Soap. Shampoo. Conditioner. Lotion. Toothbrush. Nail clippers. Q-Tips. Hair dryer. Allergy meds. Prescription meds. Ibuprofen. Bandaids. Mouthwash. Deoderant. Cottonballs. Nail polish remover. Bug spray. Sunscreen. Towels. Bathroom bags. Shower bag. First aid kit. Toilet paper.
How did we get to a point of needing all this stuff just to be human?
Anyway, we had lots of bathroom storage in our 5th wheel. We could fit all this stuff into:
- Two shelves under the sink
- 3 shelves in the linen closet
- a large medicine cabinet
Small Bathroom is Small
When we down-sized into the Class B, I had to be ruthless when cleaning out those spaces.
Sally’s bathroom is 3 feet long by just shy of 2 feet wide. That’s at the bottom. The van walls curve in as they come up so it’s smaller at the top.
The bathroom has 1 small medicine cabinet for the items that made the cut. For the first several weeks I stored the other bathroom supplies in a hallway cupboard.
You know, where things like food should go.
Class B Bathroom Mods
Luckily, my husband is an organizational guru and a handy man. With a few supplies, Mike had us organized in short order.
No More Wetbath
The bathroom was designed as an all-in-one shower and bath - aka a “wetbath”. You’d sit on the potty, draw a curtain around you, and take a shower.
The first two owners of the Class B never showered in there. We don’t plan to either. It’s just too small. Mike took down the shower curtain and removed the showerhead.
With the shower curtain gone, Mike had room for two command hooks for our towels. The original strap that secured the shower curtain even works to hold the towels from draping into the toilet.
Next we looked for a couple of rectangle baskets to mount to the inside wall. We took my jar of lotion to know how big they had to be.
We purchased two “hang over a cupboard door” type baskets like these. Mike cut the arms off with his Dremel then screwed them into the wall. The baskets worked best in the corners of the bathroom where we wouldn’t bump our heads on them.
These baskets provide storage for items I don’t necessarily use everyday.