Storage Tricks To Keep It Tidy In A Small Bathroom

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Keep your utility zone looking perpetually spick-and-span with these clever solutions.

Use a ladder
Towels are primarily the bulkiest item you’ll ever have to store in your bathroom, and if you have a large family, chances are that there might not be enough shelving space to store all your towels. Instead, invest in towel hooks and mount them behind the bathroom’s door. For a more aesthetically pleasing option, you can even get a leaning wall ladder and use the different steps to hang individual towels.

Image credit: Garden Trading

Image credit: Garden Trading

Down the line
Many people make the mistake of thinking that storage units in the bathroom only belongs to the immediate spaces above and below a sink. Don’t go down the same path by claiming the space above your WC. Whether in the form of shelving or a closed cabinet, installing storage solutions over the toilet can provide you with a great place to store toilet paper, toiletries and even towels.

Image credit: Renozone

Image credit: Renozone

Put a lid on it
For small knick-knacks – like cotton swabs, bath salts and dental floss – store them within stylish apothecary jars and leave them on the sink countertop. These jars work great as you’ll be able to see when the items need restocking, and your guests will also be able to locate them easily without having to snoop through your cabinets.

Image credit: Pottery Barn

Image credit: Pottery Barn

Call on the caddy
Keep the edges of your tub or standing shower clear by organising all your bath and haircare products within a shower caddy. Whether mounted directly on the tile with suction cups or with hooks that hang from the shower system, make sure you purchase a set that can comfortably hold all the products you and others in your household use.

Image credit: Umbra

Image credit: Umbra

Start off small
Medicine cabinets are frequently the landing spot for many bathroom necessities. However, there are times where what you would normally want to put in the cabinet won’t fit standing upright. Instead of laying bulky items on its side and cluttering up the cabinet, fill up a smaller bottle or a flask and top it up whenever necessary.

Image credit: Z L Construction

Image credit: Z L Construction

Sort it out
The bathroom is the last place your dirty laundry will see before it heads to the washing machine. As such, invest in multi-coloured laundry hampers and label them accordingly – darks, lights, whites and delicates. This will not only help keep your bathroom tidy, doing the laundry will also be easier as you’ll already have all your clothes sorted into the different categories.

Image credit: Fuse Concept

Image credit: Fuse Concept

This was adapted from an article originally published in the March 2018 issue of SquareRooms. 

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