35 Home Storage Ideas (Room-by-Room)

35 main home storage ideas. Bedroom, living room, entryway storage, kitchen, bathroom, closet storage, garage, kids and backyard. This is the ultimate home storage guide.
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When you have room for storage, it’s easy to take it for granted.

When you don’t have enough storage, it’s very frustrating.

My wife and I know how frustrating lack of storage can be firsthand.  We certainly didn’t have the … because we didn’t have closets once-upon-a-time.

When our first child was born we moved into a beautiful 2 story home with 3 bedrooms.

When we toured it, we loved it.  The upper floor was one large space with cathedral ceilings.  The kitchen was spectacular.  While the bedrooms were small, there were 3 of them so we didn’t think anything of it.

But, once we started our move, we realized this home drastically lacked storage space.  There were no closets in the bedroom.  There were no bathroom vanities.  There were no closets anywhere in the home for jackets, shoes, linens, etc.

With a baby, storage becomes even more important.  We scrambled.  We researched our options.  We crammed in as much efficient storage options into that home as we could.  We made it work, but when child number two was on its way, we knew we needed more space with more storage.

We moved to a large home with storage galore.  What a relief.  We have closets in all 5 bedrooms.  The master has a walk-in closet.  The kitchen has a walk-in pantry.  My office has a storage closet.  The foyer has a closet.  There’s a mudroom.  There’s a 1,000 sq. ft.+ crawl space.  We have a full extra finished room in the basement for storage.  There’s a linen closet.  We’re loaded with storage and it’s great.

It’s been a huge relief.  We eliminated all clutter.  Storage has given us a much less cluttered home that is more relaxing.  If you’re staying put in your home, but need more space to get stuff out-of-sight, here are 34 home storage ideas for you.

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Shelving

Built in shelves in nice living room

The most common form of storage in a home is shelving.  Shelves are used in pretty much every room in one form or another.

The thing with shelves is there are many types – by material, installation, purpose and specific types of shelves for different rooms.

See our extensive article classifying all the different types of shelves here.

Foyer/Entry Hall Storage Ideas

See all foyer and entry storage ideas here.

Let’s kick off our list of storage ideas with the foyer.  A messy foyer is not a pleasant way to enter your home and it’s certainly not welcoming for guests.

If you have one entry to your home, keeping it clutter free is important, but not easy… especially if you have kids.

Here are several ways you can organize your front entry hall:

1.  Mudroom Lockers

Don’t let the name fool you.  Yes, lockers are typically built into mudrooms off the garage, but you can find similar storage options sufficiently elegant for a foyer.  This type of storage is ideal for any entry way.

Go for elegance with these locker-bench hybrid storage options:

Rich dark woods contrast with the bead board walls. A traditional hall tree is combined with a storage bench for an all-in-one solution to a small or non-existent closet.

Rich dark woods contrast with the bead board walls. A traditional hall tree is combined with a storage bench for an all-in-one solution to a small or non-existent closet.

See more at Wayfair, Amazon and Houzz 

Or go for a more casual mudroom-feel with open storage with hooks and lockers.

Open-faced lockers allow your kids to easily put away their boots, coats, and shoes without you constantly having to go behind them and close doors.

Open-faced lockers allow your kids to easily put away their boots, coats, and shoes without you constantly having to go behind them and close doors.

Or add these stand-alone open-faced lockers.

This smaller option is great for a small half-wall or beside a door--wherever you don't have much space, but desire storage.

This smaller option is great for a small half-wall or beside a door–wherever you don’t have much space, but desire storage.

2.  Storage Benches

Storage benches don’t take up much space, yet they perform two functions: storage and offer a place to sit for putting on shoes.  If you have the space, definitely invest in a storage bench for your entry halls or mudrooms.

Front hall storage bench with cushioned top. Storage is made easy with pull-out drawers instead of a lifting seat.

Front hall storage bench with a cushioned top. Storage is made easy with pull-out drawers instead of a lifting seat.

Front entry storage bench with hard top and arms. The lifting seat is divided into to individual sections to keep your stash organized. Great for storing seasonal apparel.

Front entry storage bench with hard top and arms. The lifting seat is divided into individual sections to keep your stash organized. Great for storing seasonal apparel.

3.  Coat Wardrobe for Hall

Placing a full wardrobe style piece in a foyer is a little unconventional, but if you don’t have a closet, it actually works very well.  My wife and I did this in our previous home due to lack of closets.  It worked well and looked great.

Wardrobes can be bulky, but they provide tons of storage with the added benefit of keeping your things tucked neatly out of sight. No more clutter!


Wardrobes can be bulky, but they provide tons of storage with the added benefit of keeping your things tucked neatly out of sight. No more clutter!

4.  Wall Hooks

Hooks are one of the least expensive and easiest ways to improve any hall’s storage capacity.  The variety of hooks available is incredible.  We’ve used and still use a lot of hooks throughout our home.  One piece of advice is to ensure they’re sturdily attached to the wall and hooks themselves are strong.  You’ll be surprised how many coats you’ll end up hanging.

Also, I recommend long hooks so you can hang more on each hook.

You can go with something simple such as the following:

Hooks are easy to install and don't take up a lot of space, and they don't break the bank! You can even hide these in an existing closet.

