Cheap & Easy Bathroom Storage Solution

Everyone addicted to Pinterest yet? I came across this clever storage solution for your curling iron from The Family Handyman.



Pinterest inspiration


The project uses pvc  pipe, plus hook & loop tape (Velcro) to attach it to the cabinet door. We had a short piece  of pipe left over from our bathroom remodel, but the diameter was too small. I checked at Home Depot, but the pipe was too expensive for my cheap self.

Instead, I found a set of 4 plastic cups at a thrift store for $1. I  also bought a small package of Velcro with adhesive backing from Hancock Fabrics.




For each cup, cut 2 pieces of hook & 2 pieces of loop. Remove the paper backing from one piece, doesn’t matter which, and press onto the cup near the top. Also add a piece near the bottom. Attach the matching piece to each of these. Don’t remove the remaining backing yet.




Figure out where you want to place the cups on your door. Make sure they won’t be bumping against anything inside the cabinet.  Now remove the remaining paper backing and press the cup against the door. The directions on the Velcro package say to leave it in place for 24 hours before putting any weight on it.




I use the cups for my hair products- it gets them off the shelf and within easy reach when I’m doing my hair. A confession: the cups startled me the first few times I opened the cabinet door- they will rock a little when you open the door.


Cheap easy bathroom storage


I may add the other 2 cups for my straight iron (one for the cord), but that would mean letting it cool before putting it away. Kind of a hassle.  I have a couple of ideas on that, though.

What is your favorite cheap storage solution? Do tell!






  1. IT’S GENIUS!! I have to do this 🙂

    Stopping over via the blog hop! So nice to meet you! I’m a new follower.


  2. I have that exact pin! Good for you for implementing it 🙂 I am hosting a Tuesday Pinterest Inspiration party and would love for you to link up. I have it open till Sunday. Thanks!

  3. This is so smart. I love it way more than the PVC version!! Clever. (Oh, and we use the same mousse…LOVE that stuff!) Would be delighted for you to link up with us at Mop It Up Mondays (going on through Friday):


  4. Love finding a great new blog to follow. I’m following you now with the new Linky tool, so follow back so we can stay connected, Lori

  5. So clever! I love this! Will definitely be considering smart storage solutions with our new bathroom :).

  6. This is the best tip! I really need to work on organization. Thanks for sharing such an awesome idea!

  7. Good ideas! I could always be more organized…thanks for the tips! Thanks for linking up at Shine on Fridays!

  8. OMG!! Genious idea! Thanks for sharing.

  9. What a clever idea! I love pintrest and I love this solution. I would love to follow you on pintrest….but I don’t see a follow button!


  10. I mentioned and linked you on my blog today (Sat, 2/4). The Liebster Award is yours for the taking. 🙂

  11. Fun idea! I love having a place for everything and everything in its place. With 4 girls in the house, this might definitely be needed and soon!

  12. I’m using this in our new house Sheila! Great idea.

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