Simple Storage Solutions For a Small Bathroom
We only have one bathroom in our apartment. It is also a very small bathroom. Having a small bathroom shared by four people can make life interesting and challenging. It also means I had to get creative with the storage of our day-to-day necessities and our surplus (or back up) supplies.
In addition to the common storage solutions for bathrooms I use some others. By common storage solutions I mean the storage solutions that are marketed for the bathroom, i.e. over-the-toilet racks, shower caddies, baskets, etc. Okay you ready for some different storage solutions?
My bathroom is so small, I can’t even get a good shot of this!
My favorite storage solution is the over-the-door plastic shoe rack. You can pick one up at most stores, including dollar stores, for about $5 to $10. Why do I love them so much? Because they can hold all kinds of things! Mine is currently stuffed with extra shampoos and conditioners; soaps and body washes; razors and blades; shaving cream; first aid supplies and medicines; lotions; and baby toys. You could even store extra washcloths and hand towels in it.
My sink vanity does not have any drawers and I do not have a normal medicine cabinet. I’m also kind of lazy and do not want to have look under the sink for a Q-Tip or cotton ball every time I need one. Which is why I love using shot glasses and votive candle holders.
James & I don’t drink but we picked up the shot glasses on our honeymoon. The decorative votive candle holders I found at Michael’s a few years ago.
They are perfect for holding Q-Tips, Baby Q-Tips, floss, tweezers, nail clippers, and etc. Plus, they take up very little space on my very little counter (or technically the top of my medicine cabinet). I use the small decorative cage to hold cotton balls.
I found this little treasure at Michael’s a few years ago
This vase is from our wedding 🙂 and so are the rocks! I love having little things like this around that can remind me of that special day!
I also like to use small vases, flower pots, or bowls to hold and organize makeup brushes. To keep the makeup brushes standing upright, all you have to do is fill the container quarter to half way with some decorative rocks or sea glass. You can also store your eyeliners, mascara, lip liners, lipsticks, etc in a container like this.
Extra tip – Do not stand your makeup brushes upright in the container after washing them. Make sure you let them dry first. The water coming down will cause the bristles to become loose.
Easy way to keep track of your hair ties!
To store my hair ties I hang them off an extra plastic shower curtain ring which I have clipped to a bar on my over-the-toilet shelf unit. What I really like about this is that I can close the shower ring and prevent Cakey from “borrowing” them!
There you have it my storage solutions for our small bathroom. Do you have any tips to add? What’s your favorite storage solution?
Have a blessed day!
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