Hooks are easy to install and don’t take up a lot of space, and they don’t break the bank! You can even hide these in an existing closet.

Or something more elaborate such as:

This hook solution doubles as a quaint piece of wall decor that would go wonderfully in a country or rustic-chic home.

This hook solution doubles as a quaint piece of wall decor that would go wonderfully in a country or rustic-chic home.

Or go with a hook system with shelving:

The added benefit of having a shelf means that you won't be attempting to hang your hats on these hooks only to pick them up off the floor every time you walk past.

The added benefit of having a shelf means that you won’t be attempting to hang your hats on these hooks only to pick them up off the floor every time you walk past.

5.  Floating Shelves

Floating or hanging shelves are perfect for a front hall area because they don’t take up any floor space, which is often limited in front hall areas.

There are many designs and styles to choose from.

Here are a few:

The above floating shelf is a great option because of the hooks in addition to the shelf. Add a few family photos or a decorative box to hold mittens or other small seasonal apparel.

An above floating shelf is a great option because of the hooks in addition to the shelf. Add a few family photos or a decorative box to hold mittens or other small seasonal apparel.

The above floating shelves are minimalist yet offer storage options as well as a decorative function.

The above floating shelves are minimalist yet offer storage options as well as a decorative function.

6.  Coat Rack (Hall Tree)

Coat racks are a great way to store coats easily in a foyer.  While not as good as a closet, if you lack a closet, a coat rack is an unobtrusive coat storing option.

The following coat rack (aka hall tree) is a best seller with hundreds of great reviews:

Such a simple, elegant design with so much function. And it's easy for your guests to find their coat on the way out!

Such a simple, elegant design with so much function. And it’s easy for your guests to find their coat on the way out!

7.  Wicker Baskets

Tall, narrow wicker baskets are a stylish way to offer storage in a hall area.  I prefer taller, narrower wicker baskets so it has less of a footprint such as the following:

FYI, the way this wicker basket is presented, it's a laundry hamper... but it need not serve as a hamper. Try using these to store scarves or other small apparel items you don't use often.

FYI, the way this wicker basket is presented, it’s a laundry hamper, but it need not serve as a hamper. Try using these to store scarves or other small apparel items you don’t use often.

8.  Shoe Storage

Read our epic shoe storage ideas guide here.

Shoes strewn about are ugly and they create a hazard.  This is where shoe storage comes in handy.  There are many options available.  Here are a few shoe storage options for foyers:

The following is a shoe storing rack with bench serving a double purpose:

The two delicate chromed shelves are perfect for stacking your most-used shoes. Just be careful not to pack too much onto them, lest you venture into clutter territory!

The two delicate chromed shelves are perfect for stacking your most-used shoes. Just be careful not to pack too much onto them, lest you venture into clutter territory!

Here’s a shoe storage cabinet that’s both decorative and functional:

The closing doors of this cabinet hide your shoes while still keeping them organized. Dress up the top of this unit with flowers, a few photographs, or with other accent items.

The closing doors of this cabinet hide your shoes while still keeping them organized. Dress up the top of this unit with flowers, a few photographs, or with other accent items.

Or go super simple.  The following can be placed in a closet or function as a stand-alone shoe storage shelf:

These can actually be stacked on top of one another in a small closet to maximize vertical space.


These can actually be stacked on top of one another in a small closet to maximize vertical space.

9.  Decorative Chest

If you have space, a decorative chest is a really nice decorative piece that offers storage in a foyer.  Check out the following:

Whether you buy yours or upcycle a flea market find, these are a great way to add storage with style.

Whether you buy yours or upcycle a flea market find, these are a great way to add storage with style.

10.  Console Table

A console table is more decorative than offering storage capability, but it can come in handy when you come in the house (or guests do) loaded down with bags.  They offer a convenient place to place items down.  Check it out:

Try adding a simple bowl to your console table as a catch-all for change and keys. You'll find you lose them much less often!

Try adding a simple bowl to your console table as a catch-all for change and keys. You’ll find you lose them much less often!

If you have a bit more space, you can place a table in the center of the front hall such as:

Look for tables with storage hidden on the sides, so you can keep your stuff tucked away. Then place a large floral arrangement on the table for a statement!

Look for tables with storage hidden on the sides, so you can keep your stuff tucked away. Then place a large floral arrangement on the table for a statement!

Bedroom Storage Ideas

Master bedroom with fabulous storage

Not everyone is fortunate to have his and hers walk-in closets.  If you do, you likely have the space for storage.  If you don’t, it doesn’t take long for clothes to end up all over the place.

You have many storage options for a master bedroom (and even that isn’t always enough).  Consider:

  • Reach-in closet
  • Walk-in closet
  • Wardrobe
  • Sitting bench with storage
  • Shelving
  • Under the bed storage
  • jewelry storage
  • nightstand/bedside table

And so much more.

See our massive bedroom storage ideas guide here.

Kitchen Storage Ideas

Kitchen with clever storage options

A major consideration when designing your kitchen is storage.  While a kitchen’s primary function is to prepare food, a significant secondary function is to store food and all the implements that go into preparing food such as pots, utensils, small appliances, dishware and of course the food itself.

