Milk Crate Ottoman
Functional furniture that doubles as seating and storage is extremely useful in keeping the clutter away. You can craft this wonderful ottoman from a simple milk crate, a piece of rope and some fabric. (Read also about our picks for the best sleeper sofas.)
PVC Pipe Shoe Rack
If you have some spare PVC pipe from a recent renovation (or you can buy some), you’ll appreciate this idea for a DIY shoe rack. Not only it provides a convenient organization for shoes, it makes an interesting decor feature too.
Rotating Utensil Rack
Cooking utensils can make quite a mess in the kitchen cabinet drawers and you may not have enough rack space available to hang them neatly. Use this idea for a rotating utensil rack that you can install under suspended cabinets.
Cute Storage Baskets from Old Boxes and Sweaters
This unbelievably cute storage basket idea is a proof of great things you can do with a little creativity from old materials that are just lying around. Follow the tutorial to upcycle a simple cardboard box and an old sweater.
Wall corners (especially by the doors) are rarely used effectively and stay empty. Add these little wood plank corner shelves for extra storage and display.
Crown Molding Shelf
Space above doors is rarely used because it’s not easy to make it work with the decor. The solution is using crown molding which adds architectural interest and makes a great decor feature while giving you some extra space for storage or display.
Space Under the Shelves
Shelves are great to store things but did you know you still may be leaving a lot of unused space under the shelves? If you screw the lids of jars to the surface, you can suspend these jars for extra storage of small things.
This space is usually left empty but you can easily add hooks or little shelves for extra storage of small items in the kitchen.
Hanging Baskets in the Closet
Simply hang baskets on hooks in the closet for extra storage with easy access for small things.