Bonus Bathroom Storage that Works for Me

Before I was married, I lived in a simple, inexpensive apartment with a couple of roommates. We all shared one full bathroom.Several other friends had newer, nicer apartments, and I coveted their master baths and walk-in closets. I told myself that if at all possible, someday, I wanted to own a house with a master bath and walk-in closet.That “someday” arrived nine years ago when we bought our current home. It has a walk-in closet and a simple master bath (I say simple, because it has a small shower, no tub, and only one sink, compared with the more modern and fancy bathrooms that have two sinks and garden tubs as well as big showers).It’s been so great–my only “problem” was that in the bath area, the only storage was under the sink. And The Belgian Wonder and I have only one drawer each. We didn’t mind and used baskets to organize everything in the cabinets. While more space certainly wasn’t necessary, I always thought I would appreciate just a few more spots for odds and ends.At Goodwill one day I found an over-the-door cloth shoe storage organizer (Shabby Chic brand originally from Target). The pockets were very deep and made of a sturdy material.I brought it home, hung it over the door to my walk-in closet, and now, when I stand at the sink, I can open the closet door and have all my gadgets and hair gizmos readily accesssible. You can see a couple of curling irons and a hair dryer sticking out. Tucked deep in the pockets are several other types of items:

  • Hair dryer
  • Curling irons
  • Hair brushes and combs
  • Hair clips and elastics
  • Scarves
  • Deodorant
  • Lotion
  • Bottom row: clean cleaning cloths
  • Top row: topical ointments and a few medications

It fits a lot of stuff, the pockets deep enough to keep it subtle, and the entire thing still looks kind of pretty with the Shabby Chic trim.Close the closet door, and it’s gone.It’s a removable medicine cabinet; a flexible and accessible storage unit.Discover what works for others (there’s a lot that works for lots of others) at Rocks In My Dryer.Also, consider jumping into Mega Memory Month (you can do it; it’s not too late!).

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  • Comments

    1. Right on! Our bathroom closet has a stupid bi-folding door. But I do have one of those shoe dividers in our laundry/mud room. It holds the kids shoes, a purse or two and misc stuff. I love it!

    2. love finding other uses for things. thanks for sharing.

    3. What a great idea- I might just have to try this! We do have two sinks in our master bath, but no counter space at all and our only storage is under the sink. I’m definitely going to look into trying this- thanks!

    4. shepherdsgrace says:

      lovely idea…I am an organizer by birth and love all things tidy!

    5. I had to turn my upstairs coat closet into a pantry, and do the same thing on the inside of that door. It is super handy.

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