To that end, we put together an extensive kitchen storage ideas guide here where we lay out 20 options for optimal kitchen storage.

Closet Storage Ideas

Most closets, especially large open closets, can be more efficient for storage.  While each household has different needs, with a little effort and research, you can improve your closet’s efficiency with closet organizers.

In a nutshell, you need to figure out what type of clothing and/or other items you store in your closet.  Do you need more space for hanging clothes or folding clothes is a good starting point?

1.  Full Closet Systems

If you have a lot of clothing, you’ll want to consider a full-closet system of shelves, drawers, or cabinets. This is pricey, but will certainly add value to your home should you decide to sell in the future.

A system like this is built to be all the space you'll ever need in your closet. They're also customizable, to help you get your best fit!

A system like this is built to be all the space you’ll ever need in your closet. They’re also customizable, to help you get your best fit!

If you prefer a slightly different look, you might try these wire shelves, which are also adjustable:

This full closet system has spots for dresses, jackets, shirts, shoes, and bags.

This full closet system has spots for dresses, jackets, shirts, shoes, and bags.

2.  Closet Shoe Storage Ideas

The closet floor isn’t always utilized properly, which is where a low shelf along the bottom of your closet comes in handy. You can store seasonal or special occasion shoes there, or you can try one of these other storage options for your shoes:

These simple cubbies will fit nicely beneath a clothing rack. Detachable doors keep your shoes from falling out, if you desire.

These simple cubbies will fit nicely beneath a clothing rack. Detachable doors keep your shoes from falling out if you desire.

Or, if you have many shoes, you might like a shoe carousel:

If you have a full-closet system, you can add a shoe carousel like this one. Hooks hold your shoes in place, and you can spin it to find the shoes you desire.

If you have a full-closet system, you can add a shoe carousel like this one. Hooks hold your shoes in place, and you can spin it to find the shoes you desire.

3.  Boxes

And who could forget boxes? Boxes are the standard in storage, and you can find some really attractive options that won’t make your closet look like you’re still in the process of moving in.

If you're partial to a vintage look, these boxes come in many sizes and will fit nicely on a shelf, hiding whatever you wish.

If you’re partial to a vintage look, these boxes come in many sizes and will fit nicely on a shelf, hiding whatever you wish.

If you prefer a more traditional style, you might like these boxes:

They're narrow, but are perfect for storing small items that might otherwise get lost in your closet.

They’re narrow but are perfect for storing small items that might otherwise get lost in your closet.

4.  Clothing Racks

If your budget (or the size of your closet) doesn’t allow you to add a full closet system, you can add a portable or wheeled clothing rack to your closet for instant storage. Plus, you can take it with you when you move.

If you’re a fan of DIY projects, you can make your own industrial clothing rack:

It's pretty minimalist, and the wheels mean you can easily move it when you need to.


It’s pretty minimalist, and the wheels mean you can easily move it when you need to.

5.  Wardrobes

You can also add a full wardrobe to your closet if you like the options it gives you, but you don’t have the space for it in the main bedroom. This looks nicer than a clothing rack, and can still be taken with you when you move (with more effort, of course.)

A traditional wardrobe has plenty of space inside, although it has fewer customization options than a closet system.

A traditional wardrobe has plenty of space inside, although it has fewer customization options than a closet system.

If you’d rather not move such a large piece of furniture into your closet, but like the layout, you might like a fabric version:

This one is on wheels, and has a zip-up door and pockets on the side.

This one is on wheels and has a zip-up door and pockets on the side.

6.  Closet Shelving

If you find you need much more folding space than hanging space, install sturdy shelves. You’ll be able to customize your closet to suit your needs.

This shelf is built for shoes and other small objects, like purses. This is a great option for those of us with accessories for each outfit.

This shelf is built for shoes and other small objects, like purses. This is a great option for those of us with accessories for each outfit.

7.  Laundry Hamper

And what closet doesn’t need a laundry hamper? Your clothes will end up in the hamper, not on the floor, and your closet will always look clean.

This elegant wooden hamper is separated into two sections, which will help you pre-sort your laundry even before it's time to throw it in the wash.

This elegant wooden hamper is separated into two sections, which will help you pre-sort your laundry even before it’s time to throw it in the wash.

8.  Hanging Organizers

If you’ve got extra hanging space in your closet, you might decide to add a hanging organizer for your jewelry, shoes, or other items.

This lengthy over-the-door organizer has tons of pockets and hooks for you to store your items in. This organizer is perfect for a linen closet or a closet you store cleaning supplies in.

This lengthy over-the-door organizer has tons of pockets and hooks for you to store your items in. This organizer is perfect for a linen closet or a closet you store cleaning supplies in.

9.  Wall Hangers

Hooks and hangers will always save you time when hunting for belts, scarves, or ties. We like to keep our robes on hooks too.

Whether you go simple or decorative, hooks are a great way to take advantage of wall space.

Whether you go simple or decorative, hooks are a great way to take advantage of wall space.

Living Room/Family Room Storage Ideas

Living room with built-shelves for storage

While the living room isn’t designed to store that much stuff, it can serve a storage purpose for books, entertainment equipment, blankets, toys and more.

