Store Stuff Under the Bed
Look at all that storage space under your bed! You can put clothes, extra linens, or whatever. Most under-the-bed storage should be easy to pull out, but you should still check the gap height to ensure the storage will fit under it.
Hang Pots and Pans in the Kitchen
Pots and pans take up the most space in the kitchen. If you took them out from your cabinets, think of all the space you’d have! A great way to store your frequently-used pots and pans is a wall-mounted storage rack. They can usually hold five or more pans, and you can use any extra shelving on top for a little decoration.
Clear Off the Floor
One of the best decluttering tips I’ve heard is to get stuff off the floor and hang it on the wall – even by your bed! Floating shelves or cubby holes can be hung right beside your bed for a side table that doesn’t threaten a pink-toe stub.
Use Pantry Doors
Have you ever thought about getting a door-mounted rack for your pantry? You should give it a shot. It’s a great place to hold stuff that gets used all the time or even items that are often in the way. Plus, you don’t have to actually mount anything – just hang it over the door and start decluttering!
Don’t Ignore Corners
Corners are under-utilized. These spaces can hold bookshelves, but I’m gonna suggest something better – hanging corner shelves. This lifts your stuff off the ground, gives you more space and can even make your place look a little bigger.
Create an Entryway Drop Zone
A thin, entryway table is the perfect plan to get rid of junk that finds its way around your home. Take your mail, for example. Where does it sit? Cluttered on your coffee table? Not anymore! Throw it on your entryway table for later sorting. You can also put plants, purses, scarves, and keys on one of these nifty things.
Use Small Shelves for Small Rooms
Some rooms are a little too small for traditional shelving and hanging some may be in the way. For places like this (the bathroom, for example), get a smaller shelf. They’re large enough to store items without being in the way.
Store Your Heating Tools Under the Sink
I don’t know about you, but my bathroom is cluttered because of my heating tools. I obviously won't throw them out, so I'll organize them. An under-the-sink heating tool organizer is the perfect thing to get that hairdryer off the counter. You can even put brushes you don’t use often in them.
Keep Your Letters by the Door
Mail can be a bit much once it piles up. Instead of letting it sit on a table to create the Leaning Tower of USPS, get a mail organizer. These are perfect to hold stuff until you can get to it. Alternatively, you can use one to keep important letters that need to be sent out ASAP.
Organize Your Shoes
Shoes that lay around can cause trips and falls. That’s exactly why shoe racks were made. They come in a ton of styles, but I prefer the one that hangs over the back of the door. It gets your shoes off the ground, making use of a space that's usually ignored. It's also easier to pick a pair before you start your day.
Get Cubbies Galore
Cube organizers and cubbies have been a saving grace. Whether you need a place to put your kid’s toys, or you’re looking for a drawer for craft supplies, cubbies have your back. They also give you the chance to mix and match colors, so changing a theme isn’t a problem.
Mount Your Spices
Spices that are shoved in a pantry or cabinet can be difficult to sort through. If you need parsley, good luck finding it through all the other stuff. A spice rack organizer can be hung in a cabinet or outside of it – whichever is more convenient.
Expand Your Shelving and Pantry
I found some nifty shelving hacks that’ll expand your pantry! They sit over whatever's already in your cabinets to give you an extra little shelf. This would be particularly great for plates or mugs that take up a ton of space but are relatively short.
Mount Your Cleaning Tools
My mop and broom are always in the way because they’re in my pantry, but I have nowhere else to put them. This little mounting device solved that problem. It mounts on the inside of the door (or wall) and is strong enough to hold several tools at once.
Hang Your Towels
Where are you going to put your extra towels? On the wall! There are tons of wall mounted towel racks that can make your bathroom feel like a classy hotel. Plus, they’re easy to grab when you need to use an extra one.
Hooks, Hooks Everywhere
Two words: storage hooks. They’re great for holding stuff that you need on a regular basis. They also work well for items that you need to have within reaching distance, like measuring cups in the kitchen! We found some that hold up to 30 pounds!
Organize Your Utensil Drawer
It’s easy to throw all your utensils into a drawer when you’re done cleaning them, but when you need one, you have to dig, dig, dig. Get a utensil organizer, and your life will be a lot easier. Some are even large enough to hold slotted spoons or spatulas.
Store Away Clothes During the Off Season
Instead of shoving all of your winter clothes to the back during the summer (or vise versa), bring them down and vacuum seal them. Vacuum sealing technology has come a long way since it first popped up, and now, it’s even more convenient to use. Get extra closet space by vacuum sealing your clothes away.
Lazy Susan Where You Can
Lazy Susans are for more than just spices. You can use them in your pantry to organize snacks. It makes them quick to grab, so you won’t have anyone asking if you ran out of applesauce. This one is even BPA-free and food safe, so it’s great for kids.
Get a Storage Ottoman
Ottomans are extremely convenient. You get a place to prop your feet, a quick seat, and a place to hold extra stuff. Throw blankets conveniently fit inside, so you don’t need to leave them on the couch when they're not in use.
Hang a Shower Caddy
Bottles in the bathroom can make everything look really cluttered. You also have to deal with them falling into the tub all the time. Shower caddies are the perfect answer. Some even hold razors and bathing poufs. What more could you need?
Use a Gift Wrap Organizer
No one wants to throw away wrapping paper, bows, and bags that you'll need throughout the year, albeit only once or twice. So, everyone has a closet full of gift wrap that threatens to come toppling down like a paper-avalanche. A gift wrap organizer lets you keep everything tidy and out of the way.
Mount Floating Wall Shelves for Books and Knick-Knacks
Bookshelves are great, but they take up a lot of floor space. Instead, go with floating wall shelves. They’re pretty easy to mount, and as long as you find a stud, you can put some pretty heavy stuff on it. Floating shelves are decorating made easy.
Purchase Hanging Cubbies for the Closet
They make hanging cubbies for your closet! Now, you have a place to put your hat, socks, t-shirts, ties, scarves, belts, or whatever. Just make sure to get a sturdy one. Cheap ones have a tendency of stretching out the hangers and breaking before they’re really useful.
Raise Your Bed for More Storage
For a little more storage, you can raise your bed. Bed risers are perfect for getting a few extra inches. Plus, some of them even have USB ports and outlets. Depending on where your outlets are in your home, this can make charging your phone a heck of a lot easier.
Keep a Drying Rack in the Cabinet
Most people keep a drying rack next to their sink for drying dishes. What about putting them in your cabinets? It can be a great way to store plates vertically, giving you more room to store more plates. Any slot you don’t use can be used for cups or bowls.
Use a Magnetic Strip for Knives
Reaching into a drawer for a knife isn’t safe, especially if it isn’t organized. A magnetic knife holder can be a much better way to store your sharp utensils. The blade sticks conveniently to the magnet, and you can see which knives are available to use without digging. This is really useful for knives that don’t fit in a block.
Utilize All Gaps
Are there gaps between your cabinets? Use that space! There are tons of slim, sliding shelving that fits in those little spots. If it fits, it slides. This idea works really well in the bathroom to store extra toilet paper rolls or shampoo bottles.
Get Some Tiered Hangers
You don’t need one hanger for every, single pair of pants. Instead, use a tiered hanger. They’re designed to hang jeans, pants, and trousers, but you can use it for whatever you want – shirts, socks, hats. This is a judge-free zone. If it helps to declutter, do it!
Organize Your Makeup
Makeup can pile up pretty quick, and nothing creates a bigger mess than knocking over a pile of eyeshadow palettes. A makeup organizer is what every woman needs to keep all those items in arms reach without them falling over. This one is clear, so finding what you need is simple.