3 Key Areas for the Best Bathroom Organization

Is your bathroom unorganized and cluttered?  It is a small space and it often doesn’t take long for it to look messy.  It can be quite simple to change this common problem and keep your bathroom looking good.

Before doing anything, step back and cast a critical eye over the room.  Look for wasted space, particularly corners, and any unused cupboards or shelves.

Here’s the 3 key areas to consider for the best bathroom organization.

Under The Sink

This is a common wasted area that can be often be better utilized.

Do you have a lot of empty space down there? You could try adding a shelf or two to better organize it and not have to stack everything on top of each other.

Take some measurements and decide just how high you need the space to be on the bottom for cleaning supplies, toilet paper or anything else stored there.

You have two choices – install a shelf or buy a small set of pre-made shelves/drawers to go under the sink.

If you are going to install a shelf yourself, take all the appropriate measurements.  There are places that will cut the shelving for you and recommend the right mounting supplies.  Find one in your local area and get to work.

You will still need to take some measurements if you are going to buy a small set of shelves.  Record the size of the space and note the height of the shelf/shelves you will need.

There are plenty of great pre-made options including sliding baskets and drawers that might be suitable.  Get some small drawers and stack them on one side.  You can put your soaps and small items in them, even your extra wash cloths and hand towels will fit in these drawers.

Shelves that stack on top of each other are also a good option for this space. You can make space to store nice towels and other bathroom accessories. You can store items of different sizes and in most cases also keep them out of site.

Organize Your Counter Space

The counter space around the sink is another area that often gets cluttered.

It can be organized by just placing a nice basket or tray in one corner and laying that loose hair brush with the comb in it. You can place your room deodorizer and liquid hand soap in it too.

Everything is all in one corner now and all you have to do is reach for it without going through everything to find them.

Bathroom Organization

Bathtub And Shower Organization

Organizing your tub and shower area is a breeze as well. There are plenty of fixtures available that will hold shower toiletries like soap, hair shampoo and conditioner.

Hang a shower caddy over the showerhead and put your razor along with shaving cream, shampoo and conditioner, shower gel in it. This keeps them in a handy to reach area and off the shower floor or the edge of your tub. Your bar soap can dry easier with the holes letting air to it so the bar isn’t lying in water and wasting it.

You can also get corner shelves that have suction cups to stick on the wall in the corner of the shower. These are nice and give more places to put things. Hang a shower mirror in the shower to make it easy for that man of yours to shave and shower all the same time.

Your sink is all organized with more space and you can find everything under there now. The counter top is sorted and you can take a shower or bath without having to worry of slipping on the soap when you get in or out.

Enjoy your organized bathroom.

How to Choose the Best Bathroom Storage Accessories

Bathroom Wicker Baskets

Is your bathroom cluttered? If so, it might be time to look at getting some better bathroom storage accesories. This can include all types of containers, tubs and even shelves.

When it comes to bathroom storage, the most common areas used are linen closets, below the sink or bathroom shelves. These are usually permanent fixtures that may not always be available or provide enough storage.  So it is often necessary to come up with some more storage options.

Below are some ideas to help you get creative with bathroom storage.

Types of Bathroom Storage

Cabinet organizers or chests of drawers are one of the first items that come to mind for bathrooms.  They are easy to find online or at local stores and there are always plenty of choices in size, style and price.

For more flexible and affordable options, think beyond these larger furniture items. All types of containers and boxes including wicker baskets, shaker boxes, hatboxes and even shoe boxes are useful for bathroom storage.

Another options is to add a sink skirt below your sink. This is particularly useful if you don’t have doors to hide items beneath the sink.

Choosing the Right Bathroom Storage

Think about what you want and what you like.  But also be practical and think about what you need to get your bathroom organized better.

Bathroom Wicker BasketsFor example, wicker baskets are a great choice if you like the look of stacked picnic baskets. They come in all sorts of colors and patterns that you can match to your bathroom. Different sized wicker baskets make it possible to have several storage spots including the corner of your bathroom.

If the sink is the clutter area of your bathroom, purchase small wicker baskets to help tidy the area. You can group together things like perfume, makeup, hair spray etc. to make it easy to find things, and also look a lot neater.

Boxes are another options and there are many sizes, colors and styles to choose from for storage. If you are going to use boxes, there are a few different ways to tackle it.

You might want to have a range of smaller boxes that are easy to access and group related items.

Or you might prefer a set of boxes in differing sizes, but same color and style. These can make a statement when grouped together and stacked.

Boxes are so useful because they are portable, reusable and very affordable. With a bit of searching, you will also be able to come up with a selection that matches your bathroom perfectly.

De-Clutter Your Bathtub and Shower Space

Apart from the sink, the other common area for clutter is the bathtub or shower. There are plenty of bathroom accessories that make tidying up these areas easy.

Look for wire racks that fit over taps and shower heads to hold toiletries. Tub trays are also useful and fit over the side or back of the tub. The ideal place to store soap, toys and wash cloths.

Shower bags or mesh bags are great for storing bath toys. Once bath time is finished, the toys are packed up and can easily drain off in the bag.

Storage Ideas for Traditional Bathrooms

Traditional Bathroom StorageIf your bathroom has a traditional style, with an old fashioned bathtub, you might consider a pie safe. These are sturdy, units with doors and shelving for towels, linen or cleaning supplies.

Another great addition for a traditional bathroom is a rocking chair. Sitting in the corner it would be very useful if children are using the bathroom. It is an easy place to sit and watch them bath, but can also be used to store towels and linen.

Shaker boxes are another unusual idea for bathroom storage. These are round, wooden boxes that are right at home in a more traditional bathroom. They can be stacked and are perfect for storing all your bathroom necessities.

Medicine Cabinet Storage

A well designed medicine cabinet can make all the difference to bathroom storage. Ideally it will hold all your medicine and first aid items while allowing for easy access. That means you don’t want really deep shelves or for it to be too high (but out of the way of children).  Look for a cabinet that provides plenty of storage or get creative and make your own.

Good storage is essential in the bathroom as it is one of the most utilized areas of the home. The key is to make it practical and beautiful, which is possible with the many bathroom storage options available.

While there are plenty of ready made options to buy, create some character by mixing things up with your own creations and ideas.