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Five Ways to Survive a Small Bathroom

By Edited Jun 30, 2016 0 0

The bathroom I have to use right now is from the 50s complete with a pink tub and shell shaped vanity sink.

I can’t afford a renovation right now, so for now this tiny little space has to work, and after a few tweaks here and there I found different storage ideas and ways to organize our products and accessories so that we are not tripping over them or trying to clean around them.

Many things such as tiny little baskets for cosmetics can be purchased at the dollar store and can help you right away.  It is one very easy way to keep what little counter top you have clear.  But there are many people with small bathroom spaces so here are five quick and affordable ways to help organize your small bathroom.

Just a few additions of affordable storage products will help keep your small space organized and neat, especially first thing in the morning when you are trying to get ready for your day.

Cosmetic Carousel
Nifty Cosmetic Organizing Carousel, White
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Cosmetic Carousel

I found this one to be a big winner.  It sits on such a tiny piece of space and yet holds everything and turns just like a lazy Susan.  You can use it for everything you leave sitting on your vanity.  This stops things from cluttering up your space and makes them easier to see as you can assign each little compartment with “like and like” objects so that you find them quickly.

When it comes time to clean your bathroom you simply lift this off the vanity or it will even fit on the back of the toilet if you do not have a vanity space.  It is sturdy and looks good.

You can use it for your hair dryer attachments, hair accessories or anything at all.  It shows cosmetics and such in the picture, but think of all the things cluttering your space right now, even your hair brush takes up space laying around the counter, they can all fit in here and simply spin it around to find what you need in a flash.

Over the Door Bathroom Storage
Pro-Mart DAZZ 42-Pocket Over-the-Door Organizer, Beige
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Over the Door Storage

In a small space it can be hard to find storage.  When we first moved in, many things ended up staying in the bedroom which meant back and forth and sometimes we would be tripping over each other first thing in the morning.

There was a cheap rusting mirror on the back of our bathroom door, so we took that down and got rid of it, and then used the back of the door for more soft storage.  These pockets are big enough to store small appliances such as your hairdryer or anything else you will need. 

Once you close the door you have everything on hand for yourself.  You can get these in different sized pockets so that you can also use it to store extra toilet rolls or hand towels, or even bathroom cleaners, basically anything.  

Zenna Home 7446SS, Expandable Over-the-Showerhead Caddy, Chrome
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Shower Caddy

This is nothing new they have been around a long time, but this one has lots of room.  If you have different shower and shampoo products floating around in the corners of the tub or the floor of your shower, then this is a safer and easier place to store them.

I love how there could be a “his and hers” caddy on either side of the shower head.   Getting everything out of the corners and off the floor also makes it easier to clean the bathroom.  I used to hate cleaning day in there because I would have to move so many bottle and razors around. 

By having a place for everything it just makes life easier for using your products as well and keeping the small bathroom space clean and organized.

Over the Door Hair Dryer

Hair Dryer Storage

Back in the 50s there were not the hair dryers and curling irons that are used so much today.  So, they just didn’t make it a user friendly space when it came to appliances!

Many times these portable hair dryers just get left on the little bit of counter or vanity taking up space and causing a hazard since this is an electrical appliance, you don’t want to be leaving it plugged in and near running water!

You could simply wrap it up and put it in another room, or you could get one of these over the door dryer holders for a vanity that has a small cabinet with doors.  This is a handy way to store it.

It is also easy to get at.  If your bathroom does not have a vanity with storage then you could simply store your dryer in a back of the door storage pockets.  Just by getting it off the counter will feel less cluttered.

Cabinet Basket
Design Ideas Cabinet Baskets Mesh Silver
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Under Cabinet Shelves

If you are lucky enough to have a vanity with doors, then chances are you have everything stuffed in there and each day when you are trying to get ready you end up crawling around in there trying to find things.

By adding this affordable storage idea, you have in effect 2 shelves that can house a ton of products.  They are easy to find and easy to get at.

To me that was the most important.  It was fine and dandy to have all these containers but if they were not easily accessible then it was no good to me.

These 5 storage products above are a great way to utilize all the square footage in a tiny bathroom without looking like a bomb went off and without spending a fortune.

If you have many people trying to use this room, then by getting all the above storage products you will have effectively increased the storage space in many cases to double the amount especially if you were depending on a tiny vanity cabinet.

For approximately 100 dollars you could outfit your small bathroom with accessories to help keep the clutter in order.   This will make the room welcoming and easy to clean and that is a good thing!



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