To that end, there are quite a few living room storage options including built-in shelving (see above – now that’s awesome), storage ottomans, end tables, floating shelves and much, much more.

Check out our epic living room storage ideas articles here.

Bathroom Storage Ideas

A bathroom is a tough place to find storage, especially if it’s not already built in, like a closet. And if you have a small bathroom, finding storage options is even tougher, as you might not have floor space for a cabinet. In these cases, utilizing wall space is vital.

Here’s our entire bathroom storage ideas article.

1.  Vanity

A vanity is the most classic way to add storage to a bathroom. Pedestal sinks are lovely but don’t leave you any space to hide your towels or other bathroom sundries. You’ll appreciate having a full cabinet later.

If you’re looking for lots of storage, check out this option:

Those drawers look pretty small, don't they? You might be wondering how you'll fit your things in all of those tiny drawers.

Those drawers look pretty small, don’t they? You might be wondering how you’ll fit your things in all of those tiny drawers.

However, as you’ll see below, the drawers come in  lots of four, on the bottom, with the top six knobs belonging to three shallow drawers,

You get the full benefit of all that space, plus a shelf on the bottom that would be great for storing extra towels.

You get the full benefit of all that space, plus a shelf on the bottom that would be great for storing extra towels.

2.  Medicine Cabinet

If you really don’t want a vanity, try adding a medicine cabinet. These aren’t as sleek as a plain mirror, but offer plenty of storage, and keep your cosmetics close at hand. They also come in a range of mounting styles, so if you really like that sleek look, you can get pretty close.

If that’s what you desire, check out this recessed medicine cabinet:

The front is much larger than the inside, so you get a sleek, arched mirror with a hidden inside. The cabinet is inset into the wall, so your mirror will look flush to the wall.

The front is much larger than the inside, so you get a sleek, arched mirror with a hidden inside. The cabinet is inset into the wall, so your mirror will look flush to the wall.

If you don’t mind the look of a surface-mounted medicine cabinet, you might like one of these a little better:

A beveled oval mirror is set into a rustic frame with iron hinges. The inside is filled with shelves and small hooks, which gives you a variety of options.

A beveled oval mirror is set into a rustic frame with iron hinges. The inside is filled with shelves and small hooks, which gives you a variety of options.

And if you don’t really feel as though you need a mirror, you can opt for this elegant solution:

Glass-front doors with small embellishments dress up an otherwise simple medicine cabinet. You could also use this option as towel storage, or as storage above the toilet.

Glass-front doors with small embellishments dress up an otherwise simple medicine cabinet. You could also use this option as towel storage, or as storage above the toilet.

3.  Towel Cabinet

Towel storage can be tricky, depending on how much you’re trying to fit into a bathroom. You don’t want to store them near cleaning chemicals, but you can’t let them look cluttered either. A dedicated towel cabinet can solve this conundrum in a hurry.

We really like this option:

The bottom of the tower is perfect for storing the majority of your towels, and you can keep just a few extra in the X shaped shelving above.

The bottom of the tower is perfect for storing the majority of your towels, and you can keep just a few extra in the X shaped shelving above.

4. Bathroom Cabinet/Shelving

Shelving or floor cabinets are an easy way to add storage if you have the space to add them. They also have the potential to be decorative as well.

Check out this option, which is a shorter version of a linen cabinet:

The key to bathroom storage is to keep the right things hidden, while displaying a few more attractive items, like the way the washcloths are displayed in a small basket.

The key to bathroom storage is to keep the right things hidden, while displaying a few more attractive items, like the way the washcloths are displayed in a small basket.

Or, if you happen to have a smaller bathroom and need a cabinet to fit a much more narrow space, you might like this idea:

This cabinet fits in a narrow area and has spots for both tall and short cosmetics, along with extra toilet paper rolls.

This cabinet fits in a narrow area and has spots for both tall and short cosmetics, along with extra toilet paper rolls.

5. Wall-Mounted Cabinet

You can also add wall cabinets to a bathroom to add a bit of storage. Try adding a cabinet in a corner, next to the shower, or anywhere you have open wall space.

The kind of cabinet you choose will depend entirely on what kind of storage you need and the space you have available.

This corner-mounted cabinet has narrow mirrors on the side to add elegance. The deep, tall shelves ensure you will have space for whatever you may need to store.

This corner-mounted cabinet has narrow mirrors on the side to add elegance. The deep, tall shelves ensure you will have space for whatever you may need to store.

If you’d prefer a towel rack, you can opt for this cabinet:

The top has shutter-like doors that keep your clutter hidden away, and a lower towel bar to keep one handy at all times.

The top has shutter-like doors that keep your clutter hidden away, and a lower towel bar to keep one handy at all times.

6.  Floating Shelves

Use floating shelves to add storage to a wall without taking up too much space. This is a good solution for smaller bathrooms.

These smaller shelves would look great on the wall behind a free-standing bathtub. You could use them to store your shampoo, conditioner, and soaps.

These smaller shelves would look great on the wall behind a free-standing bathtub. You could use them to store your shampoo, conditioner, and soaps.

7.  Free-Standing Shelves

Free-standing shelves are similar in purpose to floating shelves and to cabinets, but they’re backless, open, and usually a lot more portable than other kinds of shelving.

