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13 Unique Toilet Paper and Bathroom Reading Material Storage Hacks

Do you hide the rolls of extra toilet paper or do you put them out front and center? And what about bathroom reading materials? Here are 13 ingenious storage solutions for toilet paper and/or bathroom books and magazines.

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toilet paper shelf

Frame Your Toilet Paper Rolls

Build or buy a deep picture frame and hang it around your toilet paper holder. It will give you two convenient shelves for small items in your bathroom (such as toilet reading material) where every inch of storage counts.

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Hanger magazine rack

All Hung up on the Small Stuff

Use a hanger as a magazine rack for your toilet reading. Plastic, wood, stainless steel… the choice is yours. Grab, place and hang!

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Get the Hook Up

Here’s a very creative way to use old chess boards and wooden rulers. Turn them into a toilet paper holder!

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Box It In

It’s not uncommon for last month’s magazines to migrate to the bathroom for toilet reading. Rather than tossing them on the floor, store them properly. Skip the cardboard holders and build a set of quality magazine storage bins that won’t fall apart from exposure to bathroom moisture. And, depending on their width, magazine holders offer a neat way to keep a few extra rolls of toilet paper nearby, as well.

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toilet paper roll flower holderMaria Dryfhout/Shutterstock

Toilet Paper’s New Roll

Make your bathroom look special for guests (or yourself) with a petite bouquet of flowers. Place the small vase right inside the cardboard roll.

Check out these 20 hacks using cardboard tubes, hangers and rubber bands.

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driftwood toilet paper holderArunee H/Shutterstock

Driftwood Holder

If you come across a piece of driftwood shaped like this, grab it and make a toilet paper holder! Carefully drill holes and insert a metal or plastic rod to hold the roll. This one-of-a-kind accessory would work especially well in a cabin or beach house bathroom.

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Color Blocks toilet paper holderLois GoBe/Shutterstock

Color Blocks

Fun and functional. Simple wooden boxes, painted or covered with paper or fabric in colors to match the decor, are especially cheery in a kids’ bathroom.

These DIY box shelves will hold multiple rolls of toilet paper, towels, toiletries and magazines.

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banana toilet paper holderAtovot/Shutterstock

The Unexpected

No one will see this one coming! If you’re having a tropical or Curious George-themed party, why not display the extra toilet paper on a banana? It’s a little silly, but who says toilet paper can’t be fun?

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bookshelf in bathroomAfrica Studio/Shutterstock

Bathroom Library

Nothing says you can’t have a little bookshelf in your bathroom for toilet reading. This gives you a place for magazines, crossword puzzle books, and other materials you like to read in print.

Here’s how to build a simple bookshelf, perfect for the bathroom, with your child.

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holiday bathroom toilet paper holderIuliia Karnaushenko/Shutterstock

Happy Holidays!

This is a reminder that no matter how you store or display toilet paper, when it’s time to decorate for the holidays, leave no roll unadorned!

Here are 29 more ideas for holiday decor in every room.

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Dual-Purpose Toilet Paper Holder WoodenArunsri Panmak/Shutterstock

Dual-Purpose Holder

A countertop napkin holder can also be used for toilet paper. This is a good option if you don’t want to attach anything to the wall. Two stacked rolls will fit where one roll of paper towels would go.

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books in the bathroom toilet paperNerijus Juras/Shutterstock

Rolls on Reads

If you like to keep a small stack of books to read in the bathroom, create a little still life by adding a few rolls of extra tp. Decorative and practical.

Check out this simple DIY portable knock-down bookshelf that’s perfect for small spaces.

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Maybe your problem is where to store the toilet paper when you’re camping. Strung up where everyone can see it is a good idea!

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