31 Days of Organizing Tips: Day 16 (Bathrooms - Wall Space) | From Overwhelmed to Organized: 31 Days of Organizing Tips: Day 16 (Bathrooms - Wall Space)

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

31 Days of Organizing Tips: Day 16 (Bathrooms - Wall Space)

Welcome to Day Sixteen of the 31 Days of Organizing Tips series!  Wow...we're halfway through!  I'm so glad you've joined me.  Throughout this series I'll be sharing organizing ideas that I've found around the web that I love and that will help you on your journey from overwhelmed to organized.  You'll find a complete list of all the posts in the 31 Days of Organizing Tips tab above, or at the end of this post.

Today's tip is about organizing your bathrooms by making use of your walls.

Here are some great ideas on how you can do that:

1.  Use wall space to store towels if you don't have room for a cupboard or closet.  I love this creative use of baskets!

Wall Baskets for Storage

Here's another similar idea using a towel bar to hang baskets from.

Wall Full of Baskets

You can also use a wine rack as a towel rack and maximize your use of wall space.  Doesn't that look pretty?

Our New Bathroom

2.  Find creative ways to hang wet towels, especially if several people share the same bathroom.  Instead of multiple towel bars, you can use a row of hooks or an over-the-door rack.  I also love the idea of using a coat tree like the one pictured below!

Creative Organization Projects

3.  Install a shelf above your door to store extra toiletries or towels.  Store these items in baskets or jars so it doesn't look cluttered.

Bathroom Organizers

4.  Use the back of the door to hang a shoe organizer for keeping bathroom items accessible.  This helps keeps your counters clutter free, especially if you don't have drawers in your bathroom.

Small Space Storage Solutions for the Bathroom

5.  Use mason jars for storing items such as toothbrushes and toothpaste, or eyeliner and make-up brushes, or cotton balls and Qtips.

DIY Mason Jar Bathroom Storage

DIY Mason Jar Storage

Aren't these cute?  Please remember to pin from the original source for all these fantastic pictures!

For Day Sixteen, choose a way to use your wall space to organize your bathroom and then make it happen.  Remember, each thing you do to organize your bathroom will help you feel less overwhelmed when you're rushing around which will help get your morning off to a good start :)

{Note:  If you're getting overwhelmed with all the ideas in this series, please understand that is NOT my intention! :)  This series is designed for me to write every day for a month, not for you to completely organize your house in a month.  That thought overwhelms me!  So, feel free to skim and pin/bookmark these tips now and then come back later when you're ready to tackle a particular organizing project.  I'll add a button or tab to the blog at the end of the series that will make it easy for you to find all the posts.  Hope that take some pressure off!}

Tomorrow we'll continue looking at tips for organizing various spaces in your home.  I look forward to going through this series with you and hearing your tips too!

How do you use wall space to organize your bathroom?  What's the best organizing tip you've implemented?

Have a great day and happy organizing!

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  1. I like the baskets handing side ways in the first photo - good idea.

    1. I can't take credit for it Sandie but I agree it's really pretty!

  2. Coat tree for towels is a new idea & just love it !!

  3. I like the coat rack for the towels. I have an old (not antique) quilt rack in my bathroom that holds our towels. A different color towel for each person.

    1. A quilt rack is a great idea Kathy! And that's really smart having different coloured towels.

  4. I have three college kids. I have used an over the door shoe organizer for years. They use the pockets for their razors, hair product, etc.


  5. Love the wine rack for a towel holder idea :)

    1. That one is really thinking out of the box isn't it Helen? So creative!


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