7 Tips for Small Bathroom Organization

Corral the clutter and make the most out of every inch with these creative and clever tricks for small bathroom organization.

This real life solutions have made our small bathroom space feel tidy, neat, and so much more user friendly!

Small bathroom organization is super tricky when the main bathroom in your house is tiny and lacks storage options! When we were working on doing a bathroom makeover our farmhouse by the sea, we first had to figure out how to organize it so that it would function better for our family.

Here are some inexpensive tricks that worked!

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1.Use shelves and baskets in a small bathroom vanity cabinet to help you access what you need easily.

Here’s how the situation looked before adding in some practical shelves.

Messy under bathroom sink vanity cupboard.

A corner kitchen plate rack provided a handy separation of items so they don’t need to be stacked on top of each other. Since my particular wire shelf unit didn’t have a solid top, an Ikea mirror was added to function as one.

A wire corner kitchen shelf organizer in a bathroom vanity with a lidded basket on the top.

Now things are easy to access and reach, with the most often used items placed front and center.

An under the bathroom sink vanity cupboard organized with baskets and shelves so that items can be easily accessed as needed.

2.Use drawer organizers to organize medications 

I searched specifically for a vanity with a drawer, and I love it so very much.

Bathroom vanity drawer organized with organization trays with medicines and bathroom supplies in it.

Drawer organizers provide the perfect solution for organizing medications and products by category.

But, please note, if you have crawling babies or toddlers, I don’t recommend this idea! Always place medications high out of reach of all children.

3.Use pretty baskets for small bathroom storage

Pretty bathroom supplies like lotions, bath salts, and bubble bath can be stored in pretty containers right out in the open. They can do double duty as both bathroom storage and decor!

In fact, you can search for “baskets for back of toilets” on Amazon and find lots of options.

A lined wicker basket on the back of the toilet with lotion bottles in it.

Large baskets and crates can be placed on the floor to store toilet paper rolls or rolled up towels.

A large basket with magazines in it and a crate filled with toilet paper sitting on the floor in a bathroom.

Turning this hand painted crate backwards provides a little decor, but it’s hiding the extra toilet paper inside!

toilet paper rolls tucked into a basket and crate sitting on a bathroom floor.

4.Find extra storage for towels under the vanity

The extra supply of bathroom towels might need to be stored in a nearby hallway closet, but if you have a little space under the vanity, place a few towels in a basket under it. It also is a great spot for your scale!

a weigh scale and a basket with towels tucked under a bathroom vanity.

5.Use hooks as a space saver for daily used towels

Hooks for towels take up so much less square footage than towel bars do.

a bathroom hand towel hanging on a hook above the bathroom sink.

When you’re really cramped for space consider using a hook for the hand towel above the sink, and a rail of hooks for multiple towels for family members.

6.Use the back of the door organization units as extra storage

A small bathroom vanity area with a towel hanging on a hook above it.

Don’t forget the back of the door! There are some amazing back of the door organization systems if you are interested in more storage space.

Or just adding a hook for bathrobes or multiple hooks for towels can free up some well needed space.

7. Think outside the box when it comes to makeup and beauty supply storage

I tried all kinds of ideas for all my “get ready in the morning” products. No matter what I tried, I was constantly frustrated with the lack of space on the vanity counter.

In the end, the solution was outside the bathroom. I set up a vanity station in an under-used are of the house and organized all my beauty products there. It makes getting pretty in the morning so much more pleasant!

If space for an antique vanity and mirror isn’t an option for you, consider using a dresser with mirror above in your bedroom.

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