Sunday, January 22, 2012

Get Organized: Bathrooms

Next stop  in our rooms to be organized...the bathroom.  This can be another tricky space depending on how many people you have using one bathroom, and how many "things" that each person has.  The amount of product some people have in their bathroom never ceases to amaze me, and it certainly can be difficult to find space for all these things.  There are some simple ideas to help maximize your storage space, particularly if you have a small bathroom.
Who says you need just one towel rack on the back of the door?  Hanging several racks allows for more space, which is particularly useful for bathrooms that are used by more than one person.  Assigning each person a specific rack makes sure that you're never grabbing the wrong persons towel.
If you have a medicine cabinet, attach some flat storage cups to the door.  This allows you to hang bulkier items such a brushes, which take up a lot of space if you lay them down.
Make use of hanging storage boxes and pretty storage jars to help maximize some space.  Use the empty space on your walls to store towels, and other toiletries that you use on a day to day basis.  Having them out in the open allows easy access, so you don't have to constantly take them out and put them away.
Insert a thin sheet of metal in the back of your medicine cabinet.  Make use of this by using magnets to help free up some space for those pesky small items.  Also, using other storage containers can help organize the medicine cabinet, making it easy to find everything you need.
Drawer dividers also make organizing your drawers easier. The organizers helps to keep them neat, so you can always easily find what you need.  Plus, they look nice and pretty when you open them.  :)
In cabinets, buy some sliding pull-outs.  This way products never get buried in the back of your cabinets, again making everything easier to find.  Using hooks on the door to keep hairdryers, straighteners, etc. also helps free up space.
If you like using all of the same color towels in a bathroom, sew different colored tags on to each towel.  This keeps people from confusing who's towel is who's.  Works great for a guest bathroom, or great for a kids bathroom where multiple people use the same space.
Don't be afraid to use all the storage space possible in your bathroom.  Adding a shelf over the bathroom door allows you to keep extra products or things that you don't use on a day to day basis.  This really maximizes all the space available in the room.
Another great way to make use of all the space available.  Hanging cabinets high allows you to store towels or other things that you don't use day to day, but keeps them available for easy access when you do need them.

All images via Martha Stewart

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