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33 Storage Ideas for Your Entire Home

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    Get Organized Now

    Home Storage Ideas
    Ella Claire

    Limited on space or have too much stuff to know what to do with? These storage solutions will help you keep every room in your home. To get you started, here are a few golden rules to follow for home storage:

    1. Opt for Square Containers: Unless you have open shelving, square storage containers are always a better option because they maximize space well. Round containers are giving up a few inches on each side and will never fit flush against a wall.
    2. Don’t Skimp on Plastic Containers: If you’re storing clothes in a closet, you can get the basic containers, but if you’re storing them in an area where they will be exposed to the elements or changes in temperature, spring for the better-made versions.
    3. Look for Nesters: By nesters, we mean containers that stack well together.
    4. Don’t Buy in Sets: Sets tend to have one container of each size. That’s great unless you keep the same amount of items for each container, in which case you'll need storage options of the same size.
    5. Identify Your Storage Space First: It's always best to locate a storage space before you start boxing everything up. Working backward will save you time and headaches.

    DIY Kitchen Jar Shelves from Ella Claire

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    DIY Canned Food Organizer

    DIY Canned Food Organizer
    Classy Clutter

    If you have a small kitchen, this could be a huge space saver for you! That space between the wall and the fridge is usually "dead space." Utilize that space by creating a tall, thin and mobile storage cart to store canned goods or spices and oils. This is truly a smart solution.

    DIY Canned Food Organizer from Classy Clutter

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    Magazine Holders Are Perfect for Storing Veggies

    Store Veggies
    Mimi's Crafty World

    Magazine holders are surprisingly versatile when it comes to home storage solutions. In this example, you can use them to store root vegetables in your cabinets (aka ​a cool, dry place).

    Magazine Holder Storage Hack from Mimi's Crafty World

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    Save Counter Space With a Dish Drying Cabinet

    Above the sink dish drying rack.

    This trick is currently all the rage in Northern Europe where modern design always seems to be on the forefront of everyone's minds (think: IKEA). Install a dish drying rack in a cabinet above your sink to save space on the countertop.

    Dish Draining Cabinet from Dornob

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    Organize Your Water Bottles and Travel Mugs

    Label your coffee and water
    Polished Habitat

    This storage idea may seem simple and obvious, but travel mugs and water bottles aren't the easiest things to organize. How often have you hunted through your cabinets looking for a travel coffee mug while on the way out the door? By labeling dishpans or shallow bins for smarter, more compact storage, you will not waste time searching again.

    Travel Mug and Water Bottle Storage Idea from Polished Habitat

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    Organize Your Tupperware

    STore Food Containers in a Drawer
    Polished Habitat

    Tupperware and food storage containers aren't that easy to store, either. By adding a drawer to your cabinet, you can nest your storage containers together and keep them streamlined and organized.

    Tip: Rather than buying containers in sets, try to limit your collection to 3 or 4 different sizes, so you can nest them together more easily.

    Tupperware Storage Idea from Polished Habitat

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    Pretend Pull-Out Drawers

    Long shallow bins to store kitchen accessories
    Everyday Organizing

    If you can't install pull out storage, bins are the perfect alternative. This allows you to be able to see what's in the back of your cabinet without having to touch and remove all of the items in the front of your cabinet.

    Pretend Pull-Out Drawers from Everyday Organizing

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    Prevent Food From Going to Waste

    Move expiring Food into an "eat me first" drawer
    MS. Simplicity

    Do you end up throwing away plenty of spoiled or expired food? You can use a plastic bin or a drawer to create an "eat me first" storage area in your fridge. This visual cue will be helpful when choosing your next snack or meal, ultimately leading to less food going to waste.

    "Eat Me First" Storage Space from MS. Simplicity

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    A Smarter Way to Organize Your Pans

    Wire Racks to Organize Baking Dishes
    iHeart Organizing

    Here's an idea that will work in any kitchen: these wire racks can help you store anything that's long and thin, like baking dishes, cutting boards or even saute pans.

