27 Incredibly Clever Storage Ideas For Your Bathroom

27 Incredibly Clever Storage Ideas For Your Bathroom

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1.

Choose a shower curtain with mesh pockets to keep your tub clutter-free.


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It measures 70″ x 72″. Check out our review of this mesh pocket shower curtain (#2 on the list)!

Promising review: “This liner may be the most useful product I’ve ever purchased! It allows you to organize all your various bath products in conveniently sized mesh pockets. The pockets are strong enough to hold full shampoo and conditioner bottles without tearing away from the liner. No more worries about cluttered edges causing things to fall off the sides of the bathtub. No more nasty soap scum from bars of soap resting on the edge of the tub. No more rust circles from cans of shaving cream. It’s brilliant!” —G. Allen

Get it from Amazon for $15. Or, check out a mesh organizer you can add on to your existing shower curtain.

2.

Display clean towels on a wall-mounted rack. It’s a great way to store towels if you don’t have a linen closet!


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This multi-use rack can also be used to store wine, hats, or whatever else you can roll up!

Promising review: “Just perfect! Solved a storage problem for both bathrooms. Also can hold magazines and spare rolls of toilet tissue.” —Dee Tee

Get it from Amazon for $24.97.

3.

Tuck away your hair tools out of sight and prevent them from getting tangled together with a heat-resistant styling station. You can hang this one on a towel rack or store it in a cabinet.


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Promising review: “I have a ridiculously small bathroom and a super small vanity. After too many instances of my dryer and straightener falling to the floor, I went searching for an option to get them off the non-existent counter and onto the towel holder next to my sink. This product has done the trick — it helps me keep my counter space organized and provides me with a great, heat-resistant holder to place them in while I’m working through my hair. Highly recommend!” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $19.88. Or, check out an over-cabinet styling station.

4.

Store extra bath products and towels on an aesthetically pleasing rolling cart.


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Promising review: “I have little storage in my small apartment bathroom, and this was perfect for holding extra rolls of TP, miscellaneous bottles, lotions, and makeup. Easy set-up and pretty sturdy. Slides perfectly in the space between my sink and shower.” —sarakmc1225

Get it from Amazon for $40.99 or Urban Outfitters for $69.

5.

Clear off the sink area by loading beauty products into an attractive acrylic organizer.


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Read our full review of the Ikee acrylic makeup organizer!

Here’s an excerpt: “I’m not exaggerating when I say this thing is the best investment ever. I can fit so 👏 damn 👏 much 👏 inside of this four-drawerd thing. Here are all the products that I currently have in there: 32 lipsticks, six blushes and bronzers, two large highlighter sticks, one foundation bottle, three concealers, two contouring sticks, two rollerball perfumes, two primers, and the bottom drawer contains so many lip pencils, eyeliners, and eyeshadow sticks that I actually didn’t even bother counting (but I’m going to guess AT LEAST 30 of them, I swear). If you have A TON OF MAKEUP (which I do), then you may still have to store some extra stuff in your bags — but either way, this container holds SO much.

But the real winner winner chicken dinner here? I have easy access to all the makeup I use every single day and can see all of it at once. I don’t have to dig around the bottomless pit that is one of my many, many makeup bags anymore — I just have to open and close a drawer.” —AnaMaria Glavan

Get it from Amazon for $14.50.

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If you’re short on cabinet space, try hooking a wire basket onto the towel bar for catching miscellaneous items.


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Promising review: “A little larger than expected from the photo, but love the rustic look, and great baskets for makeup and brushes! The second basket hung over my kitchen sink on rustic-style hooks for dish detergent and a sink scrub brush! Thinking of getting another set for kids’ bathrooms to hold toothpaste, mouthwashes, and brushes. So versatile, can be used anywhere around anyone’s house, and they don’t look cheap like house organizers you usually find in stores!” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

7.

Sort out everything in your drawers and store them in individual containers so you can see everything at a glance.


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Promising review: “Great little storage devices that make opening a bathroom drawer a relatively clean experience, rather than a messy five-minute adventure just to find the toothpaste. Nice, sturdy, and lightweight. If you need bathroom drawer organization, these are a great way to go.” —Haon the Great

Get a six-piece set from Amazon for $14.99.

8.

Provide yourself with some enclosed storage space thanks to a narrow cabinet that’ll fit in the awkward space between the toilet and the sink.


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Promising review: “Functional and beautiful storage. We needed to add more storage in our bathroom and this affordable cabinet did the trick! It was a pain to assemble but worth it in the end!” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $69.95.

9.

Give every bathroom essential its own place in an over-the-door organizer.


