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35 Clever Storage Ideas For When You Think You're Completely Out Of Space


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Swap out your corner shower caddy for a shower curtain liner with mesh pockets that’ll be sturdy enough to hold your whole family’s products *and* let everything drip dry. Guys, this is my GOAT storage product.

writer's pic of inside their shower with a shower curtain liner that has mesh storage pockets

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Squeeze in a tall storage cart between your washer and dryer or an awkward space by your kitchen cabinets. It’ll make such a difference!


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Maintain order (and slide in some more storage) with these medicine cabinet organizers to help prevent a toiletries tumble every time you open the door.

inside a medicine cabinet with clear storage organizers that leave it looking tidy

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Invest in ceiling-mounted shelves for the garage to store stuff you only need every now and then. Don’t worry, these will still leave plenty of room for your garage door opener!

reviewer's pic of garage with overhead heavy duty shelving units

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Hang tiny Command hooks on the inside of your kitchen cabinet to cease your measuring cups’ nasty reign of hogging precious drawer space.

writer's pic of inside of a kitchen cabinet with mounted Command hooks to hanging measuring cups and spoons from

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Tell your essential cutlery to move to the side in a slim cutlery organizer to make room for the rest of the stuff you’ve been keeping in an unwieldy standing container on your countertop.

open kitchen drawer with narrow gray silverware organizer that'll also spare lots of room for kitchen tools in the same drawer

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Mount a battery organizer on the wall for parking all your loose power sources instead of letting them roll around in your junk drawer taking space where they live ’til they expire and THEN you need them.

the battery organizer

8.

Pack linens and out-of-season clothes (inside vacuum storage bags) inside luggage…because if that roller carry-on is going to take up space underneath your bed, it might as well earn its stationary keep.

person using a vacuum hose to suck air out of space bags holding clothing

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Swap in a chic trunk set as a nightstand or decor accent that’ll stash a bunch of out of season junk that somehow sits in “the chair” during the off-season.

three nautical looking storage trunks

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Make your sink’s corner work for its dinner with a corner sponge organizer — it’ll fit a surprising amount of dishwashing essentials in such a tiny space.

kitchen sink with triangle shaped sponge and soap holder on the corner of a sink

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Put dead space underneath shelves that haunts you every time to you go for a snack to good use with some slide-on baskets and put pantry stragglers front and center before they can expire. ::pouring out some expired Crystal Light for all my expired Crystal Light::


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Customize your kitchen wall storage sitch with moldable glue because you’ll never be able to fit that colander in your packed kitchen cabinets.

colander and wooden spoon held onto a tile kitchen wall with hooks and holders made from the moldable glue

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Place some decorative essentials in the corner with a pretty shelf that can make your space-deprived living place feel cozy, not cramped!

corner shelf with five tiers tucked into a corner in a living room

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Maxed out your bookshelves? Mount a floating bookshelf as a clever excuse to display your to-read pile.


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Free up some kitchen cabinet space with mounted wine racks for a storage solution that’ll make getting a post-work pour that much easier.

under-cabinet wine glass holder with throw rows and enough for nine glasses

21.

Loft sports gear in the garage with bike hoists and kayak straps to prevent them from becoming road kill.


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Corral all your bedtime essentials with a bedside storage caddy instead of losing everything on your tiny, crowded nightstand. Or worse yet, your essentials falling into the forbidden nook between your bed and wall.

bed with caddy hanging off the bed frame and holding several items like a magazine, phone, glasses

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Bump up your under-bed storage a few *valuable* inches with a light but sturdy bed frame with 14 inches of room underneath. Plus with this, you don’t need a box spring with most mattresses!

black metal bed frame in a bedroom

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Or boost your current bed frame with some adjustable bed risers that’ll buy you 3, 5, or 8 inches of extra space.

the bed risers with both heights visible

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Load up spare towels, humidity-thriving plants, and more over the toilet with this easy-to-assemble rack.


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Coil up extension cords (and other heavy things) and hang them in the garage with heavy-duty bungees so they don’t take up valuable cabinet space or become a trip hazard on the floor.

person hanging up a coil of extension cord with the bungee

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Store your serious cutlery on a magnetic knife strip (it only looks expensive) instead of that clunky old knife block squatting on your kitchen counter.

wood magnetic knife mount on a kitchen wall

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Transform a blank stretch of wall space into your garden and/or tool HQ with a wall-mounted rack built to handle cumbersome rakes, brooms, and more! No matter how much you curse at them, they just don’t stay upright standing in a corner!!!


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Nestle a mirror/storage shelf into that few inches of space behind a door with this special cabinet that can safely hang on the door hinges.

cabinet behind door

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Keep your “me time” tools on these fishing rod racks you can easily mount on the back of your garage doors. (Talk about an ~exciting~ new door rack!)

inside view of a garage with raising garage doors with the racks with fishing rods stored horizontally on the doors

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Spare some counter space (and prevent soppy mishaps) with a mountable paper towel holder above the sink for easy access.

paper towel roll on a holder mounted on the bottom part of a cabinet

You, astounded by how much more stuff you can all of a sudden put in your space:


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