small space bathroom

Our family of five shares one small space bathroom in our NYC apartment. We’re sharing a small space bathroom tour, and also including links to a few of our favorite products!

Our Small Space Bathroom

small space bathroom

This angle shows our entire small space bathroom! The standing area is 5 feet wide by 2 feet long. The left wall is the window, the right wall is the shower with a mini tub, and the back wall is the doorway. We store all toiletry items for all 5 of us in this area. Previously, we used to keep extra toiletries in a three-drawer cart in the pantry, but those items weren’t easily accessible. We were able to maximize storage space in our small space bathroom by reducing the amount of toiletries that we store. Since we have a fixed amount of space in the bathroom, we use that space to guide how many toiletries we can store at any given time. The one exception is that we do currently store extra toilet paper in our pantry.

Storage Wall Shelf

We’ve been wanting to add some extra storage to our bathroom for a while, and the wall area over the toilet seemed to be the only location that could work. We didn’t want to use a traditional over-the-toilet storage shelf that has legs that go down to the floor. We use the floor areas on either side of the toilet to store a small trash can and small step stool. Then, we found this amazing gold circle storage shelf on the sidewalk in NYC on trash day. We added it to our roundup of amazing trash-to-treasure finds!

This new storage shelf is used to hold our washcloths, 2 baskets for Emily’s makeup and face care items, and 2 decorative containers for q-tips and cotton balls. We also have a small bin in the windowsill for Margaret’s wipes.

Favorite Daily Items

favorite daily items

This cabinet is where we store some of our most used daily items. The bottom shelf holds toothbrushes and tooth paste for the entire family. We all have toothbrushes from Brüush, and we love that we were able to choose 5 distinct colors! You can use code TIDYDAD15 for 15% off an order from the Brüush website.

The middle shelf holds my skincare items and shaving supplies. I recently wrote a blog review for Tiege Hanley’s Men’s Skin Care System. They sell 3 levels of men’s skincare products (I use level 3). These products are affordable and uncomplicated! They make great gifts for the men in your life. You can shop all 3 levels at tiege.com/tidydad.

The top shelf holds special lotions and creams for the girls. We love the Tubby Todd All Over Ointment. Use this Tubby Todd link to save 10% off your entire purchase. We also love their shampoo, body wash, and conditioner for kids.

On the top shelf we also store Babo Botanicals Miracle Moisturizing Cream. It’s gentle and soothing for very dry skin. You can use code TIDYDAD for 20% off anything from the Babo Botanical website. We also use their Lice Repel Conditioning Spray on Mabel’s hair before she goes to school. We keep their Lavender Dream Hand Soap on our sink counter.

Under-the-Sink Storage

Our under-the-sink storage is not picture perfect, but it’s functional! On the left side, we have 3 small plastic bins stacked on top of each other. Emily and I each have one bin of items that do not need to be accessed on a daily basis. We also have one bin of extra dental items and electric toothbrush chargers. On the right side we have a basic stackable shelf with three small baskets. One basket holds hair items for the girls, one has Emily’s hair items, and one is for small tools like baby nails clippers and tweezers. On the far right side of the shelves we have a hair dryer, a hair straightener, and a container of special items for the girls, like unicorn lip gloss.

Shower Storage

shower storage

In our shower we have a shower head caddy that holds shampoo. It also has a hook to hang bath toys, like our floating octopus with rings. The bath time favorite is our slide and splash spouts bath toy, where the girls get to engineer their very own ball runs in the bathtub using the set of plastic pipes, spouts, and cups with suction cups.

Towel Hooks

towel hooks

We hung 3 large water-resistant hooks on the wall between the shower and the doorway. This is where the girls have their towels, while Emily and I have our towels hanging from hooks at the top of the bathroom door. The girls love using hooded animal towels, and hair drying towel caps.

I hope you enjoyed our small space bathroom tour! Check out more blogs about our NYC apartment!

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I'm Tyler Moore 

My wife and I live with our three young girls in a 700-square-foot apartment in New York City. I started Tidy Dad to help others tidy, simplify, and find joy in their lives. I firmly believe the tidying process can transform your life. I’d love for you to join me in exploring ways that tidying can make room for what’s important in life. 


September 21, 2021

Small Space Bathroom Tour

small space bathroom

Our family of five shares one small space bathroom in our NYC apartment. We’re sharing a small space bathroom tour, and also including links to a few of our favorite products!