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Promising review: “This is a terrific item for someone like myself who lives in a small apartment, has limited storage, and has lots of cosmetic and bathroom-type items to store. Each pocket has a separation so that you can actually separate items in the same pocket if you wish. I hung it over my bathroom door, although I imagine it could function in a bedroom for socks, etc., and it has made a world of difference in getting things off the counter, displaying an extra roll of toilet paper for guests, etc. Five stars!” —Kiri Corr

Get it from Amazon for $12.97 (available in two sizes and three colors). Or, check out a cheaper option.

10.

Boost your counter space with a set of stackable corner shelves.


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Promising review: “These are pretty nice shelves for sure. I like that they stack and are clear. I think they make the bathroom counter look clean and somewhat more organized. They are easy to sanitize so that is a plus. I would definitely recommend if you want something cheap but nice to help the clutter.” —RJ2727

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $17.99. Or, check out a stainless steel option.

11.

Utilize empty wall space by mounting a cloud-shaped toilet paper holder — not only will it look adorable, but it’ll also provide plenty of room for extra rolls!


Uncommongoods

Promising review: “Filled a useless space above the toilet with something practical and unique. When I was bringing the box up to my apartment several people on the elevator asked where I found it.” —Kathy the cat lover

Get it from Uncommongoods for $115+ (available in two sizes).

12.

Corral your kiddos’ bath toys in a mesh net so they’ll dry properly and won’t take up the entire tub.


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Promising review: “Not only is there plenty of room for six rubber animals — complete foam alphabet and 10-digit numbers, and other random toys — this organizer actually sticks to the wall! I used Windex on the wall just like the instructions explained, turned the hook, and voila! They stuck to a wall that’s not exactly a flat surface. Also, I love this toy bag because it leaves corner tub space available for shampoo, conditioner, and soap bottles. In my house, that extra space is priceless! Don’t look any further than this product. It is AWESOME.” —Sara

Get it from Amazon for $10.98.

13.

Make it easier to see and access cleaning products by storing them in two-tier drawers.


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Promising review: “These shelves are sturdy and heavy. They are amazingly easy to put together. The drawers slide in and out easily as well. I quadrupled my storage space. I am able to store tall cleaning products on the top shelf and scrub pads, etc. in the sliding drawer. Trust me, pick this item over any similar, you’ll be satisfied.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $22.97 (available in two colors).

14.

Avoid knocking shampoo bottles off the tub rim by putting everything in a hanging caddy. This one can be attached to a shower head or curtain rod.


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Promising review: “This caddy is amazing. NO RUST! OMG. Can’t begin to articulate how nice that is. I was concerned a bar of soap wouldn’t work on this (all of the pictures showed liquid soap), but I was wrong. Fits just fine on the lower shelf, in any of the three spots that are available. And the stretchy band accommodates my razor on the side (and finally, my razor doesn’t fall off!!!!), and my husband puts his larger razor in one of the circles on the bottom. I take it off of the shower head once a week to spray clean it, rinse it, and wipe it down to take off all the filmy soap, but this is so pretty, modern, and wonderful in that it doesn’t rust. And it’s nice and flat, it doesn’t stick out like the metal ones do. There is a stretchy band across the top and bottom parts, to accommodate much larger bottles of shampoo if needed. A real winner. Can’t believe I’ve never seen this option in a store. I’m so happy with this purchase.” —H H

Get it from Amazon for $16 (available in two colors).

15.

Bump up your medicine cabinet storage space with multi-compartment organizers.


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Promising review: “These are perfect for organizing a messy medicine cabinet. Has lots of little spaces to put small tubes of ointment/single cold medicine pills, etc. I got the set of two small organizers along with the double-level one, and they’re perfect. I was worried my cabinet wasn’t deep enough to accommodate these but they were — and for the record, I feel my cabinet is the crappiest, smallest, shallowest, stupidest in the world so if this works for me, it’ll work for you.” —William tell-you-like-it-is

Get them from Amazon for $7.93+ (available in four styles).

16.

Hang a laundry hamper on the door for collecting dirty towels and clothes. This one won’t take up any precious floor space.


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Promising review: “If you have someone in your household who constantly leaves clothes in the bathroom and you have no room for a hamper, this will be a LIFESAVER! It looks just like the picture and is good quality. It came with two door hooks, and it also has a zipper at the bottom to easily load the clothes in the washing machine! Would recommend!” —Taryn Weingardt

Get it from Amazon for $15.95 (available in five colors).

17.

Put cotton swabs, pads, and puffs into apothecary jars. This way you can buy in bulk, store extras in the cabinet, and keep only what you need out on the counter.


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Promising review: “These are really fantastic containers for display storage. They look like glass canisters — just as much sparkle and shine. With the thicker bottom and lid, they do not look or feel ‘plasticky.’ What makes them so much better than glass is that you can use them without really worrying about breakage. They’re perfect for the bath to store guest soaps, cosmetic balls, swabs, etc. You don’t have to worry about slippery hands or bare feet.” —M. Spalding

Get a three-piece set from Amazon for $27.99.

