Irrespective of the size of your bathroom, you’d like an even larger bathroom without the need to pay for costly remodeling, these brilliant storage hacks and solutions are here to help.
Try them out and see your bathroom become an extensive spa in which it is organized and within your reach. If you have hung on an old doorknitted door, candlesticks, bottle caps or tissue boxes, it’s time for them to become neat and tidy.
1. Construct storage racks between pits in space
FUN FACT: The average space between wall studs is 16 inches. You can do whatever you like with those extra inches, but the best thing you can do is build a small recessed cabinet for bonus bathroom storage.
Want more fantastic storage ideas built-in? Check out this roundup from Apartment Therapy.
2. Attach baskets to the wall
As discovered through this DIY project by A Beautiful Mess, wire baskets do not need to sit on your floors or in your closets. In fact, for toilet paper and towels, they can make quite excellent floating shelves. To anchor them in place, you just need a few screws, drywall anchors, and washers. Oh, and a drill might help as well.
3. Or hang up a “basket wall”
“Wall of baskets” sounds like a project that might eat up your free-time, but this idea is very easy. First, hang two towel bars in parallel. Then cut some ribbon and thread it through your baskets, tying it to the bars that are secured. Finally, take whatever crowd supplies of your bathrooms cabinets and store them in your four new mini storage devices.
4. Take a bucket tower together
The bathroom storage hack is made of glamor so that the buckets are actually some pretty pastels with IKEA FINTORP. Once you’ve purchased those, just knot an all-purpose clothesline on the sides so every bucket has about eight inches.
When you get to the last bucket, double-knot your clothesline and cut off the excess portion. Then hang the completed bathroom storage solution from a easy hook on your wall or door and throw in your hair straightener, hairspray, brushes of makeup, brushes of hair and other beauty equipment.
5. DIY an organizer of hair tools
File organizers and PVC pipes can produce excellent holsters for hair straightener. Janel from Nellie Bellie with her DIY hair tool organizer has another great solution for excessive hair tools. It is essentially a vertical wood board with aluminum slots, but with brightly colored duct tape you can also customize this one.
6. Invest in a wrap-around shelf for your pedestal sink
Pedestal sinks look great, but barely enough room to store a soap bar.
To help your sink live up to its full potential, pick up a curved organizer like this tiered rolling organizer from Bed, Bath & Beyond or this custom-cut cabinet from Improvements.
z or dress in a skirt in your pedestal and hide your baskets
On the DIY side, you can sew a skirt that matches your color scheme of bathroom, attach it to your sink, and then place a couple of storage containers below it, where no one will ever see it.
8. Stick organizers to the inside of your medicine cabinet
You can snap up a StickOnPods 3-pack for about $11, which is small adhesive organizers designed to store Q-tips, nail polish, and more. Attach the StickOnPods to the door of your medicine cabinet and watch your bathroom storage space increase instantly while keeping your cosmetics organized and neat.
9. Convert bottle caps to holders of toothbrush
Save a 20L plastic bottle cap before removing your recycling. Because once you’ve made a small notch with a boxcutter in the cap and slapped some velcro on its back, your toothbrush has a new home. Hop over to the full instructions at Ohoh Blog.
10. Install an IKEA photo box above your sink
As HouseBeautiful mention, IKEA’s slender picture ledge can contain more than framed photos. Store your favorite perfume or cologne, hand soap and lotion, scented candle and hair products on top, add one right between your bathroom mirror and sink.
It seems that the creator of this bathroom storage hack, Yasam Stil, went with MOSSLANDA from IKEA, but feel free to shop the entire picture ledge collection from the store.
11. Install a split box above the sink
Take a cue from Itsy Bits and Pieces and spring for a more substantial slotted box if the picture ledge is too slim for your bathroom storage needs.
12. Make a board for magnetic makeup storage
Cosmetics can easily dominate your entire medicine cabinet. But thanks to Allie Grace’s guidance, you can quickly dominate DIY-ing a magnetic make-up storage board with just an existing picture frame, a sheet of metal, fabric of your choice, and a few other popular supplies that you likely already have at home.
