12 Best Storage and Organization Products for Small Bathrooms
Got a small bathroom? A professional organizer rounds up some of the best small bathroom storage ideas for clearing clutter.
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Unlock Back-of-Door Storage
The most under-utilized storage space in any bathroom is the back of the door. Small home expert Emma Healey of Little House Lovely Home loves the mirrored Cabidor Deluxe Behind the Door Storage Cabinet, which cleverly mounts on the door hinge. “It’s perfect for storing all your bathroom items out of sight, leaving your tiny bathroom clutter-free,” Healey says. The Cabidor provides the equivalent storage space of five standard medicine cabinets, and its shelves and rods can be moved up or down or removed to suit your needs.
Stash Stuff Elsewhere
A shared tiny bathroom can quickly become cluttered with everyone’s everyday necessities. Solution: Give each family member or roommate a bath caddy or tote to stash their stuff. This mesh shower tote from Great Useful Stuff provides multiple pockets, including one big, helpful catchall pocket in the center. Store them under the sink, if there’s room, or in the bedroom or linen closet, to grab and go.
Corner space is typically wasted space. Turn it into additional storage instead with a multi-tier tower like the Furinno Turn-N-Tube 5-Tier Corner Display Rack. This sturdy, stylish tower has a small enough footprint to make great use of the corner space behind your door — or any corner, really — for storing rolled towels, toilet paper or toiletries. Reviewers love the fast, easy installation: Just twist the frame tubes together.
Turn Cabinets Around
It’s easy for items at the back of cabinets to get lost or forgotten. Add a roll-out drawer or a turntable, and bam! Easy access to everything. Our top pick is the YouCopia SinkSuite Under Sink Turntable. Three adjustable dividers stand just tall enough to keep bottles upright when spinning — a smooth experience even when loaded with the max weight of 30 lbs., thanks to ball bearings. Non-slip feet hold it neatly in place.
The plumbing under your sink can make for awkward storage space. But you can solve that problem with an organizer specifically designed to fit around the pipes. This Spicy Shelf Under Sink Organizer assembles quickly and easily, and you can adjust the height, depth and width for a perfect fit. The top shelf is rubberized to keep items from falling over or off the shelf. This organizer works under your kitchen sink too!
Tiny Trash Bin
A trash bin is a must for any size bathroom, but what do you with recyclables? The Brabantia Newlcon Pedal Bin takes up only 8 1/4-in. of floor space, yet it’s roomy enough to “organize” your waste into recycling and trash. Removable interior buckets make it easy to empty. And thanks to the soft-closure feature, the lid closes very quietly. Bonus: With each purchase, a donation is made to The Ocean Cleanup.
Double Hang Space
If wet towels aren’t getting hung up for lack of towel rods, replacing your regular shower rod with a double shower rod is an easy fix. The curved Zenna Home NeverRust Double Curved Shower Rod expands from 45 to 72 in. to fit most tub enclosures, and comes in three finishes. And, as the name implies, it’ll remain rust-free, guaranteed.
Stash the Spares
“The key to organizing a small bathroom is to use vertical space as much as possible,” says Esther Konz of Uncluttered Simplicity. Her inexpensive solution for stashing spare rolls of toilet paper: The MetroDesign Hanging Toilet Roll Holder. The sturdy steel holder hangs over the side of the toilet tank, making excellent use of unused space while keeping three extra rolls handy. It comes in a choice of six rust-resistant finishes.
When hung on the back of the door, a robe hogs a lot of space that could be better utilized for towel rods or another door organizer. As its name suggested, the all-mental Hinge Hanger turns your door hinge into an out-of-the-way hook, as well as an upright rod that’s perfect for storing extra rolls of toilet paper. It installs quickly with provided tools and comes in two styles and three finishes.
Handy Hanging Organizer
Easy access to daily-use items makes mornings less hectic. A simple, inexpensive solution that keeps popular toiletries close at hand: The Command Bath Wall and Cabinet Organizer, mounted to a tiled wall or inside a cabinet door, no hardware needed. It comes off easily, too, leaving no holes or sticky residue behind, making it perfect for renters. The bin can be removed from the frame for easy cleaning and holds up to 6 lbs.
Declutter the Shower
Let’s not forget the problem of shower clutter, especially in a shared bathroom, with everyone wanting space for various bottles, razors and whatnot. Space-solving expert Laura Sandberg of Let Laura recommends the OXO 3-Tier Shower Caddy to keep your shower tidy. Designed to hang from the shower head, it also secures to the wall with suction cups to keep it in place. Bonus: Shelf openings that hold bottles upside-down, for easy squeezing to the very last drop.
Maximize the Toilet-Top
The awkward space over your toilet never seems to realize its full storage potential. The freestanding Spirich Bathroom Cabinet Organizer easily changes that with four open shelves plus storage space behind closed doors. This unit fits snugly over and around your toilet and can be fixed to the wall for safety. (Anchors and all necessary hardware included.)