No matter how big or small your bathroom may be, there are storage solutions available to help you make the most of the space available. Let’s look at how to organize the bathroom on a budget.
Before you start to organize the bathroom, look around and note the challenges you are experiencing now. Are the drawers messy? Is the sink cluttered?
Next, go through the items you currently have and throw away any duplicates or expired items. This will allow you to see what items you really need to keep and what you need to store.
Now, let’s go through some ways to gain order in your bathroom:
- Add hooks to the walls or doors to hold robes, clothing and towels. If you don’t want to put holes in the door, purchase an over-the-door rack with hooks instead.
- A hair-care organizer can hang on a wall near the sink.
- Use drawer dividers to help separate items and to make sure that items can be accessed easily.
- If you want to keep items on the counter, place similar items in a basket or on a tray.
- Be sure to store items where you use them. Items that you use most often should be more accessible than items used less frequently.
- If you want to keep cotton balls, swabs, bath salts and makeup brushes on the counter, look for inexpensive clear glass containers and use a separate container for each item. Try to keep them in the same style and size.
- Maintain a space for cleaning products and bath supplies (tissues, spare rolls of toilet paper and other items you don’t want out in the open).
- A Lazy Susan works well under a sink to store items and will keep them from getting lost in the back of the cabinet. There are also sliding drawer organizers that can go under the sink. Using one or more of these sliding organizers will double the amount of storage space in the cabinet under your sink.
- Place a trash can somewhere in the bathroom to stop clutter before it begins. Put a bunch of folded trash bags in the bottom of the trash can, so when you empty the existing one, there will be another one waiting for you.
- In the shower, a storage tree or organizer that hangs from the shower head can hold soaps, shave gels, shampoos, razors and a washcloth.
- If you have room, add a hamper to keep clothes and towels off the floor. If you don’t have enough room for a hamper, you can hang a mesh laundry bag from a hook on the back of the bathroom door.
- If you don’t have a linen closet, try to find a place to store clean towels in the bathroom. Folded towels always look nice on open shelves or rolled in a basket.
- In a child’s bathroom, hang a mesh bag in the tub to keep toys tidy and mildew free.
- Hang a small towel ring next to the sink for drying hands.
- Hang shelves above the toilet to store needed or decorative items.
It doesn’t take much time to organize the bathroom, but organizing it can make a huge impact in the way you feel when you walk into the room. Be sure to purge items regularly to keep clutter at bay.