The bathroom is one of those frequently used rooms in a home that don’t get a lot of attention, right up until it gives you a problem. Of course, one of the most common problems in bathrooms is providing enough storage space to keep everyone’s personal bathing items properly organized. Without thoughtful organization solutions, a bathroom can descend into a nightmare of chaos that slows down your morning routine and frustrates you before going to bed.
If your bathroom has gotten out of control, or you just want to get it better organized today and into tomorrow, then you might want to try a few of these easy bathroom closet organization tips.
Create A Dedicated Space For Towels & Linen
If your primary linen closet is outside the proper bathroom, it can be frustrating. Especially if you are about to step out of the shower and you find on the rack is wet towels. Creating a dedicated spot in the bathroom closet to hold a few essential backup linen items will spare you the hassle of embarrassingly trying to get your hands on a dry towel when you are wet.
Use Adjustable Shelves
The supplies you store in your bathroom closet can change in volume over time. As you run out of things you can end up with a lot of wasted vertical space before you buy more. On the other end of the spectrum, people who love to save money by buying bathroom supplies in bulk will also appreciate being able to alter the space between shelves to optimize their bathroom storage potential.
Install Shelf Dividers
Just like how adjustable shelves help you make the most out of the vertical space in your bathroom closet, shelf dividers help you maximize the horizontal storage space on a shelf. They can also be a great way to give everyone in the family their own dedicated bathroom storage space for personal items.
Install Sliding Wire Baskets Under Shelves
Wire basket systems are increasingly popular. So, it’s no surprise that they’ve found their way into a lot of bathroom closets. Especially those that have permanently installed shelves that can’t be moved. The baskets can hold lightweight loose items like deodorant, antiperspirant, toothpaste, new toothbrushes, and boxes of cotton swabs.
A simple sliding rail system is then installed onto the bottom of a sturdy bathroom shelf to let the basket slide out with ease. This lets you see what you want at a glance without having to fish through trying to remember where a lesser-used item is stored like you would with a traditional bathroom “Junk” drawer.
Install Hooks On The Back Of The Closet Door
The backside of the bathroom closet door is one of those lesser-used and lesser-thought-of storage spaces. You can permanently install some simple hooks with screws or use contact adhesive hooks that are easily removable. This gives you a place to hang things like daily-wear necklaces, hand towels, and scented items.
Install Small Corner Shelves
If your bathroom closet has permanently installed shelves, you can still optimize the available storage space by installing small corner shelves in the back. This is a great place to store items like sticks of deodorant, cologne, perfume, and some lesser-used personal items. It’s especially handy in bathroom closets with deep shelves.
Use Drawer Dividers
If your bathroom closet has pull-out drawers, installing dividers can help optimize the space. Not only will it keep loose items from intermingling with each other, but it can also be used to give everyone in their family a little bit of their own dedicated drawer space in the bathroom closet.
Install A Hamper Net Or Laundry Bag
Tossing wet towels and washcloths directly into the main family laundry hamper might be okay if you are going to wash laundry that same day. Though leaving wet towels too long with everyone else’s day clothes can be a problem in the long run. Putting a mesh laundry bag, small pull-out laundry hampers, or laundry bin in the lower portion of a bathroom shelf is a great way to keep wet towels and washcloths out of the way and in their own place.
Use Totes & Cubbies
Cloth totes and personalize cubbies give everyone in the family their own place to keep their bathroom items. It is especially handy if you have one or two family members who prioritize their privacy. Each cubby or tote can be personalized and a hand towel can be placed over the top to keep the contents discretely private.
Installed Battery Powered LED Lights Under The Shelves
Bathroom closets with deep shelves tend to get pretty dark and mysterious in the back. Things fall over, get lost and items get scrambled together making it frustrating to see what you want. Small battery-powered LED lights can be attached to the underside of shelves in key locations. They use very little energy and last forever. This will let you get the added light you need to find what you want with the touch of a finger. Best of all, they don’t produce any real heat, which also makes them a very safe lighting option.
Sealable Plastic Totes For Bulk Storage
If you are the type of family that likes to buy things in bulk, to save money it can be a little challenging to figure out where and how to store it all. Sealable totes can be stacked on top of each other in the lower portion of a bathroom closet, or under the bathroom sink. They’re also typically waterproof, which is handy for keeping things like bulk rolls of toilet paper dry if there is ever a leak or an untimely spill.
Just make sure to label each one, so you can quickly find what you want when you want it. If a single tote has a variety of different items, you might want to think about taping a simple inventory list to the inside of the lid to help you find what you want at a glance.