A small bathroom can seem like it poses an almost impossible bathroom organization challenge. But you shouldn’t let limited space in your bathroom lead to endless unmanageable clutter; instead, use it as an opportunity to get creative with your storage solutions. Here are some tips and suggestions to get you started.
The use of tall, narrow storage units is one of the easiest ways to optimize small bathroom storage space without overwhelming it. Unobtrusive storage solutions fitted with shelves, cabinets or drawers will provide enough storage space for most bathroom essentials without taking up much floor space. This storage solution is particularly useful in bathrooms without built-in linens closets or large vanities.
Try a Towel Ladder
Blanket ladders are not just for blankets! These chic, low profile organizers mimic conventional ladders with several rungs and plain frames. Where towel rods or hooks can only handle two or three towels at a time, towel ladders can hold from three to eight towels easily and be placed anywhere.
Contain Your Clutter in Chic Style
In small bathrooms with limited space, it can be hard to maximize storage while leaving room for decorative accents. I recommend combining them! Cloth bins, woven and wire baskets, farmhouse-inspired buckets, or simple wooden crates can do double duty as storage units with a stylish flair.
What should you store in them? Roll towels up and fit them vertically in tall woven baskets or neatly pack grooming essentials into crates and place them on shelves. Place small toiletries in storage jars and containers rather than keeping them in their bulky, original packaging.
Don’t Dismiss the Value of a Medicine Cabinet
The space above your bathroom sink can be a valuable addition to your storage lineup. Rather than installing a simple vanity mirror above your sink, consider installing a classic medicine cabinet.
Keep clutter away from your sink by storing toothbrushes, toothpaste, and other toiletries (like cotton balls, swabs, and pads) in the medicine cabinet. Modern options are available in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and styles, so there’s no need to sacrifice design in the name of storage space.
Or a Shower Caddy
Showers and bathtubs have to accommodate a lot: bars of soap, bottles of shampoo, conditioner, body wash, washcloths, razors, scrub brushes and more. It’s no wonder that clutter builds up do easily in a small bathroom.
You can combat this with another ‘old fashioned’ form of bathroom storage solutions; a shower caddy. The best of them are equipped with racks and shelves that can hold everything you need and can be mounted almost anywhere in or around your shower and will rarely cost you more than a few dollars.
Utilize Underused Over-the-Toilet Space
Much like the space above your bathroom sink, the space above your toilet can be valuable real estate for storage. These over the toilet shelving units are built to stand freely over a toilet tank and can be found featuring all kinds of useful storage options including cabinets, drawers and towel racks.
If you are still really struggling to fit everything efficiently into your small bathroom without it looking like a disaster area – or struggle with home organization in general, there’s no shame in asking for help.
Just Organized by Taya can help you organize and transform any space in your home, either in person if you are here in Houston, or if you’d prefer, virtually online. And we’ve yet to encounter a bathroom too small for us to conquer clutter and bring organized calm, so contact us today and let’s discuss how we can help you.