You’ve probably been in a couple of gross bathrooms in your life. Nothing is worse than a dirty toilet, a stained sink, or a nasty tub!
But the reality is that finding the time to keep your bathroom clean is surprisingly hard. If you have a job and your own place (especially if it’s your first home), you might be surprised to learn how difficult it is to keep up with the bathroom. You’ll never take your parents’ cleanliness for granted again!
It’s not only about cleaning. Bathroom organization can also be a challenge!
Lots of people don’t have the luxury of a big bathroom. If you live in an apartment or an older house, every inch of your bathroom is probably cramped. So, what’s the best way to organize all those toiletries and bathroom products without taking up all the space?
Retail stores have plenty of solutions. Unfortunately, many of them get pretty pricey quickly. But here’s the good news: you can find tons of products for bathroom organization at almost any dollar store. This article will show you how to save money while keeping your bathroom neat and tidy!
1. Use a spice rack to keep your nail polish visible.
Spice racks are handy-dandy little organizers that you can find in many stores. They’re designed to keep your spices neat and easy to find in your pantry. Instead, use them to do the same for nail polish bottles!
2. Hang bottles in your shower with suction cups and hair ties.
You can make an easy DIY bottle-holder with this simple trick. Just use hair ties and suction cups. You can find both at any dollar store to organize your entire shower and for just a few bucks.
3. Use a shower curtain with pockets.
If you’re really short on space, get a shower curtain with pockets. Similar to a shoe organizer, it’s a great way to keep all your bathroom items visible and within reach.
4. Organize your jewelry on curtain rings.
Curtain rings are extremely cheap, especially in a store with already low prices. Grab a package and string your bracelets, necklaces, and even earrings up on a curtain rod or towel rack.
5. Organize your hair ties on a carabiner.
Anybody with long tresses will tell you that hair ties disappear constantly. Thankfully, they’re extremely cheap, as are carabiners, which are the perfect tool for organizing them.
6. Use a utensil organizer to sort your toiletries.
You can pick up a cheap plastic utensil organizer almost anywhere, perfect for more than just knives and forks. Use it for nail files, hair ties, makeup, and more.
7. Put your makeup in a binder with pockets.
These pockets are made for storing pencils, pens, erasers, and other classroom supplies, but they’re also a perfect way to hold makeup. Now you’ll be storing eyebrow pencils instead of yellow #2s.
8. Use shower caddies for under-sink storage.
It’s easy for space under the sink to become cluttered with lots of bottles. Repurpose a couple of cheap shower caddies to help keep things straight.
9. Hang curlers and straighteners with command hooks.
Some people don’t like to wind the cords of their hair devices. If you don’t mind, this is a perfect way to store them. Just loop the cord and hang it over a hook.
10. Use jars to hold little items.
It can be extremely awkward to figure out where to put small toiletry and personal items, like Q-tips, cotton balls, and earrings. Organizing them in small upcycled jars like those used for jam and jelly is a great way to keep them straight.
11. Hang an extra shower curtain rod for more storage space.
Don’t think that shelves are the only option for increasing your storage space! You can also get creative with hanging boxes or baskets on curtain rods mounted to the wall.
12. Reuse a shoe organizer for toiletries.
Shoe organizers are made to hang on a closet door and, well, organi\ze your shoes. Instead, try hanging one on your bathroom door. You can use it to store everything from deodorant to hairbrushes, toothpaste, and jewelry.
13. Mount baskets on the wall.
If you feel like you need something a little more than shelves, try mounting some baskets on the wall. They function in the same way but with extra organization and security.
14. Use bottle caps to hold your toothbrush.
Yep, you read that right. You can make an easy DIY toothbrush holder with just a couple of bottle caps and some hot glue.
15. Make your makeup into magnets.
You can buy magnet boards for an extremely cheap price at the dollar store. Then, glue magnets onto your makeup for easy, accessible storage that doesn’t take up a lot of space.
16. Use zip ties and PVC pipe to make a razor holder.
It’s easy for razors to become dangerous when they fall on the shower floor. You can rig up an easy, waterproof razor holder with a small piece of PVC pipe and a couple of zip ties.
17. Use a hollow stepstool to store bath toys.
Kids usually need a stepstool once they start to potty train. Why not kill two birds with one stone and use it for bath toy storage, too?
