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Our Guide to Mastering Bathroom Storage

Mon, Aug 01, 2016 at 10:20AM

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The bathroom is one of the most frequented areas of the home—and, as a result, manages to accumulate lots of clutter and mess every now and again. Fortunately, there are several ways to manage your bathroom storage in neat, functional and even stylish ways. Take a look at some of our favorite ideas in today’s blog.

Stack up items under the sink

The space below the sink is often the worst offender when it comes to clutter, since it’s so easy to lose track of items there. To avoid this common issue, stack up the items under your sink using plastic drawers or shelves. This will prevent you from losing items that are out of your sight, and it will make accessing everything much easier.

Take advantage of awkward corners

The corners in your bathroom—whether they be near the toilet or by a pool exit door—can seem awkward or difficult to deal with. But instead of seeing them as a challenge, see them as an opportunity for easy storage. You can place a corner shelving unit here to take full advantage of the space without wasting any square feet.

Bring in vintage pieces

Sometimes, the best storage options for your bathroom aren’t actually designated for the bathroom—but they work just as well! Vintage or refurbished cabinets or even nightstands can be used in your bathroom wherever you have some spare wall space. They can store your towels, washcloths, spare soaps and just about anything else you may need.

Use over-the-door organizers where possible

Storage racks and organizers that hang over your bathroom door (or even cabinet doors) can be especially helpful in tight spaces. You can use these organizers to store small bottles of lotion, extra bars of soap, and other assorted items. Under your sink, they can be used to hold items you don’t want to lose, such as hair accessories.

Float your shelves to maximize openness

To avoid taking up floor space and making your bathroom seem smaller than it is, consider “floating” your shelves—that is, attaching them to the wall. You can install a set of shelves to put on a spare wall or over your toilet or sink, and can even repurpose other items (like a kitchen spice rack) to serve as a container for small, easy-to-lose items. Just hang it on your wall and you will be good to go!

Keep essentials on the counter­

When it comes to keeping your bathroom as neat and tidy as possible, it may seem counterintuitive to keep items out on the counter. However, in the case of a few items (such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, hair clips, cotton balls, etc.), keeping them in reach on your counter can prevent the need to dig through drawers and possibly make an even bigger mess to find them. Display these essentials in clear, streamlined jars on your bathroom counter for a modern, minimalist effect.

With a bit of careful planning, your bathroom can be transformed into a neat, orderly place where getting ready is as easy as could be. We hope that today’s ideas help you accomplish that kind of space in your own home!


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