Keeping your bathroom neat and tidy is no easy feat, especially when beauty products are involved. From sorting your makeup collection to curating the perfect set up for an Instagram-worthy shelfie, sometimes it seems nearly impossible to give everything a place and have it look organized. And don’t even get us started on other necessities like shower staples, cotton swabs, and hair accessories—yikes! What’s a gal to do with it all? If your bathroom is in need of some serious feng shui, you’ve come to the right place. Read on for 26 bathroom organization ideas you need to try.
ORGANIZATION IDEA #1: ROLLING CART
Sometimes, the best and most convenient way to store items is to make them mobile. This way, you can move them out of sight in a pinch! Consider investing in a small, trendy rolling cart to put in the corner of your bathroom. Stock it full of toilet paper, towels, a faux plant—you name it!
ORGANIZATION IDEA #2: BEHIND THE DOOR STORAGE
College dorm rooms and small NYC apartments aren’t the only places that can benefit from behind the door storage. Pick up a shelf or pocket organizer that can hang from ceiling to floor. You can use it to store jewelry and hair accessories or skin care products.
ORGANIZATION IDEA #3: CUPCAKE STAND
Those tiered cupcake displays that look oh-so-cute at events and in bakery windows? They can actually be a mega space saver for your bathroom. For maximum storage, go on the hunt for one with three tiers. Load it with your favorite products worthy of being on display!
ORGANIZATION IDEA #4: PLASTIC DIVIDERS
Raise your hand if you’re guilty of tossing item after item into a random drawer. Us, too. Rather than having to sift through all that miscellaneous junk, invest in a few plastic dividers to place inside drawers. Use each section for a different item (perhaps you should dedicate a small one to all those bobby pins that seem to always go missing?), and you’ll never have to stress over finding that tampon you know you put in there again.
ORGANIZATION IDEA #5: WOVEN BINS AND BASKETS
If you’re going to use bins or baskets for bathroom organization, we highly suggest the woven kind. There’s just something so aesthetically pleasing about stacked woven wicker storage! This is a great option if you want extra toilet paper rolls and toothpaste to be out of sight when you have company.
ORGANIZATION IDEA #6: HAIR TOOL ORGANIZATION
Do yourself a favor and pick up a hair tool organizer that has slots for each of your hot tools. Bonus points if you grab one that is heat resistant! No more cluttering your counter space with blow-dryers, flat irons, and curling wands that need to cool off.
ORGANIZATION IDEA #7: HANGING SHOWER CADDY
Another trick stolen from our college days? Shower caddies! While you may not have to share a shower with an entire floor anymore (cheers to that), a hanging shower caddy is a convenient, practical way to stash your shampoo, conditioner, and hair treatments.
ORGANIZATION IDEA #8: DECORATIVE TRAYS
Not all organization has to be about keeping things out of the way. Instead of hiding your favorite products, show them off by displaying them on a decorative tray or two. Just keep in mind that less is more, even if everything is organized, you don’t want a cluttered look. For that same reason, this option is best for those who have a large amount of counter space!
ORGANIZATION IDEA #9: OVER THE TOILET SHELVES
Don’t want to take up extra floor space, but there's no room on the counter to spare? No worries. Install over-the-toilet shelves and put your wall space to use instead! Stock them with pretty jars and containers (more on that later) filled with product for practical yet pretty wall decor.
ORGANIZATION IDEA #10: SHOWER DISPENSER
Shampoo bottles can take up so much space, right? Toss them in the trash—and by trash, we mean recycling bin—and use a shower wall dispenser, instead. Fill it with your shampoo, conditioner, and body wash. No need to find room for endless bottles—the formulas you need will be up and out of the way.
ORGANIZATION IDEA #11: MASON JARS GALORE
Let’s be honest, who doesn’t love mason jars? Not only are they totally adorable, they’re also the perfect way to store (and separate) necessities like cotton balls, flossers, and hair clips! Pop them in a cabinet or put them out on display.
