Think Outside The Cabinet

Clever Storage Ideas for Small Spaces
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No matter how cramped and cluttered your living space may be, you can almost always find a spot or two for extra storage. It’s often just a matter of getting creative and utilizing a few clever solutions. Consider these simple ideas to create some extra space in oft-used rooms: 

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Metal rods with hanging hooks can create storage space on your blank walls. Use them to hang coffee cups, cooking utensils, dish towels, or pots and pans.

Magnetic strips mounted on the wall or the inside of a cabinet door can be a simple way to hang knives and free up counter space normally taken up by a knife block.

If your countertop is cluttered with small spice containers and oil bottles, elevate them on a shelf or with a decorative cake stand. Place small jars below and top with pretty decanters and additional spices.

heather mckean 1I9bMlIAIBM unsplash If you’re using prime cabinet space for items you only use once a year, such as holiday cake pans or a big serving bowl you pull out for parties, consider storing them in the attic or a closet instead.

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Instead of hanging just one towel bar on the back of the bathroom door, hang multiple to maximize your drying space.

Most modern cabinetry has adjustable shelving. If you haven’t customized the heights of your shelving to accommodate different sized bottles and containers, give it a try.

A small basket might seem perfect for the office or pantry, but it’s also handy for storing bathroom
essentials beside the sink.

jen theodore Flt4FnqI A unsplashJars, flour, and sugar canisters can also be repurposed in the bathroom to keep makeup, toiletries, cleaning supplies, and soaps contained.

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Nix those nightstands and hang small shelves on either side of the bed. This cuts down on the clutter you can keep and makes cleaning underneath a breeze. Use a basket as a side table to store items out of sight, or add a low console to the end of the bed for additional storage and decor.

Rolling bins that fit under the bed are perfect for storing linens, out-of-season clothing, and children’s toys. They’re also the perfect way to slide building block projects out of sight without destroying your child’s latest masterpiece. 

Closets with a single hanging rod are one of the biggest space-wasters in the bedroom. Double their storage capacity by hanging a second rod or shelf below shorter jackets and shirts.

Find more ideas to maximize your space at eLivingtoday.com.

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