When your bathroom is small, clutter is an ever-present enemy. Even if you have a large bathroom, chances are good it could use some reorganizing. Once you do create a sense of order, whatever the size of your bathroom, it will open up and feel larger.
Take it outside: Just because its a bathroom doesnt mean everything medically related needs to be stored there. First-aid items are often needed closer to the back door or kitchen. Instead of stashing them in the medicine cabinet or a bathroom closet, pack these items in a portable tackle box. Everything you need will be in one convenient place, and you can even grab the box to take along on trips, hikes, or park it in the back yard for barbecues or family campouts.
Move medicines you use only occasionally to a cabinet closer to the kitchen or laundry room. Keep daily medications in the bathroom, where youll see them every day.
Shelve it: The most serious cause of bathroom clutter is lack of vertical storage space. Expansive countertops and mirrored walls are nice, but these require stooping and bending to retrieve items used daily. To correct this, install some decorative wall shelves or cabinets. This way, you can store frequently used items at eye level and make using and putting them back more convenient.
When storage is only below waist height, more items end up on the counter, eating up precious space and creating visual clutter.
Double up: A single towel bar holds a single towel. Get double the drying power by opting for a European-style double towel bar that allows you to hang two towels in the same space as one ( Ballarddesigns.com).
Limit shower items to what will fit into a single organizer. Forget shower caddies that are small, rickety and, frankly, annoying. Instead, use a three-tier standing corner shower organizer ( Ikea.com). This handy device holds more items neatly and is more convenient to use.
Add shelf organizers inside bathroom cabinets to double your storage space and place items you use the most on a lazy susan to help you find them quickly ( bedbathandbeyond.com).
Pick up some office desk organizers for makeup and remove makeup from bathroom drawers and counters.