Everyone despises clutter. There is no exception! And in this case, storage can help you get rid of it. You can attempt two things if you frequently overrun your containers (and waste money on needless reorganization projects). First: Remain committed to multipurpose storage options (a plastic shoe box bin comes to mind). Second, try to organize your life and store your belongings using what you already have.
It takes creative thinking to use what you have. The storage solution wheel doesn’t need to be reinvented, though. Instead, check out this collection of some of the best storage hacks. You won’t regret it!
1. Use storage bins on the inside of your bathroom cabinet doors
If you’re running low on space, doors are one of the best places to store different things. In this case, if your bathroom is small but you have a lot of stuff you don’t want to part with, the inside of the cabinet door provides a place to store everything you should frequently grasp. If you can’t do this here, you can try to attach two or three bins inside the bathroom door.
2. Separate all the stationery from your desk in silicone cupcake liners
When you’re not feeling like baking some cupcakes, you can always use them as tiny containers for different types of stationery on your desk. Instead of throwing them all over the place, why not have them close to you when you need them?
Safety pins, push pins, paper clips, and any other tiny items that you frequently use are going to look pretty cute in those silicone cupcake liners. So if you need extra space but also a splash of color, don’t hesitate to try this hack! I can guarantee you won’t regret the decision.
3. Hanging Closet Organizers to Store Paper Products
When you bought that huge economy pack of paper towels, you didn’t think about the fact that it would take up a lot of your already small space, right? Because you don’t want to store them in a place where eventually they’ll fall off, a hanging closet organizer might do the job. Paper towel rolls are kept out of the way yet within safe reach using a hanging closet organizer with narrow holes.
4. Label everything
Despite the fact that labeling may appear strange, especially to adults, it is one of the best ways to get rid of clutter and know exactly where everything is. Think about labeling storage containers to help you remember what’s inside, especially if they’re opaque. This makes it easier for visitors and other family members to find and return items. Labels are also useful for shelves and drawers.
5. Hang all the bags from wire shelves with plastic hangers
If there is a bit of a mess in your pantry, you can easily get rid of it with some pants hangers. And now you may be wondering: Why would I do that? Because when the bags are suspended, you will have more space to store other things like jars, boxes, or even fruits underneath them on the shelves.
If you are struggling with small spaces, then this hack will help you more than you think!
5. Use vertical spaces
The greatest option for small spaces is to make use of vertical space, such as behind-the-door storage. You may make effective use of those limited square feet, especially if you store small items that might otherwise clutter up your rooms. If you want to keep everything in plain sight, a variety of slim wire baskets are excellent. A lot of them come in different shapes and colors and will add a different look to your door. Dare to try something different!
6. Hang a silverware organizer on the wall to store jewelry
If you’re like me and have a lot of jewelry, you probably never find what you’re looking for. In my case, there is always a pile of tangled necklaces, earrings, and a lot of bracelets. But this needs to stop! We need to get rid of clutter and put everything in order.
If you can spare an old drawer that’s been lying around without proper usage, add some hooks on the inside of each compartment and use it to hang all of your jewelry (bracelets, earrings, or necklaces).
7. Store Christmas ornaments in egg cartons
When it comes to Christmas, you should always remember that there is never enough. Christmas is a special holiday for most people because it is the time of year when we tend to buy a lot of gifts as well as various ornaments for the house. And what do we do when we end up having too many? We need to store them properly.
In the case of small ornaments, they fit perfectly in egg cartons. They are pretty solid and keep all the ornaments separated without the risk of breaking. Consider this hack as one possible and affordable storage solution.
8. Sponge holders are the real deal!
Sponge holders are your friend in need, especially if you’re running low on space. With the help of a couple of suction cups, you can stick the holder to the wall to store all the toiletries you have. To store your skincare and beauty brushes, affix a second one to your vanity mirror.
This holder is very useful for creating more space in your fridge as well! Use it to collect takeout sauce packets in a handy and cool location.
9. Stack baking sheets for extra shelves in your fridge whenever you need them
Placing a baking sheet on top of a flat surface will solve your fridge space problem and save you from playing “Tetris” with casserole plates and pickle jars.
10. Use the old shower curtain rings wisely!
It’s a fact that if you don’t have a lot of space in your house, you have to be a little bit creative. That’s why we’re going to show you how useful some old shower curtain rings can be. Do you remember carabiners? They were pretty handy items, especially in the garden. In this case, the curtain rings can be turned into carabiners.
Your amazing carabiners are going to be those forgotten, old plastic shower curtain rings (if you don’t have any, they can be purchased in sets of 12 for less than $4). They let you attach things to things and hang things in places that you couldn’t before (like these scarves and hats on a coat hanger). As you come up with new applications for them, you’ll adore having them on hand.
11. Use your windows
Who said hanging racks are outdated? If you have a small kitchen, these will come in handy more than anything else. Additionally, windows can consume wall space that might otherwise be used for storage.
Consider installing shelving or racks beneath windows to keep cookware, pans, and other dishes that you usually use, maximizing both light and storage space.
We hope these hacks will come in handy every time you want to declutter and save more space for the things that matter! In case you know any other tips and tricks, leave us a comment. We love hearing from you!