21 Brilliant Ways to Make the Most of Your Storage Space

21 Brilliant Ways to Make the Most of Your Storage Space

Do you have a tough time keeping your storage space tidy – no matter how many cupboards, boxes and shelves you have? It can feel like a constant struggle. The more space you create – the more stuff magically appears to fill up every nook and corner.

Thankfully, it’s not a losing battle! With some clever organization, you can make your storage space go further than ever – resulting in an effortlessly neat and spacious home, just in time for spring!

Closet Space

master-closet

1. Store your shoe collection in transparent shoe boxes or identify each pair with a cute little Polaroid snap!

 
2. Paint a wooden ladder and use it as a cute storage rack for your heels.

 
3. Vertical height can actually provide a great space for storage. Use the rails and shelves that are beyond your reach to store keepsakes or out-of-season clothes.

 
4. Incorporate adjustable rails or shelves into your closet design. Rails that can be pulled down to an accessible height let you use higher areas without a ladder.

Bathrooms

master-bath

5. Store hot curling and straightening irons in a metal file box for safety.

 
6. Hang a pocket organizer on the inside of cabinet doors.

 
7. Clip hooks onto the shower curtain to keep loofahs and lotions off the floor.

 
8. Hang baskets on a towel rack and tuck rolled towels and toiletries inside to make things accessible for guests.

 
9. Use a tension rod inside cabinets to hang spray bottles.

 

Kitchen

kitchen-island

  • 10. Use cute wine crates to store tea and coffee.
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  • 11. Install hooks inside your cabinets to hang mugs.
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  • 12. Store foil and cling wrap in a wire magazine box.
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  • 13. Use deep drawers to store flatware horizontally.

 

Home Office or Craft Room

study grand piano

  • 14. Try a dual level table with compartments below as well as on top for a more manageable and creative use of space.
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  • 15. Use magnetic bowls to store small metal supplies like paper clips, pins, etc.
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  • 16. Keep wrapping paper tubes in a zip-up garment bag.
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  • 17. Find a cool trunk that can double as a coffee table or foot rest.

 

Kids’ Rooms

Bedroom with two twin bed. Vintage furniture finished with light pink walls

  • 18. Label toy bins with photos to make organized clean-up easy for young kids.
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  • 19. Tuck smaller baskets or boxes into a toy chest to add an instant touch of organization to kids’ rooms.
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  • 20. Use an old wooden soda crate as a craft caddy.
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  • 21. Use Velcro to keep frequently lost items like game controllers or hair brushes in the right space.
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Are you trying to find more space at home? If you’ve got any clever tricks of your own – share them with us in the comments below!

3 Comments

  1. Brian @ Crosstown says:
    April 7, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    Hey, loving the visual-first approach of the post. I’m in a ~500 sq. ft. space right now myself. The space is open, believe it or not, but the built in storage is dismal.

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  2. How to organize your closet says:
    June 18, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    I need to go through my closet and get rid of the clothes I haven’t worn in… probably 10 years, LOL! It’s so crowded. Then maybe I can invest in those nice-looking wooden hangers and get rid of the ugly, colorful plastic ones. 😉
    How to organize your closet http://how-to-organize-your-closet.blogspot.com/

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  3. 4 Signs You Are Ready for a New Home - Platinum Series Homes by Mark Molthan says:
    October 13, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    […] These are also signs that it’s about that time. Having enough space will help your family stay organized, allow for privacy, and give you plenty of options for entertaining out-of-town […]

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