These 7 DIY bathroom organization ideas are a quick win. Less clutter in 5 minutes or less. They are great for small spaces and tiny bathrooms.
With a 3 bedroom home and 4 kids, we long ago outgrew the space in our home. Unfortunately, our one income budget does not allow an upgrade.
At first, I felt a little resentful. Over time that feeling has turned into thankfulness. Really I live in a home with lots of space and storage – we have too much stuff. Disorganized stuff. If we had upgraded our home, I would have never learned the lesson to live with less.
We happily live in the space our home provides. A little creativity and a lot of consistent cleaning out make it possible.
While I admire minimalists, we’re not there. Nor do I want to be a true minimalist. I want to surround myself with things that I enjoy and use. Instead of hoarding stuff just to have stuff. A common theme in my life several years ago.
If you’re short on space in your bathroom or need to get a little creative to make things fit. Here are 7 DIY bathroom organization ideas for you!
Get rid of the bathroom clutter – it will make bathroom cleaning faster and easier too.
7 DIY Bathroom Organization Ideas
DIY Jewelry Organizer
At the end of the day, I take off my rings and earrings. I bet you do too. Most often setting them on the counter next to your sink. Maybe you have a cute dish to set them on. They never quite make it back into the big jewelry organizer I have in my bedroom.
Most mornings I put my jewelry on first thing. As a Mom, some mornings are unpredictable and my routine gets all messed up. At the end of the day, those rings and earrings are still waiting patiently for me next to the sink.
Once you have kids, you think of where you put things in terms of “can my kid reach this”? Sometimes we get it right, sometimes our kids surprise us.
One of my kids surprised me. They kidnapped my engagement ring. That was the day I stopped leaving them on the counter. Still puts my stomach in knots thinking about it. Thankfully the ring was successfully recovered.
Now I have a few small command hooks in the medicine cabinet. It’s a super simple DIY jewelry organizer. Use all that wasted space in your medicine cabinet. Find an empty spot that has available verticle space for rent.
I hang my earrings I wear all the time on the hooks too. A creature of habit, I wear the same 5-6 pairs of earrings all the time. Most of us do. We all have our favorites.
This is one of my favorite bathroom organization ideas! Saves so much space and you can see what’s in there!
Organize Bath Toys
Get your bath toys off the tub floor. It’s a safety hazard!! Bath toy storage with drainage will prevent mold. Here is a list of the best bath toys to deter mold growth. If you have kids this will be at the top of the list of bathroom organization ideas.
We had a toy organizer that I hesitated putting on the wall. How in the world would I clean behind it? I had visions of black mold growing uncontrollably in my head. I couldn’t put it up.
Instead, I hung a command hook on our tub wall. The frog has an opening in the back that we hang it on the wall. Now Mr. Frog swings freely. The kids turn the frog and the bath toys fall right out.
Think about what you could hang on your bathroom wall. If you need some help here are some other clever bath toy storage ideas that work great.
Hang Your Shower Caddy
A shower caddy is a great way to organize your soap and shampoo. But it’s so hard to clean behind them.
Our shower caddy came with suction cups. I struggle to get them to stay stuck on the wall. And once I finally get them stuck, I dread the thought of taking them back off. And the fight to stick back on.
I love using command hooks instead. Now I easily lift the shower caddy up to clean and hang it back up. Easy peasy.
No more fighting with those pesky suction cups!!
If you’re short on wall space for towels, this is the tip for you.
We have 4 kids in a small bathroom. Only room for one towel bar. We could get one of those double towel rods, but that’s still only room for 2 towels.
Instead, we’ve used command hooks for each child’s towel.
You can personalize it and hang your child’s name above their hook. Style and function in one. One of my favorite bathroom organization ideas for tiny bathrooms!
Microfiber Cloth for Quick Clean Up
Little messes seem to magically appear when you have kids. Especially in the bathroom. A glob of toothpaste. An unknown sticky mess whose origin is still to be discovered.
Microfiber cloths make clean up a breeze. They clean way better than a paper towel. They really pick up the dirt and clean off the mess.
I got tired of running downstairs to grab a microfiber cloth each time a mess magically appeared.
Now I hang a microfiber cloth on the back of my vanity door with a command hook. I have the tools to clean up those unexpected messes just when I need it.
If you aren’t cleaning with microfiber yet, you need to be. It’s probably one of my biggest green cleaning secrets. It makes cleaning WAY easier! They are a cleaning miracle. Here’s what I use.
Dusters seem to take up unnecessary space. And easy become a disorganized mess. Free up room.
Swiffers and dusting tools make quick work of the dreaded task of dusting. They are easily organized when hung up inside your vanity. Make the best use of your vertical space.
Less stuff under the sink and in the bathroom is always a win.
Organize The Small Stuff
I use command hooks all over my home (no this is NOT a sponsored post). I just love them that much!
Anything that’s taking up space in your bathroom, think about if you can hang it up?
Vertical storage saves you a ton of space. Get creative!!
For example, we have a small pair of metal scissors in our bathroom. I presume my husband uses to trim his nose hairs with? Shhh don’t tell him but I use them to cut tags off of new clothes. You’ll get me in trouble!
I hang them up with a command hook so they don’t take up valuable real estate in our medicine cabinet.
Here’s a great example to organize your curling irons and your necklaces.
Tips on Using Command Hooks
Score some command hooks and get organizing! Before you start – let’s talk about a few tips and trips to using command hooks properly to make sure they stick the first time.
Clean the way or surface with alcohol and a paper towel before applying the hook. Make sure the surface is fully dry before sticking it on.
Press against the wall firmly for 20 seconds or so and walk away. Don’t hang anything from the hook for 12 hours or so. If you try to hang something right away, they always fall off. Usually waiting overnight does the trick for me.
When you remove the command hook, pull down on the tab slowly. If you break it off without a piece to pull on, it’s a pain in the butt. Just remember – pull slowly.
Bathroom Organization Ideas In Action
PIck up some command hooks and get organizing! With just 5 minutes, you can have a more organized bathroom! The best part is you won’t damage your walls or surfaces. No holes required.
What’s you’re favorite organizing hack? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below.
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