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DIY Bathroom Organization & Storage Ideas You’ll Love

You spend a lot of your life in the bathroom. So why not turn it into an oasis of organization? Whether you have a spacious master bathroom that needs a little tidying or you’re looking for ideas on how to make a small bathroom seem bigger, these bathroom organization tips and DIY storage hacks will help!

Declutter Your Bathroom

Clean Gray Bathroom with His and Hers Sinks. Photo by Instagram user @title1manager

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The first step to achieving the organized bathroom of your dreams is to toss or donate things that are just collecting dust in your medicine cabinet or under the bathroom sink. Start by getting rid of expired medicine and duplicate products. If you have unopened products, donate them to local charities or shelters that need them!

Use Door Racks for More Storage

Bathroom Door with Hanging Rack Storing Cleaning Supplies. Photo by Instagram user @glasshouseintl

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Don’t have counters, under-the-sink space, or a linen closet in your small bathroom? Get creative and use the available space on your bathroom door! Adding hanging door racks or shelves provides more storage in your bathroom and makes it easier for you to organize your products.

Invest in Good Shelving

If you have an open wall over your toilet, take advantage of the vertical space! You can hang a shelf above the toilet with a rack for towels, or you can invest in bathroom storage furniture with adjustable shelves so that it fits perfectly over the toilet.

Repurpose Office Organization Supplies

Recycling other household items for bathroom organization is one of the best organizing tricks and storage ideas. Two hooks and an old file holder is all it takes to turn wasted space into extra storage for products, styling tools, magazines, or extra toilet paper!

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Add Hooks to Your Counter

Bathroom Sink with Towels Hanging on Hooks Underneath. Photo by Instagram user @hunkerhome

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Curious how to make the most out of a small bathroom? Tiny spaces call for more creative organization ideas. Add hooks to your sink or the back of a shelf to increase storage space for bath towels, hand towels, or robes.

Try Leaning Storage

Leaning Wooden Rack Holding Bathroom Supplies. Photo by Instagram user @kirklands

Photo via @kirklands

Is an old radiator hindering your storage options? Purchase a leaning towel stand or build your own to add organizational options to otherwise unusable space. Learn how to turn an old ladder into a rustic towel rack with this tutorial from 12 Oaks!

Go Simple with Counter Organization

No matter how big or small your counter is, it can go from cluttered to cute with the simple addition of a wire bin, wicker basket, or an antique tray. This bathroom counter organizer idea is great for storing washcloths, makeup, perfumes, and more!

Think Vertical, Not Horizontal

Three-tiered Storage Unit with Bathroom Supplies. Photo by Instagram user @amyday12

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Counter space is precious real estate in a tiny bathroom. That’s why one of our favorite small bathroom storage ideas is to make the most of vertical space with tiered baskets and bins. This helps free up your counter space while still adding more storage!

Use the Toilet Tank for Storage

Bathroom with Flowerbox on Toilet Tank. Photo by Instagram user @designsponge

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The top of your toilet is an ideal place to get more with a bathroom organizer. Whether you need to stash toilet paper rolls or toiletries, the toilet tank can easily double as an extra shelf!

Maximize Space Between Sinks

Just because master bathrooms have a lot of space doesn’t guarantee you know how to organize your bathroom counter most effectively. Adding shelves between sinks is the perfect way to keep clutter off the counter, store frequently used items at eye level, and add style!

Use Extra Baskets as Shelves

If you need bathroom towel storage but don’t have room or the budget to add furniture, try repurposing baskets as shelves! This is a cheap bathroom organization idea that’s great for anyone organizing on a budget. Take your pick of baskets and storage bins, and transform them into shelves with this simple DIY hack from TheKimSix Fix.

Build or Buy Drawer Organizers

Drawer Storing Bathroom Supplies. Photo by Instagram user @glasshouseintl

Photo via @glasshouseintl

A bathroom drawer organizer or divider is an easy way to make getting ready a little quicker in the morning! Purchase small plastic bins, use an old silverware organizer, buy an organizer specifically designed for your drawer, or build your own! This custom drawer organizer from Diva of DIY looks amazing and can be assembled without a hammer.

Utilize Corner Shelves

Corner Shelf in Shower with Shampoo and Razor. Photo by Instagram user @organizemeusa

Photo via @organizemeusa

Small bathroom storage is possible! If you’re low on wall or counter space, make use of every inch with a corner shelf that can hold toilet paper, beauty products, and more! Want to learn how to build a corner shelf? We love this quick do-it-yourself custom shelving idea from House of Rose.

