Let’s face it, your bathroom is one of the most difficult spaces in your home to organize. Finding a place to put all of the necessary items and their backups can be a little tricky. Bathrooms are often given less space than needed, which makes the problem even worse.
The design experts at Columbus Bath Design can help you create a storage system in your bathroom that will help solve the problem, but in the meantime, there are some simple things you can do to keep your bathroom functional yet tidy at the same time.
1. Keep your medicine cabinet organized
Try to reserve your medicine cabinet as a repository of the things you use most regularly. This may mean you need to discard any outdated medicines and relocate backup products to another spot. Despite its name, the medicine cabinet is better used to store your grooming supplies as opposed to medicines.
2. Labeled storage bins to the rescue
Consider keeping like items in labeled storage bins underneath the sink or in your linen closet. If you need something, you can grab the whole container for easy access. Then, when you’ve finished you can put the whole bin back, keeping the area neat and clean. This is most useful for those items like medicines and first aid that you don’t need to use every day, but still want to have close at hand.
3. Control your hair products
Things like sprays, curlers, gels, combs, and hair dryers take up a lot of real estate in your bathroom. They are easily and quickly organized by placing them in a plastic tub under the sink. Don’t forget to check the tub regularly – you may not need that extra strong, super strength gel you got when you had the spiked hair. You can donate extra products to a charity.
4. Be creative with your towels
Sometimes towel racks are in exactly the wrong place, sometimes they are too small to handle all of your family’s towels. Think about where in your bathroom it makes the most sense to have towels, and install some hooks. They are inexpensive and easy to mount, you’ll be shocked how big a difference they can make.
5. The great makeup divide
It’s easy to let the drawers in your bathroom become catchalls for all kinds of different things that inevitably get jumbled together. Try adding an expandable cosmetic drawer organizer to find a place for all your necessities. Different sized compartments will organize blush, lipstick, and eye shadow. Keeping them in their compartments means that you’ll never have to dig around in the drawer to find what you’re looking for.
6. Shower caddy considerations
Take a critical look at your shower caddy to make sure that it’s doing its job right. Shower caddies that are either too big or too small can be more of a nuisance than a help. No need to settle – there are many different shower caddy options, from corner caddies, to over the shower head and suction shelves. If you still don’t have enough space, really think about what shower products you use on a daily basis. Things you use less often can be put in a bin under the sink, ready for when you need them, but not taking up valuable space in the shower.
7. Reclaim the air rights over your toilet
There can often be a ton of unused space above your toilet, just waiting for the right organizational solution. There are some great racks and cabinets designed to fit over your toilet that is perfect for storing extra toilet paper, towels, and toiletries. It’s best to use a design that has close-able doors so that you can keep things from falling out and moisture from getting in.
8. Hang things over the doors
Another great idea is to hang hooks on your cabinet doors to keep the bulky yet frequently used items out of the way. This is a perfect solution for things like hairdryers and curling irons. No need to waste drawer or counter space, plus they are ready to go when you need them, and easily stored when not in use.
9. Function can still be stylish
For things that you plan to leave on the counter, consider investing in some stylish containers like apothecary jars. This will add some style to your bathroom while still providing functionality. Things like cotton swabs, bath salts, and soaps look fantastic in clear glass containers. An added benefit is when guests visit, they can easily find the things they need without having to snoop in your cabinets!
10. Call a design expert!
In the end, the best way to organize your bathroom is to have a professional design expert from Columbus Bath Design help you create the perfect space. We’ll assess your needs, design a solution, and have it perfectly, professionally installed in no time. Every bathroom is different, and every family has different needs. We know what works, and we can’t wait to help you create your perfect bathroom oasis.