Time to get your life together! These are the quick, cheap tips that don’t entail remodeling or custom-building expensive furniture pieces to gain precious storage space.
1. Use a Rail in Your Sink Cabinet for Cleaning Products
Source:?smg.photobucket.com Use a Magnetic Rack to Store Knives
Source:?designsponge.com 2. Use Tension Curtain Rods as a Divider for Cupboards
Source:?marthastewart.com 3. Store Foil, Saran Wrap, and Wax Paper Rolls Inside of a Magazine Rack
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Short curtain rods work, too.
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Pictured: a salvaged sled.
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7. Utilize Wall Space to Hang Utensils
Here’s another example using a pegboard.
Source:?bhg.com 8. Use a Deep Kitchen Drawer to Store Utensils Vertically
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You could also use these pull-out baskets to group things together, like fruits.
Source:?hellohome 10. Keep Bulk Items in Stackable Bins/Drawers
Source:?infarrantlycreative.net 11. Attach Undershelves in a Cabinet to Take Advantage of Vertical Space
12. Hang boots with pants hangers.
Source:?browneidgirl.blogspot.com 13. Hang Shoes on the Wall Using Crown Molding
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A good idea if you have multiple items of similar-looking clothing.
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Source:?jbandme.com 17. Hang Belts and Ties on a Sliding Rack
Amazon sells a chrome one for $9.99.
Source:?apartmenttherapy.com 18. Hang Eyewear on a Hanger
Or make a sweet little display with a sturdy ribbon and a headscarf.
Source:?ijustmightexplode.com 19. Use Shower Curtain Hooks to Hang Handbags
Source:?realsimple.com 20. Use Command Hooks to Hang Jewelry on the Inside of a Closet Door
Command hooks are sticky adhesive hooks that require no screws or nails.
Source:?honeywerehome.blogspot.com 21. Store Shoes with One Facing Forwards and the Other Facing Backwards
You’ll use less space this way. This works most efficiently when the forward toe is the right shoe and the backward toe, the left.
Source:?bhg.com 22. Cut Up a Pool Noodle and Place in Boots to Keep Them Upright
Keep your boots from falling over in your closet and taking up valuable floor space.
Source:?getbuttonedup.com 23. Store Matching Sheets Inside of Their Pillowcases
24. Attach Tweezers to the Inside of a Bathroom Cabinet with a Magnet
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Source:?quickandsimple.com 26. Store Your Hair Appliances with PVC Pipe Attached to the Inside of a Cabinet
Or use a magazine rack.
Source:?thesuels.blogspot.com 27. Make Bathroom Wall Storage out of Mason Jars and Picture Hangers
Source:?peggy 28. Use Glass Bottles to Store Bracelets and Ponytail Holders
Or you could use a paper towel holder if you’re paranoid about glass falling and breaking.
Source:?homemadecrap.com 29. Put All Your Makeup into One Magnetic Palette
Palette is $29 from Unii.
Source:?uniicosmetics.com 30. Put a Shelf Over Your Bathroom Door for the Stuff You Don’t Need Regular Access To
Cleaning supplies, extra towels, bulk items, etc.
Source:?apartmenttherapy.com 31. Hang Baskets on Rails to Store Towels and Shower Supplies
Source:?simplydiy2.blogspot.com 32. DIY Magnetic Makeup Board
Get the directions here.
33. Make a Pressing Surface to Replace Your Ironing Board
No more unruly ironing board! Get the instructions here.
Source:?acraftyfox.net 34. Use a Shoe Organizer to Store Cleaning Supplies
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Take advantage of vertical storage by using the space BELOW the washer and dryer. You could also install drawers.
Source:?sweetpickinsfurniture.com 36. Hang a Ladder from the Ceiling for Air Drying Clothes
37. Use Cables to Store Balls
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Source:?realsimple.com 39. Separate Nails, Screws, Batteries and Other Small Items in Jars
Nail the lids to a bottom of a shelf and screw the jars in.
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These tips also work for art supplies, toys, or tools.
41. Coffee Canisters to Store Yarn
This crafter cemented the cans together, and then reinforced them by taping strips of cardboard to the back. The structure is then nailed to the wall.
Source:?leethal.net 42. Use the IKEA Grundtal System to Organize Crafts
This IKEA series is normally reserved for kitchenware, but it looks modern and can store ribbons and jars for art supplies as well.
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44. Choose an Ottoman with Storage
You can keep extra game controllers, remote controllers, and other random things in here.
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A DVD is 8″x6″ so choose a box with the right dimensions.
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Source:?apartmenttherapy.com 48. Get a cable organizer.
This one is $24.99 from Quirky.com.
You could also hang a kitchen basket under a shelf or a desk.
49. Mark and Label Everything!
Use chalkboard paint labels to mark reusable containers.
You could also hang nametags on bins and baskets.
Source:?iheartorganizing.blogspot.com 50. Cut Up Shoe Holders and Attach to the Inside of Cabinets for Extra Organization
Not the most attractive solution, but it’s out of plain view. And you can label them with a sharpie or stickers.
Source:?lovelyish.com 51. Organize a Junk Drawer with Altoid Tins
Source:?iheartnaptime.net 52. Repurpose!
Reuse paint cans, tins, mason jars, and plastic containers to store small things. There are so many creative ways to repurpose them. Shown: paint cans covered in fabric.
Spice tins as storage.
Paint yogurt containers and use as office supply holders. You can also follow this tutorial on how to remove the print on plastic containers.
Turn a globe into a display bowl.
Repurpose a shutter into a magazine rack.