Living in a small space can be challenging, especially when it comes to the bathroom. Shampoo bottles, toilet paper, makeup, towels, where do you store all these items? There is nothing more unpleasant than a disorganized bathroom, where you can never find anything and keep tripping over things. Here are five ideas that will help you get all the possible storage space out of your small bathroom.
1. Over the sink cabinet
Possibly the most obvious and commonly used type of bathroom storage is the over the sink mirror cabinet. A mirror cabinet with shelves can give you enough space to keep all your cosmetics, accessories, makeup, medicine, toothbrushes and toothpaste, while bringing the added benefit of a mirror. Extra items can also be stored on top of the cabinet.
An extra shelf can be placed on top of the sink and under the cabinet, for easy access to the items you use every day such as your toothbrush, shaving tools, and hairbrush. The wall behind the toilet is also great for one or two shelves to store cosmetics, soap, or extra toilet paper. Shelves can be placed on any other empty bathroom wall, to store any extra items in the bathroom that are not used frequently.
3. Bathroom door
The bathroom door is an often neglected source of storage. Towel racks or hooks can be placed on it, to keep extra towels or bathrobes. Alternatively, a fabric organizer with pockets which hangs over the door can store a very large amount of bottles, accessories, and makeup and even your hairdryer and razor.
4. Inside the shower storage
If you don’t have enough space on the edge of the tub to keep your shampoo and body wash bottles, or if you simply don’t have a tub, in-shower storage might be an option for you. A water resistant plastic or metal shelf can store anything you might need when taking a shower or a bath, from bottles and sponges to the children’s bath toys.
5. Boxes and baskets
Whether you store your items in a cabinet, on shelves, or simply on the side of the tub or sink, using organizers will save you a lot of space and hassle. A few moisture resistant baskets or boxes can keep your hair accessories, makeup, and other odds and ends always in reach, while at the same time maximizing the space on the shelves.
Finding a place to keep all your cosmetic bottles, hair accessories, and makeup can be a challenging task if you have a small bathroom. Whether you chose to add extra cabinets, shelves, or take advantage of the space in your shower or of that on the bathroom door, there are perfect storage solutions for any bathroom, no matter its size.