9 Clever Space-Saving Storage Solutions That You’ll Want In Your Home
Maybe you live in a tiny house, or just need fresh ideas to take advantage of unused space. Check out these clever space-saving storage solutions and cut the clutter, or at least hide it really well.
1. Wrap It Up
Wrapping paper is difficult to store — mine usually ends up shoved in the back of a closet or pantry. Come gift-time, it is too wrinkled and ripped to use and ends up lining my recycle bin. This simple trick puts wrapping paper on your ceiling, and out of the way.
2. Brooms Between The Studs
There is storage hiding behind your walls. Find an interior wall, and use the space between studs to create a broom closet. The Craftery has tips.
3. Recessed Pantry
Borrow space from a closet or garage to create a pantry. Make the space work for you — stow your microwave, use adjustable shelves, and hide those Girl Scout cookies with sliding doors.
4. Fold-Down Changing Table
Babies require a lot of stuff, and while a changing table isn’t necessarily required it does make it easier to deal with messy diapers. Create a hidden diaper station complete with changing pad and storage — apply the butt cream, close it up and pretend it never happened.
5. Built-In Dormer Storage
Built-in cabinets between dormers create storage from wasted space. Ideal for a playroom, this idea allows you to hide storage behind storage because the shelves swing out to reveal extra room.
6. Stow Under The Stairs
What could be better than a giant shoe drawer to store boots and sneakers right under your stairs?
7. Laundry Room Sliding Shelf
8. Toe-Kick Drawers
You could be keeping platters and cookie sheets at the tip of your toes. The Family Handyman has instructions on how to under the cabinet drawers and increase your kitchen storage.
9. Wine In Your Walls
You don’t need a lot of space to carve out your own little wine cellar. Build it right into an empty nook in your kitchen, like next to the refrigerator.