Whether it’s a half-bath or a double-vanity wonder, we know that maximizing the space in your bathroom can pose a challenge. We’ve compiled a list of nine ways to organize your bathroom.
The first step you should take to organize your bathroom is to remove what does not need to be there. It seems a bit self-explanatory, but the challenge we present is to really consider what things truly need to be in your bathroom and what things are taking up space unnecessarily. If you have toilet paper stored in bulk or back up shampoo bottles, consider removing them to a different location if your bathroom does not have the space to accommodate them.
Keep the Counters Free
This one can be a bit tricky to stomach because counters present so much storage space, but if you want your bathroom to look tiny and not cluttered, keep the counters cleared off. Keeping the counters free gives the eyes less things to focus on, creating last visual noise.
Capitalize on Cabinetry
Another important step to take as you organize your bathroom is to take advantage of the storage space already present. If you have a cabinet behind the mirror, use it. A Lazy Susan is a great addition, especially if you have deep cabinets.
Don’t limit yourself to just the actual shelving part of the cabinet. Utilize the inside of cabinet doors. You can mount hooks on the inside of doors for hanging hair dryers, spray bottles, and other things that need storing.
If they can keep things on the ninth hole orderly, they can help to organize your bathroom. Of course the caddies in this sense mean containers that are segmented to facilitate organization. They come in all shapes and sizes, some acting as bins and others more as little drawers. In fact, you may find a desk organizer in the office section of the store that fits the needs of your space. Even cups or mason jars can fit the bill.
The versatility of caddies does not stop at their shape. Caddies can also be placed in a number of locations around the bathroom depending on which space you want to utilize. It’s common to see them in vanity cabinetry, attached to the walls or in the shower, or on existing shelves.
Use a Laundry Basket as a Display Piece
Find a container or basket that fits with the theme of the room. If it has a lid, all the better. You know what they say about airing dirty laundry, plus removing it from sight will give your eye fewer things to focus on and make the room feel less cluttered as mentioned above. Having a laundry bin in the bathroom makes a morning or evening shower routine more convenient.
When done correctly, adding a laundry basket to a compact space can usually free it up, but if doing so leaves too little walking room, remember that not all of our suggestions here will be right for everybody. You may find that your laundry falls under the first category mentioned and belongs better in a different room.
Hook, Line, and Sinker
If you need to hang towels for a handful of people, opt for hooks instead of a towel rod. Too many towels crammed on a rod make for a messy appearance and inadequate drying, making hooks the healthier option as well as the organized one.
Utilize the space over the toilet—either with wall shelving or a rack that sits above the toilet tank. As most toilets are of a standard size, there are many options out there for different varieties of shelving racks that sit just behind them.
To Each His Own
As you organize your bathroom, make sure everything has a place. Have designated spots where you always keep your necessities like your toothbrush and hair brush. If you recently got a label maker and want to try it out, or if you just think labels would benefit the organization of your space, mark the drawers in which everything goes.
Add a Tiered Organizer
If you have the floor space, create more shelving and maximize storage in a more unorthodox way. Right now it is trendy to drape or hang things on a decorative wooden ladder propped against a wall. This can double as a drying rack, but don’t overdo it on the volume and busyness of things displayed.
The challenge to organize your bathroom in a way that is both functional and visually appealing shouldn’t be daunting but fun. If you need help in using your space to its full potential, give us a call at Lloyd’s Cabinetry today.