As one of the smallest spaces in the house, the bathroom can easily become inundated with stuff, especially since we tend to accumulate more than enough towels, makeup and toiletries over the years. Instead of leaving a cluttered mess on your countertop, circumvent it by adding a bit of extra storage.
One of the easiest ways to bring organization to your bathroom is by investing in a vanity with plenty of cabinets and drawers. Oftentimes a bathroom is too small to hold a freestanding cabinet or even a wall unit, so having a good bathroom vanity is key. To ensure that smaller items don’t get lost in the shuffle, use cabinet and drawer organizers or baskets and bins, and if space is tight, store only frequently used items in the bathroom itself; all the rest, including extra towels and less-used accessories, can be placed in a linen closet or guest bathroom. If you still don’t have enough space, you can use your countertop, but add trays, baskets, canisters and jars to keep products organized yet accessible.
For those blessed with extra space, there are several ways to add more storage to your bathroom. A double vanity is always a popular choice, especially since two sinks are now preferred. Wall shelves are a great way to add storage without using up valuable floor space, and rolling carts and cabinets can be moved out when space gets tight. Makeup vanities are often popular for storing beauty products, and tall bathroom cabinets are great for extra linens, medications and hair accessories like hair dryers and straighteners.