In an ideal world, your bathroom should be a relaxing space in your house, where everything is neatly organized and clean. It’s somewhere you prep for the day ahead, wind down for the night, indulge in a hot bath when possible, and occasionally hide from your own children (no shame in that game).
In reality, your bathroom is probably jam packed with stuff and you’re playing shampoo bottle Jenga in the shower or frantically digging through drawers and cabinets to find what you need every day (no shame in that game either).
Good news: It doesn’t take a ton of work to achieve some basic bathroom organization. With the help of a few products, you can keep all of your toiletries and essentials out of the way, maximize storage spaces, and declutter the whole room. Here are a few simple bathroom organizers that will save you some time and stress, so you can get back to finding a few minutes for that bath.
Now how to keep the kids out is the big question, we know, but figure something out. Maybe bribe them with their very own organizers or cute bathroom accessories?
Put that empty space above your toilet to use — this bathroom organizer has three open shelves and lets you organize bathroom essentials in plain sight without taking up valuable floor space. There’s also no required drilling into the wall to install cabinets or other shelving (or inevitably, redrilling because you mismeasured the first time around). The organizer is made from wood and comes in three neutral finishes (espresso, gray, and white) to match any bathroom, regardless of whatever bright color you insisted on painting it at the time. It’s a clean, easy storage solution. One reviewer said, “We really like this organizer – just what we were looking for. It’s simple, stylish, and well-made.”
You probably have so many bottles and random things in the shower that it’s nearly impossible not to knock several over on any given day. Organize your space with something that will tidy up your bottles and make your shower feel way more roomy. This stainless steel caddy fits over the shower head and has adjustable shelves that move up, down, or sideways to accommodate bottles of all sizes, including your tallest, family-sized ones. There are also spots to hang a washcloth, hold soap, and store tools like razors or cleansing brushes to keep everything conveniently within reach. Naturally, since this is designed to live in the shower, it’s made from rust-proof materials like stainless steel and anodized aluminum.
This steel bathroom storage cart has three shelves to organize all your go-to toiletries, makeup, and more. The super slim and sleek design makes it an ideal addition for small bathrooms or tight spaces. Plus it has wheels, so you can move it around as needed, or lock it in place. It’s easy to assemble as well, according to one reviewer, who says, “I have a pedestal sink in my bathroom so there isn’t any storage. This little cart fits perfectly in the space between the sink and the wall. Love the two little hooks on the top! Easy to put together — just pop the wheels on and you’re ready to go!”
If the space under your sink is mainly used to stuff and hide everything you don’t want to deal with, we get it. Take a minute to clean up those odds and ends and properly store them so they don’t come tumbling out anytime you open the cabinet door. We’re looking at you, hair accessories that haven’t seen the light of day since the ‘90s. This under-the-sink organizer has two shelves that can be expanded or adjusted in height, keeping your stuff neatly in place. If you need another reason, it’s hard to argue with over 2,100 Amazon reviewers. It’s “awesome for organization,” according to one customer, who also says, “Great product for a great price. Very sturdy, but lightweight and small-under my bathroom sink is *very* small, and the metal frame is thin enough that it doesn’t take up much space, and of course it allows me to utilize the empty vertical space instead of shoving things all the way to the back wall.”
Turntables (AKA lazy susans) aren’t just for dinner tables; they’re also a handy way to organize your small bathroom tools. This clear, plastic turntable comes in 9”, 11”, and 14”-diameter versions, depending on how much room you have, and with just a turn of the wrist, you can get a 360 degree view of all your products that would be otherwise hard to reach or hidden in the back. It also has a short, 1.8 inch wall to make sure everything stays in place even if you’re an aggressive spinner (it happens). Put it on an open shelf, in the closet, or under your sink, and instantly clear up some clutter. For your next KonMari project, here’s some inspo from a fellow shopper: “I’ve been on a Marie Kondo kick and really was struggling to figure out a solution for my bathroom upper cabinet. It’s near impossible to see everything in there unless you want to waste a ton of space. This works perfectly! I can see everything in there with a slight flick of the wrist.” Hint: It’s also great for organizing spices or condiments in your kitchen.
Apothecary jars can help store all those small miscellaneous bathroom products that you need to use every day— like q-tips, cotton balls, hair ties, makeup sponges — so they aren’t strewn all over your counter and floors. The jars themselves look classy enough to leave out on display, so think of them as doubling for decor. This set comes with three different sized jars (60-ounce, 30-ounce, and 15-ounce) and each has a rose gold lid for an extra pop of color. Even though they look like glass, they’re made of a thick, clear plastic and won’t shatter if accidentally knocked over by little tots running around or your own clumsy hands. One satisfied reviewer says, “I love these. They are a great product for the price. The acrylic looks like it is higher quality than you would think. The jars are lighter weight and more difficult to break if you have small children around, but still maintain that elegant look.”
We all have more makeup and skincare products than we know what to do with, which sometimes calls for a stackable solution. This kit comes with a stacking vanity tray with dividers, stacking vanity drawer, and stacking vanity bin with dividers, and the three components can be used separately or together. The vanity bin has an open, slanted top to hold taller items like bottles or large brushes, while the drawer and tray can be used for smaller products or tools that can be stored horizontally. All of the components are made out of clear plastic to help you clearly see all your things, and there are soft-grip linings to prevent products from sliding around. If you know the plight of digging through a seemingless bottomless makeup bag, this reviewer gets you: “Getting ready in the morning is so much easier now that my makeup isn’t all shoved in a bag. I can easily sort out brushes, eyeshadow palettes, and other makeup items, so it’s easy to grab whatever I need for the occasion.”
Extra bins can provide both storage and style in a bathroom. Case in point: this pair of woven baskets, which are made with a water hyacinth wicker over a steel frame. They’re small enough to put on a shelf or large counter, or simply leave on the floor. You can use them to hold extra toilet paper rolls, bath products, or spare towels, and they have built-in handles so you can easily move the baskets around as needed. They also fold flat when you’re not using them, taking up minimal storage space. You always need extra storage space anyway, you might as well choose something you enjoy looking at. These baskets are an upgrade from your typical plastic bins, and they’ll add some rustic chic decor to any room.
Bathroom drawers can very quickly become junk drawers if you let them. An easy solution is to use drawer organizers (and throw out junk) to keep things neatly in their place. These stackable bamboo organizers come in many sizes and shapes and can be mixed, matched, and stacked to fit inside drawers or on top of a counter. They’re all two inches high, but you can customize your space with squares or various rectangles — it’s almost like your own version of a home decor puzzle. They’re also made with bamboo, which adds a natural touch to your bathroom style. Says one reviewer, “Just moved and had a lot of organizing to do. As far a clutter goes, these are the best drawer organizers made to fit any size drawer. Just measure, see what clutter you want to keep, and you can get different size compartments for your drawer(s). I am completely satisfied and delighted with my purchase.”
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