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Create a stress-free zone for getting ready in the morning with these easy and convenient tips for bathroom storage and organization.
Simplicity begets elegance when you stack a trio of clean-lined shelves on the wall above the toilet. It's an easy way to take advantage of vertical wall space and increase storage. Use one shelf to display a few pieces of artwork and use the remaining two to hold short stacks of towels and a few rolls of toilet paper.
Create the calm and tranquil feel of a spa by keeping your bathroom countertops free of clutter. Set a simple white bowl near the sink as an attractive and convenient receptacle for clean, rolled hand towels. Add a wooden tray as a landing spot for a few necessities, such as clear glass containers of cotton balls and swabs. Add a scented candle to the tray as a beautifier.
Put wasted space between vanities to work with a shelving unit. A ladder placed between the sinks makes use of just a slice of vertical space and holds towels, washcloths, and other bathroom essentials. Two medicine cabinets above the twin pedestal sinks store toothpaste, mouthwash, and medicine, while wall-mount soap holders below keep hand soap within easy reach.
A wall niche is another good way to squeeze out extra space in a bath. Whether used as a decorative display or for functional storage, a niche also adds depth and interest to a wall area.
Serve up tidy cosmetics and jewelry on bathroom countertops with a pedestaled compote. Hang earrings around the compote rim, and gather manicure supplies within the bowl. Nearby, use a clear glass container, partially filled with sand, to hold the handle end of cosmetic brushes upright so they stay dry, fluffy, and easy to find.
Make sure your guests never run out of hand towels in the powder room. Put a few in a charming basket on an open shelf or countertop so they're easy to find and access.
If you've ever fidgeted with packaging for beauty care products, you'll love the convenience of "decanting" cosmetic sponges and cotton rounds and stowing them in small bins or containers tucked inside the medicine cabinet. Open the door and voila -- it's a breeze to grab what you need.
Make a shower niche even more hardworking by adding a shelf so you can double up on storage capacity. Use one shelf for sponges, creams, and soaps, and a second shelf for shampoo and conditioner.
Dedicate a long, shallow tray to hairstyling tools so you can transport them to and from a shelf or drawer. A tray made of metal or a sturdy natural weave won’t be in danger of melting as small appliances cool.
The floor below a console or wall-hung sink is storage space waiting to be claimed. Tuck a large woven basket here -- it's pretty in its own right -- and use the container for storing clean towels.
Stow heavy items, such as cleaning supplies, toward the bottom of your closet. If you have young children, however, these items should be stored high on a shelf or in a locked cabinet.