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26 Clever Storage Ideas For When You're Completely Out Of Space

Just when you thought you couldn't fit any more stuff in your bedroom....

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1. Swap out your corner shower caddy for a shower curtain liner with mesh pockets that'll be sturdy enough to hold your whole family's products *and* let everything drip dry.

I own this and *adore* it. Yes, this is my shower and I live alone. I just have lots of products, OK?! It holds lots of heavy bottles of body wash and conditioner, and helps me find where my pumice stone or razor is in my pre-contacts morning haze. If I could marry an object, it'd be this shower curtain. Check out my *full* review.Get it from Amazon for $14.60, Walmart for $15, or Jet for $19.59.Prefer a traditional shower caddy? Check out this corner tension-rod caddy.
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I own this and *adore* it. Yes, this is my shower and I live alone. I just have lots of products, OK?! It holds lots of heavy bottles of body wash and conditioner, and helps me find where my pumice stone or razor is in my pre-contacts morning haze. If I could marry an object, it'd be this shower curtain. Check out my *full* review.

Get it from Amazon for $14.60, Walmart for $15, or Jet for $19.59.

Prefer a traditional shower caddy? Check out this corner tension-rod caddy.

2. Invest in ceiling-mounted shelves for the garage to store stuff you only need every now and then. Don't worry, these will still leave plenty of room for your garage door opener!

This shelf model has an adjustable 18"–33" ceiling drop, holds 600 lbs., and has a limited lifetime warranty.Promising review: "This fits our garage perfectly. We have 24" of clearance from our ceiling to the top of our garage door track. We set ours at 19" and still have room. We bought the 18"–33" version and had some confusion with the product description stating 25"–45" of drop down, but it fit perfectly with a little room to spare. If you need extra storage space and to declutter your garage floor, I would highly recommend these racks." —Alyssa GibsonGet them from Amazon for $249.40 each.
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This shelf model has an adjustable 18"–33" ceiling drop, holds 600 lbs., and has a limited lifetime warranty.

Promising review: "This fits our garage perfectly. We have 24" of clearance from our ceiling to the top of our garage door track. We set ours at 19" and still have room. We bought the 18"–33" version and had some confusion with the product description stating 25"–45" of drop down, but it fit perfectly with a little room to spare. If you need extra storage space and to declutter your garage floor, I would highly recommend these racks." —Alyssa Gibson

Get them from Amazon for $249.40 each.

3. Hang tiny Command hooks on the inside of your kitchen cabinet to cease your measuring cups' nasty reign of hogging precious drawer space.

Yes, this is my kitchen cabinet and this trick helps me find the correct measuring cup so much faster than back when I used to stack them in a drawer! Just be sure to account for the cups' depth while arranging the cabinet's contents.Get a 10-pack of hooks from Amazon for $9.99.
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Yes, this is my kitchen cabinet and this trick helps me find the correct measuring cup so much faster than back when I used to stack them in a drawer! Just be sure to account for the cups' depth while arranging the cabinet's contents.

Get a 10-pack of hooks from Amazon for $9.99.

4. Pack linens and out-of-season clothes (inside vacuum storage bags) inside luggage...because if that roller carry-on is going to take up space underneath your bed, it might as well do something useful.

All my spare linens are folded up inside my rolling luggage underneath my bed. Set includes 2 jumbo, 5 extra large, 4 large, and 4 medium bags.Promising review: "These bags are freaking great. My fiancé and I recently moved from a 2 bed/2 bath to a 1 bed/1 bath. We lost a lot of storage space and didn't want to get rid of our guest bedding when we are planning to buy a house within the next year. We use the jumbo and large bags for our guest linens/extras. I think the medium bags could come in handy for packing luggage for extended trips back home." —KyraGet 15 bags from Amazon for $20.97.
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All my spare linens are folded up inside my rolling luggage underneath my bed. Set includes 2 jumbo, 5 extra large, 4 large, and 4 medium bags.

Promising review: "These bags are freaking great. My fiancé and I recently moved from a 2 bed/2 bath to a 1 bed/1 bath. We lost a lot of storage space and didn't want to get rid of our guest bedding when we are planning to buy a house within the next year. We use the jumbo and large bags for our guest linens/extras. I think the medium bags could come in handy for packing luggage for extended trips back home." —Kyra

Get 15 bags from Amazon for $20.97.

5. Or swap in a pretty trunk set as a nightstand that'll stash a bunch of out of season junk that somehow sits in "the chair" during the off-season.

Get them from Wayfair for $97.99+ or Amazon for $119.99+ (available in blush or gray).
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Get them from Wayfair for $97.99+ or Amazon for $119.99+ (available in blush or gray).

6. Make your sink's corner work for its dinner with a corner sponge organizer — it'll fit a surprising amount of dishwashing essentials in such a tiny space.

Promising review: "This fits our sink perfectly! It's not too big and holds a sponge and two bottles of soap. We have a standard apartment sink and it fits perfectly, it also holds very well. We have it suctioned on the sink not the counter." —Erin JohnsonGet it from Amazon for $10.99 (available in two colors).
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Promising review: "This fits our sink perfectly! It's not too big and holds a sponge and two bottles of soap. We have a standard apartment sink and it fits perfectly, it also holds very well. We have it suctioned on the sink not the counter." —Erin Johnson

Get it from Amazon for $10.99 (available in two colors).

