Bathroom Storage Hacks for Apartments

Keeping a bathroom clean is often difficult. In fact, it’s not uncommon to have an apartment so clean that it sparkles but with a bathroom that is off-limits until further notice. The reason is that bathrooms come with lots of stuff. From hairdryers to toothpaste to exfoliators, there’s just never enough elbow room for your elbow cream.

However, it doesn’t need to be like this. The key to more space is maximizing storage. And there are plenty of ways to do this with simple hacks.

Start with the following:

Make Use of Wall Space

One of the most aesthetic routes to amplifying your storage is to get your walls in on the action. Wall storage can come in the form of baskets, shelves, or hooks. It can also be more specific, like a hanging toothbrush holder

The main advantage of wall storage, aside from freeing up much-needed space, is the visibility it offers. You can easily see your items, which means you never have to waste time looking for them.

Add Compartments to Drawers

Even if your drawers are organized when you move in, it’s easy for them to turn into a hazmat situation. From the rush to get to the office in the morning to the primping before a night on the town, it’s hard to make sure lipsticks and brushes are carefully placed back where they belong. Adding compartments goes a long way to keeping your drawers as tidy as possible. 

Designate the compartments for certain items, such as one for eyecare and one for moisturizers. This helps you find your toiletries when you need them, making getting ready for work or play less time-consuming. 

Take a Stand

Many people store toilet paper underneath the sink. While this is practical, it takes up a lot of room because of its bulkiness. A toilet paper stand, particularly a thin, vertical one, allows you to be TP-ready without sacrificing prime bathroom real estate. Keep your stand in the corner near the toilet and save the cabinet for something else.

Buy a Lazy Susan

A lazy Susan isn’t fairly named - these turntables are hardworking! Buying one (or more, depending on space) to put underneath your bathroom cabinet places everything front and center. With these rotating trays, you don’t need to worry about where you store small bottles or tiny toiletries; a flip of the wrist and everything’s in reach! One of the best ways to stay organized is to assure all your items are accessible.

Deep Clean

Sure, parting with that vitamin C serum that expired years ago may indeed feel like such sweet sorrow, but chances are high that you have something, or many things, in your bathroom you don’t really need or use. Go through all your toiletries with a fine-toothed comb (you’ve got one in there somewhere!) and toss anything that’s expired, old, or not used regularly. It seems like a chore, but your bathroom will feel so much more spacious afterward.

The above tips are great ways to enhance storage, get organized, and keep on top of your morning and nightly routines. With a little innovation, your bathroom can stay tidy and you can stay timely.

Fox Ridge Apartments in Longmont, Colorado offers a quiet residential location, mountain views, and modern amenities. We’re the perfect place to store your things…and yourself. Contact us today to learn more. 

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