Our Small Space Bathroom

small space bathroom

This angle shows our entire small space bathroom! The standing area is 5 feet wide by 2 feet long. The left wall is the window, the right wall is the shower with a mini tub, and the back wall is the doorway. We store all toiletry items for all 5 of us in this area. Previously, we used to keep extra toiletries in a three-drawer cart in the pantry, but those items weren’t easily accessible. We were able to maximize storage space in our small space bathroom by reducing the amount of toiletries that we store. Since we have a fixed amount of space in the bathroom, we use that space to guide how many toiletries we can store at any given time. The one exception is that we do currently store extra toilet paper in our pantry.

Storage Wall Shelf

We’ve been wanting to add some extra storage to our bathroom for a while, and the wall area over the toilet seemed to be the only location that could work. We didn’t want to use a traditional over-the-toilet storage shelf that has legs that go down to the floor. We use the floor areas on either side of the toilet to store a small trash can and small step stool. Then, we found this amazing gold circle storage shelf on the sidewalk in NYC on trash day. We added it to our roundup of amazing trash-to-treasure finds!

This new storage shelf is used to hold our washcloths, 2 baskets for Emily’s makeup and face care items, and 2 decorative containers for q-tips and cotton balls. We also have a small bin in the windowsill for Margaret’s wipes.

Favorite Daily Items

favorite daily items

This cabinet is where we store some of our most used daily items. The bottom shelf holds toothbrushes and tooth paste for the entire family. We all have toothbrushes from Brüush, and we love that we were able to choose 5 distinct colors! You can use code TIDYDAD15 for 15% off an order from the Brüush website.

The middle shelf holds my skincare items and shaving supplies. I recently wrote a blog review for Tiege Hanley’s Men’s Skin Care System. They sell 3 levels of men’s skincare products (I use level 3). These products are affordable and uncomplicated! They make great gifts for the men in your life. You can shop all 3 levels at tiege.com/tidydad.

The top shelf holds special lotions and creams for the girls. We love the Tubby Todd All Over Ointment. Use this Tubby Todd link to save 10% off your entire purchase. We also love their shampoo, body wash, and conditioner for kids.

On the top shelf we also store Babo Botanicals Miracle Moisturizing Cream. It’s gentle and soothing for very dry skin. You can use code TIDYDAD for 20% off anything from the Babo Botanical website. We also use their Lice Repel Conditioning Spray on Mabel’s hair before she goes to school. We keep their Lavender Dream Hand Soap on our sink counter.

Under-the-Sink Storage

Our under-the-sink storage is not picture perfect, but it’s functional! On the left side, we have 3 small plastic bins stacked on top of each other. Emily and I each have one bin of items that do not need to be accessed on a daily basis. We also have one bin of extra dental items and electric toothbrush chargers. On the right side we have a basic stackable shelf with three small baskets. One basket holds hair items for the girls, one has Emily’s hair items, and one is for small tools like baby nails clippers and tweezers. On the far right side of the shelves we have a hair dryer, a hair straightener, and a container of special items for the girls, like unicorn lip gloss.

Shower Storage

shower storage

In our shower we have a shower head caddy that holds shampoo. It also has a hook to hang bath toys, like our floating octopus with rings. The bath time favorite is our slide and splash spouts bath toy, where the girls get to engineer their very own ball runs in the bathtub using the set of plastic pipes, spouts, and cups with suction cups.

Towel Hooks

towel hooks

We hung 3 large water-resistant hooks on the wall between the shower and the doorway. This is where the girls have their towels, while Emily and I have our towels hanging from hooks at the top of the bathroom door. The girls love using hooded animal towels, and hair drying towel caps.

I hope you enjoyed our small space bathroom tour! Check out more blogs about our NYC apartment!

Thanks for pinning: Small Space Bathroom Tour!

____________________________________________________________________________

This post contains affiliate links. We may make a small commission for purchases made through these links with no additional fee to the customer. We only link to products we use and love! Thank you for supporting our blog!

You may also like:

small bedrooms
a room for 3 girls
closet office

September 21, 2021

Small Space Bathroom Tour

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Hi, my name is Tyler Moore. My wife and I live with our three young daughters in a 700- square-foot apartment in New York City. I began my tidying journey when an early-30’s crisis invited me to reflect upon, challenge, and change my patterns of daily living. I quit my job as a school administrator, returned to teaching, and started Tidy Dad to help others tidy, simplify, and find joy in their lives. I firmly believe the tidying process can transform your life. I’d love for you to join me in exploring ways that tidying can make room for what’s important in life. 


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