Organizing Your Storage Space in a Small Bathroom
One of the biggest challenges in downsizing to a smaller home is adjusting to having a smaller bathroom. You need and use so many items in this room – toiletries, makeup, skin and hair care products, towels, washcloths, etc. And, if all this stuff doesn’t have a place to go, your bathroom will look messy and cluttered. That’s why an organized storage system is a must for your small bathroom. Here are the best storage tips I’ve found for small bathrooms.
But first, if you haven’t decluttered your bathroom, then do this before you begin organizing. Eliminate anything you don’t need or currently use. For more tips on clearing the clutter from your restroom, check out this Quick and Easy Way to Declutter and Organize Your Bathroom post.
Then, once you have only the items you need in your bathroom, you can go about selecting the best storage options for your needs.
The Best Storage Tips for Organizing Cosmetics in a Small Bathroom
There are many ways to store your cosmetics. The best way for you will depend on the cosmetics you have, the amount of storage space in your bathroom, and your organizing style.
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Cosmetic Bags and Makeup Cases
Cosmetic bags come in a variety of shapes and sizes. These include small zipped bags that hold only a few items, medium-sized hanging bags with several zippered pockets, or large makeup cases with dividers and pockets for all your cosmetic needs.
Cosmetic bags are great because they keep all your cosmetics together in one place. As you finish putting your makeup on, you can quickly throw everything in your bag and store it under the sink or on a shelf.
And, if you travel a lot, your cosmetics are already packed. You can quickly grab your makeup bag and place it in your suitcase.
The downside to cosmetic bags is they can prove challenging to locate what you are looking for without pulling several items out of the bag.
Clear Acrylic Makeup Organizers
If you have enough counter space and want quick access to your makeup, these organizers may be ideal for you. They keep all your products organized and within easy reach.
And, like cosmetic bags, these organizers come in a variety of sizes and shapes.
One downside to the makeup organizers is that you have to dust and clean the organizer and your makeup more often since everything sits on the counter.
Also, if you are the type who likes your countertops to be clean and clear, this may not be the best option for you.
Bathroom Vanity Drawers
If your bathroom vanity has drawers, you can store your makeup in the drawers by adding organizing trays to separate your cosmetics.
The advantage to this is everything is close at hand and easily accessible. Your countertops are clear, so everything stays neat and clean.
Vanity Area in Another Room
If your bathroom is tiny, or you don’t have a lot of counter space, consider creating an area to apply your makeup in a nearby room. A desk, table, or dresser top will work. Add a mirror, good lighting, your makeup, and you’re all set.
Brushes, Hair Dryer, & Curling Iron Storage Ideas
Just as with your cosmetics, there are various ways to store your brushes, hair styling appliances, and accessories.
Hair Care Organizers
If you prefer everything within easy reach, then a hair care organizer may be what works best for you. Just find the size and style that fits your bathroom.
Baskets are convenient for storing your brush, hairdryer, curling iron, hairspray, and other hair care products. Choose a basket that will fit under your sink or be placed on a shelf or counter.sh, hairdryer, curling iron, hairspray, and other hair care products. The basket can be stored under our sink or placed on a shelf or counter.
Hang your blowdryer and curling irons
Many hair dryers and curling irons have loops for hanging. If yours do, then consider screwing small hooks inside the cabinet door and hanging these appliances on them.
Simple Ways to Store Washcloths & Towels
If you need to hang up several wet towels each day, remember that a few hooks will hold more towels than one towel rod in the same amount of space. Hooks are also great for hanging robes and pajamas.
Over-the-Door Towel Rack
If you are short on wall space and need more room for towels, an over-the-door towel rack provides an excellent space-saving alternative.
Storing Clean Washcloths and Towels
The most efficient place to store your clean washcloths and towels is in the bathroom, not the linen closet. There are few things more aggravating than being in the shower when you remember you forgot your towel.
Store at least a few extra washcloths and towels in the bathroom. You can roll them up and place them in a basket on the floor near the bathtub. Or, put a few folded ones in the vanity cabinet or on a nearby shelf.
Tips for Creating Extra Storage in a Small Bathroom
Free-Standing Shelving Unit
Adding a free-standing shelving unit over the toilet adds extra space for washcloths, toilet paper, and various other items.
Utilize available wall space by hanging shelves for extra storage.
Rolling Utility Cart
If there is a nearby closet, you can organize your makeup, hair care products, nail care products, etc., in a rolling utility cart. Then when you are getting ready in the morning, roll the cart into the bathroom. When finished, move it back into the closet.
Finding space to store your cosmetics, hair care, and towels can be a challenge. Hopefully, these storage tips for small bathrooms have given you some new ideas. How do you keep your small bathroom organized? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.
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