Space-Saving Storage Tips

6 Simple Steps to Help Declutter Your House

Written by Nick Hodge
Posted October 18, 2013

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6 Tips for Household Storage

  1. When you don't have a lot of space to work with, use command hooks to store things on the walls, like backpacks, bags, and coats. You can also repurpose planters for holding office supplies.

  2. If you run out of wall space, use your doors: You can pick up door hangers at many department stores to hold almost anything — from purses to dog leashes to shoes.

  3. When you can't build up, build down. You can fit a lot under your bed. If your bed touches the floor, buy risers to lift it up.

  4. You can probably fit a lot more in your closet than you think. If you have a lot of clothes, try rolling them. Then you can save shelf space for more important things and prevent wrinkles.

  5. Build things into your furniture, or choose furniture with built-in storage features. I have an arcade in my coffee table and a bench that stores pet supplies.

  6. For more great space-saving storage tips, check out our Top 10 Space-Saving Household Projects and how one of our fellow writers, Eric Ravenscraft, hacked his tiny apartment to fit all his stuff. For more videos like this one, check out our YouTube channel. 
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