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8 Simple DIY Bathroom Storage Ideas

Not having enough space in your bathroom can be very frustrating. No matter how big your bathroom is, you will always have the need for additional storage and organization.

You try to make things neat but, if you don’t have enough storage space things will still look cluttered.

It might not be obvious from just glancing at your bathroom, but there are many ways to add storage space.

1. Appliance Storage

A common issue that many women run into in the bathroom is not having a place to put their hair dryer or straightener.

This is especially frustrating when it is hot and you can’t just put it inside a drawer. A good solution for this is to take a metal file box and use it for storage. It’s very simple to hang the box by cutting just cutting holes in the back and using hooks for hanging.

You can hang it from the wall or side of a cabinet. Metal file boxes are non-flammable which make them a great choice for storing those heated appliances and you can keep them within easy reach of the bathroom mirror.

These metal boxes look great and you can even find them in different colors if you want to match your bathroom décor. They are the perfect storage solution for items that are normally difficult to store.

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2. Improvise DIY Containers

You can use spare cans that you have around the house and with a little crafting turn them into beautiful and functional storage for your bathroom.

In the photo, coffee cans are given a rustic look by having rope glued to the outside. You can use virtually any can that you have around.

First, figure out how much space you have for the containers and go from there.

While rope is an option, you can find whatever material you like and glue that to the outside of the cans. This is a project that you can really get creative with.

These kinds of containers are great for holding brushes and combs, lotions, makeup and even curling irons and straighteners. To give it a unique look, try using cans of different sizes.

3. Mounted Baskets

Another great way to add storage space to your bathroom is by mounting baskets on a wall. Baskets are easy to mount on walls and they will provide you with extra storage without having to use floor space.

Another great thing about baskets is the possibilities when it comes to décor.

You can get creative and purchase baskets to match your bathroom décor, or you can even decorate them yourself and give it a personal touch.

You use baskets for towels, shampoos, and soaps, shaving supplies or just about anything. You can even assign a basket to each member of your family and everyone can keep their stuff in their own spot.

4. Sticky Organizers

This is a very affordable way to add storage to your medicine cabinet. Look for small organizers and use them to organize makeup, medicine or pretty much anything that is small.

Besides adding more storage, these kinds of organizers will make your medicine cabinet look more put together.

5. Extra Shower Rod

Installing a second shower rod in your shower is another great way of getting some extra space. you can add hooks to make it easier for hanging your stuff.

This is great for loofahs, shower caps or anything that you can hang from a hook.


6. Razor Holder

It’s never fun when your razor falls from your shower caddy because there just isn’t a good spot on a shower caddy for a razor.

Here’s a simple way to make your own at home:

  1. Cut a piece of 1-inch-diameter PVC pipe into a 3-inch long piece.
  2. Cut two 1/8-inch wide notches into the pipe.
  3. Strap the pipe to your shower caddy’s side by fastening plastic tie straps around the pipe’s notches. 


7. Personalized Bathroom Storage

Having personalized bathroom shelves is a great way to both add storage space and personalize your bathroom.

You can get creative with this one and match your bathroom décor if you’d like. You can have a box for each family member and can keep, toothbrushes, makeup or anything that will fit.

You can put these on a wall behind your toilet or sink and it’s a great way to save floor space.

8. Linen Organizer

Not having a linen closet can be very stressful. Making one yourself can be very easy.

Use a bookshelf or something similar and paint it the color that you want. You can use baskets or plastic organizers to keep everything organized in it.  

Even if you do have a linen closet, this is a great way of adding extra storage to your bathroom.

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