Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed products and single out the most convincing ones. (You can learn more about our rating system and how we pick each item here.)
And while we’ve covered the best bathroom décor ideas, small-bathroom ideas, and bathroom organizers, here we’ve rounded up the best over-the-toilet storage, as praised by the most enthusiastic reviewers on Amazon.
Best-rated over-the-toilet storage
The majority of people who bought this above-the-toilet shelf describe it as a sturdy, good-looking storage item, one that holds up well against competitors. As one reviewer puts it, “I love the shelf. It is sturdy and supercute. It was a very good value compared to other similar styles.” While some say the “assembly was literally the easiest thing ever,” others found the setup to be a labor of love: One reviewer says the process involved “dozens and dozens of little pieces — think Ikea on steroids.” This shopper came around to it, though, after seeing end results that were “fantastic, not cheap at all. It’s sturdy and modern-looking and very useful.”
Best-rated (less expensive) over-the-toilet storage
For slightly less money, there’s this squat, space-saving shelf aptly called the “Space Saver,” which reviewers note is the “perfect low-profile over-the-toilet/under-window shelf.” It even has a rack for your magazines. Most shoppers marveled at the capacity of this thing — “still giving me added storage and a surface to use in addition to my sink” — but came to the conclusion that you really shouldn’t load it down with too many heavy items. “As long as you don’t put anything superheavy on it or move it around too much, you should be fine,” says one reviewer.
And now some micro-picks for every type of over-the-toilet storage you might be looking for.
Best over-the-toilet shelf
This metal unit with faux-marble shelves is a hit among reviewers who wanted something elegant and unassuming for the bathroom. A few reviewers describe it as “classy,” including one happy shopper who writes, “The New Orleans commode stand is simple, sturdy, and as classy as a commode stand can get with marble-like shelves. It fills in the empty space above the commode without being too overbearing in the room.” It’s also well-constructed and easy to put together, many note. Per one reviewer, “What I like most is the quality of the piece. All of the parts are substantial and come together easily to make a lovely, solid piece. I was able to do it in about 20 minutes.”
Best over-the-toilet storage cabinets
This bathroom shelf comes with a built-in cabinet, which reviewers note doesn’t have to be anchored if you don’t want to leave holes in the wall — though many ended up having to remove the support bar at the bottom. Reviewers appreciate its storage capacity, like the one who writes, “The shelves with doors are deep enough to hide mega-roll toilet paper and hand towels and have room to spare.” Some shoppers had trouble putting it together, but the majority say it’s easy to install and has a stylish design. “Absolutely love this. I get compliments all the time. Fiancé put it together pretty quickly,” writes one.
Reviewers love the look of this white cabinet, which some feel is stable enough to mount by itself (though most recommend anchoring it to the wall). “The cabinet looks really nice and elegant — as much as a space saver can be ‘elegant,’” says one reviewer, while others call it “pretty” and “beautiful.” Reviewers like how sturdy it is after installation, but some say you’ll need to spend some time with the assembly. “Putting it together was a little bit time-consuming but very easy (nothing brainy about that),” one explains.
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