Let’s face it, some spaces in our Nevada County homes are tight. When you live in a small space, it’s important that every area be organized, functional, and attractive. Any space that is even just a teensy bit overcrowded makes the space feel claustrophobic. The bathroom is no exception! Here are some bathroom organization ideas that will work for any living space, large or small.
Organize the Medicine Cabinet
Just because your medicine cabinet is closed doesn’t mean you can’t make it look good! Try to put things into attractive storage containers, rather than leaving them in whatever cardboard container they came in from the drugstore. For cotton swabs, floss, hair ties, and cotton balls, you can use little clear glass jars with lids. Though they should be small enough to fit in most medicine cabinets, you should still be sure to measure before you buy! With clear containers, everything’s in plain sight, so you’ll be able to see when you’re running low on an item. Plus, they look better since they’re all matching. For items that you don’t want in plain view (like feminine products or miscellaneous makeup), you can use pretty makeup bags to store them.
Add Storage Containers
Your bathroom may have open shelving. This is great for space-saving, but since it’s out in plain view, it’s especially important to keep it organized. Two bathroom organization ideas for open shelving include:
- Corralling similar items
- Using attractive storage containers
What kind of storage containers work well for open bathroom shelving? Use some of these ideas:
- If you don’t have the space in your medicine cabinet, these clear jars can be used for cotton balls or swabs, and they’ll look great on open shelving or a counter.
- Multi-sized wicker baskets can hold hairbrushes, curling irons, and other larger items that look best when hidden away. The larger-sized basket can hold toilet paper, paper towels, or cleaning supplies. Remember to measure your space to determine which basket will fit!
- Another important detail is to cover your tissue box with an attractive tissue holder — no one wants to look at the generic cardboard container that tissues come in! You can always purchase a tissue box cover or DIY your own.
Choosing an aesthetically pleasing shower curtain is important, but don’t forget to take into account your shower curtain liner. Many vinyl liners are unhealthy in that the plastic gives off chemicals that are dangerous for the environment and for your health. This is easily fixed by choosing a more eco-friendly and healthy option.