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Smart Storage Ideas

Space-maximizing, clutter-minimizing solutions, products and projects.

Smart Storage Ideas

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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.

This appliance garage is lined with the tongue-and-groove paneling to match the adjacent wall

DIY drawer dividers: Dentil molding inside the front and back of this drawer allows wood-slat partitions to slide in. Bonus: They're easily adjustable as needs change.

The Egg is a mirror with a secret storage cabinet, how cool is that? via Design Milk

Amazing shoe storage idea via POPSUGAR Home

  • Bra Tree by Angelica Enterprises,LLC
    Bra Tree by Angelica Enterprises,LLC

    I love it!

Think building up, instead of out, in a small apartment. Pushing a bed above the floor is a quick fix when you have the option for construction in your apartment. #smallspaces #spacesaver #apartmentliving #apartmentlife

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The big void in a drawer invites a mess. The solution: Containerize the inside. Buy an assortment of small bins, but first, cut a piece of paper to the exact size of the drawer's interior. Take it with you to the store to help piece together the combination of bins that works best.

  • daffy duck
    daffy duck

    1 doesn't need to BUY any thing to 'organize' drawers-just measure & cut plain old cardboard boxes brought to you by the mailman or UPS man. You've already PAID for those boxes with the 'shipping/handling fee.

Take advantage of dead space beneath the bed to store off-season linens or extra blankets. A bin fitted with casters and a lid is a snap to access, and a cloth lining is soft on fabrics. From The Company Store

We're loving this DIY rotating storage tower with two-sided storage you can customize for bath, family or office! Complete how-to instructions via Lowe's Creative Ideas.

  • Michelle Graham
    Michelle Graham

    My husband builds these storage bins, and they are absolutely stunning. I painted ours turqouise with a twist of beach theme

This custom closet hides hampers in a drawer via Meghan Lindsey Martin

Tack one of these knife racks onto the back of the medicine cabinet door to hold clippers, tweezers, lip-balm tins, and other tiny metal objects. From IKEA USA