The importance of the bathroom in the home cannot be emphasized enough. It is, first and foremost, the room in the house where you make yourself clean and take care of your bodily functions. It is also where you can unwind, relax, be alone with your thoughts to reflect and pause amid the chaos of everyday life.
It can be challenging to have a tiny bathroom, especially if you have a lot of stuff like skin-care products and makeup. However, there are ways you can make the best out of it with sneaky storage hacks. Here are some ideas to help you out.
If you want space where you can put all your towels, linens, and toiletries, get your bathroom a ladder shelf. They can be propped into a corner, and you can make use of what little room you have as you put essential things on its different tiers. This is great if you have a rustic-style bathroom. If not, you can paint the ladder or decorate it however you want to fit the theme.
If you’re interested, here is a great tutorial on how you can make one.
Hanger with Hooks
When you have a lot of accessories, like necklaces, hair ties, rings, and other things, it can be difficult to display them the right way so you can keep using them. Instead of piling them in one box like you would or are doing, hang them up instead. When you put them in one container, there’s a chance you won’t be able to see the thing you will be looking for.
Putting them up and within easy reach helps not only with saving space but with saving time as well. You can put up the hanger with hooks on free wall space or on the mirror. Fortunately, these are cheap, so you can buy as many as you like.
Upgrade with Upflush Toilets
A bathroom is valuable, and if you’re living in a home with a lot of occupants, it can be a little challenging when you want to use one that is occupied. You should consider making a new bathroom in the basement, an extra closet, or a nook. If you’re thinking that most toilets are not small enough to fit, this is where you’re wrong.
In fact, Saniflo makes self-contained upflush toilets that are compact enough to fit a tiny space. It’s simple to install that even nonplumbers can do it. And if you’re worried about high water consumption, the new toilet uses less water than the regular variant does, making this product more efficient. If you find that your one and only toilet is always on the brink of being clogged, consider upgrading with one that comes with a macerator.
There are so many uses for baskets in the bathroom because they are small enough to fit in any odd space, like on top of the toilet, under cabinets, or on shelves. They’re cheap, and they can be decorated accordingly to fit the style of the bathroom. They’re good for holding things as well, like worn clothes, toilet paper, toiletries, and even decorative items.
If you want something quick and multifunctional, consider getting a couple of baskets, and put them in the bathroom.
Plastic Shoe Organizer
Supposing you only have enough room in the shower area for the shower itself and some curtains, a plastic shoe organizer will surely come in handy. You can always make use of temporary plastic bathroom shelving, but that can be bulky, and if you barely have any room while bathing, it can be a problem.
Plastic shoe organizers are great for holding a lot of stuff, like your shampoo, conditioner, loofah, and various self-care items. You can hang one on top of your shower curtain, and they won’t take much room.
The great thing about plastic shoe organizers is that, because they’re plastic, it means they’re waterproof too. You don’t have to worry about getting water on them. Get ones with a mesh design, so you don’t have to worry about draining the water that gets inside the pockets.
Having a number of things on your bathroom counter can seem disorganized because of their different-colored packaging. They’re not at all visually aesthetic when left like that as well, but they’re necessary for your use.
You may opt to hide them in cabinets or behind the mirror just so they don’t look too distracting. Instead of doing those things, invest in some clear glass vases or ones with lids or whichever you prefer.
Repack your cotton buds, pads, and even bars of soap. Clear vases look good in any setting and almost always go well with any bathroom theme. This way, you can easily access the stuff you need and within easy reach.
Not many people know this trick, but magnets are great for storing. Magnetic strips can be used to store loose bobby pins, makeup brushes, and other things that are metallic. You can even get a magnet board to organize your makeup stuff or skin care if it helps to organize them better. You can stick some magnets on your things if they’re not magnetic so they stick.
No matter how small a space, there are ways you can decorate it. You don’t have to forgo making a room look nicer just because you think you are limited by how much you think you can do. There are many other storage tutorials and hacks out there on top of the ones mentioned above.
What are your personal storage tricks and hacks for small spaces like tiny bathrooms? Share them below.