    Baking Pan Storage Rack from iHeart Organizing

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    DIY Plastic Bag Dispenser

    Tissue Box to Store Plastic Bags
    Polished Habitat

    The idea of repurposing an item rather than throwing it away is not a new concept, but when a good idea comes along, especially one so simple, it feels like a spark of genius: Save your empty tissue box to keep plastic bags organized and within easy reach.

    DIY Plastic Bag Dispenser from Polished Habitat

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    Above-Cabinet Storage

    Wire Basket Above the Cabinets
    A Beautiful Mess

    Wire baskets have a design advantage over woven baskets because you can see through them. This makes wire baskets so much more useful than woven baskets when you're quickly trying to find something. It also makes them the perfect storage accessory for high places, like the top of your kitchen cabinets.

    Above-Cabinet Storage Idea from A Beautiful Mess

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    Paint Pen Kitchen Organization

    Store Grains and Powders in Glass Jars
    A Beautiful Mess

    Decant the grains and spices you use most often into clear storage containers. Then find a fun way to label them (paint pens work well) for a unique display. This will make your grains and spices both more attractive and easier to find. 

    Paint Pen Kitchen Organization from A Beautiful Mess

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    Recycle Boxes to Organize Your Freezer

    Use Cardboard to Organize Your Freezer
    Queen Bee Coupons

    If you like to stock up and store things in your freezer, you know what a mess it can become if you fail to institute some organization. This storage idea is simple but smart: cut the tops off of cardboard boxes, label them, and store your frozen items for easy retrieval.

    Freezer Organization Idea from Queen Bee Coupons

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    DIY Trash Bag Roll

    Trash Bags on a roll
    Simply Organized

    Head to your local hardware store to gather the materials you'll need to install this garbage bag holder. This clever hack will save you​ the frustration of wrestling a bag out of the box every time you take out your trash.

    DIY Trash Bag Roll from Simply Organized

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    Hang Your Measuring Spoons

    Mount measuring spoons on the inside of cabinets
    Tidy Mom

    You've seen knives mounted on the wall with magnets, but what about hanging your measuring spoons to the inside of a cabinet? Choose the cabinet with all your baking supplies for stream-lined organization. All you need are some tiny command hooks to make this simple storage idea a done deal.

    Measuring Spoon Storage from Tidy Mom

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    DIY Mounted Tension Rod

    Store bottles on a tension rod
    Little Bit Funky

    Here's another super easy kitchen or bathroom storage DIY: mount a tension rod under your bathroom sink and hang your spray bottles on it. This frees up room on the bottom of the cabinet for more storage and takes advantage of dead space below the sink.

    DIY Mounted Tension Rod from Little Bit Funky

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    Repurpose a Wine Rack to Store Hair Tools

    Store curling irons in a wine rack
    Lewisville Love

    A wine rack for bathroom storage? Wine not? Select one that's the perfect height to fit under a bathroom sink to store curling irons, hair dryers, and other styling tools out of sight.

    Hair Tool Storage Hack from Lewisville Love

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    Hang a Fruit Basket in the Bathroom

    Store bathroom supplies in a fruit basket
    8 Foot Six

    Fruit baskets are storage and organization champs. They can take a bunch of small items and make them appear organized. They also make everything easy to reach. A fruit basket filled with your child's bath supplies and toys makes such good sense.

    Bath Toy Storage from 8 Foot Six

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    DIY Tic Tac Bobby Pin Case

    DIY Bobby Pin Storage
    Lovely Indeed

    What a cute idea! Bobby pins and other "smalls" (e.g. cue tips) are easy to store since they're so small but tough to keep organized while in storage. This Tic Tac dispenser idea is a brilliant way to corral a bunch of small items together to make them easy to find when you need them.

    DIY Tic Tac Bobby Pin Case from Lovely Indeed

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    DIY Cell Phone Charging Station

    Cell Phone Charging Station
    Caught on a Whim

    If you don't want cords or electronic devices cluttering up your bedside table, try this simple DIY to hide and store your phone while it charges.

