Maximize Bathroom Space with Shower Shelf + A Giveaway!

May 12

In the average home, bathrooms are small spaces. When it comes to keeping a small bathroom organized, there are challenges to tackle…especially when you’re sharing that bathroom with someone or it’s a bathroom shared by children.

You’ve gotta get creative with storage and organization in a space like this!

In my own home, I have 2 tiny bathrooms downstairs. These are the original bathrooms from 1960, when the home was built. They are small and only have a few little upgrades / new paint, but the size and lack of hidden storage is a constant struggle because these bathrooms are used by 3 children and our guests. Of course, you guys know me – I take on small spaces with a smile. Nothing gets past this professional organizer. I think outside the box and make small spaces in this home work extra hard.

For starters, this bathroom is shared by my 8 and 5 year olds as well as guests that visit us…

 


Painting the bathroom a light color helps to make it appear larger. But I had to stand in the tub to get a few of these shots…

 

There isn’t hidden storage under the sink, so I’ve been creative. I added this shelf over the toilet to display extra toilet paper and q-tips…

I also added this ledge to serve as a spot for the kids to keep toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss and a couple rinsing cups…

It’s been working ok, but truthfully the kids can’t reach the ledge very well. Particularly my 5 year old. Even when she stands on her stool, she needs help reaching…

This was an issue on my “to deal with” list, until my new friends at Shower Shelf reached out to me about their new product. The name says it all but wow…genius! Meet Shower Shelf…

 

Shower Shelf is a patented no-slip system designed to transform your towel bar into a shelf…while still being able to use your towel bar!

*smacks forehead* Why didn’t I think of this?!

Did I mention there are no tools required?

No suction cups, no drilling into tile, no clamps. Just slip the 3 pieces together and you’re in bathroom organization business. Amazing! The Shower Shelf is stain-resistant, slip-resistant, durable and easy to clean…

 

The beauty of the Shower Shelf is that it can be used in your shower, but also on a bar in the bathroom area itself. In my case, I don’t have a towel bar in the shower, but we definitely needed another shelf by the sink for the kids. I assembled the shelf in 10 seconds…

 

Then popped it into the towel bar…

Once in place, I added the kids dental products above it – done!…

 

It’s streamlined and safe – no sharp corners to worry about with the kids…

Everything is within reach…

 

 

 

If you have a towel bar in your shower, Shower Shelf has a few added features besides being an amazing extra shelf. There are 2 openings on the top ends for razors…

And the grooves in the bottom of the shelf can hold your loofahs on a string, as seen in this image…

So awesome!

With bathroom #1 taken care of, I easily tackled the other by using another smart product they call their Towel Bar Shelf. My 10 year old is lucky enough to have the old master bedroom with an attached bathroom. Lucky boy! But again, the bathroom is tiny and there is no hidden storage…

It’s so small I can’t take a good image of the space while standing inside the bathroom. You can see I added a ladder shelf for him but it was in an awkward spot in front of the window. I always wanted it to be flush against the wall where you see the towel bar. Speaking of, he really didn’t need this towel bar over here….

There are two towel hooks hidden away behind the bathroom door. Not sure about your kids, but mine are more apt to hang a wet towel on a hook than draping one over a towel bar. #lazy

The bar wasn’t being used and I wanted to move it closer to his sink, where it would be more useful to hold his hand towel…

You can see there is no hidden storage here under the sink and the electric toothbrush must be here because of that outlet. That’s the only outlet in the bathroom. With his lack of sink counter space, I had hoped to make some changes…

I moved the towel bar above his sink…

And added a Towel Bar Shelf

Look at this!…

Love! And I love that his toothbrush can still be plugged in, in this location, but it’s up off his sink surface…

The Towel Bar Shelf is intended for dry areas, making it the perfect answer to this bathroom issue…

 

Finally, for the happy ending, the ladder shelf can sit in the space I was planning for all along. Tucked into the corner and not blocking the window access…

 

This product is a bathroom space game changer! Every bathroom needs one…or two!

My friends at Shower Shelf are generously offering Simply Organized readers a limited-time 15% off promo code. All you need to do is enter organize during check-out for your discount from now through Sunday, May 24!

But there’s more!…they are also offering 2 Simply Organized readers the chance to win 1 Shelf of your choosing!!! Yay!!! All you need to do is enter below in the gadget. You guys know how I work these giveaways – I keep it very simple! Enter one way or as many ways as you wish to up your chances of winning.

Good luck you guys!

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comments +

  1. Pamela says:

    That is so cool! This would be great for my small apartment!

  2. This would be perfect in my bathroom, as my bathroom is SO small & it is hard to find areas to store my every day necessities.

  3. I would love the towel bar shelf.

    as maureen on widget.

  4. Marcy C. says:

    That is a great idea!

  5. Allison says:

    That's such a great idea! Do you know if it would work on a square-shaped bar as opposed to a round bar? My shower has the old-fashioned built-into-the-tile towel bar at the back.

    • Colton Boddy says:

      Hi, I am the owner of The Shower Shelf, and I have good news. Our shelf fits any towel bar and that includes the square towel bar. I actually have the square towel bar in my bathroom just like you!
      I am glad you like our products

      • Robb Spratt says:

        Hello Colton,

        It was difficult to find your .com (not .net) website to buy the product, but glad I did!

        You’ll see my order shortly 🙂

        -Robb

  6. SalBug says:

    The towel bar, please!

  7. Leslie B. says:

    I'd go with the towel bar. I could use this in my guest bathroom.

  8. Bethany says:

    Really neat idea!

  9. muriel says:

    I'd love the towel bar shelf.

  10. justasiam says:

    I would definitely choose the towel bar shelf.

  11. Kathy says:

    I'd love the towel bar shelf. What a unique idea…so clever!

  12. Cheryl Free says:

    I would prefer the Shower Shelf.

  13. The towel bar shelf looks great!

  14. Joan P. says:

    I have a small bathroom downstairs that the towel bar shelf would be perfect for. Glad they came up with this shelf! Thanks for letting us know about it.

  15. Erin Ellis says:

    What a fantastic idea! I would love the towel bar shelf. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
    Erin

  16. Holly E says:

    I would love the towel bar shelf.

  17. shower bar, very clever! msmaf (at) ymail dot com

  18. BV says:

    Both are very handy but I'd have to pick the shower shelf.

  19. I would love the towel bar shelf. It would be so helpful in our main floor bathroom. Thank you!!

  20. Robb Spratt says:

    Thank you, Samantha, for this great post. I am amazed how clean and simple this solution is! Using my existing shower towel bar to hold a easy to clean shelf without drilling holes in my tile is PERFECT!

    BTW: It took me awhile to find where to buy The Shower Shelf, but I luckily figured out that I can get to the website if I edit your link from theshowershelf.net to theshowershelf.com.

    THANKS AGAIN AND HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

    -Robb

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