Small Bathroom Storage Tips and Tricks

Small Bathroom Storage Tips and Tricks

How do I get more out of this tiny space? Make the best use of your small bathroom space with these storage ideas.

Bring it up

The easiest way to make space in your small bathroom is to bring the storage up--along the walls and above your toilet. This is the best way to keep clutter off your countertop--where you want space for your daily items like toothbrush, moisturizer and such.

Think of using spaces that are practical and easy to reach; keep the extra towels close to the bath or shower rather than the sink, and put your makeup and grooming items where you can reach for them easily.

"Above the toilet"-type shelving units are also practical where horizontal space is narrow.


The worst enemy of efficient space is clutter. I should know, with my tiny bathroom I now have to take special care not leave random items around.

It makes the bathroom look cluttered and smaller.

Organization comes in many forms, but the basic tenet is: everything has a place and everything in its place. As a mildly disorganized person myself, I do my best to keep like items together--even though it doesn't always work.

So what's the secret to a well-organized small bathroom? Think small bins, organizers and holders. For example, keep your toothbrushes clean and off the edge of the sink with toothbrush holders.  Keep your makeup organized and easy to access with vanity trays and organizers. Arrange cotton swabs and balls in canisters for easy access instead of in their original bags.

Keep it clear

The best way to avoid losing space to clutter in a small bathroom is to keep surfaces clear. It requires constant vigilance against clutter, but if you follow the tips and ideas above for shelving and organizing your items, it won't be too difficult.

And the great thing is, nowadays, organizers come for all styles and tastes, whether you prefer a more traditional bathroom or something definitely modern. Choosing the right material makes all the difference!