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11 Bathroom Storage Ideas for Small Spaces

Updated on July 15, 2014

Working with a small space

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The key to getting organized is working with what you have and maximizing on the potential of the space you have.

Finding the correct solution involves looking at items in a different way for example adding magnetic strips to organize your tweezers to recycling pallets or wine racks for hanging towels.



 Magnetize the Smalls | Click Pic for 42 DIY Bathroom Organization Ideas
Magnetize the Smalls | Click Pic for 42 DIY Bathroom Organization Ideas

1) Use a magnetic strip

Magnetic strips are your best friend when it comes to keeping things like nail clippers and tweezers to hand.

They can be bought cheaply from your local hardware store and can be applied anywhere you fancy from the mirror to a medicine cabinet.


Pullout Storage | Click Pic for 42 DIY Bathroom Organization Ideas
Pullout Storage | Click Pic for 42 DIY Bathroom Organization Ideas

2) Racks are great for pullout storage

Racks can be picked up from charity stores or department stores and they make great compartments for things like cleaning products as well as personal toiletries.

Use dividers and mini boxes to keep products neat and together.



Rope Shelving | Click Pic for 42 DIY Bathroom Organization Ideas
Rope Shelving | Click Pic for 42 DIY Bathroom Organization Ideas

3)Ropes give a designer touch

Think out of the box when it comes to storage by using non standard items such as ropes for fixtures and fittings.

You will need a power drill to drill holes for looping the rope through each shelf at both ends.

Don't forget to click the link above to get the full tutorial and instructions.


On Display | Click Pic for 42 DIY Bathroom Organization Ideas
On Display | Click Pic for 42 DIY Bathroom Organization Ideas

4) Put toiletries on show

Clear jars are perfect for seeing exactly what's what and also lends a clean feel to a bathroom.

Old mason jars can be used for this purpose and you can have cotton balls and q-tips in these containers.


Repurposed Shoe Organizer | Click Pic for 42 DIY Bathroom Organization Ideas
Repurposed Shoe Organizer | Click Pic for 42 DIY Bathroom Organization Ideas

5) Capitalize on cabinet doors

Adding hooks or pockets to the inside of cabinet doors gives a multitude of possibilities for storage.

In the photo, the person has used an old shoe organizer as pockets for bathroom items such as rubber gloves and brushes.


Pallet Shelving | Click Pic for 42 DIY Bathroom Organization Ideas
Pallet Shelving | Click Pic for 42 DIY Bathroom Organization Ideas

6) Re-purpose Pallets

Old pallets and old wine crates make for great rustic storage in any area.

Hooks can be added to hang towels and crates are a handy nook for other items such as nappies or beauty products.


Wine Rack for Towels | Click Pic for 42 DIY Bathroom Organization Ideas
Wine Rack for Towels | Click Pic for 42 DIY Bathroom Organization Ideas

7) Multi Purpose Items

See things like an artist and their full potential will be unveiled. For example, a wine rack makes a great place for fresh towels. ( Now those unwanted gifts come into use!)



Bookcases for Toiletries | Click Pic for 42 DIY Bathroom Organization Ideas
Bookcases for Toiletries | Click Pic for 42 DIY Bathroom Organization Ideas

8) Bookcases aren't just for books.

The best thing about bookcases is that they come in all shapes and sizes so you are bound to find a practical solution for your area.

Bag a bargain at car boot sales or auction houses and you can re vamp them to suit your d├ęcor.

Remember to click the link above to get the full tutorial and instructions


Countertop Solutions | Click Pic for 42 DIY Bathroom Organization Ideas
Countertop Solutions | Click Pic for 42 DIY Bathroom Organization Ideas

9) Count on Counter-tops

Use everything available to you. Counter tops are an ideal place for cupboards to be placed on.

Not only does this make it easy to reach ( it will be at arms length) but also you will pack a lot more onto an otherwise crammed space.


 Sliding Shelves | Click Pic for 42 DIY Bathroom Organization Ideas
Sliding Shelves | Click Pic for 42 DIY Bathroom Organization Ideas

10) Sliding Shelves

Panels can be turned into sliding shelves which come in and out according to your needs.

Roll-out shelves not only make things easier to find but it also makes efficient use of areas that don't have a lot of room for storage.


 Shower Storage | Click Pic for 42 DIY Bathroom Organization Ideas
Shower Storage | Click Pic for 42 DIY Bathroom Organization Ideas

11) Recessed Shelving

Recessed shelving is a very nifty way of finding space where there is none.

They are also a fantastic alternative to the metal shelves that get rusty and can be hard to clean.


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      ezzly 2 years ago

      Thanks so much for commenting and pinning !!

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      You have so many good ideas here, but I think I like those pull-out racks the best because it's so dark in those under the counter cabinets. So hard to see what's under there. Being able to pull the racks out would really make it a lot easier.

      Voted up and useful, pinned to Awesome HubPages.

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      ezzly 2 years ago

      Thanks Kristen :)

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      Kristen Howe 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      Great ideas, Ezzly. So clever and creative. This might give me some ideas for my own bathroom as well. Thanks for sharing. Voted up!

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      ezzly 2 years ago

      Thanks for commenting Claudia, best of luck with your bathroom :)

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      Claudia Mathews 2 years ago

      My bathroom is the tiniest and oddly shaped, some of these ideas will come in handy. Thanks

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      ezzly 2 years ago

      Thanks Deborah Diane :)

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      Deborah-Diane 2 years ago from Orange County, California

      These are adorable storage ideas that will help many people really get their bathrooms organized. Well done!!