Whether you’re a college student or homeowner, almost everyone has to live with a small bathroom at least once. These tiny spaces are frequently visited rooms in our homes and sometimes need a little help. With limited counter space, it’s easy to feel claustrophobic and unorganized.
How to Organize a Small Bathroom
Keeping a small bathroom organized means adding shelves, cabinets, mirrors or just decluttering counter space. Read on to discover some ways to help make your small bathroom feel bigger.
Shelves = Your Best Friend
Shelves can lengthen a bathroom and make up for lacking counter space. This extra space can make room for keeping a clean countertop and helping create more room for organization.
Depending on the wall size, you can use tiered shelves, which add dimension, or a long shelf for a clean line. Both options mean more space for your hand soap or other knick-knacks that might not fit in a small bathroom.
Add a Medicine Cabinet
Adding a medicine cabinet is an easy way to create more compartments in a small bathroom without taking up much space. Like shelves, they take up vertical space and keep your counter clutter-free. If you’re renting, be sure to ask your landlord or property manager for permission to do this hack. If you can find a medicine cabinet with a mirror, that will help open the bathroom up even more.
Mirrors to Open Space
Although mirrors don’t technically help keep a bathroom organized, they do help a small space feel more open, which is equally important. Mirrors also create more light, which makes the room feel more airy. All of this helps create a sense of added space.
Use Silverware Trays in Drawers and Buckets in Cabinets
Individual silverware trays are great for toothbrushes and other small items. Putting them in a silverware tray and into a drawer means you don’t have to rummage to find these items and helps keep the important things you use regularly front and center. Another added benefit means you can wash the trays for maximum hygiene.
Buckets are great for larger items such as hair dryers and straighteners. You’ll always have room when you create a designated spot for such items. Also, you can use rubber bands or hair ties to keep the wires from tangling.
Keep it Bare
One of the easiest hacks for staying organized is to remove all the unnecessary clutter. One of the best times to get rid of unused brushes, old toothpaste, or whatever else you have lurking in the corner is during a move. Clean out your drawers and cabinets and make room for only what’s necessary.
Remove things from your countertop that you don’t use every day. For men, if your razor is a once a week ritual, create a space for it in the medicine cabinet you’ve just put up or in one of the trays you’ve added to your drawer. Leaving a clean countertop, like mirrors, creates space and openness.
We hope we’ve inspired you to make the most out of a small bathroom. If you’re moving into an apartment or a house with a small bathroom and need help getting everything there, feel free to contact us. At Ameritex, we guarantee a Stress-Free Move.