Although most mobile homes are not very large, it doesn’t necessarily follow that their bathrooms are small. If you have a newer mobile home, then you probably already know that manufacturers have really upped their game. Today, mobile home bathrooms come in many different sizes.
When it comes to bathroom storage, we all know the struggle of a tiny space. But even a large mobile home bathroom can be poorly planned in the storage department.
Lots of counter space but little or no shelving can mean piles of clutter and a giant eye-sore. If this sounds like your situation, then read on. We’re going to give you plenty of ideas to help you reclaim your space and get that bathroom looking tidy and organized.
Add some shelves
Shelves are honestly a no-brainer when it comes to bathroom storage. However, don’t let yourself get boxed into one idea of what kind of shelves you have to do! There are plenty of shelf units available for every type of design aesthetic.
We love the idea of adding floating shelves if floor space is a problem. Not only can you pretty much put them anywhere, they can also be an incredibly simple weekend DIY project. Try adding some floating shelves above your toilet to maximize that area.
Open shelving is definitely on trend right now. However, actually using it for storage space can be quite tricky. It can easily go from chic decor to just another space to stash your clutter. And of course, it’s out in the open for everyone to see.
We advise careful consideration of what you store on your open shelves. Keep it minimal, and try to keep it beautiful. Need to use your floating shelves for towel storage? Learn to roll your towels like they do at a hotel or a spa! You’ll be glad for the chance to show off your skills and add a touch of luxury to the room.
Keep your countertop storage minimal
Probably the most important thing you can do to make your bathroom look tidy is to keep your countertop free of clutter. Some people simply don’t have enough storage to keep it completely clear. So, if you must use your countertop, or if you just don’t dig the blank look, try to keep it minimal.
Sticking to personal care items that you use daily, such as cleansers and lotions, can keep your counters from becoming a giant mess. We wish we could say to go ahead and tuck those unsightly toothbrushes away in the medicine cabinet. However, it’s actually really important for your oral health that you keep your toothbrush out in the open. Maybe consider getting toothbrushes that complement your bathroom decor instead!
A nice tray is a great way to group together personal care items on your countertop. And if you really want to go the extra mile, consider transferring your daily use products into matching glass bottles. They’re not hard to come by, and you’ll love how they make your bathroom look a little more elevated.
Use cabinet storage to your advantage
While open storage is all the rage right now, it’s not always the most practical. Being visible at all times means lots of maintenance. Keeping messy spaces tidy is a never-ending chore! This is why we like the idea of using a combination of open shelves and cabinet storage in your mobile home bathroom. It gives you the perfect blend of beautiful and practical.
We’re all probably familiar with the massive quantities of junk that our bathrooms seem to attract — lots of little things that don’t have a proper home. While you should definitely declutter and get rid of anything you don’t use, you will still probably be left with quite a bit that needs to go somewhere.
This would be a great time to use up that extra Tupperware you purged during your kitchen re-organizing project. Or if you prefer something more uniform, matching containers are easy to come by. Just sort in a way that makes sense, pop a lid on, and you’re good to go!
Under-sink cabinets are not the only cabinet storage options available. Built-in cabinets around the toilet are a great way to use up a mostly-useless space! These can be a combination of open shelves and closed cabinets for the best of both worlds, and it’s a great place to keep your extra rolls of toilet paper.
Don’t forget to organize your medicine cabinet, too! And lastly, if you have remaining space, we love the idea of adding a free-standing cabinet for extra storage. While there are cabinets available that are specifically intended for bathroom use, you could also use a small dresser for something a little different. Just make sure you add a waterproof finish if you intend to use it in a bathroom with a tub or shower.
Use containers for anything you can
Now, all this talk of shelves and cabinets and countertops is all well and good. But won’t they just turn into another surface for the explosion of chaos that we’ve all probably experienced before? It’s totally possible. This is why it’s time to turn our attention to some beautiful and practical ways to contain that mess and keep those shelves looking tidy and perfect.
- Apothecary jars: these are a great way to store things that look clean and tidy, such as cottonballs, q-tips, reusable cotton face pads, etc.
- Shower caddies: there are so many styles available, and these are a great way to keep all of those shampoo and conditioner bottles contained.
- Toilet tank baskets: this is a beautiful way to hide your tissue box, feminine hygiene products, and anything else you might typically store on the tank.
- Trash can with a lid: the ultimate “container”, right?
- Lidded baskets: these are for those open shelves. Perfect for miscellaneous hair ties, those electric hair clippers, and their accessories, disposable razors and travel sized personal care products for guests, etc.
- Toilet paper organizer: so nice to keep the toilet paper close at hand but still tucked out of sight!
- Toothbrush holder: don’t settle for the first thing you find. There are so many great ones available! You should definitely be able to find one that fits your style and enhances your bathroom look.
- Lidded tote: great for countertops, shelves, and cabinet storage. You can put almost anything in these and still look organized.
Organized home, here we come!
Re-organizing your home is a worthy undertaking, but it can definitely be overwhelming. We hope that taking you room by room will help you break it down into manageable projects. Once you have your bathroom looking just the way you want, it might be time to tackle your kitchen. Your home will be in perfect order in no time!