This post: 22 clever ways to organize your teen’s messy bathroom
Something happens to our kids when they become teenagers. Suddenly (and without warning) they become, well… slobs. (A lot of them, anyway.)
They completely forget how to hang up a towel or put a toothbrush away and their bathrooms (especially teen girls) become one big cluttered mess.
But there may still be hope! By offering your teen a place for everything, it will be much easier for them to keep their bathroom somewhat tidier. Plus, most teens admit they don’t like living in a cluttered mess. They oftentimes just don’t have the bandwidth to deal with it.
Help your teen get organized! Here are 22 clever ways to organize your teen’s messy bathroom.
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Vertical Storage Keeps Counter Space Clutter-Free
Teenagers, especially girls, have so much stuff on their bathroom counters! I know with my own daughters, their bathroom counter is always covered with makeup, hair products and lotions. That’s why, when you have teens, any type of vertical storage works great. This two-tiered basket is perfect for storing everything from toothpaste/brushes and face towels to soaps and lotions. It’s pretty and functional.
Image: Golden Boys & Me
Easy to See, Easy to Reach Storage Bins
Getting organized always starts with having a place for everything. These clear stackable bins with pull-out drawers are the perfect remedy to a cluttered and disorganized under the sink area. Store everything from soap and feminine products to razors and toothpaste. What’s especially nice is that everything will be right at their fingertips and easy to see.
Rolling Cart Keeps Everything in Arm’s Reach
This handy rolling cart with three tiers will keep all your kid’s “stuff” organized and easily accessible. Add a few extra smaller bins or baskets to create organized sections for hair accessories, combs and brushes, face and body lotions, nail polish and more! If you love this, it’s available at The Container Store.
Image: The Container Store
Hanging Baskets for Well… Just About Anything
You gotta love baskets! They’re great for organizing just about anything and they look great. This simple and customizable basket system (available at Pottery Barn) is great for storing hairbrushes, small towels, toilet paper, face products and so much more. You can purchase this as is, but if you’re handy, make your own!
Image: Pottery Barn
Customized Bathroom Drawers
When you’re organized, life is just easier! This custom drawer insert available on Etsy will keep your teen’s curling iron, flat iron, blow dryer, brushes and hair products all in one place so her bathroom will always be neat and organized. Just send them your drawer dimension and they’ll do the rest!
Keep the Little Stuff Organized and Accessible
I love these simple plastic apothecary jars for storing little things like cotton balls, Q-Tips, soap or hair ties. Plus, they’re inexpensive and they look great!
Create a Drawer for Feminine Care Products
If you’re a mom of a teen girl, then you know that keeping all your daughter’s feminine products organized isn’t easy. This idea doesn’t get much easier (or inexpensive) and it works great. Simply take a couple of clear storage bins and separate the feminine products she uses including panty liners, pads and tampons. Not only will everything be organized, but she’ll also be able to tell when she’s running low.
Get Creative with Command Hooks
If you’re not using Command Hooks to organize your teen’s life, you’re totally missing out. Command Hooks are awesome for organizing everything. Use them to hang towels, robes and jewelry or hair styling tools. The larger Command Hooks (like the ones shown here) are strong enough to easily hold flat irons, curling irons and blow dryers.
Image: Life as Mama
Max Out Under-the-Sink Space
Our kids might act like total slobs (well… some kids) but the truth is, they love it when we help them get organized. The space under this sink is maxed out with awesome organization products that can make your teen’s life so much easier. Baskets, over-the-door hair organizers, stacking organizers for small hair accessories and cotton balls, and sliding shelves work wonders to transform a space.
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Hanging Baskets are Playful and Functional
Get rid of the clutter on counters with these playful and inexpensive hanging baskets. It’s easy enough to hang from the ceiling and will store everything your teen needs from shampoo and conditioner to face towels and soap.
Image: The Craftiest Couple
Dollar Store Containers Tidy Up Drawers
When you’re on the hunt for easy ways to organize your teen’s messy bathroom, don’t overlook the Dollar Store for simple organizers to transform drawers and under sink areas. Items like these simple plastic containers are super cheap and perfect for organizing makeup, toothpaste and brushes, and more!
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Double Shower Rod for Shower Curtain AND Towels
What better way to keep wet towels off the floor than this double shower rod. No more excuses for wet towels lying around!
Multi-Functional Bathroom Organizer Keeps Everything in Reach
Teenagers are really messy creatures, (God love ’em), so we have to make it easy for them to put their stuff away. This bathroom organizer, (which is easy to mount on any wall), will give them a place to put their toothpaste & toothbrush, hairbrush, blow dryer, etc., and give them a little extra space for things they reach for every day like deodorant, perfume or cologne.
Handy Mesh Shower Organizer
If you’re really tight on space, this clever mesh pocket shower organizer is the perfect solution to tidy up your teen’s bathroom once and for all. Everything they need – from face products and their hairbrush to their shaver and a loofah sponge will be right within arm’s reach.
Space-Saving Storage for Towels and Extras
Teenagers need all the storage space they can get to stay organized. An over-the-toilet storage unit like this one is an ideal solution when space is limited. Stack towels for easy accessibility and use baskets and storage containers for a look that’s clean, organized and attractive.
Store Towels in Baskets, Bins or Metal Tubs
The fun part about organizing our kids’ bathrooms is that there aren’t any rules. Step outside the box by using unconventional storage items like this cool metal tub which looks great with stacked towels.
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Paint Inexpensive Crates for Extra Storage
Sometimes, the easiest (and least expensive) solutions are the best! All you need to recreate this look is a few inexpensive crates, white paint and a couple of baskets and you’ll have loads of extra organized space.
Image: The Beauty DoJo
Max Out Wall Space with Shelving and Hooks
This simple shelving unit (which is easy enough to make yourself) holds the power to remove nearly all the clutter on your teen’s bathroom counter. Here they can store all the products and items they use every single day from lotions and makeup to deodorant and cologne/perfume. A few well-placed hooks offer a handy spot for wet face towels.
Magnetic Knife Strip for Hair Accessories and Tools
Creativity at its best! A simple magnetic knife strip makes storing clippers, bobby pins and other accessories a total breeze. Add stick-on organizers to the inside of cabinets to store nail polish, lip gloss and other products.
Classy, Clean & Organized
When our kids get older, they might not be interested in colorful bins and bright colors. These simple mesh pull-out drawers are classy, clean and they’ll keep everything your teen owns in plain site so they grab it on the go.
Decorative Mason Jars for Everyday Items
Put those mason jars you have lying around to good use and create this adorable bathroom storage unit for makeup brushes, clippers and Q-Tips! If you love this one, you can purchase it at Etsy!
Max Out Bathroom Closet Space
If your teen’s bathroom has a closet, be sure to max out space with handy organizers including bins, baskets and tubs. And, to make things really easy, consider labeling the shelves so your teen will always know where everything goes!