Everyone understands the importance of keeping plenty of extra toilet paper on hand, but let's face it, the average bathroom is just 5 by 8 feet and doesn't necessarily include a ton of storage space. If you need to house a handful of extra TP rolls and aren't sure how to do so in a manner that's both functional and stylish, we're more than happy to assist. We've discovered lots of innovative toilet paper storage ideas that can either be DIYed or affordably obtained. Check out 15 of our favorites below.
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A mesh storage bin makes it easy to see exactly how many rolls of TP you have left but corrals everything nice and neatly at the same time. This particular piece leans a bit industrial, but you could always spray paint it to better suit your decor style if you wish.
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Would you believe this gorgeous wooden shelf was actually a DIY project? Whether you choose to construct your own shelf or simply repurpose an existing piece, a storage system like this makes for an excellent bathroom solution.
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Neat and Narrow
One of the excellent parts about designing your own vanity is that you can create storage shelves that correspond to your needs to a T. Here, a thin shelf is the perfect spot for storing extra toilet paper—we're all about clever uses of space.
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Make your open shelving more than just functional by going to town with a fun patterned shelf liner or paint color. These polka dotted shelves add decorative flair to the powder room and are lengthy enough to hold plenty of extra toilet paper.Continue to 5 of 15 below.
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Don't want to stare TP directly in the face? We feel you. Keep this bathroom essential tucked out of your immediate line of site by installing a shelf above the doorway, if your layout allows. This bathroom features pretty tall ceilings, so working the vertical space is necessary.
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Why utilize a plain wall holder when you can get a little creative with rope? Here, a stylish toilet paper display takes up minimal visual space while being ultra-practical. You could hang a few of these on the wall to keep track of extra rolls as well.
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We all know that it can be difficult to find a storage solution to fit within a narrow space, but this DIY toilet paper stand measures just eight inches wide, making it an excellent solution. If you replicate this project, you could also paint the wood to complement the color scheme in your bathroom.
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Rental Friendly Rec
If you don't want to drill into the wall, hanging a small, lightweight storage unit with a nail is a quick fix that will get your space looking spick and span in no time. Shelves of this size are also super handy for corralling nail polish, perfumes, and other little pretties.Continue to 9 of 15 below.
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Take a cue from the shoe holder hanging in your closet and construct a similar, pouch-like storage system just for toilet paper! If you're handy with a sewing machine, this should be a fun, relatively simple project. And don't forget to pick a fabric pattern that will bring you joy.
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It's In the Bag
Have a cute, woven bag tucked away in your closet that deserves a little attention? Hang it up in the bathroom, place a bunch of extra TP inside, and sit back and admire your resourcefulness. This setup couldn't be easier to recreate.
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If your bathroom is designed around a specific theme, you don't need to sacrifice aesthetics to keep supplies in check, we promise. Just pick up a wooden crate at the craft store and customize it to complement the rest of your decor; here, a beachy theme is carried throughout the space.
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Make It Macrame
A macrame toilet paper holder looks oh-so-sweet, and as a bonus, it's super lightweight, meaning you could even attach it to the wall with an adhesive strip!Continue to 13 of 15 below.
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On a Roll
If you don't have room for extra TP in the bathroom, you can also store it in a supply closet or laundry room. A rolling cart is a great solution for multi-purpose storage; you can easily designate a drawer for each category.
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A simple woven basket tucked under the sink is always a simple fix that will never go out of style. If you wish to lay a few washcloths atop the toilet paper rolls to camouflage them further, feel free!
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If multiple family members or roommates share a bathroom and a single roll of TP wouldn't last more than a day, consider simply installing a toilet paper rod that holds two rolls at once. The example pictured above is functional and chic—it's proof that there's no need for a massive, industrial-sized roll when you can implement a simple alternative.