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    25 Incredibly Clever Storage Ideas For Your Bathroom

    It's time to give your tiny bathroom a makeover for the new year.

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    1. Put up a shower curtain with mesh pockets to hold all of the things that usually clutter up the sides of your tub and go a-tumblin' every time you step in and out.

    The curtain with brushes, towels, tubes, and more inside its pockets
    Amazon

    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!" β€”G. Allen

    Get it from Amazon for $18.67. Or, check out a mesh organizer you can add on to your existing shower curtain.

    2. Keep your hair tools from getting all tangled up by storing them in a heat-resistant styling station. You can hang this one on a towel rack for easy access or store it in a cabinet if you'd rather they be out of sight out of mind when not in use.

    The styling station holding hair tools and hanging from a towel rack
    Amazon

    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 β€” 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!" β€”Amazon Customer

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

    3. Store your extra towels and bath products on a slim and stylish rolling cart that can fit almost anywhere.

    The rolling cart holding a variety of bath items in the bathroom
    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "I've been searching for a long time for a very narrow cart for extra storage in my tiny bathroom. This is perfect! It rolls in and out very easily and it's surprising how much one can fit into the three shelves." β€”JillianinCleveland

    Get it from Amazon for $52 or Urban Outfitters for $74.

    4. Avoid clutter around your sink by keeping your beauty products in an acrylic organizer that holds way more than you'd expect.

    The organizer holding a variety of beauty products
    AnaMaria Glavan / BuzzFeed

    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 πŸ‘ damn πŸ‘ much πŸ‘ 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 β€” 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 β€” I just have to open and close a drawer." β€”AnaMaria Glavan

    Get it from Amazon for $16.35.

    5. Hook a wire basket onto the towel bar if you're running low on cabinet space and need somewhere to stash extra items.

    The basket hung from a towel bar and holding a variety of items as well as a plant
    amazon.com

    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!" β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    6. Save your drawers from devolving into chaos by organizing everything into individual containers, so you can spend less time digging for what you actually need.

    Toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, cotton swabs, and more stored neatly in the containers in a drawer
    Amazon

    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." β€”Haon the Great

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

    7. Fill that awkward space between the toilet and the sink with a narrow cabinet that'll give you more enclosed storage, especially if your other drawers and cabinets are pretty much maxed out at this point.

    The cabinet with its drawers opened showing the variety of items it can store next to the toilet
    Amazon

    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!" β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $69.95.

    8. Maximize your storage space by keeping some of your things in a spacious over-the-door organizer.

    Reviewer image of the organizer hung over a bathroom door and storing a lot of items
    amazon.com

    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!" β€”Kiri Corr

    Get it from Amazon for $14.97 (available in two sizes and three colors). Or, check out a cheaper option.

    9. Add some more much-needed surface area to your counter with some stackable corner shelves.

    Reviewer image of the shelves stacked on top of each other and holding a variety of bathroom essentials
    amazon.com

    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." β€”RJ2727

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

    10. Take advantage of empty wall space by installing a cloud-shaped toilet paper holder that'll add some charm to your bathroom while giving you way more room to store your rolls.

    The holder installed on a bathroom wall and holding rolls of toilet paper in a cloud-like formation
    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." β€”Kathy the cat lover

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

    11. Gather your little ones' bath toys in a mesh net that'll help them dry properly without taking over your entire tub.

    The net holding a variety of children's bath toys and supplies
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Not only is there plenty of room for six rubber animals β€” complete foam alphabet and 10-digit numbers, and other random toys β€” 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." β€”Sara

    Get it from Amazon for $12.98.

    12. Upgrade your cabinets with two-tier drawers so you can store even more and keep everything nice and accessible.

    The drawers holding cleaning products in a cabinet
    Amazon

    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." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $24.97+ (available in two colors).

    13. Stop knocking over piles of shampoo bottles by keeping them in an out-of-the-way hanging caddy that can be attached to a shower head or curtain rod.