18.

Attach a storage cabinet behind the door to permanently solve your small bathroom problems.


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Promising review: “This is a must-have for any small space. My bathroom has no medicine cabinet, just a mirror, and is pretty small, so storage is a huge deal. My girlfriend came across this item, so I figured I would give it a shot. I know it states it needs a two-person install, but I put this together and hung it in about an hour by myself with very minimal effort. This fits so much stuff, it really is amazing, and it does not impede any operation of the door. I can’t fully explain how much I recommend this. I’m about to order the mirror version for my bedroom for colognes and little knick-knacks to declutter the countertops.” —happy shaver

Get it from Amazon for $158 (available in two colors).

19.

Save space with a three-tier bamboo rack that can be wall-mounted or left free-standing, depending on how much wall/floor space you have.


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Promising review: “Recently removed the radiators out of my old house, and the bathroom had a narrow space that just looked empty. This fit perfectly, providing much-needed storage, and keeps the room from looking cluttered. Easy to assemble and sturdy enough that I am not afraid of it falling apart. Love this!” —Amber Kuhn

Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in four colors).

20.

Stash a huge supply of TP (12 rolls, to be exact) in a stocker, so you’ll never run out at a critical moment. The top doubles as a place to set your phone and some Poo-Pourri. 😏


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Promising review: “Really love it. Living in a shoebox in NY, I constantly look for storage solutions. This design is incredible. It takes up so little footprint and fits perfectly between the toilet bowl and the wall, and is very functional. I hate having to go to the deli store to get a couple of rolls of toilet paper at a time. Now I can get 12 rolls at a time, although if you get the larger rolls, they won’t come through the hole on the bottom. You will have to retrieve the larger rolls by removing the top, which is not a big deal. I put a wonderful diffuser and body scrub on the top, and it looks really nice. It’s a must have for any small apartment living!” —Ken H

Get it from Amazon for $44.99.

21.

Affix a suction caddy to the wall to catch your toiletries if there’s just no room around the sink.


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Promising review: “I like to brush my teeth in the shower and this cup is perfect for keeping my toothbrush and toothpaste at a comfortable level on the wall in a place where it avoids getting splashed by shower water. Easy to install and makes things more convenient. I recommend it!” —Nikita

Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

22.

Gain extra storage around your cabinet-less pedestal sink with a rolling organizer.


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Promising review: “This is a great space saver for a small bathroom and fits neatly under a pedestal sink. Easy to assemble, too.” —diann smolnik

Get it from Amazon for $34.99.

23.

Provide an extra roll and some reading material for guests (and yourself) with a TP stand.


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Promising review: “This is a great toilet paper stand. I love that it is able to hold two rolls at once. We’ve had it for a year and have not run out of paper since. It can hold four or more magazines. We have a small bathroom, and it doesn’t take up much room. It looks great and is functional. I am very pleased with this purchase.” —Amanda

Get it from Amazon for $27.59.

24.

Loop your bath products in an ~ink-redibly~ cute and useful shower squid instead of using a plain ol’ shower caddy.


Uncommongoods

Promising review: “Great product! Clears up room in the shower. Holds bottles firmly, and you can dispense without removing from the squid. Would highly recommend.” —Ct

Get it from Uncommongoods for $33 (available in four colors).


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If you feel icky about having things right on top of the toilet, you can always choose a space saver with doors.

Promising review (left): “This is just what we needed. Gave us lots of extra space in our small bathroom. We live in an apartment, and we have one bathroom and one linen closet. We were in dire need of space savers, lol! This really helped us free up quite a bit of space by using the area behind and above the toilet. It is a sturdy product as it also comes with molly screws to secure it to the wall. I would recommend this to anyone!” —AudreyG123

Get the left one from Walmart for $19.84 (available in two colors) or the right one from Amazon for $66.42. Or, check out a shorter over-the-toilet shelf.

26.

Dry towels and bath mats on a ladder. It’s low profile like a regular towel rack but fits a lot more.


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Promising review: “This is such a dandy place to hang towels and clothing that usually occupy the floor! I loved it, so I bought a second one! It is more than sturdy enough for the job!” —DrSarahR

Get it from Amazon for $50 (available in two colors).

27.

Install floating wall shelves for utilizing the empty wall space in your bathroom. These will be especially handy for people who don’t have a built-in medicine cabinet.


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Promising review: “Absolutely love these! I had an empty area above the toilet and decided to give these a try. Well let me tell you, they are perfect! Everything is provided and it’s easy install. Would buy this again!” —R. Haddad

Get a set of two from Amazon for $20.22 (available in two finishes).

You, after re-organizing your entire bathroom:


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Reviews here have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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