Is your bathroom your dreamy escape or is it a cluttered mess? I don’t know about you, but stress seems to melt off of me when I take a long, relaxing bath with my favorite candle lit & lots of bubbles. If the bathroom is messy or cluttered, I can’t relax whatsoever! No matter the size of your bathroom, you can make the most of your space utilizing these Simple Bathroom Organization Tips below. Trust me, I’ve had some of the TINIEST bathrooms and used these tips!
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You may not realize it, but your bathroom can (and does!) have a huge impact on your mood. If you’re running late for work because you had to spend time cleaning up after the kids, or if you need to use the restroom and there’s no toilet paper in sight…again, then things are going downhill fast. It doesn’t take much effort to keep a clean and organized bathroom so that everyone has access to everything they need.
Simple Bathroom Organization Tips
Best ever bathroom organization tips
Organizing your bathroom can be tricky, especially if you have limited space or a lot of stuff. I feel you! We’ve lived in some small homes that had TINY bathrooms! There are a lot of ways to get creative with storage and organization in your restroom without compromising your style. Keep reading for simple solutions that will help you stay organized and make the best use of what space you have available!
Hanging baskets are affordable (you can even use wire “trash cans” from the dollar store) and an easy way to prevent clutter and maximize storage space in your bathroom. We also use towel hooks in the kid’s bathroom so they never have to search for a clean towel when hopping in or out of the shower.
Hang a towel rack on the inside of your door if you don’t already have one there. It will create more space for toiletries and towels while taking up less visual space in the room.
Organizing your countertops
Keeping clutter off of the bathroom counter is difficult for some of us (ahem…me), but it doesn’t have to be! Tiered trays are cute and serve a purpose: they double the storage space on your countertops. If you don’t have the budget to buy a tiered tray, they’re fairly simple to make – and if you’re making one, it’s created to your specific dimensions, which is a plus. Grab two plates and a flat top/bottom candlestick holder. Use hot glue to glue a plate to the top and bottom of the candlestick holder. Bam! Done.
Mason jars are excellent for refilling and organizing home décor items. They’re also perfect for storing small items like q-tips, makeup sponges, cotton balls, band-aids and more. Stock up at your local thrift store or snag a 12 pack from Walmart or Target.
If you have drawers, use drawer dividers (they look like the ones we use for utensils in the kitchen) inside the drawers to maximize the space you have as well. If you don’t have drawers, tiered trays and hanging baskets are perfect. Another easy idea for organizing your toothpaste, hairspray, and other small toiletries is to use a spice rack and hang it on the wall. Any time you can use your wall space for extra storage is a win in my book!
Bathroom sink area
You know what they say, “A place for everything and everything in its place.” Well this is especially true when it comes to your bathroom. If toothbrushes go on the counter or medicine cabinet then you need a designated space that has enough room between each item so they don’t touch one another. Gotta keep them clean!
The sink area is where all the clutter likes to end up – at least in my house! From toothbrushes to razors, and mouthwash and hair oil, something is always getting used right by the sink. To combat the sink and counter clutter, everything needs its own space.
Whether your toothbrushes go in mason jars on the counter, or in the medicine cabinet, having a designated space for each item in the bathroom is key. In our current space, I’ve got all of our toiletries and random items stored under the sink and in our linen closet. Bath toys for the kids go in small baskets in the linen closet, after they’re dried off.
Cabinets are perfect for anything that needs to be kept out of reach from children. Grab a couple inexpensive bins and keep things like bandages, hair ties, bobby pins, or other items stored neatly in them. You’ll be so happy to have them organized and out of sight!
Tub and shower area
It’s no secret that most of us enjoy taking a nice long bubble bath. But what about when you’re finished and don’t have the time or energy to clean up? It can be frustrating. Keeping your tub and shower area clean on a regular basis will save you time and frustration so you actually relax.
Everyone knows how awesome shower caddies are, but if you can’t hang one over your shower head for some reason, you can use one that sticks to the wall! A shower caddy makes cleaning the shower a breeze. It also makes everything easily accessible when you’re in the tub, if you hang it jussssst right. Make sure the one you snag can hold the right amount of weight too! Don’t want the caddy falling on you in the shower. Ask me how I know.
Not in love with the idea of using a shower caddy? Another option is to hang your products on the shower curtain rings. I thought this idea was absolutely genius! Shampoo dispensers are gaining popularity, and you can even get one that dispenses shampoo, conditioner, and body wash. That saves quite a bit of space when you can get rid of three bottles and just use one dispenser that is mounted on the wall.
If you have children, mount a mesh toy bag right above the tub so the toys can stay organized in between uses. It’s important to use a mesh bag, for drainage purposes. Moldy, smelly toys are not quite as fun as clean ones. If your kiddos have lots of toys, you may want to rotate them so they stay “new”.
Research shows that pooping in a messy bathroom is stressful. Actually, I just made that up, but there’s nothing worse than being on the toilet and realizing how much of a disaster the bathroom is. Dust on the baseboards; q-tips, toothbrushes, and toothpaste strewn across the counter, oh my!
Over the toilet organizers are a sanity saver. They’re affordable at the big box stores like Target and Walmart, and easy to put together. I love this DIY mirror that doubles as a huge storage space. The organizer you need will depend on the space you have available. Organizers with several wire racks built in easily triple the amount of space you now have available in your bathroom. You can buy one on Amazon or at Target, or you can make your own over the toilet storage ladder, if you’re handy!