Try Corner Shelves in the Shower

The space-saving power of corner shelves shouldn’t just be reserved for bathroom walls—install them in your shower! Maximize underutilized shower storage space by making your corners work harder!

Repurpose Mason Jars

Mason Jars as Containers for Cotton Balls and Makeup Supplies. Photo by Instagram user @organizer_zu

Photo via @organizer_zu

Have extra glass jars lying around? Create your own mason jar bathroom organizers! A little paint can transform old jars into the perfect containers for accessories, toothbrushes, and cotton balls. Spruce up your old glass jars with these decorating ideas from Mason Jar Crafts. Low on counter space? Mount your newly decorated mason jars to create even more bathroom storage with this smart DIY organization project from Lolly Jane!

Don’t Forget About Floor Space

Don’t get fixated on your lack of shelving and forget to focus on the bathroom storage space you do have! You can easily store towels and cleaning supplies in plain sight with cute wicker baskets or decorative bins that don’t take up too much room.

Rethink Your Toilet Paper Holder

No built-in toilet paper holder? No problem! Transform extra toilet paper into a sleek statement piece with a cute and functional basket holder that also doubles as additional bathroom storage!

Make the Most of Your Medicine Cabinet

Wondering how to organize your bathroom vanity? Clear containers, recycled cups, and fabric bags will help you group like items together, so you can take advantage of this convenient storage space!

Include Safe Storage for Hot Tools

Create your own bathroom counter organizer specifically for styling tools! Make sure your bathroom counter stays extra tidy with a designated place to keep your straightener and blow dryer. This budget-friendly DIY hot tool storage idea from Thrifty Fun only requires a PVC pipe and an oven mitt!

Invest in a Makeup Organizer

Makeup Organizer on Desk. Photo by Instagram user @closetdreamssa

Photo via @closetdreamssa

Bathroom counter organization ideas can be simple. Keep makeup from overtaking drawers and consuming your entire counter with a sleek makeup organizer. Have a hanging shoe organizer you don’t use anymore? Repurpose it in your bathroom as a super convenient way to store makeup and body products vertically on the door!

Arrange Items by Frequency of Use

Whether you’re organizing items in a linen closet or under your bathroom sink, try putting things you need more frequently at eye level with lesser used items stored farther back or higher up.

Give Clear Containers a Try

One of the best ways for organizing bathroom closets or under-sink cabinets is with clear storage bins. Use a black marker on the outside of the container to make note of what’s inside.

Or Try Plastic Organizers

If you’re looking for cheap bathroom organization ideas, plastic containers work just as well as glass jars or decorative baskets. Budget-friendly bins help you create bathroom storage and group like items without breaking the bank!

Use Organizers with Different Levels

Bathroom organizers are most effective when you can quickly find items. Investing in an organizer with levels helps you store more without losing sight of the toothpaste, medicine, or beauty products you need to grab in a hurry.

Add Shelves to Closet Doors

Storage Shelves on Bathroom Closet Door. Photo by Instgram user @duzenkolik

Photo via @duzenkolik

Create even more storage space in your bathroom linen closet by adding hooks or hanging racks on the inside of closet doors for hand towels, wash clothes, and small toiletries.

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Try a Rotating Rack Under the Sink

Lazy Susan with Medicine and Makeup. Photo by Instagram user @veroniiica

Photo via @_veroniiica

A Lazy Susan isn’t just for your kitchen! Using a rotating rack as a creative under the bathroom sink organizer will make digging through piles of supplies a thing of the past.

Install Pull-Out Cabinet Drawers

This bathroom cabinet idea isn’t just for small bathrooms! If you’re tired of sitting on the bathroom floor and knocking over half of the supplies under your sink in the process, installing a rolling shelf will make it easy to find exactly what you’re searching for! This slide-out cabinet drawer from Remodelaholic looks great and is easy to make!

Add an Under Sink Bench

A pedestal sink doesn’t mean you can’t have great bathroom sink storage! Adding a low bench or shelf is a clever organizing idea for your small bathroom, and it’s perfect for storing towels close to the sink!

Group Cleaning Supplies

Tote with Cleaning Supplies. Photo by Instagram user @abbyorganizes

Photo via @abbyorganizes

Don’t let cleaning supplies take over the space under your sink or in your linen closet! One clever storage idea is to use a shower caddy or similar storage bin to keep all bathroom cleaners together and out of the way.

Now that you have a plan to declutter your bathroom with budget-friendly organizing ideas and DIY bathroom storage projects, your dream of a tidy and trendy bathroom is possible! Ready to tackle bedroom organization, too? Check out our guide to an organized bedroom!

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