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12 Ridiculously Clever Ways To Store Things At Home

When you can’t move to a place with more space, all you have to do is get crafty with your storage!

With these ridiculously easy home storage hacks, not only will you dramatically increase the amount of space you have to store everything you’ve accumulated, but you’ll feel way more at peace with your living situation, which is all we can ask for as adults.

If you have way more stuff than your tiny home or apartment can handle, try out a few of these 12 tricks!

1. Scarf Hanger

Use shower rings on a hanger to deal with all of those scarves that you definitely need no matter what your roommate says.

2. Hidden Pot Cupboard

This James-Bond-style drawer will help you discreetly get those clunky pots and pans out of the way.

3. Activity Mats

Tell the kiddos to put their toys back on this mat that can be tied up neatly seconds. After all, no one likes stepping on LEGOs. No one. Pick yours up here.

4. Jewelry Picture Frames

With a picture frame and some wire, you can keep your earrings tidy and use them as decor at the same time!

5. Fold-Out Shelves

This cabinet wizardry is perfect for bakers who have lots of heavy equipment in the kitchen. Fold-out storage units are the ultimate in space optimization.

6. Space Under the Bed

Why waste all that free space under your bed? Find some dividers at stores like IKEA and store unused clothes there during different seasons. (Or just stuff everything under there and hope for the best like I do.)

7. Toilet Storage

Your toilet probably has a perfectly good (and perfectly flat) top on its tank, so grab some wire organizers and store things like candles, toilet paper, and magazines up there!

8. Additional Fridge Shelves

Think about how much extra space you have in your refrigerator that you can’t use because the shelving that comes with it hates you and everything you stand for. Head back to IKEA for organizers that’ll help you store the 50,000 condiments you don’t need but have anyway!

9. Toilet Roll Cord Organizers

You could let all those toilet paper rolls go to waste, or you could put them to good use as mini storage units for your many, many phone chargers.

10. Narrow Chests for Tight Spaces

Have a little extra room next to your bed or a gap next to your toilet? Snag a few narrow chests like the one pictured above to take advantage of tight spaces.

11. Floating Shelves

Mount single shelves on the wall to make use of vertical space.

12. Magazine Holders

Grab a few of these at Target and use them to store everything from hair tools to tablets. You could also use them for, ya know, magazines.

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Sure, living in cramped quarters might be a drag, but you can seriously improve your situation by getting smart about storage. Which of these tricks will you try?

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