18 Alternative Bathroom Storage Ideas


How many of you have non-existent bathroom storage?  I think we have all been there at one time or another, whether it was our first apartment, starter home or where we are right now.  This week I shared ways to maximize bathroom storage in our cabinet and counter spaces, but today we are going to “think outside the box” and find organization for those non-cabinet spaces.

18 Alternative Bathroom Storage Ideas

Back of the Door

  •  Use hooks for hanging robes, towels, changes of clothes and more.  Invest in one with an shelf for even more space.  Right now it is only $9.95 on Amazon.  I would have loved one of these in our small house.

over-the-door-hooks-for-out-of-the-cabinet-bathroom storage


  • Invest in a pocket organizer.  They come in a variety of colors, designs and prices.  They can hold everything from curling irons to toilet paper and cleaning supplies.  Just make sure little fingers can’t reach poisonous items.

clear-over-the-door-organizer-for-the-bathroom storage outside-the-cabinets

In the Shower

  • Add a second rod and hang bottles from it.

add-a-rod-to-your-shower-for-extra-bathroom storage

Photo via DoItYourselfRV

  • Add an amazing shower caddy like this one from Clever Container.  You can find more details on my Facebook page here.

alternative bathroom storage

use-a-pocket-shower-curtain-to-maximize-bathroom storage

  • Create a portable shower caddy with all the necessities.


On the Tub

  • Use baskets on the corner to hold shampoo, soap, wash clothes, etc…
  • Thin tub back?  Add a towel rod to hold bottles in place.  This great idea and more can be found at MyFiveF’s.

    use-a-towel-bar-to-hold-items-on-the-back-of-a-thin-edge-tub-for-bathroom storagePhoto via MyFiveF’s

  • Add a rod along the back and add baskets for chemicals, bags for kids toys and even spread your rag out to dry.  This  great idea and tutorial can be found at TheInspiredHome.

add-a-rod-and-baskets-to-the-bak-of-the-tub-for-extra-bathroom storagePhoto via TheInspiredHome

  • If you have enough room, use a tiered rack to keep everything organized and on hand.



  • Use baskets- on their side or right side up.  I adore the arrangement Love, Melinda created here.

side-basket-wall-storage-for-bathroom storage

  • Use towel hooks instead of rods so you can hang more towels in a smaller space.

Above the Toilet

  • Check out this great post by overflowing with beautiful ideas.
  • Add a magazine rack for organizing toilet paper, chemicals, books and more.
  • Invest in one of these great toilet paper holders.

toilet-roll-holder-for-extra-bathroom storage

  • Add one of these cool racks to your toilet.

on-the-toilet-organizer-for-extra-bathroom storage

  • Invest in a lidded trash can or add upside down command hooks to keep bags in place.


  • Try one of these great corner stands or have someone make you one.

corner-shelf-for-extra-bathroom storage

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  • By DK, October 17, 2016 @ 9:59 am

    Just for clarification, the photo you linked to above from my site is directed to those that travel by RV. The towel bar holds taller items in place while traveling. I’m not quite sure how your suggested application works? This is a countertop solution, not necessarily a solution for a tub. Thanks.

  • By Leanna, October 27, 2016 @ 11:03 am

    The second push rod and the command hook to keep bags in place are terrific. I will be installing those command hooks right away in my recycling containers as well. Thanks for sharing these.

  • By Mari, October 28, 2016 @ 10:07 am

    Great tips just pinned glad I found you over at City of Creative 🙂

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