Mainstays 3-Shelf Bathroom Space Saver

If you’d ask me when NM started if I thought I’d do a post about a bathroom space saver from Walmart, I would have laughed. Never say never, I suppose.

When I was younger my mother had a bamboo decorative shelf that she used to display treasures from some of her beach adventures. Last spring she tried to sell it at a yard sale. I took it, painted it, gave it new life, and hung it in my bathroom…to store toilet paper, tissues, face wash, hand cream…you know. The essentials?

As more and more time passes Trevor and I get closer and closer to having barely anything in our home. It’s refreshing! However, it also makes you pay very close attention to the pieces that ARE taking up space in your home.

Face to face with the 70’s era space saver that I’d lovingly spray painted in a glossy grey, I decided last week that it didn’t fit who we were and who we were becoming. Our bathroom no longer had a beach-ish vibe, but had become a clean and modern space. The more we age, the more industrial our taste becomes…needless to say, the bamboo shelf wasn’t going to last long with us. I took it back to my mom’s to try to sell again.

In the meantime, I was searching for a legitimate space saver to use in our current apartment. I wanted something cheap, in cost and quality, that would maybe hold up a few years (anything extra is a perk, but definitely not expected). We don’t have any idea what the future will bring, and I didn’t want to invest any money here in the first place; gas money to get to Niagra Falls, or bathroom storage? Priorities! As such, $20US was my max budget and, let’s be honest, I found about 4 items that fit the bill.

Would you pay over $100US for over-the-toilet bathroom storage? Let me know in the comments below!

Last week I was strolling our local Walmart and found this bad boy. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find a link for it online, but I tried to be as descriptive as possible so you can find it in your local Walmart. Target is my shop of choice, personally, but they didn’t have anything remotely close to this.

This week on our YouTube channel, I put this thing together!

Here’s the finished product:

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