How to Easily Organize Your Small Bathroom on a Budget


From DIY mason jar storage ideas to cheap cabinet hacks, this is how to organize a small bathroom on a budget. Just follow these tips.

Do you have a tiny little bathroom? Then you probably know the struggle. This tiny place very quickly turns into a huge source of annoyance.

Whether you own an older home, built before counter space and bathroom cabinets were trendy, or your bathroom simply wasn’t built to your specifications, getting ready for your day in a room that isn’t big enough can be a big headache. 

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How to Easily Organize Your Small Bathroom on a Budget

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How to organize a small bathroom on a budget

Thankfully, there are some really easy things you can do about a tiny bathroom without any storage. And they don’t have to cost very much.

While it’s true you can’t actually reconfigure your space without paying a pro (unless you know what you’re doing, of course), you might be surprised to see how much of a difference you can make in your small bathroom with some quick decor upgrades.

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Reframe or replace your mirror

This first tip is more of an interior design tip that will help your small bathroom feel bigger.

A larger bathroom mirror will likely make the whole space feel more open. Don’t have room to upgrade the mirror itself? Add a new frame for a fresh look and feel.

Look for discounted mirrored medicine cabinets. These are an excellent way to add more storage without using more space.

One more thing about mirrors. The bigger the mirror, the more open and airy the room feels. Consider upgrading to a larger mirror, it will make a remarkable difference.

Refresh or refinish your cabinets

Another interior design hack that will make your small bathroom feel so much larger is to refresh or even paint your cabinets.

Outdated or dark cabinets can suck the life out of the room. Giving them a bit of new life will make a difference you’ll notice right away.

If your bathroom counters are looking a little under the weather, see if you can spruce them up with a fresh coat of paint or varnish.

Another easy upgrade? Replace your drawer pulls with modern alternatives from your local home improvement shop.

Keep in mind that painting cabinets is a budget-friendly decor trick. It will save you money, but it is time-consuming. This tutorial explains it all in detail with lots of helpful tips. Prepare ahead of time and give yourself plenty of time to get this done.

8 Budget-Friendly Bathroom Organizing Secrets

use mason jars for storage

This is one of my favorite budget-friendly home organization tips. There are literally thousands of mason jar storage ideas on Pinterest. I’ll share some of my favorites. You can usually find mason jars for sale pretty cheap at thrift stores.

If you can’t find mason jars, any old drinking glasses will work. You can even paint them for a fun boho look.

Here are some of my favorite bathroom mason jar hacks:

buy cabinet storage baskets

The next place you will need to organize is your bathroom cabinets. Go and buy some storage organizers. You can usually find some reasonably priced ones that will organize under the sink.

Also, look for organizers that hang on the back of doors. These are often places you forget can be used as storage.

don’t keep junk

Honestly, did you think I’d share organization tips without reminding you to let go of things you don’t need? It’s the best way to find more storage space for necessary items.

Lost things, stuff you don’t use, broken stuff – throw it all away. Only give things to second-hand stores if it is something you would buy.

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roll up towels

If you don’t have much space, you can just change how you store your towels. This will give you lots more storage space right away.

Rolling towels means you can stack them deep in the closet or store them in baskets. Try to only keep a few towels in your tiny bathroom and store the extras somewhere else.

use dollar store baskets

Dollar stores are a hidden gem when it comes to baskets and storage products. Look for small baskets and tubs with lids. Food storage containers with lids can also be used to organize all your bathroom products.

Be creative and buy what you can at a discount. Try some of these other creative dollar store organizing ideas around the house!

hang up things on the wall

Finally, look for ways you can hang things on the wall. Free up your small amount of counter top space. Considering hanging up your hairdryer or putting up organizers on the wall that can hold your makeup supplies.

Making a few aesthetic improvements can be an easy way to make it feel like you have more space. But at the end of the day, it’s just as important for your bathroom to be functional.

How to Make a Small Bathroom Look Bigger

Cheap interior design hacks for a small bathroom on a budget

Beyond just organizing, there are also some interior design hacks that will help your tiny space feel like it has more room. All of these ideas are relatively cheap to do.

use light colors

First, decorate with bright or light colors. Avoid dark colors like black, navy, or forest green.

Dark colors absorb light. That’s why a room painted dark feels smaller.

Repainting your bathroom is a quick and cheap way to make it feel completely brand new.

glass cups and organizers

Next, use clear glass or acrylic containers to organize your stuff. Since glass is see-through, it gives the illusion of not taking up much space.

Replace anything opaque with clear containers.

small bathroom on a budget – keep it clean and tidy

Finally, keep your small bathroom picked up. When you leave things in the sink or crowded around your countertop, it feels smaller. Open up the counter – no matter how small it is – and it will feel bigger.

I hope you enjoyed these simple but effective tips to help you organize your small bathroom – without spending a ton of cash. From smart ways to store towels, toothbrushes, and toiletries to shelving ideas that can solve lots of small-space restraints, you’re guaranteed to find inspiration for your next project here.

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Interior Design Hacks for Small Bathrooms

More bathroom organization tips

I hope these tips for a small bathroom on a budget help you get organized and stay organized. Here are some more bathroom organization ideas from our Clutter Keeper® team.

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