Your bathroom is a multipurpose room often shared by two or more people who frequently need to use it simultaneously. Getting ready each morning can be made much easier with storage solutions that will keep your cabinets, drawers, and countertops organized and manageable.
Our tips for maximizing your storage will work for any size bathroom in your home.
Use Your Wall Space
For bathrooms, functionality comes first. Use as much wall space as you need to add storage. This is especially true for bathrooms used by children, who will be much more likely to put things away when they can see where they belong instead of having to open a drawer or cabinet. It’s also helpful in small bathrooms where storage may be limited.
- Use hooks for towels, robes, and pajamas.
- Add hooks inside cabinets for storing hair dryers and hair brushes.
- You can add hooks with suction cups inside the shower for back scrubbers, loofahs, and washcloths.
- Add floating shelves above the sink for additional storage. If you don’t have a lot of cabinet space, you can install a narrow shelf for each person who uses the bathroom.
- You can install shelving over the toilet for storing towels.
- Install a recessed niche in your shower if you are remodeling your bathroom.
Over the Door – and Above It
- Install a multi-hook door hanger for additional storage
- Hang a shelf over the top of the door to store extras of soap, shampoo, and other toiletries and bath supplies
Maximize Your Cabinet and Drawer Storage
Inside your cabinets and drawers, there is a lot of room for organization tools to make your bathroom easier to use and more functional. At Art of Drawers, we specialize in making the most of drawers and cabinets to maximize access, storage, and organization. Call us today to see what we can do to transform your home into a more joyful space.
Stop wasting money buying supplies that you already have. And wasting time searching for what you are sure is there by installing pull-out shelving in your bathroom cabinets. This simple solution will make your under-sink storage area so much more functional. In addition, it will improve other cabinet storage in your bathroom by allowing you to see what you have. And you’ll find what you need without pulling out every item one by one.
If your cabinets are too small for pull-out shelves, get a small lazy Susan to make it easier to find what you need.
Install magnetic strips to store tweezers, scissors, bobby pins, eyelash curlers, and other small items.
Organizers and Containers
Bathroom drawers and cabinets that are a jumble of cosmetics, lotions, creams, and other necessities make it hard to find what you need every day. Adding organizers to your drawers will make it so much easier to keep things sorted in bathrooms used by a whole family. Label each organizer with who it belongs to or what goes in it to remind everyone to stay organized every day.
Use Floor Space
Baskets or Bins
If there is extra floor space – for example, between the toilet and the vanity or between the vanity and the bathtub – get some baskets or bins that will fit to store towels. If the space is narrow, roll up the towels instead of folding them.
A rolling cart can be a great addition to a small bathroom. There are narrow ones that can be tucked away or pushed up against a wall and pulled out for prep and bath time. Store your cosmetics and hair care supplies for an all-in-one morning routine storage solution.
Add a Skirt
If you have a pedestal sink, which many small bathrooms do, Add a skirt to the bottom of it to add hidden storage space where there is none.
Give Everyone a Portable Toiletry Kit
For small bathrooms that serve the needs of multiple people, give everyone a portable tote to carry their toiletries back and forth from the bathroom. This will be a huge space-saver for everyone! Then, use the space in the bathroom for extra items and larger things. This includes towels, bathrobes, tub toys for little ones, and extra-large bottles of soaps and shampoo.
If you are short on space, take everything out of its packaging before storing it in your bathroom. Toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, soap, cosmetics – almost everything you buy for personal care will have extra packaging that takes up space. Unpacking everything will reduce the space you need to store them all.
Store toilet paper in a basket on top of the toilet, where there’s plenty of unused room.
Choose Art of Drawers for Your Storage Solution Needs
At Art of Drawers, we pride ourselves on offering custom storage and organization solutions to make your bathroom function beautifully for the whole family. Our storage solutions are made from high-quality woods and custom made for your needs. To find out more about our services or to schedule a free design session for your home, please contact us online or at 770-800-8410.