ORGANIZATION IDEA #12: STORAGE MIRROR
That full-length mirror you use on the daily? Swap it for one that has a built-in cabinet! Not only is this a practical option, but it’s also one of the best ways to get maximum storage out of the space you have.
ORGANIZATION IDEA #13: MAGNETIC PRODUCTS
You may have seen this organization idea circulating your Pinterest feed and for good reason. By attaching small magnets to your makeup and skin care products and hanging a coordinating metal board on your wall, you can store your essentials conveniently out of the way while easily taking them down for daily use.
ORGANIZATION IDEA #14: SPICE RACKS
Spice racks don’t have to be left in the kitchen. Repurpose this organizer in your bathroom for storing all your necessities in an orderly, tiered fashion.
ORGANIZATION IDEA #15: DECORATIVE COFFEE MUGS
Speaking of items that typically belong in the kitchen, you can also use decorative coffee mugs to help organize! Similar to mason jars, they can be used to store miscellaneous small items in a trendy fashion that’s appealing to the eye.
ORGANIZATION IDEA #16: PRODUCT CAROUSEL
Tired of having to reach to the back of a shelf to get the product you need, carefully navigating as to not knock over the array of products in front of it? We feel you. Rather than having to sort your products by the amount you use them. A rotating product carousel is perfect for skin care organization, allowing you to easily access products when you need them.
ORGANIZATION IDEA #17: TOWEL WINE RACK
We certainly aren’t wine-ing about this organization idea! Repurpose a wine rack as a way to store rolled-up towels.
ORGANIZATION IDEA #18: RECYCLED CANDLES
If you’re about to throw out an old candle jar, we urge you not to! Instead, clean it well before using it as a storage container. If it’s a clear jar, stock it with cotton swabs or bobby pins. If it’s opaque, consider using it to disguise more personal products like tampons and pads.
ORGANIZATION IDEA #19: CORNER SHELVING
You’d be surprised how much you can store in just one corner, especially with the help of corner shelving. Not only does it look nice, but it also takes up less space that shelving that goes on a single wall. Sounds like a win-win to us!
ORGANIZATION IDEA #20: BEHIND THE CURTAIN
Your shower curtain can be used for more than simply keeping water from invading your entire bathroom. To keep things organized, attach a plastic, hanging organizer with pockets to your shower rod on the inside of your shower curtain. Then fill the pockets with all your shower must-haves from shaving cream to cleanser.
ORGANIZATION IDEA #21: SHOWER SUCTION
Another option for storing your shower necessities is to hang them on a suction cup hook. This is ideal for lightweight items such as razors and shower caps.
ORGANIZATION IDEA #22: WALL CABINET
How could we leave out the traditional wall cabinet? If your bathroom doesn’t already have one, we highly recommend installing a medicine cabinet above your sink for an accessible, neat storage space.
ORGANIZATION IDEA #23: LEANING LADDER
Have a bit of floor space you can use? We’re huge fans of leaning ladders. They’re great for staying organized, and they’re also super trendy! What more could you want? If you’re pressed for space but love the idea, look for one that can be placed over your toilet.
ORGANIZATION IDEA #24: CLEAR BINS
Is it just us, or does that under the sink cabinet always seem to resemble a war zone? If you’re guilty of tossing item after item under your sink, allow us to suggest using some clear bins or drawers to get organized! Since they’re clear, you can still easily see what you’re looking for while keeping your products separated and sectioned.
ORGANIZATION IDEA #25: HAIR TIE STAND
Have one hair tie too many? Just kidding—there’s no such thing as too many hair accessories! That being said, having a bunch of them can get messy pretty quickly. Our organization tip? Use a jewelry stand to store and show off your hair ties! From scrunchies to traditional grips, you can thank us later.
ORGANIZATION IDEA #26: DOUBLE ROD
We have one last bathroom organization idea for you, and it involves your shower. Install a second shower rod on the wall of your shower. Then hang baskets or organizers on the wall to store all your shower needs. Not too shabby, huh?