Unlike cabinets, you can’t hide your items, so you’ll want to pick your shelves carefully. What do you need to store? Do you want it out of sight?

If you just need a simple shelf to set an item or two on, you might like this shelf:

The simple and pretty corner design doesn't take up a lot of space and gives you three shelves to use as storage.

The simple and pretty corner design doesn’t take up a lot of space and gives you three shelves to use as storage.

This shelf is unique, and while it isn’t a large shelf, it’s an idea we just couldn’t pass up:

Sitting just above your faucet, this keeps your soaps and other sundries off of your clean countertops, meaning you have to scrub them less.

Sitting just above your faucet, this keeps your soaps and other sundries off of your clean countertops, meaning you have to scrub them less.

8.  Above-Toilet Storage

The space above the toilet is often unclaimed ground. Use a wall organizer above it to store extra toilet paper or cleaning materials.

Depending on what you need to store, you might choose a towel rack like this one:

While most of this organizer is a towel rack, it also has a small shelf that's just perfect for a tissue box.

While most of this organizer is a towel rack, it also has a small shelf that’s just perfect for a tissue box.

Of course, if you need a bit more cabinet space, you might prefer this model:

The majority of the storage space is hidden, with a short shelf at the top that can be used for accents.

The majority of the storage space is hidden, with a short shelf at the top that can be used for accents.

9.  Towel Rack

We can stress enough that a towel rack will keep you from having towels, wet or dry, all over your bathroom floor, or hanging off of other surfaces. A dedicated spot will help keep your bathroom neat and tidy.

The long bars on either side of this towel rack provide ample space for drying towels, unlike a single long bar.

The long bars on either side of this towel rack provide ample space for drying towels, unlike a single long bar.

Or, take advantage of space on the bathroom door with this rack:

It's not visible from the other side, and provides you with 3 bars to hang your towels from.

It’s not visible from the other side and provides you with 3 bars to hang your towels from.

10.  Laundry Hamper

The bedroom and bathroom see most of the dirty clothes on the floor, so it’s recommended you add a laundry basket here too. Like a towel rack, it’ll keep towels and dirty clothes off the floor and out of sight.

This tilt-out model will match similarly styled cabinets well, and the double hampers allow you to pre-sort your laundry.

This tilt-out model will match similarly styled cabinets well, and the double hampers allow you to pre-sort your laundry.

Dining Room Storage Ideas

Dining-room-with-built-in-shelving

I know what you’re thinking, there really aren’t many dining room storage options.

I agree, there aren’t as many as there is for a garage or kitchen, but you’d be surprised.  When you hunt around for furniture as much as I do, you come up with unconventional ideas.

I put together a full list of dining room storage ideas here.

Garage Storage Ideas

See our garage storage ideas article here.

Garages have a way of getting really messy and cluttered, even if you do your best to keep them organized. If you’re using part of your garage as storage, we recommend creating designated areas for your possessions, so they don’t start edging in on your car’s space.

1.  Garage Storage Cabinet

These locker-like cabinets come in all kinds of sizes or styles and are perfect for storing tools. Since each locker is separated, you can place items you typically use together in a separate locker. Instant organization!

Or you could store fertilizers and other items you don't want on the floor. It's a great way to keep any pets from getting into things they shouldn't.

Or you could store fertilizers and other items you don’t want on the floor. It’s a great way to keep any pets from getting into things they shouldn’t.

2.  Garage Shelving

Or, opt for more open shelving, so you can see everything you might need. This is great for a workshop-style garage.

The open shelving and sturdy metallic design means you won't have to worry about closing doors if you try to fit a little too much onto a shelf.

The open shelving and sturdy metallic design mean you won’t have to worry about closing doors if you try to fit a little too much onto a shelf.

3.  Storage Bins

These sturdy bins are great for storing everything and anything and are easily stackable, so you can take advantage of vertical space. However, they are more difficult to get back into, so the items you put in storage bins shouldn’t be items you use often.

These bins are sturdy and will keep bugs and critters out of any fabric or food items you store in them.

These bins are sturdy and will keep bugs and critters out of any fabric or food items you store in them.

4. Storage Racks

For serious storage potential, you can install enormous storage racks. They leave the bottom of your garage easily passable, but allow you to take advantage of all the space above your head.

This rack also includes sturdy hooks that you can use to store bicycles, sports equipment, or strollers, getting them up off of your floor during the off-season.

This rack also includes sturdy hooks that you can use to store bicycles, sports equipment, or strollers, getting them up off of your floor during the off-season.

5.  Bicycle Racks

For adult bikes or bikes that are used often, a bike rack is a great investment. You can store your bikes vertically. You won’t have to worry about them falling over and scratching the paint on your car either!

Stack up to four bikes in the same space, and easily remove them when you need them.

Stack up to four bikes in the same space, and easily remove them when you need them.

See more at Wayfair, Amazon, and Houzz

6.  Workbenches

Depending on how often you use your garage as a workspace, you’ll want to invest in a workbench to store your tools. The added benefit of a workbench, as opposed to a toolbox, is the large counter on the top; the workspace.

This workbench is on wheels, which means you can move it around as you need it, instead of crossing the room to get tools.

