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11 Storage Ideas for Small Bathrooms

Add bathroom storage without a remodel. Sometimes all it takes is a well-placed hook.

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Bathroom Storage for Small Spaces

If it seems like there’s never enough storage room in your bathroom, you’re not alone. Makeup, towels, backup shampoo bottles, hair styling tools, bath toys and more all need somewhere to go. So what do you do when your vanity drawers are full? Get creative and add more bathroom storage for small spaces.

These storage products make the most of small bathrooms without a full remodel.

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Over Door Storage Rackvia

Over-Door Storage Rack

Hooks behind the door are handy for towels and robes, but that space can hold more. This over-door storage rack features 10 hooks for towels and robes, as well as two shelves for odds and ends like hairspray or perfume. It’s a major upgrade from stick-on hooks. It’s also a great option for renters since it’s easy to remove and pack at the end of a lease.

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Bathroom Door Storage Shelf

Besides behind the door, think above the door. A heavy-duty wall shelf makes use of this prime storage space. Use it for less frequently used or seasonal items organized in baskets, such as bug spray or curling irons. Or designate the shelf for the tallest person in the house.

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Over-Toilet Bathroom Storage

Here’s another easy spot for vertical storage space: over the toilet. Wall shelves work, but a special over-toilet cabinet is an easier option. These stand on the floor and slip right over the toilet tank.

Some versions just have shelves, but this over-toilet cabinet features two doors to store items out of sight. For more concealed bathroom storage, use baskets in the open cubbies.

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Narrow Bathroom Storage Cart

Narrow, unused spaces like those between the toilet and vanity are storage goldmines. A skinny storage cart takes advantage inexpensively.

When you’re ready to grab an item from the cart, roll it out. Then roll it back when you’re done. A bathroom cart is perfect for extra toilet paper, cleaning supplies and tissues.

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Slide-Out Sink Storage

The space under the sink makes excellent bathroom storage for small spaces, and it’s even better if you can get two layers. This tiered slide-out drawer fits neatly around the plumbing beneath the sink. It’s an easy-access spot for things you use frequently like cleaning supplies, extra toilet paper and hand soap. Here are the best under sink organizers for the bathroom and kitchen.

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Shower Corner Caddy

Expand the space in your shower with a corner shower caddy. The tension rod allows the caddy to fit many shower heights, whether on the floor or a ledge. Adding a caddy is faster, easier and less expensive than building a ledge into the wall. This corner shower caddy provides four large, adjustable baskets that can hold tall bottles and little bars of soap. If you’re looking for similar options, check out the Kincmax Shower Caddy.

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Bathroom Counter Trayvia

Bathroom Counter Tray

The bathroom counter becomes a catch-all spot for lip balm, hair ties, floss and more. A tray corrals the mess in an attractive and organized container. This hinged vanity organizer features four compartments in varying sizes, and the stacked design provides more space with a smaller footprint. There’s a hair tool organizer and angled organizer to match the stacked tray.

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Bathroom Turntable

It can be hard to reach items in the back of a cabinet. By the time you retrieve the shaving cream from behind the cotton swabs, the hairspray has fallen and taken the nail polish with it.

A turntable, or lazy Susan, fixes that problem. With a quick turn, the items in the back move to the front — no reaching necessary. Turntables are also useful in the kitchen for spices.

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Bathroom Outlet Shelf

Always looking for a spot to set your electric toothbrush or Bluetooth speaker? This outlet shelf does the trick. It takes up next to no space but still provides a convenient little home for items that need to be plugged in or charged. Built-in cable management hides unsightly wires.

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Cabinet Door Basket

If your sink cabinet storage isn’t enough, how about the utilizing the space behind the cabinet door?. This basket slips over the cabinet door, much like the full-sized door hooks mentioned above. It’s a popular choice for hair dryers and other items that don’t stack well on a shelf.

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Towel Holder Shelf

This hand towel rack holds more than towels. It’s mounted on the bottom of a stylish shelf. Consider adding this by a pedestal sink to hold toothbrushes, a soap dish and other small daily-use items. It makes up for a lack of counter space, and it’s easier than installing a built-in bath cabinet.

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Mikayla Borchert
Mikayla is an assistant editor for Family Handyman, specializing in indoor and outdoor gardening, organization and décor. She has one cat and holds a B.A. in English from the University of Minnesota. Outside of work, she likes running, skiing, hiking and tending her balcony garden.