Your bathroom might be the smallest room in your home, but that doesn’t mean it’s any less cluttered than your living room or kitchen.
From your medicine cabinet to the shelves beneath your sink, clutter accumulates in the bathroom just as quickly as any other room of the house.
And it’s time to get it under control.
Ready to get rid of that mess once and for all? Here are seven clever storage items that you can use to keep your bathroom clutter-free!
1. Shower Caddy
Whether you have a full-sized tub or a stall shower, it’s at risk of being overtaken by bath products. Shampoo bottles, soaps, razors, and sponges seem to have a way of cluttering up the tub.
But it’s easy to organize them if you have a shower caddy.
Caddies hang over your showerhead and rest right against the wall. They take up a minimal amount of space but are helpful for organizing.
Look for one with two or three shelves so you’ll have plenty of storage for hair products, body wash, and other bath essentials.
Some shower caddies also have little hooks beneath the bottom shelf. These are perfect for holding sponges, loofahs, and shower caps.
The more people you share the bath with, the bigger you’ll want your shower caddy to be. The larger it is, the easier it will be to keep your stuff off the edges of the tub.
2. Storage Ladder
A ladder shelf is a stylish way to organize everything from folded towels to extra soaps to decorative items.
Fill the different shelves with pyramids of rolled towels like you see in fancy spas. Or, get a set of storage baskets to hold everything like your cosmetics and shaving supplies.
Add a bin for spare rolls of toilet paper, or store them in neat piles on a top shelf.
Want to add a few decorative items? This is a great spot to display candles or framed prints. You can even get some functional decorations, such as little glass canisters for cotton swabs and cotton balls.
A storage ladder is a nice way to add depth, style, and function to any bathroom, big or small.
3. Storage Basket for Toilet Paper
Unless you like to live on the edge, you probably always have a few extra rolls of TP on hand. And you need a designated place to put them.
A wicker basket is the perfect spot to stash a half a dozen (or more) rolls.
If you have a pedestal sink, place it underneath. If you have an empty corner near the toilet, put it there so that the paper is within easy reach when you need it!
If you don’t have space for a big basket, get a small bin to hold two or three rolls and place it on the top of the toilet tank.
4. Over-the-Toilet Shelf
The smaller your bathroom is, the more important it is to maximize space. And that’s why we love an over-the-toilet shelf.
These units are designed to fit above any standard-sized toilet, making them easy to add in any small or large bathroom.
Use it to store towels and toilet paper or to display candles and decorative items. An over-the-toilet shelf is ideal for holding tissue boxes, storage canisters, and all sorts of other essentials.
5. Floating Wall Shelves
The more space you have in your bathroom, the more flexibility you’ll have to incorporate unique storage solutions. Floating wall shelves are perfect for a room of any size.
If space is limited, hang one or two narrow shelves wherever you have room. If you’re lucky enough to have a large open wall, look for a floating shelf system that not only adds storage but adds style as well.
With their chic geometric shape and natural beauty, we love these honeycomb wall shelves for the bathroom (or any room at all). You can mount them as individual units or connect them to create a cool beehive effect.
Use them to hold potted plants, decorative items, or stacks of rolled hand towels. The more space you have, the bigger your storage unit can be.
6. Freestanding Cabinet
When your bathroom is small, it’s important to make use of vertical space. This freestanding cabinet can be tucked into any slim space, yet it offers a surprising amount of storage.
The doors, shelves, and drawers make it easy to conceal all sorts of bath items.
Use the drawers to hold miscellaneous products such as cosmetics, extra soaps, or cleaning supplies. The glass cabinet door and shelving unit on top offer stylish ways to display canisters, storage boxes, or decorative items.
The more room you have to spare, the bigger your cabinet can be, so make sure you measure before buying one. With the right cabinet, you can add style and function and organize everything you have.
7. Drawer Organizer
Drawer organizers aren’t just for utensils. This expandable flatware tray can be used to organize small items inside any drawer. It’s perfect for razors, extra toothbrushes, extra soaps, cotton swabs, and more.
Your bathroom is home to lots of little things, and a drawer organizer is a smart way to keep all of those items neat and tidy.
Buy an organizer for every drawer you have. That way, even your tiniest items will have a designated home.
If you’re ready to turn your bathroom into a perfectly organized space, it’s easy to do.
If you want to transform your bathroom from a chaotic mess into a magazine-worthy space, invest in a few of these clever storage items:
- A shower caddy to hold your tub-time essentials
- A storage ladder to hold towels and storage baskets
- A storage basket for toilet paper
- An over-the-toilet shelf for tissues, storage trays, and decorative items
- Floating wall shelves to house towels and decor
- A freestanding cabinet to stash everything from extra soaps to bath towels
- A drawer organizer for all of your smallest accessories
Now that you know the tricks, get to it! In an hour or two, your bathroom can become the stylish and functional space you’ve always dreamt it could be!
Caitlin Sinclair is the Property Manager at Jefferson Platinum Triangle and has been a valued team member from the start. She takes great pride in the management team, providing superior service as well as establishing and maintaining relationships between Jefferson Platinum Triangle and local businesses.