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24 Utterly Ingenious Ways To Store Things In Your Home

Like my middle school boyfriend told me, “Imma need a little more space."

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1. Stuff your little one's plush toys into a beanbag.

Promising Review: "Bigger than I had anticipated! My 9-year-old loves it, and it holds almost ALL of his ridiculous stuffed animal collection! It also washed up really well. You can't even tell it was washed and dried at home!" —Bailey Schmidt

Get it on Amazon for $40.

2. Install an overhead storage rack in your garage to stash all those holiday decorations that don't have a home 11 months out of the year.

Promising Review: "I actually installed this by myself. I found the installation rather easy, just a little time consuming without help. Thankfully, I had attic access and could see my joists, so between that and seeing where the screws were to hold the wood up, I didn't need a stud finder. I am thinking about putting another one on the other side of the garage. The amount of storage space that is achieved with this beats any set of cabinets that I could have bought." —Steve Smith

Get it on Amazon for $140.

3. Have all your supplies ready for that 3 a.m. changing with a diaper caddy that attaches to your changing table or wall.

Promising Review: "My changing table is not large enough to have lotions, powder, etc., on it. So I got this and attached it to the side and love it. It's nice that it holds so many diapers and I love the little pockets at the top that hold all the odds and ends." —SpldLegacy

Get it on Amazon for $22.

4. Don't ever grow up, just get giant Legos that open up into storage containers.,

Promising Review: "Big enough to hold a good amount of stuff, but not so large that they're in the way." —CarolB

Get them on Amazon for $13+. / Available in small, medium, and large sizes and in a variety of colors.

5. If your shoes are bigger than most shoe storage holders allow, try a hanging organizer made for shoes up to a men's size 16.

Promising Review: "It actually fits my size 13 shoes! Not a fan of the color but when something this useful comes along for me, who cares? I mean, it is behind the closet door. I recommend this for anyone who has large feet, and is looking for an over-the-door shoe organizer." —C. Curate

Get it in Amazon for $22.

6. Use your bathroom cabinet door to store all your hair tools with an over-the-door organizer.

Promising Review: "Before all my items were in a drawer and the cords were a pain, but with this metal basket minimized clutter. It fits two of my blow dryers, a flat iron, and curling wand. The bars are adjustable as well, (just use the twists it came with to secure them in place)." —Alyssa Jewell

Get it on Amazon for $13.

7. Keep your tots on top of their clean up time with a toy organizer.

Promising Review: "It's not huge, so large plastic toys won't fit, but it is perfect for train tracks, blocks, Legos, Barbies, etc. We love it so much that we plan on ordering a second one for our son's bedroom. It's sturdy, and I put light stuffed toys on the top shelf in case our toddler accidentally dumps it while grabbing toys. Only thing missing is a tether to secure it to the wall, but we can make our own. If your kids are older, that won't be an issue." —SD210

Get it on Amazon for $54+ / Available in pink, multi-color, black and white, and pastels.

8. Create extra space in your bathroom by using a shower curtain with pockets.,

Promising Review: "I love this shower curtain. It's very functional, especially because I don't have enough storage space in my bathroom. I use all the pockets, keep heavy things in them too." —svhare

Get it on Amazon for $25.

9. Turn that bookcase into a workspace with a two-in-one hobby desk.

Promising Review: "I have a tiny studio and wasn't sure this desk would fit together with the rest of my furniture, but It did! It's quite narrow and fit like a jigsaw puzzle between my bed and chest of drawers! I was able to put it together by myself and even drag it up the stairs (no elevator in my building) onto my second floor apartment. It is VERY heavy and it took me over three hours to put it together, but I am kind of hopeless when it comes to putting things together (I cried when I had to put my Ikea chest of drawers together). So if you are good at this sort of thing I imagine it's possible to assemble it in 1-1.5 hours! I'm very happy with the desk! For the price, plus free shipping and only three or so hours of labor, I now have a wonderful study area in my miniature studio! Totally worth it!" —lindasek

Get it on Amazon for $119+. / Available in white or espresso.

10. Keep your bathroom organized by hanging an over-the-door six-tier basket unit.,

Promising Review: "Bought this to help organize my bathroom and I absolutely love it. It wasn't too difficult to put together, but it does take some strength when getting to the last few baskets. I didn't realize that it has the option to either hang over the door or actually screw it into the door/wall. I will definitely buy another one for my pantry." —Frances Sumerlin

Get it on Amazon for $29.

11. Or store extra towels on a rack.

Promising Review: "This was easy to put together, I did it myself! It fits over the door perfectly with no problem closing. When I close the door it doesn't bang or jiggle, but rests quietly against the door. If I were to add a negative (and this is for short people like me), it would be that you can't adjust the bars. I'm only 4'10", so the top bar is out of my comfortable reach. Otherwise, a very nice over-the-door towel rack for a great price." —Sondra DeHaven

Get it on Amazon for $13.

