4 Simple Tips To Maximize Your Bathroom Space

4-simple-storage-tips-maximize-bathroom-spaceToiletries, towels, bathmats, rugs: Add it all up, and bathrooms hold a surprising amount of stuff. Keeping it all organized can be a chore–but if you put in the effort, an organized bathroom can both look better and be more enjoyable. Here are a few tips:

1. Get a “Clutter Basket”

If you’re the type of person who naturally creates a lot of clutter–but also hates the look of it–then try keeping a small basket on your bathroom counter. This is a good way to keep brushes, combs, deodorant, and whatever other small items normally disperse throughout your bathroom in one contained place, so the items are both easier to find and less unsightly.

2. Use Vertical Space

Bathrooms often have lots of unused vertical space, which can be put to good use storage-wise. For instance, the top of a cabinet can be a spot to stack toilet paper rolls, while the space under a wall-hung sink could hold a basket for towels.

Another way to use vertical space is by installing shelving. A shelf above the toilet or above the sink can open up new storage possibilities. You can even use spice racks attached to the wall as a cheap shelving solution.

3. Use a Magnetic Bar

Between nail clippers, tweezers scissors, hair pins, and other objects, bathrooms can contain a lot of metal. An out-of-the-box solution for storing it all is a magnetic, wall-mounted bar. Though they’re typically used in kitchens for cutlery, a magnetic bar can keep your metal bathroom items out of the way but close at hand at the same time.

4. Make the Most of Cabinets

To maximize your cabinet space, try these strategies:

  • Hang your hairdryer inside the cabinet door
  • Install a shelf or lazy susan to increase the cabinet’s usable space
  • If a floor cabinet has space, keep your bathroom’s trash can in it to free up room

By following these tips, as well as getting rid of items you don’t need, you can make your bathroom both easier to use and easier on the eyes.

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