13. Place a second shower rod in your shower
Don’t have any shampoo ledge space? You suddenly got storage space for loofahs, caddies, and even shower caps by installing another tension rod inside your shower and then adding hooks.
14. Build a shelf in the wall of your shower
If you’re not worried to get down with a circular saw, it’s a very achievable objective to carve out a recessed shelf in your shower to store soap and other toiletries. Here is a handy Apartment Therapy visual guide.
15. Suction cup body wash, shampoo, conditioner and shaving cream on the wall of your shower
This one can be the cheapest and easiest of all the DIY bathroom hacks on this list. All you need to do is:
- Lace hair ties through suction cups and around them.
- Put the suction cups on the wall of your shower.
- Slide through the hair ties with your shaving cream, body wash, shampoo and conditioner.
Clearly, for a reason, it’s called a “dollar shop craft.”
16. DIY and attach a razor holster to your caddy.
If your razor slips off your shower caddy, lies on the floor and threatens your feet, don’t you just hate it? Here’s how to provide a designated and safe storage spot for your razor:
- Cut a 1-inch-diameter PVC pipe piece into a 3-inch-long piece.
- Cut two ⅛-inch wide notches into the pipe.
- Fasten the pipe to the side of your shower caddy by fastening straps of plastic tie around the notches of the pipe.
17. Store bath toys in a hollowed-out step stool
This is for you, parents! Timothy and Laura Dahl of Built by Kids got an ingenious sleeve which not only helps your kids to reach the sink, it is also used for their rubber ducks, ships, and more. To build your own bathroom storage booster, follow these simple steps.
18. Store products for shower and beauty on a cake stand
Have you gathered dust from the cake stand because you baked cakes only several times a year? Reuse it to a useful storage stand, just like Cosmopolitan did here, for your shower accessories or hair products that you have lying around your sink.
19. Or you can store your own bathroom supply
Don’t own a cake stand? With two plates and a candlestick, you can quickly DIY one.
20. At the back of your bathroom door, install multiple towel racks
After hanging a towel rack over their door, some people tap or stick two hooks. But what if you need at least five towels to hang up? Be like Martha Stewart, who is maximizing storage space with a towel bar trio on a bathroom door.
21. Upgrade an old drawer into a mini storage unit mounted on the wall
A drawer from a discarded dresser can be a perfect bathroom shelving unit. Clean it up and it might look like this perfect example on Pinterest pretty soon.
22. DIY a full-length mirror medicine cabinet
If your medicine cabinet just doesn’t work for you, regardless of how many StickOnPods you’re using, consider upgrading to this Shanty 2 Chic mirror storage case.
It gives you a full-length mirror (which saves you time getting ready in the morning as you don’t have to run back to your bedroom to check all your outfit) plus a ton of storage shelves. And it looks catalog-ready with the right wood stain.
23. Store body wash, face scrub, shampoo, conditioner, etc.
Do you have a ton of bath products that can’t seem to find a home, even though you already know how to organize everything in your apartment? Solve that by hanging on the inside of your shower curtain a plastic shoe organizer. If you feel the traditional 24 bags are a lot, you can find a smaller Camping World organizer with only six bags.
24. Make the towel rack space-saving out of the rope
Some towel racks in your bathroom take up too much space, but this one definitely not. Using only three eye bolts and a rope, this created space-saving towel rack that lays almost flat against the wall while giving your bathroom a beautiful, rough look.
25. Or use an old rack of wine to store towels
To work on this storage idea you will have to roll your towels, but wine racks can provide great homes for washing clothes, hand towels and even full-size towels.
26. Or hang the towels and retro doorknobs to the wall
Doorknobs are like hooks, but they have a much more personality.
27. Or upgrade towel boxes to storage cubbies
This DIY Enthusiasts guide shows you how to transform old tin cans into a beautiful floral towel rack if you really want to get crafty.
