Is your bathroom a disaster area? I know mine used to be. Toiletries and make up all over the back of the sink. The medicine cabinet a mess of disorganized bottles, creams, and ointments. The cupboard under the sink crammed to the spilling point with toilet paper rolls and anything that wouldn’t fit elsewhere. Am I right?
Recently, though, I’ve gotten very excited about coming up with different bathroom storage ideas. Now, I’m not talking about major bathroom remodeling here. What I’m talking about can be accomplished with a simple visit to Lowe’s or Home Depot, along with a free afternoon and a little inspiration from Martha Stewart!
One of the best bathroom storage ideas that I’ve come across recently involves, not remodeling, but simply rethinking your bathroom design. If you have room, you can put in recessed shelves that can tastefully store and display everything from your makeup to some decorative knick-knacks. And if you want to keep your toiletries out of sight, you can always put in recessed cupboards and cabinets.
If even that sounds like more work than you want to tackle, then start by thinking small. How can you maximize the space that you already have? One idea is to reorganize the space underneath your bathroom sink. Everyone has a cupboard down there, but most people just throw things in there until it’s an unorganized mess. Instead, have you considered getting a few small storage boxes and labeling them? If you make them all of one uniform size and shape, then you will also be able to stack them. Put the boxes containing items that you don’t use much toward the back, with the boxes containing more commonly used items toward the front for easy access.
Here’s another very simple idea: use the space behind the door. Your bathroom door probably has nothing behind. You can tastefully hang little cloth bags on the back of the bathroom door and store all kinds of things in there. I store soap, towels, medicines and more!
If you’ve got a little more time, money, and space to play with, then I highly encourage you to build or install a bathroom vanity. Even if you have an existing bathroom vanity, odds are that it’s old and isn’t maximizing your storage space. A great bathroom storage ideas is to put in a new one that has a wide array of drawers and cupboards. You’ll be amazed at the difference – you might even find that this is the only bathroom storage that you need!
Now, for a topic that many bathroom remodelers and redecorators cringe over. What to do with toilet paper? It looks terrible to simply hang it on a hook on the wall like most people do. There are other options! You can still hang it, but hang it on a recessed nook inside of the bathroom vanity. Many newer bathroom vanities make this possible. Alternately, you could put it into a little basket next to the toilet. The goal is to make is accessible for anyone using the toilet, while still keeping it from being too much in view and in sight.