Survive a Small Bath with 10 Space-Saving Organizers

Long on practicality but short on square footage, a mini bathroom can be a major design challenge. Much of small bath is monopolized by immovable fixtures (we’re singing your song, toilet), and wall and floor space may be limited too. So where can you stash all your everyday bathroom essentials? Wash away your tiny-bath woes with these smart storage solutions that you can buy or DIY.

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  1. BUY: Hang It All


    This super-efficient shower curtain works overtime as a storage unit. Mesh pockets stow an expansive collection of grooming products while allowing water to drain and air to circulate, keeping your necessities dry and tidy in this functional organization station. Available at Wayfair; $27.99.

    Related: 8 Unusual Tips for Your Cleanest Bathroom Ever

  2. DIY: Basket Case


    Here’s another way to get double duty from a shower curtain rod: Install one within easy reach of the bathtub, hang a few plastic baskets from shower curtain rings, and your family’s bountiful collection of bath toys gets a handy new home.

    Related: Control Kids' Clutter with 7 Creative DIYs

  3. BUY: Rack 'n’ Rolls


    If you’re renting your home (and its tiny bathroom), you need clever storage solutions that won't put a hole in your wall (or wallet)! That's where this clean-lined chrome number comes in handy. It easily hooks over the rim of the tank to keep extra toilet paper within reach. Available on Amazon; $13.64.

    Related: 10 DIY Ways Renters Can Remake Their Space

  4. DIY: Stitched Solution


    This homemade toilet paper holder can squeeze extra rolls into even the tightest bathroom. The clever fabric design ties onto the existing paper holder and adds a touch of pretty pattern to the space.

    Related: Without a Stitch—9 No-Sew Projects to Dress Up Any Room

  5. BUY: Shelf Life


    A handcrafted wall-mounted unit lends some woodsy chic to a minuscule bathroom along with a hefty amount of storage. Hooks and shelves are neatly combined into one compact, multifunctional piece. Available on Etsy; $85.

    Related: 16 Ways to Use Salvaged Wood in Your Home

  6. DIY: Rustic Rope


    Create a charming nautical-themed shelf using cleat-style hooks, rope, and varnished boards. Simple to pull off and entirely practical, it’s a low-budget project that can be customized to fit any open wall space.

    Related: 18 Brilliant Ways to Decorate with Rope

  7. BUY: Instant Hook


    The power of suction allows this shiny hook (sold in sets of two) to hold its load without screws or nails. Use it inside a vanity cabinet to hold cleaning brushes, or stick it on the shower wall to catch wet washcloths. Available on Amazon; $13.99.

    Related: 7 Clever Ways for Hooks to Streamline Your Life

  8. DIY: Shore Thing


    Here, a creative homeowner turned a beach-combing find into a bath hook. Pressed into a blob of moldable silicone glue, a length of coral lends organic style—no drilling required—and provides a hangout for a bath puff or other lightweight item.

  9. BUY: Put This Baby in a Corner


    Designed to be tucked into the teensy nooks and crannies of your average space-deprived bathroom, this shelf unit stows a ton of stuff in a very small footprint. Load it up with extra towels, grooming tools, and bath potions.

    Related: 20 Ways to Make a Small Bathroom Big

  10. DIY: Streamlined Perfection


    Nothing makes efficient use of tight space like custom-built shelving. With simple white shelves mounted on matching brackets, this DIY project demonstrates how to outfit a small bath with built-in storage and sleek style—and do it all without blowing the nest egg.

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