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How to Organize Your Bathroom Shelves

The secret to the 20-minute shower-hair-makeup blitz is having all your products at your fingertips -- and a well-set-up area to keep you from knocking things over when you're moving fast.
09/03/2014 11:08am ET | Updated December 6, 2017
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Five quick storage solutions for the bathroom.

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photography by JUSTIN BERNHAUT

The secret to the 20-minute shower-hair-makeup blitz is having all your products at your fingertips -- and a well-set-up area to keep you from knocking things over when you're moving fast.

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photography by ALEXANDRA ROWLEY

standing brushes
Hair and makeup brushes stashed in glasses stay cleaner (and in view) and take up a minimum amount of room.

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photography by FRANCESCO LAGNESE

containing hair accessories
With their tangling cords, hair dryers, brushes and combs have a way of knocking down everything else as you reach for them. In a basket, though, they behave.

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photography by MATT ALBIANI

displaying it
A tray acts as a coaster, keeping products like oily salt scrubs and bath gels off the shelf's surface, and makes everything look fancier for some reason.

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photography by JAMES WADDELL

storing wisely
Confine tall containers inside a larger box or shower caddy to stop them from tipping as you rummage through your make-up.

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photography by JUSTIN BERNHAUT

tagging it
Make labels for shelves so everything returns to the same place.