6 Clever Yet Easy Space Savers for Small Bathrooms

Is your bathroom just shy of perfect? Follow these six pieces of advice, including reusing cans and spice racks, to take your bathroom organization to the next level. 

Bruce and Jeanne Lubin
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Shower Rod Hanger

Is your shower loaded with loofahs, sponges, and bath toys? Keep them all in one convenient place by installing a spare curtain rod in the back of the shower and hanging them on S-shaped hooks. You can also use the rod to hang-dry bathing suits, wet towels, and clothing, or as hanging storage space for cleaning supplies.

Fun Way to Store Towels

If you’re short on space in your bathroom, here’s a crafty idea for storing towels—use an old wine rack! Rolled up, they’ll fit perfectly into the bottle-sized slots intended for wine. (Rolled up magazines and newspapers also fit!)

From Spice Rack to Bathroom Caddy

Turn a wall-mounted spice rack into a bathroom caddy! Use it to store small shampoo and conditioner bottles, soaps, lotions, nail polishes, makeup, cotton balls—and any other nebulous items that collect around your bathroom sink.

A Shoe-In for Bathroom Storage

If you need extra storage space in your bathroom, one of our favorite fixes is using an over-the-door plastic shoe storage container. Available at home stores, these organizers are perfect for make-up, lotion, and even small appliances like curling irons.

Cans for Holders

We love this handy solution for storing brushes, combs, and other hair products: Repurpose large soup, bean, or other tin cans! First, cover the cans with wrapping or contact paper to match your bathroom’s design—simply cut the paper to size and glue it around the cans with white craft glue or Mod Podge. Then use in your overcrowded cabinets or apply adhesive strips (such as the Command brand) to attach the brush holders to the wall or to the inside of a cabinet door.

Fruit Baskets

Those hanging three-tiered baskets that you usually find holding fruit in the kitchen are also perfect for bathrooms. Store brushes, hair gel, Band-Aids, or whatever else is taking up too much space in your medicine cabinet. If placed out of reach of your kids, it’s also a great place to store shaving supplies.

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About the Author

Bruce and Jeanne Lubin

Bruce Lubin and Jeanne Bossolina-Lubin are the proud parents of three boys and more than a dozen books. After saving thousands per year using everyday tips and simple lifehacks, they started their own business in the hopes of sharing their knowledge with others. They have been known to go into their friends' refrigerators to turn their eggs upside down so that they last longer.