Your house may have way more storage options than you think. You just need to know where to look.
Organizing can be overwhelming, especially if you’re only looking at the forest instead of each tree. Usually, it’s best to visualize the bigger picture, but with organization, it’s best to tackle it one project at a time. While there are many different ways to bring creative storage solutions into your home, you won’t overlook the following six suggestions anymore.
Behind a Picture Frame
You don’t have to be a spy to hide things behind picture frames, but you can feel like one when you use this storage hack. Find a photo frame you like and add a pair of hinges to it. You can attach it directly to the wall to hide keys or mount it to a medicine cabinet. This is a great way to add storage to rooms other than the bathroom, and no one has to know what’s behind that beautiful family photo.
Above Doors and Windows
Need extra space? Look up. The area above doors and windows just might have what you need.
A shelf above the door is an excellent place for extra toiletries in a guest bathroom that doesn’t have space for a linen closet or a sink cabinet. They are out of the way but still visible. And a shelf above a kitchen window is great for a plant, extra dishes, or cookbooks.
Floating Shelves Under Kitchen Cabinets
Open shelves can be a polarizing design choice. But what if it was just one or two under your closed kitchen cabinets? You can stash items you use frequently and get things off the prime real estate, the kitchen countertops.
Add a Second Closet Bar
Organizing a closet can feel like a black hole. It doesn’t have to be with this simple trick. Start by laying all of your pants, shorts, and skirts out onto your bed. Try everything on. Donate items that don’t fit, are out of style, or that you simply know you won’t wear.
Then organize the remaining items into categories, and place them back into their appropriate drawers or hangers. Now do the same with your shirts, ties, socks, jewelry, etc. Just take one category at a time, and you’ll find that, when you’re done, getting dressed each day is much less overwhelming.
Choose Clear Bins
Clear bins are always a great choice for storage. Your items don’t get lost in the bin abyss, never to be heard of again. Shoes are a great thing to put in clear bins. Bins are easily stackable in your closet, keeps your clothes clean, and you can quickly grab what you want to wear because you can see them!
Use a Shoe Organizer Not for Shoes
So, now you’re putting shoes in clear bins, what do you do with that over-the-door shoe organizer? Try putting one on the inside of your coat closet for storing scarves, gloves, and umbrellas. Or even better, those shoe organizers make excellent see-through storage on the inside of your linen closet door. It’s a great way to store medicines and extra supplies, such as shampoo, soap, and toothpaste.
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