Storage inspiration: How to create the magazine cover bathroom of your dreams

Sorting out your bathroom belongings will become much easier with these simple steps. Source: Getty

A neat and tidy bathroom is the ultimate dream, with products placed perfectly and ready to use at any time of the day. However, with a flurry of items filling the cabinet and shelf tops, it’s difficult to keep things in check.

This is usually because most bathrooms just weren’t designed with most people’s needs in mind. Sure you may get the odd toothbrush holder affixed to a wall but beyond that, you’ll be hard pressed to find functional storage that allows you to use what you need each day without making a huge mess.

Thankfully, there are ways to keep the mess at bay and have your bathroom looking like something out of a store catalogue and, best of all, it won’t cost you a fortune. We turned to the DIY kings and queens of Pinterest for their best bathroom storage hacks, so get ready for the ultimate transformation.

Opposites attract

We’re talking about magnets, not relationships. Believe it or not, magnets aren’t just for the kitchen. Try affixing a magnetic strip inside your bathroom cupboard, or behind the mirror or along the wall for an ingenious storage solution that can hold everything from bobby pins to nail clippers and scissors – never waste another minute rooting around in a seemingly bottomless drawer for your beauty needs! You could also stick magnets to the back of your toothbrushes, hairbrushes and bottles to free up even more space.

Get wired

Who knew a wire basket could have so many uses? Try nailing wire baskets to your bathroom wall by their bottoms to create a handy storage space for toilet rolls, towels and even magazines. They can be placed over the toilet or anywhere else where there is ample wall space.

Mason jars aren’t just for hipsters

You have probably seen them in quirky cafes for juice, but they’re also really handy to store toothbrushes, eyeglasses, makeup brushes and even bobby pins. The best part is, you can lift them out of their fittings and wash them as needed.

Let them eat cake!

And then use the stand as a handy storage option for your bathroom bench – it doesn’t have to be pricey either. Actually, you probably already have one that’s collecting dust in a kitchen cupboard somewhere. But if you don’t, a quick scour of your local op shop is sure to produce a cake stand eager to be used.

Don’t wine about it

It seems outrageous to use a perfectly good wine rack for anything but wine but they also make surprisingly terrific towel holders. Not only are your towels easily accessible, they’re also beautifully displayed. You could use them for your bigger bath towels or smaller ones like hand towels near the sink.

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