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4 Ways to Squeeze Extra Storage Out of a Small Bathroom

Big city, small bathroom: this is a fact of life in most New York apartments. Here’s how to keep everything you need at hand without cluttering up your counter or cramping your style.

  1. Hang caddies on a second shower rod.

Stop battles over prime shelving real estate in the shower by installing a second rod and using shower curtain hooks to hang inexpensive, rubber caddies from it to keep shampoo, conditioner, shaving gel and other morning routing must-haves organized and at hand.

  1. Make the most of your doors.

A shelf placed above the door can hold extra Q-tips, cotton balls and other items, cleverly disguised in decorative bottles or baskets. Don’t stop there! An over-the-door shoe organizer can be repurposed to hold:

  • Hairspray and other styling products
  • Brushes
  • Hair clips
  • Hand mirrors
  • Blow dryer

The backs of cabinet doors can also be used to organize small items. Simply hang a magnetic strip to keep track of bobby pins, tweezers, nail clippers and other metal items.

  1. Add layers under the sink.

Lazy Susans aren’t just for the kitchen, and layers aren’t just for your fall wardrobe. Use a two-tier turntable under the sink to keep small containers of makeup, cold cream, lotion or other toiletries easy to reach. Consider using the top layer for products you use in the morning and the bottom layer for products that are a part of your bedtime routine.

Stackable shoe drawers  or bins can be used to maximize vertical space and store sunscreen, fingernail polish, or even bathroom cleaning products. Whichever type of organizer you choose to stack under the sink, opt for clear fronts that allow you to see what’s inside.

  1. Sneak a slim cabinet to the side of your toilet.

Keep extra rolls of toilet paper and other essentials concealed yet close at hand in a slender cabinet that fits perfectly to the side of your toilet.

Do you have any other small bathroom storage ideas? Share your tips and tricks by commenting below.