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Best Bathroom Organization Hacks

We live in a pretty averaged sized house, but no matter where I have lived, I have struggled with small bathrooms. Seriously I think I am cursed. While our bathroom is a lot bigger than the bathroom I had when I was single, it’s set up very awkwardly and there is not much storage space. I wanted to share my best bathroom organization hacks with y’all because I know I can’t be the only one with this struggle.

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Best Bathroom Organization Hacks

Use Your Space: So even the smallest of spaces can have gems to them. For instance my side of our sink(we have double sinks) is right next to the LARGE (somewhat unnecessary) bathtub we have. I have a little side area of the bathtub that can’t be seen easily and it’s a great place to store my Clarisonic, water pick, and flat iron when I am not using them. Since these are items I use most days I didn’t want to constantly have to take them out. Plus they need to be plugged in often and there is an outlet right above that space. We also have our master closet through our bathroom and that door became a great spot to put towel hooks. We also installed a cabinet on the wall next to my sink q(it doesn’t take up room). Even with the smallest and most awkward of spaces you can utilize your space.

Buy ONLY useful things to help: It can be so easy to get caught up in the organization section of any store. GUILTY! But y’all ONLY buy useful things that will help you. One thing I use a lot are baskets under my sink. I keep all hair tools in one, extra products in another, first aid in a third. I also bought some clear drawers for the makeup I use daily. If you have a small space the more you buy the more cluttered it will seem. Which brings me to…

Keep ONLY what you need in your space: Would I love to have ALL my makeup in my bathroom? Sure. But do I need 10 palettes in there? Nope. So I keep ONLY what I use most of the time in my bathroom and everything else meticulously organized in my office. I also don’t keep a ton of extra toiletries in my bathroom. We have storage in another closet where we keep excess things like toothpaste, shampoo, and soap. This cuts down on a LOT of clutter. We also do not keep cleaning supplies in our bathroom. We keep them under the kitchen sink until we need them. The same with extra towels, sheets, etc. These are NOT things that need to be kept in a bathroom. Thankfully our house has excess closet space so there’s tons of room to organize and store these items.

Mirrors: Do you have walls you aren’t using a ton? Are they blank? If you add simple mirrors like this one it immediately makes any small space look bigger. TRUST ME!

Keep It Tidy: Want to know my biggest of my best bathroom organization hacks? Keep your bathroom tidy! If it’s a small space it will immediately look smaller if it’s messy. I am so anal about keeping it clean and tidy and that’s because there’s not a ton of room.

Those are my best bathroom organization hacks. They are pretty no-nonsense but after years and years of small bathrooms I’ve become a pro!

What would you add to this list?

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  1. Great tips – my bathroom is very small (don’t even have a bathtub) so only keeping what’s needed in there really helps!

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  2. Amanda wrote:

    I have to agree with using only what you need! So many times everything looks so cute and you can really overwhelm a space by grabbing all the decor ?

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  3. ryan wrote:

    Love the tip on mirrors to make rooms look bigger.

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  4. Marah wrote:

    This article was super helpful, thanks for posting! Especially love the tip about only keeping what you need in the bathroom. Simple concept but probably never would’ve crossed my mind! lol

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  5. Hannah wrote:

    A fab post with some really useful hints and tips – I love a life hack!

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  6. Awesome tips! I’ve been considering getting baskets for a long time now. I know, I need to just do it. Been thinking about making some pull it shelves to under the sink too!

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  7. Julie wrote:

    I have a hard time with ‘keep only what you need in the space’. I am definitely a work in progress on keeping clutter free. I love it when I do, though, because it’s so much easier to stay organized and to keep things clean. Thanks for these tips!

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  8. Love the mirrors idea! Definitely going to have to try!

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  9. kara wrote:

    I just went through and tossed so many old products that I never used! UGH it sucked but had to be done so yes I am all for keeping only useful things lol

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  10. Nellwyn wrote:

    The mirror trick is a great idea for making any small space look bigger. I have a pretty small apartment so I buy a lot of products in sample or travel sizes so that I don’t have to worry about finding space for tons of full size containers.