    DIY Cell Phone Charging Station from Caught on a Whim

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    DIY Upcycled Earring Organizer

    DIY Cardboard Earring Storage
    Smart n Snazzy

    You may feel guilty throwing away cardboard boxes because they seem like they could be useful, but unless you have a good idea on how to use them, they just take up space. Here's an idea that will allow you to repurpose a cardboard box and organize and display your earrings in a cute way.

    DIY Upcycled Earring Organizer from Smart n Snazzy

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    Repurpose a Coke Crate to Store Your Ties

    Store Ties in a Coke Crate
    Rain on a Tin Roof

    What a unique way to reuse an old coke crate! Simply roll up your ties and store them one per compartment.

    Coke Crate Tie Holder from Rain on a Tin Roof

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    Store Underwear in PVC Pipes

    Store undies in PVC Piping
    Infarrantly Creative

    This smart DIY shows you how to take PVC piping and fit it into a drawer as a way to better separate and organize your underwear.

    Underwear Storage from Infarrantly Creative

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    Store Your Flip Flops in a Letter Organizer

    Now, this is creative. Store your flip-flops (and sandals) in a simple letter organizer. You can find a letter organizer in the stationary aisle at any drugstore or home goods store.

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    Label Toy Drawers With Pictures

    Toy storage
    Family Ever After

    Here's an idea that might make it easier for your children to find and put away their own toys. By labeling the drawers with pictures instead of words, even little ones who cannot read will be able to know which toys go in which drawers.

    Labeled Toy Storage from Family Ever After

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    Store Toys in an Over-the-Door Shoe Organizer

    A brilliant use of an over-the-door shoe organizer: store your children's small toys and stuffed animals.

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    Create a Gallery Wall for Kids' Artwork

    Hang Kids Art Work
    Family Ever After

    Kids' artworks can pile up quickly. Hanging it rather than keeping it in a pile means less clutter. This is also a good way to remind yourself to rotate new projects and artwork in every few months (or weeks, depending on how artsy your kids are).

    Kids' Art Gallery Wall from Family Ever After

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    Store Cords in an Over-the-Door Shoe Organizer

    Store Cords in an Over the Door Shoe Organizer
    iHeart Organizing

    Store (and label) your electrical cords–including chargers, wires, and plugs in an over-the-door shoe organizer. Think how much easier this would be for you the next time you're looking for a particular cord.

    Cord Organizing Hack from iHeart Organizing

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    DIY Cord and Cable Organizer

    Store chargers in a show box
    Darkroom & Dearly

    Tech clutter happens and storing chargers and other electronic accessories can be a real pain. This truly simple DIY can help you sort and store your everyday tech accessories in a unique and attractive way using only cardboard and some wrapping paper. 

    DIY Cord & Cable Organizer from Darkroom & Dearly

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    Wrapping Paper Storage

    Store gift wrap in a plastic bag holder
    Interior Candy

    Use a plastic bag holder to store gift wrap. This simple trick will keep your wrapping paper organized until the holidays or the next birthday in your life.

    Wrapping Paper Storage from Interior Candy

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    DIY Hanging Ribbon Organizer

    Hanging Ribbon Organizer
    In My Own Style

    You may not have the space for a full-time craft room, but you probably have enough wall space for this creative ribbon organizer. You could also use this for yarn and string, and never worry about untangling your supplies again.

    DIY Hanging Ribbon Organizer from In My Own Style

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    DIY Twine Keeper

    Store Ribbon or Twine
    Whisker Graphics

    Balls of string, twine, and ribbon can become a jumbled mess when stored in a drawer. How about storing them in a sugar dispenser? This keeps them from becoming tangled and makes them easier to use when you need them.

    DIY Twine Keeper from Whisker Graphics

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    DIY Color Blocked Pegboards

    Store little things on a pegboard
    Brit + Co

    A pegboard can be used to store and organize a myriad of different household products such as kitchen tools, garage tools and more. It's also a good way to store miscellaneous items, think scissors, tape, crafting supplies, etc. These are the kind of items that would typically end up in a junk drawer but are so much easier to use when hung and stored on a pegboard.

    DIY Color Blocked Pegboards from Brit + Co