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9 Useful Small Bathroom Organization Hacks to Try in Your Home

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Next to the kitchen, the bathroom is one of the busiest rooms in your house. And just like the kitchen, keeping your bathroom clean and organized can get tricky, especially if you’re short on space. 

Between the beauty products, oral care, bath accessories, and cleaning supplies, your bathroom can get easily cramped and chaotic. Small items may get buried or lost, and you can never seem to find a spot for anything. 

If you’re in need of an organizational overhaul of your bathroom, check out our round-up of genius bathroom organization ideas to help whip your bathroom into shape! These are especially helpful small bathroom organization hacks.

Getting Started

Before you begin organizing your bathroom, take some time to declutter. Gather empty bottles, broken beauty products, and old toothbrushes and toss them. If you can, be sure to recycle items that are reusable. 

Take this time to also do a little deep cleaning. Since you cleared the space, get down into the nooks and crannies that don’t usually see the light of day and give them a good scrub!

Once unnecessary items are removed and the space has been cleaned, you can now get to arranging what’s left. From DIY bathroom storage to investing in high-quality organizational accessories, your bathroom will look better and feel bigger with these creative bathroom storage ideas. 

1. Hang Up Your Cleaning Products

Stowing away your cleaning supplies beneath the sink is standard, but they can get in the way of other items that you use on a daily basis. 

Reserve precious real estate by installing a small tension rod underneath your sink to hang cleaning supplies on. Now your hair products and bathroom cleaner can exist in harmony.

If you already have a spot for your cleaners, you could always use the tension rod to hang hand towels or hair scarves. 

2. Invest in a Drawer Organizer

drawer insert

Items in your bathroom drawers can easily get jumbled, only to get more mixed up as you dig for them. 

Invest in a made-to-order drawer organizer that requires no installation — just drop it in! Sort similar items together and store them in each section. No more toothpaste spills or lost Chapstick! 

insert with bathroom items

You can also adjust the dividers in each section to create smaller spaces for bobby pins, hair ties, q-tips, or cotton swabs. 

3. Mount a Magnetic Strip

It’s easy to misplace things like bobby pins, tweezers, and nail clippers, especially in a disorganized bathroom. 

Mount a magnetic strip on the inside of your medicine cabinet to keep small metal items in a safe and easy-to-access spot. You can also attach a cup to the magnetic strip (place a magnet on both sides of the cup to hold it in place) to store your toothbrush and toothpaste. 

Declutter your drawers instantly. And you’ll love this setup if you have no counter space in your bathroom.

4. Use a Narrow Drawer Insert

narrow drawer insert

If you’re looking for small bathroom storage ideas, particularly for small drawers, look no further than Drawer Essentials’ narrow-width drawer insert

Simply provide the dimensions of your drawer for customized organization. You’ll find that even in a small drawer, you’ll suddenly have more space. Giving each drawer their own purpose can help keep everything in order.

You can also use these inserts in the kitchen to help separate cooking utensils and measuring cups. 

5. Hang Up Shelving in Your Shower

Most showers and tubs seem to never have enough space to place shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and other bath accessories. Not to mention the rings and residue they leave behind which require constant clean up.

Mount a shower caddy to create extra bathroom organization in your shower. Many come with hooks for loofahs and soap dishes — nothing left behind! 

As you look for a caddy, shelves with adhesive backing work best compared to those with suction cups.

6. Create Space for Your Towels

peg board

Towels can take up space quickly in a small bathroom — towel bars on their own can cause crowding. 

Free up some of that space by mounting a pegboard to one of your bathroom walls or the back of the door. Keep your towels out of the way and have extra space to hang your bathrobe. 

These are also useful in hallway closets, where you may need some extra storage space for coats, jackets, sweaters, and blankets.

7. Give Beauty Products More Room

Create more shelving in your bathroom storage cabinet by hanging a spice rack on its doors. 

If you own more moisturizers than spices, you’ll appreciate the versatility of this standard kitchen item. You’ll save counter space and open up your drawers for more organization options. 

You can also hang the spice rack on the back of your bathroom door. If your shower is near the door, this can be a handy place to keep some of your shower and bath accessories.

8. Divide and Conquer Your Items

drawer dividers

Drawer Essentials adjustable dividers are super versatile — use them to organize your towels, cleaning supplies under the sink, or items you keep in your bathroom storage cabinet.  

If you have a wooden bathroom tray, you can put in the dividers to create a more organized space, too. Determine the dimensions of the space you need organized, and they’ll be cut for you.

These are also useful for organizing your bedroom drawers, laundry room cabinets, or your home office and desk

9. Get Creative with a Shoe Organizer

Hanging shoe organizers are a perfect way to organize a small bathroom with no cabinets. 

Hang one from the back of your bathroom door and fill it up with any appliance, hair product, or lotions that need a spot. 

Shoe organizers can be used beyond your bathroom (or closet), too! Use it outdoors to store away garden supplies, in your pantry for dry foods, or to keep toys off the floor. 

Minimize Your Belongings

Keeping your bathroom clutter-free is an ongoing process, but starting with purposeful organization is a must. Once you find a home for each item, keep yourself on track by always putting each product or appliance back, no matter what.

As you finish getting your bathroom into shape, you may find yourself wanting to start this process in other rooms. Get the most out of your home by maximizing the space of each area. You’ll save yourself time in the long run and feel more at ease when trying to relax.

There’s inspiration in decluttering and organizing. Letting go of unnecessary items throughout your home and minimizing your belongings could be the answer to feeling overwhelmed. Disorganization and not having enough space can easily be solved by removing the fluff. 

Learn more about the minimalist lifestyle and see if it’s a good fit for you and your home.

Read our tips for going minimalist this year >


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