If there’s one thing that there is never enough of around my house, it’s space. And the fact that storage solution ideas are popping up in such abundance, makes me think I’m not alone. In fact, most of the life hacks you can find these days have to do with making more room in your house for all that stuff.
Amazingly enough, the more room you make for stuff, the more stuff you need to make room for, creating quite a cycle. Far be it from me to simply purge the extra stuff (gasp!), the truth is, I’d rather find creative ways to keep the stuff and pile more on top, to boot.
Whether you realize it or not, your house is full of secret, hidden, and ingenious storage solutions just waiting for you to discover them. Here are some of our very favorites.
Super Versatile Household Items:
I’ll bet you have a houseful of these everyday, ordinary things that you’ve been using all your life, never realizing that they were actually the most versatile inventions ever known to man. And, as an added bonus, if you don’t already own these things, most of them can be found at the dollar store! Check out these clever twists on traditional uses of these household items.
Extra storage in the bathroom.
Keep trays and cutting boards neatly stored away.
In some smaller bathrooms, you can never have too much storage space.
Keep your purses stored nicely in the closet when you’re not using them.
A great way to organize art supplies.
A unique towel rack.
Keep arts and crafts neat and tidy.
An indoor herb garden.
Another unique idea for a towel rack.
Make a neat space for curling irons and hair dryers.
Keep corded items neatly tucked away.
A unique corner shelf option.
Store those cans of food in the pantry.
Extra space in the pantry.
Keep your cleaning supplies organized and easy to find.
Under the sink storage.
Keep nail polishes organized and tidy.
Also great for arts and crafts supplies.
Auto tools and supplies.
Misc items that otherwise get tossed all about.
Shower curtain rings
And purses too!
Keep hair accessories neat and in one place.
One hanger for all your tank tops.
A perfect way to keep your necklaces from getting tangled in a jewelry box.
Hang your kitchen towels.
Organize your necklaces with unique designs.
Hang cutting boards and other items to free up cupboard space.
A truly unique design for storing all your jewelry.
Places Where You Can Find Extra Space:
You probably walk by these spots every single day of your life not even realizing that they could hold the secrets to solving all your storage woes. See how the storage space magically appears out of nowhere in these hidden places.
Under the stairs
Who knew you could turn all this wasted space into a full set of drawers?
Make a cozy reading place.
A perfect spot for Fido to rest.
Don’t have the extra bedroom to turn into an office? Not a problem.
Extra pantry space if your kitchen storage space is limited.
Add a nice touch of decor to an otherwise empty wall.
A tucked away bar area makes it neat and convenient to entertain guests.
Get rid of the bulky spice rack and keep your spices tucked neatly under the cupboards.
Extra space to work with in the laundry area.
A hanging fruit bowl.
Installing most items is simple and quick.
Free up more counter space by adding shelves.
Another unique idea for a fruit bowl.
A perfect place to keep cleaning supplies.
A secret place to hide away cleaning products.
A perfect place to keep things you need around the house but don’t want taking up everyday space.
Optimize your shelving space.
Above the garage door.
A simple way to tuck away storage items.
The solution to limited bathroom storage space.
Keeps things up off the floor and off the countertops.
Otherwise unused spaces that could be used to store items.
A simple design makes these storage bins almost invisible.
Store your holiday items along the ceiling in your garage until you need them.
Who doesn’t need more space in the laundry room?
Keep kids toys and other items stored neatly in the attic.
A great place to keep these otherwise bulky and awkward items.
Simple installation of these storage ideas makes them a must-have!
Items That Typically Take Up Too Much Room:
There are also things in your house that seem to multiply on their own. No matter how often you purge these things, they just seem to reappear, more plentiful than before. Check out these clever solutions for storing these magical multipliers.
Use a strip of crown molding to keep your heels organized and off the floor.
Hangers are a perfect idea for keeping shoes organized and off the floor.
These cubby holes are easy to install and make it so you never have to worry about missing that other shoe.
Another way that towel racks can come in handy.
Use an item like this to store and display your footwear options.
Empty paint cans also make for a perfect cubby hole for your shoes.
If you have the extra closet space, try hanging your shoes.
This shoe shelf is unique and easy to make!
Tuck away your wrapping paper in a trash bin.
Two simple pieces of twine or wire will keep your wrapping paper neat and out of the way.
Use a hanger to organize ribbon.
A paper towel dispenser also does the trick nicely.
Simple and easy way to keep your closet clutter free.
Make a peg board storage box for all your present wrapping supplies.
A garment bag also does the trick nicely.
Simple, easy ideas to keep your tupperware lids organized.
Keep the lids separated and out of the way.
A simple design to keep them organized.
Another easy DIY way to organize those bulky and awkward lids.
How about under the cupboards?
The back side of a kitchen cabinet door can be the ideal place for organizing lids.
A simple wire rack can eliminate the frustration of never being able to find the right lid.
Or you can mount that wire rack up higher to give you even more space.
Anyone with kids knows you can never have too much storage space!
Hanging buckets is another quick and easy design to help organize your child’s space.
A super simple design to keep stuffed animals in one place.
Another great storage idea that is also very simple to make yourself.
A fun lazy Susan style storage bin under the bed.
These wire plant hangars are also great indoors for staying organized.You can use that old, out-dated, hanging basket design to keep bath toys stored and neatly organized until bath time.
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