Kitchen & Bath Month: Bathroom Organizing

Written by Samantha Pointer

On October 22, 2012

bathroom organizingLast week for Kitchen & Bath Month we talked about organizing your kitchen. This week we will focus on the bathroom. For many the bathroom is their biggest bug-a-boo in their home. Especially if you share it with more than one person. Most bathrooms do not have adequate storage and are cramped at best.

Even big bathrooms can have poor design and storage. So what I want to talk about is how to organize your bathroom no matter what size space it is or how much storage you have. Your going to need some basic tools for this. Below are some great bins to use in your bathroom to keep like items together. (clicking on image will take you to I am a affiliate).

Ziploc Bags

I like to use ziploc bags to keep lose items together. Like q-tips or dental supplies. Just about anything you can put in a ziploc bag. And once it is in the ziploc bag you can place it in a shoebox container or other storage container.

Shoebox Containers

Shoebox  storage containers are great for keeping like items together. You can keep rollers or makeup or just about anything that is small and needs corralling.

Sterilite Storage Box 12-pack

Storage Bins

I like to use all types of storage bins. They are great for grouping like items together. If at all possible try to find ones that stack. If they can stack on top of each other you can use the vertical space that is often wasted in bathrooms.

Sterilite Ultra Baskets (Also known as holy bins by Professional Organizers)

We love these bins because they are perfect to use anywhere. Especially the bathroom. They also come in various sizes. I use one size to hold all of my hair products and another to hold my curling irons and blow dryer.

My Hair Products in Sterilite BinHair Appliances in Sterilite Bin

Rubbermaid Nesting Storage Bins

These are great for sliding in closets or even on your counters. You can even fold up and put wash cloths in them.

Sterilite Stacking Drawers

Stacking drawers are great for items such as nail polish, medicines, and even makeup.

Quick Steps To Bathroom Organization

Once you have your storage containers it is only a matter of going through everything in your bathroom and purging old items and grouping like items together. Place what you keep in your preferred bins and then place in the container, on the shelf or up under your sink.

Use a hanging rack or corner rack in your shower or bathtub area to keep your bathing products out of the way.

There are also slings to keep kids toys organized in your bath area also.

Another way to maximize space is to use the area over your toilet. If you can have a handyman to put in a cabinet above the toilet you can use the space to store toilet paper and other bathroom essentials. For the price of a cabinet at Home Depot or Lowes and the handyman’s time you can be maximizing your vertical space.

If you would like more tips on organizing your bathroom space check out my article on Organizing Your Bathroom with Simple Tools.

Tomorrow I will show you how to organize a linen closet. Until then…

*Top bathroom photo by Jinkazamah
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  • Congratulations on a fabulously written post–it answers those questions about Bathroom Organizing. Thank you!
    Thank you also for giving us tips on how to use storage bins in a proper way.

  • Miguel says:

    Good ideas for my place… You have a nice blog. Keep up the good work…

  • I find that with bathrooms, the biggest issues happen when you have fixed piping. You can create built-in storage to conceal the ugly pipes and create cubby holes to manage the clutter in there though, so do give it a thought when you’re about to move in – renovating a toilet once you’ve already inhabited it is going to be tough…

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