Out-of-the-Box Bathroom Storage Solutions

Author: Lauren Ross

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Finding enough cabinet and closet space can be like finding a needle in a hay stack for apartment dwellers. You can never have too much storage space and with kids in the mix – that would be an understatement. If you are looking to enhance your bathroom storage space, check out these simple yet out-of-the-box bathroom storage solutions for a mess-free counter and spa-like feel to add to your home.

Image credit: iMom

Image credit: iMom

The best way to gain storage in an apartment is to store up. A book shelf over the door is a great way to add personality, store towels, and use decorative bins to hide cleaning products. Your bathroom will stay organized and look great to you and guests! A popular trick to storing your towels is to roll them rather that fold them – why? Rolled up towels use less shelf space as well as create a spa-like feel in your bathroom. FYI, you can roll up your clothes to maximize space in your suitcase! Maybe you have an old wine rack that you’ve refurbished or bought new? Hang it on an empty or narrow wall in the bathroom as a new towel rack; this will eliminate the need to use shelves and cabinets for bulky towel storage. The wine rack is easy to install and creates a unique focal point!

Image credit: Bella Soleil

Image credit: Bella Soleil

Here’s a DIY project that will keep those small bathroom essentials in their place – you know the cotton swabs, cotton balls, band aids, and bobby pins? The Mason jar organizer is great for storing small bathroom products and easy to make. You can find the instructions here and you will be amazed by your new clutter-free drawers!

Another way to give your bathroom a serene and spa-like feel is a stacked plate rack on the counter. The plate rack will be perfect for arranging little bar soaps and shampoo bottles you got from your last vacation or hand rolling washcloths for guests. It is a very inexpensive way to clear up your counter, while creating a homey atmosphere for you and your guests.

Image credit: DIY Playbook

Image credit: DIY Playbook

Now that flu season is upon us, I’m sure we all (or will begin too) stock up on medications needed to stay healthy this winter. To better organize your medications – or even personal toiletries, use small and stackable storage bins in your cabinets to easily find your products. Label each bin such as flu, headache/pain, Rx, shampoo, dental etc. It is a sure way to stay organized and save you money. If you are really into the spa motif, add some floating shelves on open walls where you can display pictures, decorations, and other storage solution ideas.