Space Saving Ideas To Organize Your Bathroom

 

The bathroom has the reputation for being the most disgusting and disorganized room in the house.   Day twenty-four is here and we are going to organize the bathroom today!  Take a moment and look around you, be encouraged by all your have accomplished in our challenge Organize Your Home in 31 days the Frugal Way.  Each daily task has taken you on a journey toward a well-organized house on a budget and in most cases, we have found ways to organize the house for FREE!

Since we have already organized the closet today’s task should be simple.

 

As we approach our DAILY TASKS our goal is to

SIMPLIFY and STREAMLINE.

 

 

BATHROOM QUESTIONS 

Who uses the bathroom?

What kind of storage space is available in your bathroom and can you creatively make more?

What are your must-haves?

Do you have any special needs you need to address?

What is NOT working for you in the space?

 

If I were to answer these questions …

I have one and a half bathrooms in my home.  We have seven people currently living here and there used to be eight when my eldest son still lived at home.  We have only one tub and shower.  We all share the bathroom and for the record, it is less than three feet from the wall to the tub and only 6 feet long so it is SMALL!  We also have a daughter with special needs.  My must-haves are to have storage for things like towels, first aid kit, and toilet paper.  We need a place to store toothbrushes, and toothpaste, soap, and razor.  Also, a place to shampoo and conditioner and bath soap. All these things must be easy to access for my daughter with special needs.

 

 

Let’s start with a three step process…

First, REMOVE everything (yes, everything that is not nailed down).  Pitch any product that has expired.

Next, DECIDE what needs to go back in the room.  Only return things that belong in the bathroom.  If you find you have 50 towels and only really need 10 then be generous and give the extras to a friend in need or to an organization that supports the homeless.

Finally, ORGANIZE the bathroom with your must-haves.  A great way to organize the bathroom is by color coordinating everything!

 

 

SPACE SAVING IDEAS 

  • use stackable containers
  • install hooks for towels instead of towel bars or hang a wine rack on the wall to store bath linens!
  • make each member of the family a bath bucket to hold their own personal care items
  • use the bathroom door to install towel racks
  • have small shelves next to the sink to hold toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • use pull out shelves for easier access
  • wisely use under the sink storage by installing metal baskets on the cabinet doors to add more space for things like hair care and makeup
  • use retractable towel bars that will save space and let washcloths dry under the sink
  • use ice cube trays to help organize drawers
  • save space by building shelves under eaves or in between bathroom wall studs
  • install a shower caddy
  • build shelving around and above the shower tile
  • keep counters clear for safety

 

More than one bathroom?  Just repeat the above steps again…

 

YOUR TURN…

What organizing tips do you have for the bathroom?

 

Blessings,

 

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About The Author

Janelle Esker

Janelle Esker is the grateful wife of Michael and homeschooling mother of six amazing children. She lives with her family, 4 cats, 1 dog, 3 ducks and 12 chickens in scenic Ohio. Janelle received her B.A. in Education from Ohio Northern University. She is the author of CHOSEN: One Family’s Journey with Autism.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Barbara | 3rd May 17

    Since we’re switching bedrooms around in June when Josh and Taylor move in before baby arrives, four of us will be sharing the hall bath (small, very small) and Josh and Taylor will have the master (not that we can’t use it but when baby is sleeping, etc. it will be difficult to have access all the time). I’m trying to find a “cubby” style unit for the wall above the toilet and having no success. We have a large floor unit for the hall, but was hoping to store more in the actual bathroom. Seen any?

    • Janelle Esker | 4th May 17

      Hi, Barbara…I found this storage cubby on amazon and thought it might work. But the frugal person in me wants to find a FREE or nearly FREE option so take a look at these options from Pinterest I found…an over the toilet bathroom ladder you can make from leftover wood or this post with 43 inexpensive ideas for over the toilet storage!

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