Lean in to your shelving options.
Cupboards that are traditional — skip and go for a much more casual approach. Try a ladder, particularly one with tray-like shelves, to optimize space above your bathroom. Jute baskets supply storage, while the exposed ledges make the ladder a perfect place for a houseplant that is straggly.#s#
Repurpose cute whicker baskets.
The jute basket that simply doesn't fit in your bathroom cabinet might have a goal elsewhere — like on the walls. Hang two above your bathroom rolled up towels and discreetly hide toilet paper in a handy area.
Put your mason jar collection to work.
If you're running low on storage space — and a cabinet is out of the question — contemplate hanging little storage units, like mason jars, from the walls to corral make-up brushes, cotton balls and toothbrushes. Fixed to a slab of perfectly distressed wood, mason jars supply a shabby chic fix.
Practice "keep, toss, toss."
Keep only hair accessories that still function (so not those depressing, stretched out ponytail holders). Rein in fasteners with repurposed office supplies: A band clip hair bands that are corrals; a paper-clip holder heads pins. Toss expired medicines, baskets of potpourri and too many candles, which take up space and simply gather dust
Go all out on drawer dividers.
Limit your top drawers to products you use several times weekly, if not daily. (Stash special-occasion cosmetics in an out-of-the-way bag.) Drawer dividers further simplify the morning make-up search. Short on drawer or cupboard space? An over-the-door shoe caddy will keep brushes, lotions and the like within easy reach.
Rein in the bath toys.
A laundry lingerie tote doubles as the right receptacle for your children' foam alphabet letters, rubber ducks and mermaid dolls. Simply hang the bag from a suction cup hook someplace in the shower stall so the playthings can drip dry.
Try a lazy Susan.
Instead of storing cleaning products, extra shampoos and lotions by lining them up (this creates unsightly clutter!) attempt adding a lazy Susan to your bathroom cabinet. Simply rotate it around whenever you need to get to something special, without crashing every other product in sight over.
Make your shower rod do double duty.
Let your towels and delicates dry — without being on display. Install an affordable combination shower curtain rod and towel bar, and items can drip dry into your tub. (We mounted ours backward, so the towels hang behind the curtain.)
Start with a good purge.
Shed fresh bulky packaging as well as items and expired. Leave regular essentials — hand soap, toothbrushes — on the counter. Outfit cupboards with convenient holders, such as a back-of-the-door rack.
Use your shower's "wall space."
In case your shower doesn't have built in shelves, a hanging coordinator means soaps and shampoos aren't precariously perched on the edge of the bathtub or windowsill. Bonus: No more mildew accumulation in the bottles' foundations to scrub away.