Considering all the important, hygiene-related tasks we do in them, bathrooms are usually way too small. Even if they comfortably fit all the important fixtures, there’s still rarely room for all the toiletries and accessories we need to perform those hygiene tasks and our daily routines. So we’re always on the look-out for smart, creative ways to fit more storage and organization into our bathrooms, and the number one thing we’ve learned is to keep a look-out for overlooked areas we can transform. One area that’s almost always passed over by home organizers and decorators? The wall space over the toilet! It doesn’t sound like the most attractive prospect, but when we saw this list from Amber Oliver, our eyes were opened to the possibilities. Look at all the brilliant storage solutions we found for that space, and pick one or two to try today!
1. Metal Boxes
A lot of people hesitate to make use of the space over their toilets because they worry about germs. If you fall into that category, take inspiration from this mom who came up with storage she can close by repurposing old metal napkin containers! You can use and mount any boxes you want – we think old school lunch boxes would be fun! – to shut away those toiletries, and give yourself some extra privacy while you’re at it.
2. Sideways Basket
For an elegant, easy-to-swap-out solution, hang a basket – pick the size you need! – from a wall-mounted planter bracket. Attach the basket with ribbon and fill it as much or as little as you need.