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Space-saving DIY storage ideas

by First Choice Realty Inc 11/23/2022

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Many homeowners turn to DIY storage ideas to get organized without breaking the bank. No matter what size of home you live in, storage space can seem hard to find - but this is especially true for smaller houses.

How can you squeeze storage space out of every single nook and cranny in your small home? Luckily, there are some great DIY storage ideas to help. Whether your goal is to get organized or make the most of your wall and floor space, here are some suggestions to start with:

Think vertically

Just because your home has limited floor space does not mean you’re out of storage options. By applying storage solutions vertically - such as against walls or cabinet doors - you can save space and organize an astounding range of different household items.

Wherever you have empty wall space, install floating shelves. Add storage to the inside of your pantry door or a cabinet door by attaching wire baskets to hold spices and small ingredients. 

Another simple storage idea is to add hooks to the sides of counters, tables, cabinets, and in corners to hang kitchen utensils and anything else you want to store vertically. 

Organize your cords

Proper cable management can work wonders for making your office or media center feel bigger. When working in a small space, it’s essential to keep cords and cables organized and out of the way. 

One simple way to accomplish this is by attaching hooks to the underside of your desk or the shelves on your entertainment center. Use invisible adhesive hooks on the walls to grip cables and keep them off the floor to prevent hazards and make even a cramped space seem larger.

While these are only two examples of DIY storage ideas to save space in small homes, they can be an excellent place to begin.

Experiment with different storage methods in every room to gain better control of office supplies, craft supplies, kitchen tools and more - all while using the space you already have to the fullest potential.