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    Smart Storage Solutions

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    Smart Storage Solutions

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    Take a quick glance at the place where you stash all your important reminders, such as a bulletin board, magnet board, or refrigerator. Pull down anything that you immediately see as outdated or no longer needed.

    If you have 5 minutes: Take a quick glance at the place where you stash all your important reminders, such as a bulletin board, magnet board, or refrigerator. Pull down anything that you immediately see as outdated or no longer needed.

    If you're short on time, targeting your efforts to a specific organization task can work wonders for overall decluttering in your home. Try these tasks -- which can be done in as little as five minutes - to start conquering clutter and set you on a path to better organization.

    For a low-cost alternative for shoe storage, reuse original shoe boxes and cover them with decorative paper to create streamlined shoe storage.

    Don't take furniture pieces for face value. A few tweaks can make a big difference for your home's organization and storage needs.

    When there's no question of what goes where, cleanup becomes a breeze for the whole family. Ensure storage labels are easy to read by choosing a large, bold typeface or a bright, cheery color palette.

    In smaller bedrooms, anything besides the bed should be scaled down to reduce visual clutter. That includes bedside tables. Look for pieces that offer multiple storage options -- such as a drawer and an open shelf.

    Clutter is a constant in small spaces, and the more storage solutions you can find, the cleaner and calmer your rooms will feel. Try a strategy used here to gain valuable spots to stash essentials: Install small cube or rectangular shelf units for open storage.

    Natural light is a boon in small spaces, helping to brighten dark corners and make tight rooms feel bigger. But windows can also gobble up potential storage spots. To get the best of both window-focused worlds, consider a strategy used in this kitchen: a mid-height shelf for a few short bowls, and a hanging rack near the ceiling for essential pots and pans.

    For small rooms, counter and work-surface space comes at a premium. Instead of keeping all those essential tech pieces such as printers and scanners out in the line of sight, tuck them into sized-right drawers.

    A stool isn't just a stool when it comes to small-space storage: Here, it's a spot for extra washcloths and pint-size bathing essentials.

    To save valuable drawers and shelves, look to walls for extra storage in a small space. Outfit an empty frame with a piece of cork and use pins to hang necklaces and bracelets. Install near a dressing area for easy access.

    Cabinet doors take up square feet that may not be available in small spaces. Instead, opt for narrow or short shelves to gain extra surfaces to store that which is used most often -- plates, glasses -- in easy reach.

    There's been an explosion in storage-minded products in recent years, and many of them work wonders in small spaces to keep clutter at bay. Look for single-storage items that can help you find homes for those things that are used daily but can easily live out of the way.

    Small spaces are great for getting back to the basics and keeping less stuff. Have only what is necessary for your family and replace items as they get worn or damaged. In addition, to maintain easy access to what you do have, subdivide open spaces for better organization.

    Not all items to be stored need be in view. Furniture tricks -- here, a table skirt with a pretty pattern -- help to hide shelves, baskets, and the like for a clean look that still boosts storage.

    Pieces that can work in a variety of ways are a great fit for small-space storage. Home offices, for example, may be difficult to create out of limited square footage, but strategically placed bookshelves may offer practical and beautiful space.

    Very often we equate storage with closed doors and drawers, but smaller spaces may necessitate using spots that are in view. Consider grouping same-size items in a decorative storage piece that accents metals or hues in the room.

    Not all storage works the same: Doors and drawers each serve a purpose to stash different types of items, especially in heavy-traffic areas such as bathrooms. Even in tight spots, mix up the options -- here, a narrow drawer steals a few precious inches above the toilet -- to offer more storage options.

    Uniform shelving units can push out into a small room, overpowering it and making it feel smaller than it really is. Instead, look for pieces that stair-step back the depth of the shelves, getting narrower at the top and lightening a room's look and feel.

    Very often in small spaces, there's not room for overly large furniture or lots of extras. That's why the search for sized-down furniture can yield unexpected rewards.

    Give yourself a bright and vibrant front entry, mudroom, or garage storage system using about a dozen beautiful vintage wood crates. A combination of a homemade wood crate bench, shelving, and other storage solutions bring the entryway solution together.

    "Plan," "Empty," "Purge," "Containerize," and "Reassemble!” Ready to organize everything? With these five simple steps you can organize anything and everything in your home.

    Use this simple, smart hack to label all your storage bins. You’ll never have to lug those large storage tubs down from the top shelf just to see what’s inside again!

    Shopping for bins and baskets is the best! But before you head out to the store think about the items you will be storing. Find out what container you should buy next.