Published On January 29, 2019 | Last Updated August 12, 2020
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In this post:  Five easy ways to add more storage to a tiny bathroom.

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The bathroom might be one of the hardest rooms in the house to organize. You have to fit so much stuff into such a small space!

Toothbrushes, toiletries, medicines, various hair appliances and accessories, makeup, a gazillion face care creams and potions, cotton swabs, bandaids, towels, cleaning products…

The list seems endless, but the storage space does not. Here are a few tips to add more storage to your tiny bathroom.


If your bathroom is as small as mine, you need all the clever storage ideas you can get. These are a few of my favorites.

I’ve included links to a few product ideas available through Amazon, for your convenience. But you can also get creative with items you might already have around the house that could do the trick.

1. Add a shelf under the sink

The space under the sink can be hard to use, because there are so many pipes in the way. But don’t let that stop you!

Take advantage of this under-used storage space with the help of a handy under-sink shelf. This is the perfect place to keep cleaning supplies and extra toiletries.

2. Add storage over and behind the toilet

Many bathrooms have just a single towel bar behind the toilet. What a waste of prime storage space!

Get rid of the towel bar, and hang some shelves. Or pick up an etagere (fancy word for behind-the-toilet-shelf-system).

This becomes the perfect spot to keep extra towels, shampoo, razors, lotions, and more.

3. Store items on the back of the door

Once again, don’t overlook vertical space. The back of the door is a great spot to keep things handy with an inexpensive organizer.

Bonus, when the door is open, you don’t really see the back of it. That keeps the items stored there out of sight, cutting down on the visual clutter in the space.

4. Install tip-out drawers

More unused space under the sink is hiding in those false drawer fronts. Turn those into usable storage with easy-to-install tip out drawers. I have these in both bathrooms in my house, plus under the kitchen sink.

I don’t wear much makeup, so everything I use fits in the tip out drawer and is at my fingertips when I need it.

5. Use a hanging rack for “appliances”

My hair dryer takes up most of the space on my tiny bathroom countertop. But I use it almost daily, and I simply don’t bother to put it away every time.

One way to reclaim that space would be to install a rack on the wall, designed for hair appliances. They’re heat resistant, so you can put your warm curling iron or straightener away as soon as your finished using it, rather than leaving it to cool on the counter.


Still need more bathroom organizing ideas? I’ve got you covered!

As part of the Get Organized Challenge, I’ve teamed up with four other writers to share our best organizing tips with you. Check out the links below for their creative organization ideas.

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