18. Use a cake stand as a shower shelf.
A cheap plastic cake stand is a perfect way to store shower essentials. It might be inexpensive, but it saves a lot of space!
19. Make an old drawer into a storage space.
If you want more shelf organization, try repurposing an old drawer and mounting it to the wall. You can also add sections if you want.
20. Store towels on a wine rack.
If you need to store more than just one or two towels in your bathroom, try repurposing a wine rack. It makes it easy to store lots of towels without taking up space.
21. Use tin cans to store towels.
Another great way to keep towels organized is to reuse some old tin cans (such as coffee cans) You can get creative by decorating them, too.
22. Use coat hangers as towel holders.
Here’s a third idea for easy towel storage: coat hangers. Hang them on the wall and loop towels over. It’s that easy!
23. Make a homemade storage box for toilet paper.
Upcycling is a big trend that’s easy to do. To make a storage box for toilet paper, just find a regular cardboard box and cover it with fabric.
24. Use boxes left over from baby wipes for storage.
If you have a child in diapers, you probably tossed out hundreds of wipe boxes. Instead, use them for easy toiletry storage!\
25. Use magnetic tape to put bobby pins in place.
Magnetic tape is an easy way to keep bobby pins in place. You definitely want them in one spot, because as anyone can attest, they end up everywhere.
26. …or put them in an empty mint box.
Another easy way to keep bobby pins organized is to keep them in an old mint or gum box. An empty box of Tic-Tacs is a perfect example.
27. Use tension rods to hang spray bottles under your sink.
It’s easy for under-the-sink storage to get messy and cluttered. To keep it organized, hang spray nozzle bottles on a tension rod.
28. Repurpose a paper towel holder as jewelry storage.
You can find a nice paper towel holder at a dollar store for cheap. It’s a perfect way to store jewelry pieces like bracelets and necklaces.
29. Keep shampoo and conditioner tidy with a makeup organizer.
Sometimes, keeping things neat is as simple as repurposing an item for a new use. Using a makeup organizer for shower bottles is a perfect example.
30. Use a magazine holder to store your hair dryer.
Some people need a magazine holder in the bathroom for actual reading material. However, you can use one to neatly tuck a hair dryer away!
31. Put a bookshelf above the door.
If you’re really scrambling for organization space, try going vertical. A bookshelf above the door provides even more storage. It’s a good idea to use it for things you don’t need to access every day, like cleaning materials.
32. Choose coat hooks over towel rods.
Along with towel rods for storing towels in the bathroom, consider coat hooks. These help keep towels organized even with little space.
33. Use old chicken wire to make an earring holder.
Here’s another fun use for upcycling. Chicken wire can be cleaned and repurposed as a pretty and tidy jewelry organizer. It works perfectly for earrings.
34. Try just using drawer separators.
Sometimes, getting organized is as simple as separating things. These drawer separators are cheap even in regular stores. They make it easy to sort your toiletries by category so that you can find them quickly.
35. Hang boxes on towel rods for extra storage.
If shelves aren’t cutting it for you, try this handy hack instead. Use wall baskets on towel rods for toiletries, washcloths, and other items. You can also make DIY wall baskets by using twine or yarn if you want.
36. Put a towel rod in the shower for bath toys.
Here’s yet another use for hanging baskets. Keep bath toys organized and out from underfoot — the shower is the last place you want to trip over something. Now, you’ll just need to convince your kids to put the toys away when bathtime is over.
37. Put your toilet paper under a shelf.
If you don’t have room for a traditional toilet paper holder, try hanging a hook below a shelf instead. Then mount the toilet paper roll on it for easy access. It works just like a regular roll … with a little extra aesthetic.
38. Use a magazine holder for your toilet paper.
Here’s yet another way to keep your toilet paper organized and accessible at the same time. Repurpose a magazine holder for a few neatly-stacked rolls. You might use it for a different kind of paper, but it works great.
39. Repurpose PVC pipe to hold your hot irons.
Storing curling irons and straighteners can be awkward and take up a lot of space. You can fix the problem by mounting some PVC pipe onto a door, cabinet, or wall. They also utilize hardly any space at all!
40. Don’t throw those toilet paper rolls away.
Apparently, toilet paper rolls have more than one place in the bathroom. They’re a great option for keeping the cord of curling irons and straighteners neat and tidy. This is a perfect way to free up space in a drawer, too!
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