- Keep only bathroom stuff in the bathroom. Medications belong somewhere else – the moist, humid environment is not good for their shelf life. Makeup is another item to store somewhere else. If you need to apply in the bathroom, keep it in a portable makeup organizer you can move back and forth and still access your items easily.
- Use every inch of space – especially vertical space. My favorite item of storage is an over the toilet étagère. They come with shelves, drawers, whatever – but it’s a great place to store all those things you need to keep close by but off the countertop.
- I’m a huge fan of keeping all my shower things in one place. A shower caddy that hangs over the shower head can hold a ton of items, stays out of the way, and is easy to move when you’re ready to clean. No more digging soap bars out of corners!
- Toilet paper is something everyone is always running out of, so I upgraded to a coreless kind that stores use. You have to buy a special dispenser that cost about $2, but the good news is a case of this stuff lasts my family bathroom well over 6 months. I NEVER think about panicking when severe weather is coming!
- The last item that we never seem to have enough of are towels. I do an entire load of them, fill the linen closet, and in two days they are all gone — with very few in the hamper. Is there a black hole just for towels I don’t know about? My solution – for now – has been to color coordinate my towels for each member of the family. My youngest son has a set of blue towels, my daughter gets red, and so on. This way, when they are yelling they don’t have a towel at least I can yell back that it’s their own fault for losing them. If someone else has a better solution I’d love to hear it. Thanks!
With one bathroom that has to work for four people these tips have saved my sanity – mostly. I hope some of them will work for you!