Storage space is a valuable commodity. Here are some storage ideas for how to maximize yours!
1. Begin with Basic BinsWhatever room you’re in can be decluttered with basic bins. Garage storage gets a big boost from plastic stackables, but for something more stylish in higher-traffic areas like the living room and kitchen, consider re-facing plainer containers like shoeboxes and berry bins with attractive wrapping paper.
2. Clean Up the Closets
Organizing closets is an exercise in creative problem solving.
Tangled up tank tops? Arrange them neatly on a tie hanger.
So many scarves?
Tuck them through shower curtain rings attached to a single hanger.
Tall boots? Clip them onto pants hangers. Give these home storage solutions a try and see what others you can discover.
3. Shelves = Surfaces
Create floating storage by installing shelves on empty walls. They’re the perfect place for those DIY bins you made earlier!
4. Electronic ExtrasHow many remote controls does it take to change the channel? Sometimes five. Consider Velcro for better remote management—it works for your game controllers, too!
5. Laundry UnlimitedPre-sort your loads as you use them by labeling laundry baskets stored in your laundry room. An old bookshelf or dresser can fit the bill, just put the baskets on the tracks and your laundry will be ready to go in when you’re ready get around to it!
6. Spice It Up
Reimagine your spice rack: magnetic stripping under your upper kitchen cabinets can hold repurposed baby food jars or candle jars filled with your favorite flavorings.
7. The Secret to Success
You’ve probably guessed it: a label maker. Listen. Everybody loves a label maker. It’s like a toy with a purpose. And nothing helps guilt people into doing the right thing like labeling exactly where the right things belong.
Now that you have a few new storage solutions up your sleeve, it's time to get to it. Happy organizing!