Clever Storage Solutions at Home – A Guest Post!

I’ve been working on a few details around my home that needed some attention, and all of them were storage related. So I thought it was pretty funny when Sofia Lewis sent me a guest post to share with all of you called Clever Storage Solutions at Home. I thought it was even funnier when I read it and realized that everything she was talking about was everything I had just done, ha! So, without further ado, here’s Sofia:

Having more free space at home is becoming a highly valued commodity. It should come as no surprise either – people have different hobbies, interests and daily routines that require a ton of things they need to find storage solutions for. Thankfully, the market offers a nice set of options to help in the search for more space at home. You can now pick whatever works best for you and it can be fairly easy to implement, too. A lot of the storage solutions can be transformed into do-it-yourself projects around the house, and with enough time and vision, you can turn your home into a real storage unit.

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Let’s look at few options that can help you on your quest of finding more storage space.

  • Drawer organizers and dividers – if you have enough drawers you may think you have enough space, but chances are that if your drawers are just filled without order, they will soon be overflowing. You will soon find out that you are left with too much stuff and no place in your drawers. To maximize their potential, you should consider using drawer organizers and dividers. These are a smart solution to help you utilize the space in your drawers to the maximum. Your tools, kitchen accessories or whatever else you put inside will be in order and thus you can fill more.

  • Door storage – when drawers and cabinets just don’t cut it, or you have no place for them anymore in your house, you can use a simple, yet effective way to give yourself more storage. What you can do is transform doors in appropriate places, such as the closet doors, or one of the doors of your wardrobe to a place where clothes and other light things can hang. What you need to do is simply figure a way out to use the door. For example you can use hooks and pins to hang items or build small shelves to place containers or whatever else you need to and can fit in the space behind a closed door.
  • Hanging shelves – if shelves are what you are after, then you can consider adding them where it is appropriate. Shelves can be hung on the wall or ceiling, depending on what you can accomplish in your room and what fits best style-wise. Just consider the type of shelf and what weight it can hold before leaving your stuff on it. Shelves can be made of various material and they can be customized to fit the look you are after.
  • Jars and containers – when it comes to small parts, organizing can be a real nightmare. They may be small but really important and for this reason you should be extra careful when it comes to storing such items. Consider jars and other containers to hold them so you don’t lose any of them.

Storage can be made easy and effective if you truly need the space. Often times it is not a question of buying bulky furniture with drawers and shelves, it is about creativity and finding storage solutions in places others deem full.

Thank you, Sofia! These are great ideas, and ones I literally have put into practice! As I said at the beginning of this post, I’ve put these ideas to work around my home!

1. Drawer organizers and dividers I have a work in my kitchen and my office
2. Door storage I have at work in our master bedroom closet, our master bedroom bathroom, my pantry, and my office
3. Shelves I have at work in our garage, our master bedroom closet and my office
4. Jars and containers I have at work in every single room of our house (go figure!)

For me, it’s not about fitting MORE stuff in my home – it’s about properly organizing the stuff in life that is needed, so nothing ever looks cluttered.

What about you? What is your favorite storage solution?

Due to the amount of comments from all of my wonderful readers, it is not always possible for me to respond to each one. However, I absolutely do read them all, and if you’d like to address something specific, or have a question for me, please don’t hesitate to email me at Kristen@theroadtodomestication.com. I will respond to your email as soon as possible! Thank you for visiting the blog!

52 thoughts on “Clever Storage Solutions at Home – A Guest Post!

  1. We have a lot of clutter in our house and we use lots of bins and jars to keep things as organized as possible. It’s not always easy, though!

  2. I’m always looking for good storage solutions. Our home is older and storage was not a top priority back then so I’m always looking for smart storage ideas. Thanks!

  3. I like under the bed organizers. They slide in and out quickly and I don’t have to see them :)
    Plus, it takes up space under the beds which helps to prevent my children from shoving their clothes and toys there instead!

  4. THis is something I want to add more of to my home. We have plenty of storage place but it isn’t complete. I would love to put in cabinets above the washer and dryer. I would also love to have more storage in my bathroom. I want to get a hanging show holder for my bathroom door for hair dryers, curling irons and etc.

  5. I am trying to create creative storage in our house. I love the behind the door idea. I am looking for ottomans that are also storage as well for the living room.

  6. Our garage needs a good deep cleaning and I was just remarking to my husband the other day, “I wonder how many things I have duplicates of because I have to keep buying what I need?”
    He’s actually taking a week off work so we can declutter the house/garage and get things stored properly.
    Great suggestions!

  7. Great tips and very timely. It will be a good idea to get organized before the holidays. I especially like draws so folks don’t have to see my mess! Thanks. I’m off to get organized…:)

  8. I’m still trying to get a handle on our garage. It’s a disaster zone and has become a dumping ground for all things that don’t quite fit in the house.

  9. Sofia is so right! Having more space does not mean that we have enough space to store our things. I am bad at organizing anyway, so it doesn’t help either..:( Great tips!

  10. These are all some great ideas. I have been trying to figure out how I can make more storage for things around the home or even declutter some. But there are times I do feel like my mind goes blank.

  11. Living in a small house, I am always looking for storage solutions. there are great ideas. Especially the jars. I store everything in jars. Flours, sugars, nuts, popcorn, rice………….. you get the idea. They take up less room than boxes and allow me to have some storage on the counter without it looking too cluttered.

  12. I love drawer organizers. If my drawers are organized, all is well. 😉

    I am a pretty organized person and I am always looking for tips on how to get even more organized.

  13. I am in a continual state of minimizing clutter, somewhat unsuccessfully, I might add. What really stuck out to me is Sofia’s illustration about the volume being too much in drawers, and nothing sorted. I would love to find drawer organizers, but where could I find them?
    Thanks!
    Amy

  14. I like ZERO clutter. Hubby likes lots of clutter. We compromise…but I’m not sure either of us is every truly happy w/the amount of clutter. 😉 Good thing we’re happy w/each other. :)

  15. I am always searching for a perfect storage solution. Great tip to organize before holiday season. Mostly I prefer drawers for the storage. I have to start a look on everything for up-cycle to get extra storage.

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