It’s hard enough to find the right skincare products and regimen for your body, but you have to figure out how to store all of it once you do. As much as you value healthy, beautiful skin, you may not love a cluttered bureau or bathroom sink. What is more, if you live in a small space, you may not be able to store as much as you need.
Luckily, though, there are many solutions on the market right now for creative and innovative skincare storage solutions. We’ve compiled our nine favorites. So let’s take a look.
Use Kitchen Storage Solutions
Have you ever noticed that kitchen items resemble beauty products? This is because they’re stored in containers that are similarly sized and shaped, such as bottles of all sizes, tins, and more.
That means that some of the storage solutions you utilize in the kitchen can also be used in your bathroom for skincare products. One innovative idea is to use a wine rack for larger bottles and items. You can also hang a spice rack to store small bottles (makeup and nail polish fit well on those, too).
Take a peek at kitchen cabinet storage solutions, such as shelving and pull-out drawers. All of these can greatly increase the amount of storage space in your bathroom.
Get a Shoe Rack for the Back of the Door
Especially if your bathroom is small, it’s important to maximize all of your space. One way to do that is to get a clear plastic shoe rack that hangs on the back of the door. Instead of storing shoes in it, though, it’s great for bottles of skincare products, as well as your hairdryer, curling irons or straighteners, and other items (allow them to cool before hanging).
Just be sure to buy a clear one so that you can see everything in each pocket. The other bonus of using this storage solution is that everything is easily accessible.
Make Storage Part of Your Decor
Many of us spend a lot of time in our bathrooms, so it must be a relaxing and inviting space. One way to do this is to incorporate storage into your decor.
There are many great ways to do this. Buy cute trays, bowls, and plates to put items on or in. Hang floating shelves on the wall and display your sleekest or prettiest bottles. At the very least, buy everything to match the overall color scheme in the room.
Use Desk Organizers
Just as you can use kitchen organizers for storage in the bathroom, you can also use desk organizers. Drawer dividers work equally as well to keep bathroom drawers organized. In addition, pencil stands and organizers meant for office supplies hold beauty and skincare products equally.
Even desktop file holders can neatly store larger bottles and items for a more organized look. Best of all, all of these items are available in various stylish and colorful patterns to suit any bathroom’s decor.
If you have the space for it, a rolling cart is a great option for bathroom storage. This is especially true if you share your bathroom with roommates: if someone else needs to shower, for example, you can take your cart loaded with everything you need right into your bedroom or another space.
Rolling carts are usually multi-tiered to maximize the amount of storage you get out of them. They also fit neatly into tiny spaces that would not otherwise be usable, such as between the toilet and shower or next to the sink.
Buy a Beauty Fridge
Did you know that many of your beauty products are perishable and are better off stored in a refrigerator? More than likely, you have spent a lot of money on these items over the years; you want to do whatever you can to make them last until you use the last dollop.
A beauty fridge is a great way to do this and be a tidy storage solution. Many people store their beauty fridges in small spaces, similar to a rolling cart or underneath the sink. They range in size and price from under $50 to well over $100.
Use a Rotating Organizer
Have you ever seen rotating corner cabinets in a kitchen? They’re a great way to access under-utilized storage space, and it’s an idea that can carry into the bathroom with a rotating organizer. Most people keep theirs on their sink or even under it.
The great thing about these items is that they make seeing and grabbing everything you need simple: turn them to reach what’s in the back rather than pulling everything out. You can also find them in various colors and designs, so they’re cute, too.
Travel Bags Can Be Used for More than Just Travel
It’s so simple to use all of your essential skincare products on vacation with those fold-out cosmetics organizers that hang on a towel rack. So next time you unpack, don’t put it back in your closet. Instead, use it all the time in your own bathroom.
Get Rid of What You Don’t Use
One of the most important things you can do to maximize the storage space in your bathroom is to get rid of anything and everything you don’t use. Most people go through a lot of products until they find the ones that work. If it doesn’t work for you, don’t keep it.
If you don’t want to throw it away, ask around among your friends and colleagues to see if anyone wants some of it. You can even post it online and let the people in your life come to you if they want it.
Staying organized is challenging, but starting your day in a tidy, serene space can have an impact on the outcome of your whole day. It’s easy to do with these nine handy tips and tricks for better skincare storage.