, or even if you need an area to hang clothes or accessories.
6 Use A Cupcake Platter To Organize Toiletries
If counter space is really limited in your tiny bathroom, then a multi-tie cupcake platter is the solution to your problem.
Placing a cupcake platter beside your sink and organizing your products, such as makeup or skincare items, will make them easy to see and access whenever you need them. It will make it equally easy to quickly throw the products back into the platter when you’re done using them, so your bathroom stays tidy.
You can also use a cupcake platter in your bedroom to store jewelry, or in your kitchen to keep fruits on. The options are endless when it comes to creating more space!
5 Choose A Shower Curtain With Built-In Storage
Every bathroom needs a shower curtain… but did you know this is one more way you can create space in your bathroom?
Pick up a shower curtain that features built-in storage if you need an extra area to store beauty products. Put all of the items you’ll want to grab for while taking a shower in the curtain for a storage solution that keeps things out of the way while also making them easily accessible.
You can even throw your extra cleaning products in the curtain so you can quickly grab them when you need to give the bathroom a wipe down!
4 Install Floating Shelves On Bare Walls
Rather than adding artwork to bare walls in your bathroom, consider adding floating shelves to maximize storage space.
Floating shelves can be easily purchased from stores like Target or Ikea, or bought online from retailers like Amazon. They’ll require a little bit of installation to attach to the wall, but nothing that should require a professional. In the end, you’ll have more space to store everything from toiletries to extra towels.
We still recommend adding a decorative element to your shelves, such as a fake plant or small canvas, to add an inviting feel to the overall atmosphere.
3 Put A Magnetic Strip In Your Medicine Cabinet
If you thought you’ve utilized all the space in your medicine cabinet, then think again… because it’s totally possible to create storage on the inside of the door.
Install a magnetic strip on the inside of your medicine cabinet to create a quick storage solution. You’ll be able to easily stick things like tweezers, eyelash curlers, or even bobby pins on the strip, thus making them easy to see and grab. This will also help reduce clutter on your countertop since you’ll be able to easily pick the items up and stick them on.
Magnetic strips are a great way to increase storage in many areas in your house, not just your bathroom. Next, try adding a magnetic knife strip to your kitchen!
2 Add Drawers Inside Your Cabinet
If you struggle to keep the insides of your cabinets organized, then this hack is a must-try for you.
Simply line your bathroom cabinet with drawers that will help you better organize and store your products. There are tons of plastic drawers on the market exactly for this purpose. Visit your local Wal-Mart to find inexpensive picks, or go the extra savvy route and hit up the dollar store.
Then organize your products according to type or in a way that makes sense to you. Just make sure you’ll be able to find what you need when you’re getting ready to head out the door!
1 Pick Up A Hair Dryer Holder
No place to store your hair dryer or curler? You’ll never have that problem with this handy little invention!
There actually exists a thing designed specifically to hold your hair dryer. This hair dryer holder conveniently hangs off the back of a cabinet or door and allows you to easily store your hot hair tools out of sight –and while they’re still hot!
Since they’re conveniently stored on the back of the door, you won’t have to rummage through a cabinet or drawer to find the tool you need. And, not to mention, you won’t have to deal with the pesky cords getting tangled, either.