This workbench is on wheels, which means you can move it around as you need it, instead of crossing the room to get tools.

Or, if you’re looking for a more permanent option for larger projects, you might like:

This stable wooden workbench has a large tray on the bottom to store your tools or materials for easy reach.

This stable wooden workbench has a large tray on the bottom to store your tools or materials for easy reach.

7.  Hanging Storage for Garage

Utilizing wall space is vital for garage storage since you’ll want to keep the center of the garage as open and clean as possible.

This wall rack allows you to customize the hangers so that you can hang all kinds of items and baskets.

This wall rack allows you to customize the hangers so that you can hang all kinds of items and baskets.

8.  Tool Cabinets

Even if you do have a workbench, you might have more tools than you can fit in its storage. In that case, you’ll want to invest in a tool cabinet to keep everything exactly where it needs to be.

This cart is on wheels, so you can take your tools wherever you need them. It'd be really difficult to move without them!

This cart is on wheels, so you can take your tools wherever you need them. It’d be really difficult to move without them!

9.  Pegboards

A pegboard is another way to organize your tools. The holes in the pegboard allow you to place hooks wherever you need them, customizing your workspace.

You can hang these on the wall, or find a portable one, like this:

The wheels and handle allow you to pull your pegboard around the garage or outside.

The wheels and handle allow you to pull your pegboard around the garage or outside.

10.  Refrigerator/Deep Freeze

If you’re anything like us, you’ll stock up on meats during a sale and freeze them. Unfortunately, you might run out of room in your freezer in the kitchen. Having a freezer or a secondary refrigerator in the garage will allow you to keep stocks of frozen food without sacrificing room in your kitchen.

If you don't really need a fridge for any other reason than storing drinks, this mini-fridge might be right for you. It has built-in bottle holders inside.

If you don’t really need a fridge for any other reason than storing drinks, this mini-fridge might be right for you. It has built-in bottle holders inside.

If you prefer a top-loading refrigerator with a few more organization options, this might suit you:

This model has organization baskets, so you can keep meat separate from other freezer items.

This model has organization baskets, so you can keep meat separate from other freezer items.

Kids’ Storage Ideas

Kids rooms can get messy quickly, regardless of how old they are, so it’s a great idea to start adding storage solutions before things start getting out of hand. Try adding baskets, racks, and hooks to the bedroom, so your kids can start learning early that their things have proper spots.

1.  Toy Storage Ideas

See our extensive toy organizer guide here.

A toy box is a traditional solution to storing children’s toys, but sometimes those can lead to messes too, as your kids take out every toy in search of the one they want. If you want to provide an easily organizable space, try these less-traditional methods:

Removable bins allow you or your child to assign a place for their things. Stuffed animals in one, craft supplies in another.

Removable bins allow you or your child to assign a place for their things. Stuffed animals in one, craft supplies in another.

For stuffed animal storage, you can try this fun solution:

Securing hammocks in the corner allows your child to quickly pick up their room by placing all their stuffed animals in the hammock.

Securing hammocks in the corner allows your child to quickly pick up their room by placing all their stuffed animals in the hammock.

2.  Kids’ Bookcases

As your child grows, you’re sure to start picking up a wide variety of books, so you’ll need a spot to put them. A bookcase will serve your organization needs for years to come.

A deep cubby on the lowest shelf is great storage for toys as well, making this an optimal bookcase for a child's room.

A deep cubby on the lowest shelf is great storage for toys as well, making this an optimal bookcase for a child’s room.

3.  Toy Boxes

Whether you choose a trunk or a box with dividers, a toy box is a must-have piece of storage furniture for a child. We’ve picked out a few of our favorite styles.

For more of a bench look:

If you'd like even more of a bench-like effect, add a foam pad to the top and place beneath a window. Toy storage and a reading nook in one!

If you’d like even more of a bench-like effect, add a foam pad to the top and place beneath a window. Toy storage and a reading nook in one!

Or, go for a more traditional top-lifting toy box:

The sturdy wooden construction means you won't be replacing it anytime soon.

The sturdy wooden construction means you won’t be replacing it anytime soon.

4.  Kids’ Dressers

Even if you have a closet, you’re sure to end up with tons of seasonal clothing and clothing that no longer fits. You might not be ready to give it up yet, so you’ll need a spot to store it.

A three-drawer dresser is the perfect height for kids who are ready to start picking out their own clothes, or putting them away.

A three-drawer dresser is a perfect height for kids who are ready to start picking out their own clothes or putting them away.

5.  Kids’ Armoires

Armoires aren’t just for storing clothes, they’re also a great spot for books or linens.

This armoire has a doored cabinet to the left, and shelves and drawers on the right for a variety of storage options.

This armoire has a doored cabinet to the left, and shelves and drawers on the right for a variety of storage options.

6.  Kids’ Nightstands

You can’t underestimate the storage power of a simple nightstand. These are perfect for storing your child’s favorite nighttime toys or bedtime books.

A shelf on the bottom is perfect for books, and the drawer above for everything else.

A shelf on the bottom is perfect for books and the drawer above for everything else.

7.  Kids’ Beds with Storage

Sometimes the area under the bed can be more trouble than it’s worth, but it’s also a valuable space for storage if you use it right. Investing in a storage bed or a trundle bed means you’ll never have to look under the bed for missing toys.

