In some of the places I have lived, the bathrooms were small and did not have a lot of counter space. Currently I have a large bathroom with NO counter space ( I have a pedestal sink). One option is wall-mounting your hair dryer, flat-iron, brush, etc. You can put up a series of hooks. They have the kind that stick on the wall and are easy to take down when done ( like the picture I posted above). Or you can put up a rack or shelves and place stuff on them.