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Make the most out of your space — 6 tips for brilliant bathroom storage.

If you're struggling to find enough storage space in your bathroom, you're not alone. Bathrooms are often small and quickly become cluttered with toiletries, towels, and all the other essentials we accumulate. With a little creativity, you can maximise your bathroom storage space and keep it organised. In this article, we'll provide you with six practical tips to help you make the most of your bathroom storage in a useful and attractive way.

Vanity cabinets

Vanity cabinets are a popular choice for bathroom storage due to their versatility and functionality. They come in various sizes and styles to fit any bathroom aesthetic. Better still, they can be customised to suit specific storage needs. Vanity cabinets typically feature drawers and shelves for storing items like toiletries, towels, and other bathroom essentials.

One of the advantages of vanity cabinets is that they can be designed to fit the space available in your bathroom. So even if you have a small bathroom, you can still install a vanity cabinet that provides ample storage without taking up too much space. You can also choose various materials, like wood or laminate, to match the overall style of your bathroom.

For those with larger bathrooms, a double vanity with separate storage for each person is an excellent option when you have the space. No more battling over storage or pyramids of toiletries – reduce the clutter and make it easier for yourselves to stay organised.

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Organise by function

Organising your bathroom items by function is an easier way to create a more efficient and practical storage system. By grouping items according to their use, you can easily find what you need when you need it without having to rummage through a jumbled mess of hair straighteners, deodorant or toothpaste tubes.

An easy spot to start organising is the 'teeth zone' – most of us do this naturally anyway. An area designated to all oral hygiene items like toothbrushes, toothpaste, and mouthwash is a typical example of organising by function. Why not use a small basket or tray on your bathroom countertop or designate a drawer or shelf specifically for these items? Doing this ensures that all your oral hygiene essentials are in one place, easily accessible, and organised – and you've ticked off the easiest way to start organising by function.

You can also create a separate storage area for makeup, hair care items, the kids' bath toys or shower products. Use designated spaces in your vanities or shelves and group items with trays, boxes, or bags. By keeping these items separate and organised, you can streamline your morning routine and minimise the time and effort required to get ready each day.

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Use wall space

Floating or built-in shelves can be installed above the toilet or in any unused wall space to provide additional storage for toiletries, decorative items, and towels. Open shelving is a great way to display your favourite bathroom accessories, such as candles or plants, while still keeping them organised and accessible.

You may have wall space available – but not enough for a shelf. Install a set of hooks or a towel rack on the wall instead. This makes use of the space and is a convenient place to hang towels, bathrobes, or other items that might otherwise take up valuable floor or cabinet space.

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Utilise cabinet space

If you have cabinets in your bathroom, you already have valuable storage space – step one, check! However, to make the most of this space, it's important to organise the contents of your cabinets in a way that makes sense for you.

One effective way to organise your bathroom cabinets is to use storage boxes or drawer inserts to separate items – this helps keep all your things tidy and organised.

Another helpful technique for organising bathroom cabinets is to use stackable storage containers or baskets. These can be particularly helpful for storing items like towels or washcloths, as they can be stacked vertically to maximise the available space.

Space-saving solution for your small bathroom

A bathroom mirror with built-in storage is an excellent option for maximising storage space in any bathroom. The hidden storage behind the mirrored doors is a classic design that never goes out of fashion. These compartments are perfect for storing toiletries, cosmetics, and other bathroom essentials, such as toothbrushes, razors, and medicine.

This type of storage solution is both practical and stylish. It lets you keep your bathroom organised and clutter-free while adding a modern and functional touch to your bathroom decor. Additionally, it can help you save counter space by providing a designated spot for your bathroom essentials.

There are various bathroom mirrors with built-in storage, including shelves, hooks, and baskets. Some models even come with built-in lighting, which can be helpful for applying makeup or shaving. Plus, it adds a little glamour to your every day!

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Clear out clutter

Finally, regularly clear out clutter and get rid of any items that you find you're no longer using or need. A half-dead plant, you're thinking, might magically revive itself? It's got to go. Multiple almost empty shampoo bottles? Yep, them too. Clearing out clutter is an essential part of maintaining an organised bathroom. It's easy for bathroom counters, drawers, and cabinets to become cluttered with items that are no longer needed or used. When these things pile up, it can make your bathroom feel overcrowded and disorganised.

Regularly evaluating your storage needs is a way to prevent clutter from building up. If you need more storage space, it may be time to re-evaluate your storage solutions. Look for creative ways to store items, such as using hanging baskets or shelves.

Additionally, try to make a habit of putting items away immediately after using them. This will help prevent items from piling up and keep your bathroom organised.

As you can see, there are plenty of ways to optimise your bathroom storage and keep it organised. Installing vanity cabinets, utilising shelves, and maximising cabinet space are all great ways to create more storage in your bathroom. Organising items in labelled boxes and baskets can also help keep your bathroom tidy and easy to navigate for that morning rush. Adding a mirror with built-in storage is another practical and stylish option for maximising storage space. Regular cleaning and clutter clearing are also essential to maintaining an organised bathroom. By implementing these tips, you can make the most of your bathroom space and create a functional and inviting space for everyone sharing it.