This trundle bed also has three drawers built into the side for additional storage, and is perfect for sleepovers.

This trundle bed also has three drawers built into the side for additional storage and is perfect for sleepovers.

8.  Kids’ Desks

Desks are a great way to keep school work and arts and crafts supplies neatly organized, so you’re always able to find what you need.

For a  younger child:

This miniature desk is built from sturdy plastic, but is light enough to move easily for an adult. Pockets on the side and a drawer in the front provide extra storage in addition to the crayon and marker slots on the top.

This miniature desk is built from sturdy plastic but is light enough to move easily for an adult. Pockets on the side and a drawer in the front provide extra storage in addition to the crayon and marker slots on the top.

For a school-aged child, it might be better to invest in a more permanent desk that they can use throughout the school.

This sturdy wooden bookcase desk has plenty of drawers to store schoolwork and shelves above to store books.

This sturdy wooden bookcase desk has plenty of drawers to store schoolwork and shelves above to store books.

Also, check out our bunk beds with desks gallery – another space-saving option for your kids.

9.  Kids’ Coat Racks

Keeping your child’s outdoor wear all in the same room is an easy way to be sure you never misplace a favorite jacket or hat. We’ve selected a few of our favorite ideas, both with hooks and with racks, to keep your child’s outerwear neatly arranged.

This tall coat rack doubles as a chair, where your child can sit while you help them fasten their shoes.

This tall coat rack doubles as a chair, where your child can sit while you help them fasten their shoes.

Or, if you prefer wall storage:

These adorable hooks are shaped like a variety of animals, and look great whether or not you have coats on them!

These adorable hooks are shaped like a variety of animals, and look great whether or not you have coats on them!

If you like animals, but prefer regular hooks:

This safari-themed wall-mounted coat rack will do the job nicely. Sturdy, deep hooks will ensure your coats won't end up on the floor.

This safari-themed wall-mounted coat rack will do the job nicely. Sturdy, deep hooks will ensure your coats won’t end up on the floor.

Wine Storage Ideas

Kitchen with built in metal wine rack storage

It’s astonishing how many wine storage options there are.  You can get stand-alone racks in all designs and sizes as well as go with a built-in option, refrigerated options and if you want to go all out, build a wine cellar.

We list out all types of wine storage options here.

Food Storage Ideas

Food storage containers in the freezer

There are 2 aspects to food storage.  There’s the actual storage mechanism, whether a type of container, refrigeration unit or some other box/cabinet option.

The other aspect is the process of properly storing food.

We cover both in our extensive and growing article on food storage options here.

Laundry Storage Ideas

Laundry hamper full of clothes to laundry placed in front of the washing machine.

Don’t let your laundry stockpile and make a mess of your laundry area. You have several ways to reclaim the space in your laundry with our list of laundry storage solutions that are practical and efficient. We broke them down between the different types and styles.

Check out the list of laundry storage ideas here.

Backyard storage ideas

Storage shed in a green backyard.

When you can’t let go of a number of your unused items, you can turn to your backyard for additional storage. However, your backyard can fall into disarray if you don’t have a system for storing your belongings and keeping clutter at bay. We listed down the different types of backyard storage solutions you can apply to help you keep your backyard in order.

Discover more backyard storage ideas here.

Bike Storage Ideas

A bicycle is displayed on a crate shelves and against a black accent wall in the living room with a man sitting and reading on a couch.

Leaving your bicycle outdoors is not the smartest thing to do. However, they can also take up valuable space indoors. We sort out your options with bicycle storage solutions based on type, mounting, features, and build material.

Click here for more bike storage ideas.

Types of Firewood storage ideas

Firewood stored to the brim in a white fireplace with candles of different sizes on the fireplace shelf.

There are a few but important things to keep in mind when it comes to storing firewood. When you store your firewood correctly, you don’t just ensure warm and cozy nights during the winter but you also save yourself a lot of money.

Get to know more types of firewood storage ideas here.

Types of Magazine Storage Ideas

A woven basket full of magazines.

Not everyone has turned digital. Some of us still prefer the paper versions or at least have a stockpile of them. They’re nostalgic but can also be a clutter problem at home. Fortunately, there are stylish yet practical ways to store your favorite magazines.

Find more types of magazine storage ideas here.

Types of Stackable Storage Ideas

Storage boxes on a wood flooring.

Stackable storage bins are absolutely great for space-saving and organization. They also come in a wide variety of options to fit all preferences and situations.

Here’s the list of the different types of stackable storage ideas.

Types of Watch Storage Ideas

A display of wristwatches on individual storage boxes.

Whether you have just one precious watch or a collection of them, you don’t want them lying anywhere around the house. They need to be in proper storage where they can be secure, kept in tip-top condition, and easy for you to find.

Check out the types of watch storage ideas here.

Types of Office Storage Ideas

Different home office storage solutions.

A messy workspace doesn’t inspire nor promote creativity. In fact, it can be distracting and even give you a sense of no control. Go easy on yourself by keeping clutter at bay and organizing your work essentials with efficient office storage solutions.

Learn more types of office storage ideas here.

