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Smart Storage Ideas

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Smart Storage Ideas

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Stop wasting space (and money!) by redoing the way you store food in your freezer. Learn the right way to do it here.

These spacious drawers store linens in a built-in banquette

In this bathroom, cabinets fronting the tub hide a hamper below a flip-down "drawer" for easy access. | Paint: Benjamin Moore Tropical Teal (cabinets) and Jack Frost (walls), and Kelly-Moore Paints Beach Glass (ceiling)

A vanity drawer with a cutout to accommodate the drain pipe squeezes in storage for sundries in a bath vanity

Step inside the dream closet of designer Nate Berkus! Photo by Pieter Estersohn via Domaine

Hang a magnetic knife rack for safely storing knives near your prep station

This apartment bed sits on a platform with large, pull-out storage compartments. It works in a bedroom with such high ceilings!

For just $8 in PVC pipe and a few cans of spray paint, Beckie at Infarrantly Creative transformed her messy undies drawer into an organized work of art. Check out her tutorial here.

Get the storage space you need with an adjustable, ready-to-go closet system, like this setup from Rubbermaid, for about $90–$180. | Photo: Rubbermaid |

How to install a magnetic kitchen knife strip on subway tile via The Snug

Pristine white marble adds unexpected elegance to the pine vanity. A 14-inch-deep drawer under the sink wraps around plumbing to make use of every inch for storage.

You know that awkward niche just inside the garage doors? Here's how transformed it for beauty and function.

To-the-ceiling cabinets on each side help keep this shared bathroom vanity clutter-free.

Maximum storage in a tight bathroom space. Via

Tall shelves and plenty of storage in this elegant butler's pantry by @Murphy & Co. Design

A brilliant idea for storing those over-sized platters that never seem to be accessible. From Kitchens by Meyer, Inc.

These custom cabinets were designed and built by the homeowner. The lower units are fitted with drawers, including extra-deep ones along the bottom for convenient cookware storage.

A really cool garden shed DIY project: PVC tool holders. Check out the tutorial from

  • Bonnie Jester
    Bonnie Jester

    This will be easy way to make room in garage.

Baskets hung on the wall just outside the shower provide easy access to towels.

Magazine holders repurposed for storing produce. Genius.

These Rev-a-Shelf inserts make it look so easy to have organized storage for pots and pans.

Impromptu house guests? Throw all your clutter inside this thing, plop a tray on top of it, fill that tray with drinks, and everything will be OK. The Snug

  • Ann Gemmell
    Ann Gemmell

    Looking for something like this for our spare living room to keep spare bedding in.

Faux cabinet doors hide a dedicated area for the water heater, formerly jammed into a closet shared with the pantry.

A weathered, heat-resistant terra-cotta pot by the stove can stylishly store the few cooking utensils you use every day.