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Creative Storage Ideas In Your Home

Alivia Whitaker | Apr 10, 2018

Are you looking for a little extra breathing room in your house? Are you running out of storage space? Follow our guide below for creative storage ideas in your home.

Under The Bed

One of the most underutilized areas of storage is under the bed. Reading this suggestion might make you cringe if you're thinking of cluttered items stuffed under a dusty bed. But good use of under the bed space doesn't have to be that way.

By utilizing shallow or low laying storage bins, you can efficiently organize storage under your bed. By using locking bins, you can arrange items in a way that can be conveniently grabbed and pulled out from under the bed when needed.

Good items to store under the bed include: seasonal clothing that only needs to be pulled out once a year, extra jewelry or accessories, seasonal footwear such as snow boots, extra linens or pillows, family photo albums or documents or even valuables.

If you don't have room in your closet for a typical stand up safe, you can also consider storing your valuables in a flat laying safe that can be pushed under the bed. Storing under your bed is one of the best creative storage ideas you could use.

Hooks On Closet Walls

One space that is vastly underused is the wall space behind hanging clothes in closets. By adding small hooks to the wall you can use this space to hang hats, bags, clothing, coats, jewelry, or even utility items such as flash lights with handles! If your item is light enough this could be as easy and using a push pin. If you have more moderately heavy items, look into nail in hooks or adhesive hooks such as command hooks.

There are many types of adhesive hooks that require no nailing or wall holes and have great weight capacities. Find closet wall hook options here.

Hook or Rack Coat Storage

Speaking of adhesive hooks - another instant and easy way to creatively conjure space in your home is to clear up that coat clutter! Do you have coats hanging on the backs of chairs or piled up somewhere? The easy way to organize coats and jackets is to simply add a nice standing coat rack. This is a superb and versatile option because it can be placed anywhere and keeps jackets and outdoor things hung and tidy.

If you don't have space for a coat rack - say by an opening garage door - hang self adhesive coat hooks! Placing a hook in the wall for each person in the house takes clutter off the floor and makes use of wasted wall space.

Over The Door Shoe Organizer

Another creative storage idea is using organizing tool like a hanging door shoe organizer for multiple uses. One of the most creative storage ideas, these canvas and plastic organizers hang over doors and have small plastic pockets placed in a grid. However - don't limit yourself with only using these for shoes!

These door organizers can be placed in a variety of places and used for multiple types of items. For instance, hanging on organizer over a back door or closet door near an exit in your home is the perfect place to organize all types of things. In this location, you can use the organizer to place hats, gloves, scarves, or any type of item that is taken on the way out and put away on the way in.

Another great use for these is organizing kids cleats, shin guards, elbow pads or other sports gear. This is a great system for kids because you can label the individual pockets and have a place for everything to go back to every time. This will help with losing things!

Have you ever thought about using these organizers in the car? Hanging these organizers over the back of the front two seats leaves open pockets for kids to place things in the car. No longer have crayons, snacks and other kids items all over the car floor. Have a designated place at eye level and within reach of your mini passengers.

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