Types of jewelry storage options

Different types of jewelry storage solutions.

Whether you want to flaunt them or hide them for safety, your jewelry collection needs proper storage for your peace of mind. You can store your precious items in various ways depending on location, type, features, or material.

Discover the different types of jewelry storage options here.

Types of storage trunks

A chocolate-colored storage trunk used as a coffee table in the living room with a matching leather sofa and an area rug.

Trunks are not just useful but their classic design also makes them versatile storage pieces. You can turn trunks into a coffee table, bench, or storage for all sorts of items from blankets to camping gears and from toys to tools.

Find more types of storage trunks here.

Types of mobile device storage consoles and organizers

A mobile phone is held in place by a mobile storage device in front of the driver's seat.

Mobile devices are today’s must-haves. Many of us own more than one and research reveals that we’re glued to them from the moment we wake up to the moment we hit the bed to sleep. We also know how organizing the cables and cords can be out of hand. Yet the more clever of us found brilliant ways to use those gadgets without the clutter.

Click this link for the different types of mobile device storage consoles and organizers.

Types of Storage Drawers

An empty wooden drawer interior pulled out open.

Storage drawers are convenient for multiplying the little space we own and storing those small to medium-sized non-stackable items of irregular shapes and sizes. Take full advantage of your drawer interiors by learning about the different types of storage drawers available right now.

Here’s the list of the different types of storage drawers.

How to Store Paint

A display of cans of paint in various colors.

Whether you’re into DIY projects or home repair, painting is one of those activities you’re bound to do. This also means there’ll be a leftover bucket of paint or two after all the work’s done. You don’t want to just throw them away but you also don’t want to store it only to open it up later to realize the paint’s gone bad. So what do you do? We show you how.

Check out this link on how to properly store paint.

Corner Storage Options

A kitchen corner storage is pulled open to reveal the stainless steel pots it contains inside.

Every inch of space is valuable and that includes those awkward underutilized corners. You can convert these unused spaces into brilliant corner storage for your kitchen, bathroom, living room, home office, garage, mudroom, and more.

Find more corner storage options here.

Types of Food Containers

Fruits stored in stackable food containers.

Avoid food waste and plastic disposals as much as you can while keeping your kitchen pantry, cabinet, and fridge in order. We have a collection of food storage ideas broken down into specific categories such as design elements, features, styles, purpose, sizes/shapes, and materials.

We covered the different types of food containers here.

Kayak storage ideas

An orange kayak suspended from the ceiling.

Kayaking is a popular sport but ideas on how to properly store a kayak are not as widespread. We endeavor to provide solutions to one of the most common problems shared by kayak participants. We include three different types of kayak racks plus a DIY video on how to build one.

See more kayak storage ideas here.

Types of storage benches

Storage bench with some books and a flower vase on top and a box of books underneath the bench.

This ultimate storage bench buying guide brings you the different options available in the market today by sorting them out into categories such as location, build material, storage type, and style. You’ll get a better idea of how you want your storage bench to look like as well as where and how you’ll use it.

Check out the different types of storage benches here.

How to organize kitchen utensils

How not to organize your kitchen utensils.

Organizing kitchen utensils can be as simple as breaking them down into two main categories: cooking utensils (spatulas, ladles, garlic press, peelers, serving spoons, tongs, kitchen knives, etc.) and dining utensils or silverware. We guide you on how to organize the two main types of kitchen utensils and the ways you’re probably doing it wrong.

Learn how to organize kitchen utensils here.

Types of K-Cup Storage Ideas

K-cups in a glass container and a stack of glass coffee cups beside a couple of K-cups on a wooden desk.

K-cups are cute and ingenious ways of delivering our morning coffee fix. However, they can also quickly multiply and colonize your kitchen counter even before you know it. We provide solutions to reclaim your kitchen counter and store those K-cups and even flaunt their cuteness.

Discover the different types of K-Cup storage ideas here.

Types of Stuffed Animal Storage

Different stuffed animals in an open wooden chest.

Every parent and anyone living with kids knows how those cute and adorable stuffed animals can quickly pile up and become troublesome to hide away. It’s easier to just hide them away when your kids don’t play with them anymore. Otherwise, there are storage solutions with space-saving features you need to discover.

We listed down the different types of stuffed animal storage here.

Types of knife storage

Knives in a wooden knife storage.

Part of owning a set of knives is having a proper storage area to keep them in tip-top condition and to prevent accidents. We listed down a good number of storage options based on location, type of material, features, and number of knives.

Learn more types of knife storage here.

Types of garden hose storage options

Reel cart garden hose in a backyard garden.

A garden hose is necessary for every garden. However, storing them can be troublesome. We’ve rounded up the different ways you can keep your garden as organized and presentable as possible with our garden hose storage options.

Discover the different types of garden hose storage options here.

Types of Patio and Deck storage ideas

Deck with patio umbrella on an outdoor dining and kitchen with wall-mounted TV, outdoor wall lighting, and wood cabinetry.

Your patio and deck are not just an extension of your indoor living space but they are also great opportunities for extending your storage area. You can keep both your indoors and outdoors clutter-free if you have some practical storage solutions in place.

Find more types of Patio and Deck storage ideas here.








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