Perhaps you don't have time to read books but you do read magazines. Are your magazines stacked on top of the chair? Here is an idea! A DIY (or have soeone make it for you) pallet magazine holder. Paint it to match your decor.
Avoid the pile up of water bottles, coffee travel mugs, and lids in your cabinets by storing them in a hanging shoe organizer! I like this idea if it were inside a pantry cabinet door to keep dust off the travel mugs and water bottles.
DIY Wall Shelves of Used Drawers. I like this idea for repurposing drawers. Might be able to find an old dresser that has seen better days, with scuffs or crackers but that has interesting drawers, that I can pick up for cheap at a yard sale.