17 Organization Tricks to Make Your Bathroom Feel Twice as Big

It's all about using vertical storage solutions, people.

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If there's one place we could all use unlimited storage, it's the bathroom. Think about it: There's makeup, hair tools and hygienic items. But hopefully these tips will help you make the most of what you already have.

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Proman Products
Sneak in a slim cabinet

$97

Chances are, your bathroom doesn't have enough room for a shelving unit ... but you might just have enough space to squeeze in this slim cabinet. It's the width of a toilet paper roll, but has deep drawers for hiding all sorts of bathroom must-haves.

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Sauder Caraway
Or, add an etagere

$59

The key to making the most out of a tiny bathroom? Go up. This etagere is basically like adding a cabinet or shelves to the wall, just without the whole installation thing.

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MetroDecor
Put a corner caddy in your shower

$35

With four "shelves," this tension-mounted pole has enough space for all of your family's toiletries.

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The Container Store
Opt for a ladder-style towel rack

$22

Make use of back-of-the-door space with a ladder towel rack that lets you hold multiple towels at once.

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The Inspired Room
Carry in a cart

$22

If you want to make your mornings run more smoothly, you have to keep everything in your bathroom. This cart holds all the essentials, but can be rolled out when guests arrive to make the room more presentable.

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Ashley Avila
Hang dedicated towel hooks

$10

You'll never hear your kids fight over which towel is theirs again when you use hooks with their initials. This will ensure bathroom linens stay organized and (the best part) are dry when you go to grab 'em.

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A Beautiful Mess
Use your wall

$30 for 8 cups

Wasted wall space in a small bathroom is just that: a waste. This blogger hung copper cups to help her organize her makeup. This will also keep you in check, making sure you don't own more brushes or glosses than you need.

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bathroom cake stand
Eighteen 25
Prop up essentials

$26

Forget the chocolate cake: This cake stand keeps items used on the daily within reach and provides bonus space underneath it for other odds and ends.

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hot tools organization
KATHLEEN KAMPHAUSEN
File away hair tools

$9 for 5

Instead of stuffing this organizer with old magazines, use it to stash your hair tools upright on your counter. This trick will keep cords under control, too.

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Pacific Artistry
Use a desk organizer

$40

Even though this leather is usually stuck in the office, it's ideal for makeup, too. The sliding drawers offer enough space for brushes, blushes, you name it.

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lazy susan organizer
Moth Designs
Spin fragrances around

$10

Instead of storing your beautiful bottles out of sight, sit them on a lazy Susan to make every scent in your collection easy to find and organized.

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makeup organization
Laura Thoughts
Treat makeup like art

$7 for 2 sheets

Turn makeup into art with magnets. Put a magnetic sheet inside of a frame, cover it with pretty paper and hang everything in plain site.

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lipstick organizer
Life Ann Style
Pile up lip glosses

Use empty candle container jars to make your own lip color organizer. This savvy DIY is three times higher than just one stand-alone jar.

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fish bowl nail polish
KATHLEEN KAMPHAUSEN
Corral polishes in a jar

$25

While nail polish isn't quite as sweet as a chocolate chip cookie, it is a treat. And this saves major surface space and keeps all of your colors in one convenient place.

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Dream Green DIY
Hang tools on the side

All it takes are a couple of command hooks to place a wire container on the side of your sink. Suddenly, your blow dryer, curling iron and straightener won't feel like they take up your entire vanity.

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Golden Boys & Me
Double up baskets

$19

This blogger chose a basket made for kitchen use to create two different cubbies: One for towels and soap, and the other for products used during nighttime rituals.

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bobby pin organization
Super Woman
Attach pins to a strip

$5

Nothing is more annoying than a vanity covered in bobby pins and clips. Use a magnetic strip to remind yourself to hang these up as soon as you take them out of your hair.

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