Bathroom Storage Tips
Avoiding Bathroom Clutter
Courtesy of Armstrong
New cabinets offer plenty of resourceful and helpful ways to store bathroom items.
Looking to get organized? Then go beyond the basics for a bathroom whose look belies its extensive storage.
Consider these cabinet uses and organizational solutions:
- Try an appliance garage for bathroom. “We use a tambour wall cabinet sitting on the top of the vanity (when space allows, of course) to provide a place for all of the hair dryers, curling irons, electric toothbrushes and razors to stay plugged in but not be an eyesore,” says designer Susan Janyszek of Custom Kitchens by Design in La Plata, Md.
- Overwhelmed by toiletries? Use long narrow drawers to keep storage to one layer—any more than that and you’ll spend too much time fishing for small items.
- Install a narrow magazine rack against the exposed side of a cabinet or wall to keep reading materials.
- There’s no sense in storing your toilet paper in a closet down the hall. Basket storage is an easily accessible and stylish way to keep an adequate number of rolls on hand.
- Make sure you have a base cabinet earmarked to house your toilet brush and cleanser.
- Consider what tasks you do at your sink. Is it simply a place for brushing your teeth, or is it where you apply your makeup each morning? Make a list of everything you need to use on a daily basis and make sure you have a place for it at hand.
- Save time and energy by sorting at the source. Use a deep pullout drawer to store hampers for lights, darks, and delicates.
- Use basket or deep drawer storage to house towels and washcloths.