How to Add More Storage Space

19 Jul

17 ways to add more storage to any home

Lets face it, we could all use a little more storage space in our homes.
Here I have highlighted 17 ways that you can add more storage without adding more square footage.
Adding pegboard inside your closet, laundry room, or pantry will keep small items off the floor and within easy reach.
Installing slide out storage under you kitchen and bathroom sinks allow you to easily reach items that would normally get lost in the back.
Photo SourceSmall shelves are easy to install and can add a ton of storage. Add them behind kitchen cabinets for spices and condiments, behind your bathroom cabinets to hold lotions and cosmetics, or behind your laundry room cabinets to hold stain removers and laundry soap.

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Adding full length shelves behind closet doors is a simple solution to controlling those overstuffed closets.

Photo SourceA simple tray inside of your cabinets create a make shift shelve and will provide some much needed storage

Photo SourceMaximize your kitchen storage by adding slim shelving under the cabinets for spices or add hooks to hang pots and utensils.

Photo SourceLook around your home for blank walls. Simple open shelving can be added to any room for additional storage space.

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Remove the kickboards under you kitchen and bathroom cabinets and replace them with some slide out storage. Great for large pans and serving trays, folding step stools, or spare towels and linens.

Photo SourcePlacing decorative boxes or baskets above your cabinets is a great way to store items that are not used often. Since the contents is concealed you can use these storage boxes foranything.

Photo SourceAdding lazy susans to corner cabinets and shelves allow you to store many items while still being able to easily access them.

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With just a few supplies from the hardware store you can turn that empty space behind the door in to and amazing storage area. Perfect for supplies in the laundry room, storing books in a childs bedroom, or keep your makeup and cosmetics organized in the bathroom.

Photo SourceSlide out storage solutions not only add more storage but they can hide ugly gaps. Look for gaps around you home next to appliances, furniture, shelving, tub and shower, garage, or closets. You will be amazed at what you can fill those areas with.

These storage seats not only add storage but extra seating as well. Store your child’s toys, books, or even hobby supplies.

Photo SourceRolling storage is a great way to utilize the space under beds and other furniture. Using repurposed wooden boxes or drawers, these can be very inexpensive yet offer lots in the way of storage.

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A simple chain and S hook hung inside your closet can multiply the amount of clothes that you can fit in your closet.

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Another place where you will find unused space is inside your stair case. Why not put thatspace to use by turning your stairs into hidden storage?



4 responses to “How to Add More Storage Space

  1. Profit from Home Academy Online

    July 20, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    I wanted to thank you for this great read!! I definitely loved
    every bit of it. I have got you bookmarked to look at new things you post…

  2. Alison @SmartStop

    September 18, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    These are some great storage ideas! Using these tips, it’s easy to imagine avoiding a great deal of clutter and frustration. It can also help people remember exactly what they have in their home, and decide on what they actually need.


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