42 DIY Organizing Tricks and Storage Ideas

If there is one problem that is universal among homeowners, it’s the fact that we never have enough places to store our “stuff”.

You might be surprised to learn that it is not always a matter of not having enough room, it is a matter of not utilizing it properly.

When you take advantage of the following solutions, you will be able to store more of your “stuff” without having to increase your available space. These are nothing short of remarkable.

1. It is obvious that a shoe rack is not only for hanging shoes. It can also be used for a variety of storage purposes in the pantry or your closet.

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(Source: Sew Many Ways)

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2. A great place for dust pans and dusters
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(Source: Sew Many Ways)

3. Add wire shelves to exposed beams for extra storage
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(Source: The Family Handyman)

4. Organize your clutches with a lid rack
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(Source: Fabulous Fashions 4 Sensible Style)

5. Hang shoes on a coat rack. Hang it low…
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(Source: Saw Dust Girl)

6. Put your hard drive under your desk…
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(Source: Apartment Therapy)

7. Add hooks inside of shelves to reduce clutter
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(Source: Penelope’s Oasis)

8. Peg boards can be used for unique storage ideas
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(Source: Martha Stewart)

9. Store your plastic bags in a wet wipe container
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(Source: Nae Chic)

10.Use ice cube trays to store small supplies and jewelry
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(Source: Nick and Caeli)

11. Use a wine rack as a towel rack
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(Source: Apartment Geeks)

12. Baskets can easily separate your makeup
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(Source: Fancy House Road)

13. Use PVC pipes to store accessories in the bathroom
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(Source: Family Handy Man)

14. Magnets keep your tweezers handy
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(Source: Real Simple)

15. Magnetic strips for holding bobby pins or other metallic items
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(Source: Super Woman)

16. Crayons store easily in a used wipe container
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(Source: Listoic)

17. Towel racks can store your pot and pan lids
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(Source: Martha Stewart)

18. Nails can keep your sewing thread organized
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(Source: Grey Luster Girl)

19. Egg cartons for ornaments
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(Source: Ask Anna)

20. Keep your batteries organized in a tackle box
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(Source: BHG)

21. Small screws and nails stored in jars
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(Source: BHG)

22. Tights can be kept on a coat hanger
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(Source: What I Wore)

23. Wrapping paper in a garment bag
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(Source: The Chic Site)

24. Tacks stuck in wood trip to organize jewelry
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(Source: Grateful Prayer Thankful Heart)

25. Don’t throw away your wire hangers, use them…
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(Source: Epbot)

26. Shoe organizers make a great addition to the washroom
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(Source: Imperfect Home)

27. Metal magazine holders can be used for other purposes
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(Source: The Wandmaker’s Mother)

28. Use magazine holders for canned food
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(Source: PBJ Stories)

29. Use a command strip on a high chair for bibs
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(Source: Tumblr)

30. Chalkboard paint inside a cabinet
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(Source: Tidbits From The Tremaynes)

31. Magnetic strip on the fridge for spices
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(Source: Dav.i.son)

32. Shelves in out of the way areas for glasses
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(Source: Houzz)

33. dangle your utensils off of these hooks
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(Source: Not Martha)

34. Organize your baseball caps
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(Source: Corn Flower Blue Studio)

35. Bath products hung on the shower rod
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(Source: Muji)

36. store your wet toys in a fruit basket
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(Source: 8 Foot 6)

37. Hold your keys with Lego’s
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(Source: Dorkly)

38. Bungee cords can be used to store balls
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(Source: Designed To Dwell)

39. Build a storage shelf under the washer and dryer
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(Source: Sweet Pickins Furniture)

40. Bracelet holders from empty bottles
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(Source: Decoratrix)

41. Crown molding for shoes
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(Source: DIY n Crafts)

42. Velcro your towels
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(Source: Martha Stewart)

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