How to Organize a Bathroom Closet
Anyone who has ever organized a messy cabinet or junk drawer knows just how life-changing it can be. When it comes to a bathroom closet—where the products in it are used often—a tidy display can do wonders. “The most important first step to organizing a bathroom closet is decluttering,” Brandie Larsen and Ryan Eiesland—founders of Home Sort and brand representatives for mDesign—tell House Beautiful. Once you’ve figured out which items are worth keeping, they recommend separating each product by category and then sorting those into organizers like bins and turntables.
If you’re ready to overhaul your bathroom closet with ease, we’ve laid out product recommendations from experts along with our go-to picks. Whether you implement a few shelf dividers for $7 each or invest in a $60 set of bamboo bins for an organic feel, these options will help you create a pretty and more importantly, functional closet that’ll enhance the way you experience your bathroom for years to come.
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Woven Hyacinth Storage Baskets, Set of 3
“These woven storage baskets can be used in the bathroom closet to store extra hand towels, toilet paper, tissues, and more,” Larsen and Eiesland say. Not to mention, they offer a natural look and feature removable lids for keeping out dust.
2-Tier Lazy Susan Turntable
Perfect for storing cosmetics, Larsen and Eiesland also love this rotating tray because it “makes items easy to reach, even when stored up high in a closet.” They also note that “the smooth rotation makes it quick and easy to find your favorite items.”
Large Plastic Bins, Set of 2
Storing hot tools can always be a challenge. These containers easily fit hair dryers and flat irons as well as extra towels, vitamins, and body products.
“This bin can be stacked with multiple bins of the same size, so you can take your storage options vertical,” Larsen and Eiesland add. “The open top also makes it easy to see what’s inside and quickly grab what you need.”
Interlocking Towel Organizer
With an interlocking towel organizer—designed in Japan with small spaces in mind—you’ll be able to store and display as many towels as you want without worrying if they’ll fall out of place.
If you want the option to fold and roll your towels, consider these shelf dividers. The adjustable hardware can be spaced out to conveniently fit anything you want to organize.
Classic Glass Bathroom Canisters
Pottery Barn‘s glass bathroom canisters will instantly make any extra soaps and scrubs look elegant.
For anyone whose bathroom closet doubles as a linen closet, a large storage box by The Laundress is a must. It’s ideal for storing pillowcases or sheets. Oh, and it comes with a lid that’ll keep everything dust-free.
Bamboo Slotted Bins, Set of 3
For a spa-like setup, bamboo is the way to go. West Elm‘s slotted bins offer an organic feel and allow you to easily see what’s inside.
Round Open Weave Iringa Basket
Available in six sizes, The Little Market’s open weave baskets will add a natural touch to your bathroom closet. Additionally, each purchase helps support the women artisans at Vikapu Bomba in Tanzania who made them.
3-Piece Paper Rope Storage Baskets
For a cozier vibe, go for paper rope storage baskets. Fill them with extra toilet paper, toiletries, towels, makeup—you name it.
Laundry Detergent Jugs
Ditch mismatched branded bottles for clean, minimalist jugs that you can fill with laundry detergent and softener. There’s also one for bleach. For an eco-friendly way to fill them, check out Cleancult’s refill products—which come in a paper-based packaging that’s completely recyclable.
With these drawer organizers, you can easily slide the items you need out from underneath your closet’s shelves. They’re especially useful for lower shelves that don’t have much height in between them.
Over-the-Door Hanging Organizer
Whether you have a small bathroom closet or simply want to maximize your space, consider an over-the-door hanging organizer. Fill it with hot tools, hand towels, makeup bags, and more.
Organic Cotton Laundry Bag
If you don’t want your laundry out in the open, stuff it inside of a laundry bag like this one and keep it at the bottom of your closet. You can also use the bag to keep pillows and sheets fresh and protected.
Foldable Laundry Basket
For a laundry option with more structure, go for a foldable basket. It’s 10.5 inches high and folds down to 2 inches high, so it can fit anywhere.
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