    Amazon

    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." β€”H H

    Get it from Amazon for $19.98 (available in four colors).

    14. Avoid the dreaded avalanche every time you open the door to your overstuffed medicine cabinet by keeping your things in multi-compartment organizers.

    A neat-looking medicine cabinet using the organizers
    Amazon

    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 β€” 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." β€”William tell-you-like-it-is

    Get them from Amazon for $10.11.

    15. Hang a laundry hamper on the door so you can finally keep the floor clear of dirty towels, clothes, and laundry baskets that just take up even more of your already-limited floor space.

    The hamper hung over a door
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Very convenient. I'd been looking for new laundry baskets to keep in my bathroom so my family didn't just throw clothes into a pile on the floor. There isn't a lot of floor space in there, so I was looking for a tall narrow basket and found these. They are great. I put one on the back of the door and one hanging from a towel rack and labeled one for light colors and, without even asking, my family has been putting their clothes in the correct bin, and I just need to unzip and let the clothes fall into the laundry basket and they are ready to go into the wash. I really like them." β€”D. Jelte

    Get it from Amazon for $13.88+ (available in six colors).

    16. House your cotton swabs, pads, and puffs in some cute apothecary jars that'll look nice and neat on the counter.

    Three different sized jars holding cotton swabs, puffs, and other items
    Amazon

    Promising review: "These are really fantastic containers for display storage. They look like glass canisters β€” 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." β€”M. Spalding

    Get a it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in sets of two and three, four sizes, and two colors).

    17. Attach a sneaky cabinet behind the door if the storage options in your tiny bathroom are next to none. It's slim so it doesn't get in the way of the door, but also tall so it can still hold a lot!

    Model showing how the cabinet fits behind a door and holds a lot of items
    Amazon

    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." β€”happy shaver

    Get it from Amazon for $189.99+ (available in two styles).

    18. Add more storage options with a three-tier bamboo rack that can be wall-mounted if you are fresh out of floor space or left free-standing if you have just enough room to fit its slim profile.

    Amazon

    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!" β€”Amber Kuhn

    Get it from Amazon for $33.99+ (available in two colors).

    19. Stash up to 12 rolls of precious TP in a conveniently-sized stocker so you can store more at once without taking up a bunch of space. Plus, you can also use it as a safe spot to set down your phone and keep some Poo-Pourri always within reach.

    The stocker with a phone, plant, and jar on top and full of toilet paper on the inside
    Amazon

    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!" β€”Ken H

    Get it from Amazon for $48.99.

    20. Suction a caddy to the wall to hold everything that won't fit around the edge of your teeny tiny sink.

    Amazon

    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!" β€”Nikita

    Get it from Amazon for $17.49.

    21. Add a rolling organizer below your pedestal sink that, TBH, should've come with a cabinet underneath it to begin with...

    The organizer underneath a pedestal sink
    amazon.com

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

    Get it from Amazon for $37.50+ (available in two colors).

    22. Let some very cute and helpful shower squids hold your essentials in their adjustable and grippy tentacles.

    Two shower squids in two different colors holding various tubes
    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." β€”Ct

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

    23. Still running out of room to store everything? Start looking upward by adding an over-the-toilet shelf to take advantage of all that under-utilized air space.

    The shelf  holding various items over the toilet
    Walmart

    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!" β€”AudreyG123

    Get it from Walmart for $19.84 (available in two colors).

    24. Hang your towels and bath mats up to dry on a ladder that'll hold a lot more than your average towel rack without taking up a whole bunch of room.

    The ladder holding blankets, a bag, a belt, and more
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Perfect in lieu of a towel rack near the shower. This helps keep towels within reach and truly looks like a piece of art in the bathroom once you add a few hooks to it." β€”KGreen

    Get it from Amazon for $47.69+ (available in two colors).

    25. And finally, take advantage any empty wall space by installing some floating wall shelves that can hold everything that won't fit anywhere else.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    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!" β€”R. Haddad

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in five colors).

    You, after re-organizing your entire bathroom:

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