Do you ever find yourself looking at stunning, clutter-free bathrooms on Instagram? You probably think your bathroom will never look that organized!
Ignore the voice that’s telling you it’s not possible. It just so happens that keeping your bathroom organized is within your reach.
Creating more space in your bathroom doesn’t have to be a huge undertaking. All it takes is a little bit of hard work and some savvy storage solutions.
In this article, we reveal seven bathroom design secrets, so listen up!
1. Toss Out Unused Toiletries
Do you have a lot of toiletries? Do you really need all of them?
It’s time to make more space for the toiletries you do use! Go through everything and get rid of personal care products that are collecting dust.
Even if you think you may use that shampoo bottle, check the date. If it’s been sitting in your closet for over a year, toss it.
And in your medicine cabinet, only keep the essentials. Keeping just the must-haves will prevent the clutter monster from taking over!
2. Add Some Small Bathroom Furniture
If there’s enough space in your bathroom, consider adding a few small pieces of furniture.
For example, consider getting a freestanding open-shelf cabinet or a rolling shelving unit.
An open-shelf cabinet is perfect for organizing folded towels and washcloths. You could also put toilet paper in a basket on a shelf.
Mobile shelving units are perfect if you want the option to move your furniture around.
You may not need to move the unit if your bathroom is on the smaller side. But, it will be ideal if you want to roll it over to another bathroom or bedroom.
Besides, furniture with storage space will make your bathroom easier to organize. Give everything a home, and your bathroom will start to look incredible!
3. Install Floating Shelves
If there’s room on one of your bathroom walls, why not install some floating shelves?
With a three-tier floating shelf, you’ll be able to store lots of things.
You can hang hand towels on the bottom and place other bathroom toiletries on top. There’s also the option of adding a few framed photos for a decorative touch.
Say you end up storing toilet paper or extra shampoo and conditioner in baskets. A floating shelf is a perfect spot to put those.
If you install floating shelves, be careful. Don’t add more clutter to your bathroom by packing your shelves full of hygiene products and the like!
4. Add Wire Food Stands
Wire food stands aren’t only for the kitchen. They’re also perfect for the bathroom. Depending on what type of wire stand you’re looking for, a two-tier fruit basket may do the trick.
On each level, you can have different colored washcloths. Or, you can put clean towels on them for easy access when you get out of the shower.
And if you’re not sure what to put in a wire food stand, use it as a catch-all. You can store everything from shampoo bottles to toilet paper in it!
Put a wire stand on your bathroom counter, or hang them from your shower curtain rod. Not only will it look cool, but it’ll help you keep your bathroom organized.
5. Put Drawers Under the Sink
Get some drawers that fit under the sink. Pull-out cabinet doors, in particular, are great tools to keep in the bathroom.
Another idea is to get expandable under-the-sink drawers that can “grow” as you need more space for things.
Many people overlook the area under the sink. But with these drawers, you can take advantage of this space and use it for storage.
6. Use a Lazy Susan Turntable
There’s yet another clever way to keep your bathroom organized. Want to know what it is?
Put a cabinet organizer turntable (otherwise known as a lazy Susan) under the sink!
You can also keep it on your countertop or a dresser if there’s one in the bathroom.
A turntable is an easy way to store bathroom supplies that you use every day. Smaller turntables (less than nine inches in diameter) work great for smaller items like makeup.
7. Tuck Towels into Baskets
You’ve probably read that rolling your clothes is the most efficient way to store them.
Believe it or not, that’s the best way to store your towels, too! Rolling your towels not only compacts them, but it also keeps them looking tidy.
Roll your towels and tuck them into a basket. The basket can go on a shelf or in your bathroom cabinet.
When guests come to stay the night, it’ll be easy for them to find a clean towel without having to search for it. (Although, you should let them know where to find them anyway.)
It makes sense to want a clean and organized bathroom. After all, you spend quite a bit of time in there!
You should feel relaxed in your bathroom, and keeping things neat will help you accomplish that.
Focus on keeping clutter to a minimum. If you put your full effort into finding a home for every bathroom item, it will make your life a lot easier. You’ll always know where to find things, and you’ll always know where to put them back!
Keeping your bathroom clutter-free has never been easier thanks to these secrets.
Now let your friends in on some of these tricks so they can spruce up their bathrooms too!
Caitlin Sinclair has five years of property management experience working primarily with high-end apartment communities. Her ability to consistently deliver white-glove service to her residents and prospects has propelled her into a successful career that now finds her leading the team at Vicino.