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 with a large vanity and plenty of bathroom storage, including trays, baskets and shelves. Here are some quick, easy ways to ensure all your bathroom storage needs are met.
Implement a storage-filled vanity (or two).
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 sink console is key.
Add baskets and bins so small items aren't lost.
Once you pick out your vanity, use cabinet and drawer organizers or baskets, bins and trays 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.
Invest in extra storage for larger families.
If you need more storage and have the space, 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 it 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.