Bathroom Organizing Ideas
If you're short on space in the bathroom, there are a number of
ways you can optimize the space you do have to work with. Here
are some ideas that have worked great for our family:
- My daughter and I don't have a lot of jewelry, but we keep the
jewelry we do have in the bathroom. Something I found that's
really neat to organize your jewelry is a coffee mug holder.
We've found several very inexpensive at yard sales. They look
like miniature coat racks. They're small stands that have posts
sticking out of them to hang coffee mugs on. These work great
for hanging necklaces and bracelets on. We have one in each of
- Small corner shelves that are meant to go on the wall fit
nicely into the corners of your bathroom counters. These are
easy to find at yard sales and give you several shelves to put
makeup, knickknacks, etc., on. I keep a small pottery bowl on
one of my shelves to keep my good rings in one place (so I'll
know where they are). My daughter and I have fun shopping for
little one-of-a kind finds like these at local craft shows.
- My husband came up with another neat idea for organizing
jewelry. If you have a big mirror in your bathroom, you could
place several suction cups with hooks on them on the mirror and
hang your necklaces or bracelets on the hooks.
- The bathroom is a great place to keep your bathrobe. Place a
self-adhesive hook on either the back of your bathroom door, or
on the wall behind the door. Hang your bathrobe up after each
use, and it's ready for next time. Put up one for each family
member in the bathroom they most often use.
- My daughter always forgets to get out a towel before she gets
in the shower. We bought a ring-shaped towel holder (they take
up less room), and put it on the wall right by the edge of the
bathtub. Now when she's in the shower she just has to reach out
to grab the towel.
- A way to organize the clutter on your bathroom counter is to
buy a plastic tub with a handle on top. Place all your bathroom
accessories (hair sprays, lotions) in the tub and place under the
counter. When you're ready to use, just take the tub out. When
you're done put the tub back under the counter.
- Shower caddies are an inexpensive way to organize your shampoo,
conditioner, razor, soap, etc., in the shower. We got the kind
that hooks over the shower head and it kept slipping down, so we
eventually ended up screwing it to the wall. It works great and
keeps everything in one place.
- If you have shower doors that tend to get water/soap scum
build-up on them, keep a water squeegee (like you use on the
windshield of your car) handy to wipe down the doors every time
you take a shower. We keep ours in the shower hanging on the
wall from a suction cup.
- We don't have a whole lot of cabinet space in our bathrooms, so
we bought some small shelves to put above the toilets. On these
shelves we keep washcloths, hair spray, toothpaste.
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