No matter the size of the bathroom, most people feel like they don’t have enough storage in theirs.  With so many things that need to be kept in the bathroom it can be tricky to find enough places to keep them all.  Fortunately there are some easy ways to sneak some extra storage into your bathroom.  Today we’re going to look at some tips that can work for even the smallest of bathrooms.


Use All of the Baskets

I may be biased because I love baskets in general, but baskets are one of the best ways to add extra storage to your bathroom.  They can be used to keep toiletries and towels close at hand or they can be used to keep things in closets and cabinets more organized.  Baskets can be stacked to add storage without taking up too much floor space.  They can even be hung from the wall and not take up any floor space at all.  With such a wide array of basket sizes and shapes available it should be easy to find ones that will work in your space for your storage needs.  


Try A Storage Ladder

If you need some extra places to hang things, but can’t drill into the walls either because you rent or because of the layout of the plumbing, consider adding a storage ladder.  Just lean it up against the wall and you’re good to go!  You can get one with just rungs if you only plan on hanging things, or one with shelves if you want to keep more than just towels close by.  They even make some that go over toilets so you don’t waste any floor space underneath the ladder.  


Floating Shelves

If you can anchor things to your walls, floating shelves are a great way to use the vertical space in your bathroom for storage.  One good place to put a shelf is between the sink and mirror.  This is especially useful if you have a pedestal sink since it gives you a place to keep soap, a glass, and your toothbrush.  If you have a medicine cabinet just be careful of the placement of the shelf, since you don’t want items on the shelf getting in the way of opening the cabinet.  A shelf above the door is a good spot for things you don’t need to access regularly but still want to keep in the room.  You could also do a floating shelf around the entire room, which would provide plenty of storage and display space.


Don’t Forget the Back of the Door

You open and close the door multiple times a day, but you don’t usually think of using it for storage.  A coat rack on the back of the door makes an ideal place to hang towels, robes, or other clothes.  There are also other over-the-door organizers available to help you store and organize an array of toiletries and other bathroom necessities.


Look For Hidden Storage Opportunities

It may seem like you have nowhere to put stuff, but look closer and you’ll find there are a bunch of hidden storage opportunities.  Mirrored medicine cabinets may seem like a bit of a bathroom cliche, but they’re very useful.  You need a mirror in the bathroom, and you need storage, so it only makes sense to combine the two.  And luckily there are a lot of different shapes and styles available so you should be able to find one that works well in your space.  Similar to the back of the door, you can use the inside of vanity cabinet doors to increase your storage space.  You can hang things like hairdryers, or attach spice racks as a way to keep bottles neat and organized.  If you have a pedestal sink you can stack some storage containers underneath and hide them away with a skirt sink, to reduce the appearance of clutter.


It can be easy to get frustrated when you feel like you don’t have enough space for all of your stuff.  But if you take a step back you’ll find there are plenty of storage opportunities throughout your bathroom.  Hopefully this post has given you some ideas on how to make your space better work for you.

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