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Easy Bathroom Storage Ideas

December 23, 2014

No matter how big or small your house is, storage is always an issue. It seems we never have enough drawers, closets or cupboards, especially in a bathroom shared by more than one person. You know the old adage, “A place for everything and everything in its place”? Once you’ve determined where everything goes, it’s much easier to find what you need and get your family to put things back.

Baskets are an obvious solution to bathroom storage, but I like to find creative ways to hold towels and toiletries. For example, a wine rack is a great way to show off pretty towels. Assign each member of the family a particular color, so everyone can find their own. This is also a pretty display in a guest bathroom.


If your decorating style leans toward country or vintage, look for an old drawer. This one probably came from an antique sewing cabinet—the kind with a foot-pedal sewing machine. It’s still in great condition and has a decorative panel on the front. Add rolled up or folded towels.


The drawer is also the perfect size for toiletries. Fill it up with every bottle, tube and jar you use daily and sit it next to the sink or on the counter, or put it on a shelf with excess or new products. You’ll always know when you need a refill.


If counter space is at a premium, add a hook to the back of the drawer and hang it on the wall for easy access. Nail polish fits perfectly and you can see each color.


If you don’t have a dedicated linen closet, borrow space for another one. A fabric shoe organizer is only 6″ wide, hangs from the rod and has multiple compartments. You can store a lot of towels and toiletries in a very small space, and they are front and center when you open the door.


Another handy organizer is a cutlery tray; the kind that comes with flatware. Use it on a shelf or in a drawer for your toiletries.


If you want something really unique to hold perfumes and items you use regularly, try a mirror. This little oval gold frame is very feminine and pretty. Instead of a plain old jar, I found a glass and silver toothpick holder for miscellaneous things. Very glam and girlie!


What other items have you creatively repurposed into handy bathroom accessories?

Interior designer Merri Cvetan writes about DIY projects and home décor for the Home Depot, including unique upcycling craft ideas for bathroom storage and accessories. Merri’s interior design career began when she purchased a century-old farm house. Home Depot’s online selection of bath accessories can be found on the company’s website.

One Comment leave one →
  1. Toni Voliton permalink
    January 5, 2015 12:47 pm

    Nice ideas…I enjoyed the mirror and drawer ideas. I am currently using my flower girl basket from my wedding, to store items regularly used in the bathroom. The colors matched with
    the bathroom décor.

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