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  11. steffanie wrote:

    Roll your towels in the linen closet instead of folding! Saves like 50% of your space!

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  12. Our house was built in 1963 and it has a large medicine cabinet in our full bath and a smaller one in our half bath. Maybe they aren’t the most attractive mirrors every but it’s really nice to have all of that space!

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  13. Mistle wrote:

    Love these hacks! I have yet to have a small bathroom thankfully! Though I still try to keep it as organized as possible.

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  14. Falak wrote:

    Totally agree with you on keeping it tidy and using mirrors. Totally makes all the difference in a smaller bathroom. 🙂

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  15. I also roll our towels! They fit nicely in baskets and can be easily organized at that point! Fantastic tips, though. We just moved into a new house, and bathroom organization is a top priority for me!

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  16. Trish wrote:

    Great tips! My bathroom is small with limited counter space (1946 vintage home) and I have learned to really pare down what I keep in the bathroom. That helps a lot!

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  17. This is a great list! I too only keep what I need in my bathroom. It is a small space and I try to keep it clutter free.

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  18. Erin wrote:

    These are great tips. Mirrors definitely create a more spacious looking room! I agree it’s so important to keep it tidy – the clutter drives me crazy.

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  19. These are such great tips. I have a small bathroom, so I can definitely use some help. It’s so easy for it to get cluttered which makes it feel even smaller!

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  20. Love these tips! I used to keep all of my makeup in my bathroom and then I took it all out and it’s so clean and tidy! Less is more in the bathroom.

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  21. Annie wrote:

    Great tips! We havetiny bathrooms and are in the process of remodeling!

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  22. Dani wrote:

    I love the tip about only buying what you need – I am so guilty of not doing this!

    Dani x

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  23. Brandy wrote:

    Oh I am all about hacks for anything in the home. These bathroom organization hacks? perfect! We need to get more organizing going on in this house soon!

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  24. Lisa wrote:

    Those are great tips! Our bathroom is tiny and I feel the same way! I love our storage cabinet over the toilet to use space too!

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  25. Alicia wrote:

    These sound like great tips! If there is something that I am not, it’s organized.

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  26. Kristi wrote:

    Great advice! We’ve had super small bathrooms too and keeping it clean makes the space feel a bit bigger.

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  27. Ashley wrote:

    Great tips! I need to be better about not stocking up on things and just keeping what I need in the bathroom!

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  28. I’m pretty horrible at collecting clutter in my bathroom! These were some helpful tips to keep my tiny master bath looking cleaner and bigger until we are able to remodel!

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  29. These are all great tips! The bathrooms here in Norway are always small and most of them have the washing machine and dryer in them making them even smaller. I am definitely going to put some of these tips in place.

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  30. Holly wrote:

    Great tips- this is definitely a room I feel like never has enough space.

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  31. Joscelyn wrote:

    These tips are great! I definitely need to reorganize things since that’s a space that can get cluttered really easily.

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  32. These tips are amazing! 🙂 I need to get my bathroom more organized! Thanks for this.

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  33. Kelsie wrote:

    Thanks for these tips! I’ve got to get our master bath vanity under control. Unfortunately, it’s our smallest!

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  34. lisa wrote:

    Our main bathroom is quite small for 6 people and keeping it tidy makes a major difference! Even a towel or two on the floor causes clutter when there isn’t much space.

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  35. Alexis wrote:

    I need to spend some time going through my bathrooms and decluttering them and organizing them. I’m hoping I can do that in a couple weekends. I’ll definitely being referencing this!

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  36. Mirrors are the BEST visual hack! I’m obsessed with using them like that!

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  37. I try to keep only what I use in eye sight in my bedroom. Its sooo hard! Especially when hoarding is life.

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  38. gotaram wrote:

    Thank you for sharing the tips! I also have a small bathroom, no bathtub. I don’t keep my makeup in the bathroom. Gonna try the tips, start with buying a new mirror.
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