13 Bathroom Storage Ideas for Creative Thinkers

13 Bathroom Storage Ideas for Creative Thinkers

Struggling to reach for your toothbrush without knocking moisturiser into the sink? With having to store everything from giant towels to tiny tweezers, bathrooms can be one of the most crowded spaces in the house, so you're not the only one who might struggle to fit everything in!

Dealing with clutter, especially in tiny spaces, can be a breeding ground for many a family argument. Make your bathroom a sanctuary of organisation (and relaxation) with these bathroom storage ideas for small spaces.

Space saving bathroom ideas

1. Seize the door space

Your bathroom door is a treasure trove of space and a prime opportunity for creative bathroom storage ideas. Hang a cloth caddy bathroom organiser at the back the door to store hairbrushes, cosmetics and other accessories. The more hooks you have, the more caddies you can hang.

2. Organise your toiletries

Shampoo, conditioner and shower gel bottles have a tendency to slip off the side of the bath, so a great bathroom storage idea is to install a hanging shower caddy. Sling a three-tiered shower caddy over your shower screen door to triple your storage space for toiletries. 

3. Utilise your corner space

Another space-saving bathroom storage idea is to keep your shampoo and conditioner in a shower caddy attached to the corner of your shower, making it easy to access everything you need. Opt for one with suction grips designed to cling onto the wall if you would prefer not to drill holes in the tiles. 

4. Invest in stacked shelving 

When it comes to very small bathroom storage ideas, you can't ignore the precious space above the toilet cistern. Install stacked shelves above your toilet and use them for holding Cushelle toilet rolls, towels and plants.

5. Build a recessed shelf 

This one's a little more DIY-heavy, but it's one of the best bathroom storage ideas for small spaces. Recessed shelves keep your toiletries out of the way, while seamlessly blending in with the design of your shower or bathroom. Just make sure there are no obstacles, such as electrical wiring, in your wall before cutting into it. 

6. Increase shelf life 

One of the all-time great bathroom organisation ideas is to make the most of the space either side of your bathroom mirror cabinet. Choose a unit that has shelves either side for easy-access storage for everyday toiletry items such as toothbrushes and combs. If yours doesn't have shelving, try attaching hooks to the side of the unit for hanging towels and clothes.

7. Get a handy towel rail

Installing a hand-towel rail below your sink is one of the best bathroom storage ideas for small spaces. It takes up no extra space in your bathroom, makes it easier for you to dry your hands, and it has the added bonus of keeping your hand towels separate from your shower towels. 

8. Invest in storage baskets

One staple among small bathroom storage ideas is the trusty basket. Baskets are versatile, make the most of otherwise unused floor space, and you can pack in a lot - for example toilet rolls or toiletries. You can put them on stacked shelving, leave them on the floor, or store them at the top of bathroom cabinets.

Creative bathroom storage ideas

9. Jar organisers

Jars are satisfying bathroom organisers, but they're also great blank canvases for arts and crafts. Ask the kids to help you decorate them using glass paint, and show them how they're perfect for storing small cosmetics, such as cotton buds, toothbrushes and cotton pads. Either arrange them on a shelf or attach them to a bracket on the wall. 

10. Magnetic magic

This is one of the most creative bathroom ideas, and it will save you a lot of time. Install a magnetic strip at the back of your bathroom cabinet door to hold your metal personal hygiene tools such as nail clippers, tweezers, hair clips, eyelash curlers and scissors.

11. Get creative with toilet roll

Toilet paper can take up a lot of space. If you prefer to keep your toilet roll close to hand but don’t have anywhere to store them, try hanging a rope from a shelf and tying a knot at the end to suspend them on. They’ll be accessible, take up much less space than in a drawer or basket, and you’ll get a DIY art installation into the bargain.

12. Multi-purpose mirror
A multi-purpose mirror that also doubles up as a cabinet is a great space saving bathroom idea, and it’s so subtle no one will give it a second look! A two-in-one mirror is not only great for doing make up and containing your toothpaste, but mirrors are also fundamental hacks when it comes to making rooms seem bigger than they really are.
13. Hanging crochet basket
If you’re a passionate crochet-er, or fancy picking up a new hobby, why not put your skills to the test? For your next project, make a crochet basket to carry your shampoos, conditioners, and other bathroom essentials like toilet paper. Making a little loop means you can hang it off the back of the door or a window, adding a little rustic charm!
Hopefully we’ve given you enough bathroom organisation tips to see small spaces as an opportunity to get creative rather than an annoyance. For more inspiration on organising the home, why not check out our articles on small space makeup storage ideas and how to sort out your desk? Visit our product range for organising, cleaning and hygiene essentials.

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