12. Transform any area into closet space with a pressure-mounted clothing rack.

Promising Review: "I love it! I noticed that other people who purchased it indicated that they placed it on carpeting and it fell a few times after it was loaded with clothes. To resolve this, I placed the feet of each pole on a small board on my carpeting and I have had no problems." —Ann Miller

Get it on Amazon for $66.

13. Let your kids' stuffed toys relax in the comfort of a hammock that attaches to your wall.

Promising Review: "This toy hammock has been a lifesaver. My 2 1/2-year-old has so many stuffed animals and I was having trouble keeping them organized and not all over his room. The hammock was easy to install and holds a lot of weight. It is very stretchy and can hold larger toys with no problem." —Karen "Benjamin's Mommy"

Get this one on Amazon for $9.

14. Give all your cleaning tools a place to hang with a wall-mounted holder.,

Promising Review: "This product was easy to install and very functional. I love that it has hooks that fold down to hold random items, like my dust pan and Swiffer duster." —Amber

Get it on Amazon for $13.

15. Turn your door into a storage opportunity with an attachable cabinet.

Promising Review: "I have a super tiny guest bathroom. I have shopped for over a year for a solution of WHERE to put things. There is literally not six inches of blank wall or floor space for a cabinet of any kind. Then I found this back-of-the-bathroom-door storage cabinet. It is so simple in design that at first you wonder how to attach it. But when you see how that, and all the other out-of-the-box options work, you realize how the simplicity is genius! My super experienced handyman was so impressed he sent this link to his wife and co-worker's wife (at co-worker's request) so they could buy one too." —Aggie Villanueva

Get it on Amazon for $150+. / Available in white and espresso.

16. Utilize your ottoman as a storage solution.

Promising Review: "I was actually really surprised to find that these things are quite sturdy. I can even stand on it, although you probably aren't supposed to do that. I've filled it with heavy things like cans of pet food and extra litter refills. My cats jump all over it with no problems. It's a good size that looks nice next to a twin bed. I'm almost a little sad that I bought it mostly for the cats. They're cheaper to replace than my curtains, so I guess it works out in the end." —SuketchiLT

Get it on Amazon for $28. / Available in light gray, beige, brown, and dark gray.

17. Stick on an attachable net will make bath time much more fun, and organized.,

Promising Review: "Pretty decent size, fits all my son's bath toys. Also I love the secure hooks that came with it, the suctions that are attached made me a little nervous." —Brittany

Get it on Amazon for $11.

18. Keep all your wrapping paper in one, protected place with a gift wrap organizer.

Promising Review: "Oh my goodness, I should've gotten something like this a long ago. Everything is available at a glance and it's all organized. I don't have to take everything out of my cupboard just to find the one I'm looking for. And it doesn't take up tons of space in my coat closet. I can do a quick inventory of what I'm running out of. It's also a great place to keep a pair of scissors and tape high up out of the reach of my toddlers." —daiseyworld

Get it on Amazon for $7.

19. Add a set of shelves to give yourself a little more space to display your things.,

Promising Review: "Great price. Gets the job done. Only used two out of three for the wall. The third one, I used for a small plant stand." —Amazon Customer

Get the set of three on Amazon for $25.

20. Mount a rack in your bathroom for when your counter space just isn't cutting it.,

Promising Review: "Super easy to assemble and install. Sturdy and looks wonderful." —Dee D.

Get it on Amazon for $22.

21. Get every inch out of your wardrobe with a closet doubler.

Promising Review: "Sturdy! The weight limit says 30 lbs. but I'm 99% sure I'm over that and the bar is still straight as a board. I recommend measuring the distance from your main closet bar, the average length of the clothes, and seeing if the remaining length leaves enough room for the second row to hang without touching the floor (unless you don't mind it)." —M. Gee

Get it on Amazon for $8.

22. Hang some extra shelves onto your fridge or washing machine to give you easy access and extra storage.,

Promising Review: "We live in a TINY basement apartment in Chicago and are constantly struggling to stay organized with very little cabinet and closet space. This magical thing sits perfectly on the side of our fridge and is not unstable or wobbly at all. Just a little bit of extra storage in a small space is a HUGE deal. Definitely recommend!!" —katelyn reader

Get it on Amazon for $19.

23. Or if your laundry room could really use the extra space, try a utility rack that'll let you store your supplies, hang dry your clothes, and hold things until you're ready to put them away.

Promising Review: "Very easy to assemble, took me about 20 minutes by myself. I do wish the shelves were just a little wider, but otherwise, works great." —Jennifer C.

Get it on Amazon for $55.

24. And try this picture frame that's actually a cabinet where you'll keep all the secret things you don't want anyone seeing.

Promising Review: "This is fantastic! It's top quality from the front frame to the hinge that holds the door in table position to the French cleat that makes hanging it a breeze. This is one of my best purchases. I can't believe the quality for the price. And if you have snoopy guests, they're less likely to find things in here because it isn't obvious that it's a storage cabinet, nor is it obvious how to open it." —Kristi Isberg

Get it on Amazon for $129. / Available in espresso and white.

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