What is the most essential paper in your home? Your child’s artwork, bank statements, your will? No, it’s toilet paper. When you need it, you need it and there is no substitute. Are we seriously going to talk about toilet paper today? What is the world coming to? The movie Psycho was notable for many things but one of those being it was the first movie to show a toilet onscreen and now, 53 years later, you get to read blog posts about toilet accoutrement storage! This actually is important because you know there is nothing worse than needing and not having it. Having an abundance of toilet paper is never a bad thing and it’s actually one of the few things I recommend having in excess. If you’re going to scrimp, don’t do it on toilet paper.
So what is Neatsmart’s solution to a toilet paper storage problem? Why, a basket, of course. It can be a beautiful container for something less than traditionally aesthetically pleasing and obviously functional, too. There’s no question as to whether there is any backup in the cabinet (that you can’t see) and if you’re running out, you know that without having to check another location. Win and win. I would even suggest not having a wall mounted holder if you had that option for maximum simplicity but if you have it, use it. There is nothing more forlorn or sad in a bathroom than an empty toilet paper holder.
Bathrooms that have pedestal sinks and thus no under sink cabinet are usually the ones that need this most but you could really use it in any bathroom. Where can you find good baskets that are large enough to use? I’d recommend checking your local Home Goods or CostPlus stores and garage sales can be a great source, too. For more inspiration, look at my Pinterest Board on Stylish Storage: Baskets.
So get a basket (or rice bucket) and pile all of your toilet paper there. You’ll always know when you’re about to run out and it’s always within arm’s length. I think I’ve said enough on the topic for a while.