Five Simple Tricks To Add More Storage To Your Bathroom

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: storage is one of the most important parts of your bathroom design. Clutter can disrupt even the most elegant room, so be sure to think about your storage needs before starting your bathroom renovation or home decor change.

Read on to learn our five favourite tips to easily increase your bathroom storage, and optimize what your space can do for you.

Use walls for more

Storage doesn’t have to be complicated. A floating shelf beside your mirror, a wall cabinet in an unused area, or even a magnet board can be great options to turn your empty walls into storage solutions.

Slide your stuff into place

Adding sliding drawers in cabinets is a great way to create smarter storage for your bathroom items. Sliding drawers help make the most of deep cabinets, and because bathroom items are usually small, sliding storage helps ensure nothing gets lost in the depths.

Waste no space

From an unused alcove to an awkward corner, another great way to add storage in your bathroom is to create a customized unit. Even adding a small ledge above a mirror or an extra shelf inside a tall cabinet can be effective in creating more storage areas.

Be different

In Edmonton interior design, not all storage solutions have to be conventional. There are endless interior design ideas, so get creative! Maybe it’s a step ladder that you’ll paint and convert into a free-standing shelf, or maybe you’ll create your own storage unit out of some old wooden crates – don’t be afraid to think outside the box and make your space unique.

Hang it up

Finally, adding pegs or hooks is a simple and efficient way to boost your bathroom’s storage capabilities. Hanging your styling tools, your towels, and your toiletry bags keeps them neat, accessible, and helps keep your surfaces clear.

No matter what bathroom style you have (or want to create), Jostar has ideas and solutions to make even the most cluttered space functional and smart.

For more help, get in touch with one of our experts today!

Pulling Power: Clever Drawer Tactics To Declutter Your Home

Whether it’s a drawer full of twist ties, rubber bands, and miscellaneous keys in your kitchen, or a drawer bursting with nail polish and tester-sized lotions in your bathroom, there are ways to stop the cycle and correct cluttered drawers throughout your home.

Invest in drawer organizers

This seems like a trivial solution – but trust us! They really work. You can even make your own by fitting different sized boxes together. Sure, it only takes a second to neatly place something in an open drawer, but that way of thinking is usually out the window when you’re running late. In the bedroom, try dividing your sport socks from your dress socks or tights to create a more organized feel.

Designate spaces

There’s nothing worse than looking for something for hours, only to find it in the wrong room. Planning your drawers with designated spaces will help cut down the chaos. For example, if you’re always finding your hairbrush in the living room, the problem could be that you don’t have a designated space to store your brush in a bathroom drawer.

Be practical

So you’re planning to walk to the kitchen to put your keys away in their new spot every time you come home? Try to keep in mind that drawer organization should make things easier for you, not work against your natural movement. Be practical with the commitments you’re going to need to make to maintain your organization. In the entryway, add a side table or bench with drawers and create compartments inside for your essentials like keys, a lint roller, and the dog’s leash to stop clutter from migrating to other rooms.  


If you spend a lot of time organizing, but don’t communicate to your spouse or family what the new systems are, your hard work could go to waste. Get everyone involved with the planning and organization process to make sure they all buy in and contribute to the most impactful solutions. For example, talk about your kitchen design and storing items in drawers where it makes the most sense like resealable bags near the fridge or spices near your prep space.

Don’t let clutter build

Long-term decluttering takes trial and error. Try to stop and think about why clutter is happening and keep only what you really need in problem spaces. If you have a kitchen drawer that won’t stay organized, think about how many items in the drawer you actually use. Remove what you don’t need (hint: you don’t need to save soy sauce packets), and free up compartments for the essentials. You don’t always have to do kitchen renovations to make a big difference in how your cooking space feels.



We know that in Edmonton, interior design needs to be functional and beautiful. It’s hard to get organized all at once, so our best advice is to start planning and making small changes so the task is less daunting, one drawer at a time. If you have any questions about organization or interior design ideas throughout your home, Jostar is fully equipped to help. Our experts love creating personalized spaces and kitchens, so you can live easier.