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DIY Bathroom Storage

Who doesn't need more storage space in their bathroom? These clever tips will help you take advantage of every square inch so you can keep all of your bathroom supplies tidy, well organized, and close at hand.

By the DIY experts of The Family Handyman Magazine

DIY Bathroom Storage

Who doesn't need more storage space in their bathroom? These clever tips will help you take advantage of every square inch so you can keep all of your bathroom supplies tidy, well organized, and close at hand.

Hidden toothbrush organizer

Razor holder

Quick-grip electric toothbrush holder

Glass shower shelf

PVC curling iron holsters

Magnetic toothbrush holder

Under-cabinet cleanup

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July 24, 12:08 PM [GMT -5]

I agree that the exposed particle board is a poor idea for storing toothbrushes. It will ruin on its own in a bathroom but even quicker with wet toothbrushes hanging on it. Nevermind whatever adhesive they use to bond all the particles together leaching into the toothbrush.

You could cut your own shelf from a piece of white or yellow pine, which would be far better than the particle board, but it will still get wet and get ruined over time. You could then paint it with a non-toxic, waterproof paint. One brand I found when googling for such an item is Everbond, but I'm not sure if it's sold in the US. ( I didn't have time to dig deeper into that)

July 23, 4:22 PM [GMT -5]

Leopardus, they put a #4x3/8" screw ont the back of the toothbrush.

July 20, 4:21 PM [GMT -5]

Can someone tell me how and when normal toothbrushes became magnetic?? Or is there something missing in the text?

May 27, 4:15 PM [GMT -5]

It surprises me that "GLASS" is recommended for use in the bathroom. Safety first eliminates this type of material. Sooner or later, the glass is going to get broken and the results are rarely good.

November 25, 6:14 PM [GMT -5]

Fabulous ideas.

November 24, 11:56 PM [GMT -5]

The toothbrush picture shows prescriptions in the bathroom cabinet. My wife is a pharmacist and says that the bathroom is the worst place to store medicines. Moisture can damage them and cause them to expire faster. A better place is a linen closet or a bedroom closet. That also puts them out of the way of snoopy guests.

September 08, 8:55 PM [GMT -5]

I've used the peel and stick tiles for general resurfacing aorund the home. I've done doors, walls, ceilings, and cabinet exteriors.

September 08, 8:50 PM [GMT -5]

Line the pvc pipes with the rollable baking mats found at walmart/cut to size and super glue inside the pipe.

Use what's left of the making mat to make a cusion for the in cabinet toothbrush slot holder, velcro or super glue it into place.

These mats are made to bake on, so they are both heat tolerant and safe to eat off of.

June 04, 12:36 PM [GMT -5]

lot of neat ideas, thanks. now to check whether they pass the wife approval test :)

April 29, 4:09 AM [GMT -5]

I can't locate how the PVC is attached to the cabin door on the curling iron holder. Can someone please advise? Thanks

March 21, 4:17 AM [GMT -5]

Have to agree that cutting a series of slots into a chipboard based shelf would be a very tricky DIY proposition without chipping and damage.

The chipboard as shown in the article wouldn't last a week before serious water damage. Does make me wonder who wrote it, a carpenter or a journalist........

February 28, 12:20 AM [GMT -5]

Be careful when you put your curling iron away in the PVC pipe because PVC melts at about 150 degrees. Stowaway Products uses Nylon that melts at over 500 degrees so you can put your curling iron, flat iron and Blow dryer away HOT. www.stowawayproducts.com

October 17, 7:50 PM [GMT -5]

These are awsome tips. I have to fix-up a manufactured home that has been neglected for 3 years. All the tips I read about on Handyman have been very helpful. Thanks. I am a 75 year old lady and all the quick easy tips sure do come in handy.

September 22, 4:08 PM [GMT -5]

I also used the sticky tiles in my kitchen cabinets. Looks so much better..

July 15, 9:27 PM [GMT -5]

These are by far the worst designs I have ever seen. I thought it was bad enough when this company would send you their trash magazine and pander for money. Now they ugllin' up the internet.

If you are looking for some ideas on storage i would suggest setting up a stumbleupon.com account. Stumble upon will take you to all kinds of sites across the internet according to your interests. A lot of them actually have very practical storage solutions with good design fundamentals.

January 03, 1:07 PM [GMT -5]

I usually love your tips, but my first thought was that the notches for the toothbrushes might need more planning. Toothbrushes are yucky and wet, no matter how much you rinse and shake. The shelf (not to mention the toxins that are leeching from that bare wood) and the brushes need protection. A great space idea that needs more.

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