28. OR use wooden hangers in hooks for towels
This hack for bathroom storage is so genius yet obvious that you’re going to beat you mad Ki Nassauer to the punch. You will need two wooden hangers and two dowels for this towel rack.
First, the dowels are anchored to the wall. Then screw the hangers into the dowels — make sure they’re upside down — and you’re all set.
Now you can hang your big towels from the inverted hooks of the hangers and from the flat bases of the hangers on top of your hand towels. Genius? Yep.
29. Introduce your bathroom counter to a Lazy Susan
A Lazy Susan is a great place to store the grooming products that you use every day, provided you have enough counter space for it. And since they’re all on one revolving booth together, you’ve just got back the time you sometimes waste through your cabinets in the morning rifling.
Pick up a Cosmetic Organizing Carousel from Nifty Home Products for even more space-spacing counter power. It’s like a steroid Lazy Susan, but without the hazardous side effects.
30. Put under your sink an expandable organizer
A two-tiered organizer like this from the Container Store easily fits around your pipes thanks to its sliding shelves, and it gives you an extra adjustable shelf to store cleaning supplies and sponges for your bathroom.
31. DIY corner shelves and put them in, yep, a corner
They may be tiny, but in a tight bathroom, corner racks may go a long way. Think of repurposing ancient shutters for added flair. (Pinterest has some metrics about this.)
32. Use an aged sweater and an aged box to create a plush storage box
With this DIY storage box, Thrifty & Chic is up to its name. It is recycled from an empty box of the diaper, old sweater, and a bit of lace and rope.
33. Build and install racks behind the door of your sink or vanity cabinet
This Remodelaholic step-by-step guide shows you how to create attached racks that fit inside the vanity cabinet of your sink or bathroom.
34. Buy a cabinet that is strategically thin in the bathroom
If owing to size constraints you are compelled to shop for a slim cabinet, be clever about it. Look for one with racks that offer you a disappointing quantity of storage room, and perhaps even a secret compartment on top. Our top pick: the 22.75” x 6.25” free standing cabinet by Proman Products.
35. Fit shelves above your throne of porcelain
Beautiful storage space is an awful thing to waste, particularly if it’s just above your convenience. Fortunately, there are some of storage alternatives are available out there, ranging from the Space Saver No-Tools bathroom and stand-alone wooden cabinets to floating wooden racks and tube racks, which you can quickly purchase or DIY.
36. Wedge a small table over your TP holder
Southern Hospitality found that the right-end table can be moved on the top of your TP holder, while redecorating an outdated bathroom, and provide extra space for a small household that increases happiness.
37. Keep your plastic bags in a tissue box
For anyone who saves plastic bags and utilizes them to line up his / her trash can, this is one of the finest bathroom organization. Instead of allowing the bags to scatter and overtake the space under your sink, put them all together in a recycled box of tissue. Not only does it keep them organized, it also provides one fresh bag at a moment.
The bonus points to connect to the bathroom environment, as did Polished Habitat Melissa George with one of her cabinets:
38. Store backup TP in a revamped oatmeal canister
It’s probably safe to say that while you’re in the bathroom, you don’t want the Quaker Oats guy to look at you. However, you can upgrade an outdated oatmeal canister into a colorful TP container with a few useful tips from Practically Functional that you can tuck into a corner or on top of your John’s tank for quick access.
39. With a fabric holder, suspend additional rolls
The first advantage to this fabric Make It & Love It TP roll holder? It hangs extra rolls against your bathroom wall that would otherwise claim cabinet or basket space. The second benefit? For fast and simple switches it positions those rolls right below the current one.
40. Store magazines on a hanger
If you’re in the style of the “old school magazine rack,” lay your magazines and other favorite bathroom literature on a hanger and put it on your bathroom cabinet’s most convenient knob.
41. Store stuff in the sides of your tub
A few years ago, the Internet was set on fire by this revolutionary bath with opening panels. Sadly, the so-called Stowaway isn’t for sale, but you can attempt to adjust your bath panels yourself if you feel extremely ambitious. Perhaps just consult your home plumber or YO Home!’s designer first.