Sunday, February 14, 2016

Creative Storage Solutions for the Bathroom

Creative Toilet Paper Storage Idea
With the newer, more modern designs of Bathrooms, storage space for toiletries can be at a premium.

Even when, at first glance, there seems to be quite a bit of storage in the washroom, once we start filling the cupboards, there never seems to be enough.

Creative storage solutions for the bathroom means thinking outside of the box.

Toilet Paper Storage for a Small 2 Piece Washroom

In a small 2 piece washroom, there may be a little bit of cupboard space, or if there's a pedestal sink, no cupboard space. Hmmmm...What to do????

When storage is limited, I've come up with a creative
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solution:
I had an old standing vase from way-back-when, that I decided to use in my main washroom to store toilet paper. 
We do have a cupboard in the washroom under the sink, but that's being used for other items. By having the toilet paper in the vase, the cupboard has room for many other items instead.
If you don't have an old vase to use, you can always pick one up at a flea-market or via online or local shopping. 
However, don't limit yourself to just a vase, any type of decorative storage container about 2 feet tall, that's quite narrow, will work.

Additional Storage Ideas for the Washroom

You can also acquire a bathroom floor storage cupboard system. As you'll see here, there are numerous designs, colors and styles to choose from. Be sure to check them out.

Some come in extremely narrow designs (approximately 6" wide) so they're able to fit in that small space beside the toilet. 

Other style options are slightly larger, as well as being designed for corners. If your washroom has unused corner space, consider a corner storage cabinet. Most offer small counter surface enabling you to put something decorative (or practical) on top of it.

When you're doing this year's spring cleaning, remember to think creatively when it comes to storage. In fact, if you're getting the itch to sell your home, try re-organizing a room before you jump through that very large hoop! It may even scratch that itch for change.

by Barbara Tremblay Cipak



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10 comments:

  1. I really love the idea of making use of a decorative piece, like the vase shown, for storage. I hadn't thought of that, nor have I seen it before. I do wish I had seen this article before I purchased a multiple rolls toilet paper holder. Great suggestion Barbara!

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    1. Thanks Cynthia, I'm always scoping my house for unused items I can use for creative storage lol

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  2. A really excellent idea, Barbara. I have an antique brass umbrella holder about the size of the vase you have pictured that I bet would work very well as a creative toilet paper holder!

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    1. Pat, it sure would! It's a ton of fun when we get to use our own stuff without spending a dime!

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  3. I am using an Indian carved cigar stand as my toilet paper holder and people always comment how cool it is. I agree about reusing stuff!!!!

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  4. What an original idea! Our Templeton Upstairs bathroom might be a good place to try this. I never thought of using a vase.

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    1. Barbara it will probably work great, we used to have a large standing cream colored vase that we were using for this purpose as well - it's nice that we can essentially choose any color of vase to match our decor

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  5. Great idea. I like it when something is repurposed from the original use to something different. It adds an element of surprise.

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    1. Linda, and it starts to become a game to see what can be re-used - I find myself do this all the time lol

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