7. Put dead space underneath shelves to good use with some slide-on baskets and put pantry stragglers front and center before they can expire.

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Promising review: "It's a must for my pantry. Especially the spice shelf where the items are short. Good for putting those extra items that are the last lonely product in the box, ie., granola bars, fruit snacks. Good package deal." —Daisy

Get four baskets from Amazon for $30.99.

And check out more pantry organizing tips.

8. Customize your kitchen wall storage with moldable glue because you'll never be able to fit that colander in your packed kitchen cabinets.

Promising review: "I've used it to mount things, organize wiring in stereo cabinets, stop rattles (license plate rattled when closing trunk, two little balls of Sugru to back of plate did the trick). Even made tool hangers in the garage with it. Wonder if I could build a boat with it." —fastrnuGet an eight-pack from Amazon for $19.89 or Walmart for $19.99.
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Promising review: "I've used it to mount things, organize wiring in stereo cabinets, stop rattles (license plate rattled when closing trunk, two little balls of Sugru to back of plate did the trick). Even made tool hangers in the garage with it. Wonder if I could build a boat with it." —fastrnu

Get an eight-pack from Amazon for $19.89 or Walmart for $19.99.

9. Place some decorative essentials in the corner with a pretty shelf that can make your space-deprived living place feel cozy, not cramped!

Get it from Amazon for $70.25+ (available in three finishes). And check out a similar cheaper option.
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Get it from Amazon for $70.25+ (available in three finishes). And check out a similar cheaper option.

10. Maxed out your bookshelves? Mount a floating bookshelf as a clever excuse to display your to-read pile.

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Get them from Urban Outfitters for $16 each or two for $28.

11. Squeeze in a tall storage cart between your washer and dryer or an awkward space by your kitchen cabinets. It'll make such a difference!

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Promising review: "Level with the washer and dryer when products are added. Rolls out nicely when wanting to pick out items that I put on the second and third shelf. Would recommend this product for easy storage." —Ramona Azure

Get it from Amazon for $24.99 or Walmart for $27.27.

12. Free up some kitchen cabinet space with mounted wine racks for a storage solution that'll make getting a post-work pour that much easier.

I lucked out with some similar racks already mounted in my new apartment and I adore them. Get three rows (enough for nine glasses) from Amazon for $11.99 or Walmart for $13.99.
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I lucked out with some similar racks already mounted in my new apartment and I adore them.

Get three rows (enough for nine glasses) from Amazon for $11.99 or Walmart for $13.99.

13. Loft sports gear in the garage with bike hoists and kayak straps to prevent them from becoming road kill.

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Promising review (for bike hoist): "I did a lot of research and bought this mount based on the reviews. This was NOT a quick and simple project like hanging a flat panel TV. This installation took some time to do all the measuring, finding the joist location in the attic, pre-drilling holes, painting the 2X4, etc. but it looks and works great. My only advice is to take your time and measure several times. We did not use the supplied screws we used longer wood screws for the 2X4 and better quality screws for the mounting plates. We also bent the hooks a little bit to hold my bike seat better." —Freya

Promising review (for kayak straps): "The only thing missing is hardware to install them. I suggest using a washer with the screws to keep the head from going through the straps. Once installed, hanging the kayaks is a breeze!" —Barbara Wiley

Get them from Amazon: bike hoist for $15.05 and kayak straps for $35

Check out more garage organizing tips.

14. Corral all your bedtime essentials with a bedside storage caddy instead of losing everything on your tiny, crowded nightstand.

Promising review: "One of the most useful items I have ever purchased. The pockets are the right size to hold a tablet, phone, remote, or book. My bedroom is too small for bedside tables so I use this organizer to hold anything that I might need right by my bed. I was surprised at how well it stay in place just by sliding the flat end in between the mattress and box spring." —HannahGet it from Amazon for $6.88+ (available in eight varieties) or a similar felt one from Walmart for $6.98.
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Promising review: "One of the most useful items I have ever purchased. The pockets are the right size to hold a tablet, phone, remote, or book. My bedroom is too small for bedside tables so I use this organizer to hold anything that I might need right by my bed. I was surprised at how well it stay in place just by sliding the flat end in between the mattress and box spring." —Hannah

Get it from Amazon for $6.88+ (available in eight varieties) or a similar felt one from Walmart for $6.98.

15. Bump up your under-bed storage a few *valuable* inches with a light but sturdy frame with 14 inches of room underneath.

Cover it with a bedskirt and no one'll know your clever secret. I also own this and love it. It's super easy to assemble and very sturdy. Get it from Amazon for $60.99+ (available in seven sizes).
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Cover it with a bedskirt and no one'll know your clever secret. I also own this and love it. It's super easy to assemble and very sturdy.

Get it from Amazon for $60.99+ (available in seven sizes).

16. Or boost your current bed frame with some adjustable bed risers that'll buy you 3, 5, or 8 inches of extra space.

Again, a dust ruffle will hide these bad boys if you're worried about optics. And they'll also work with couches or futons. Promising review: "These blow my mind. They've added so much storage under our bed. I worried about them being durable enough to withstand our weight but there was no need to worry. Just this past weekend, both my husband and I were on the bed when two of our teenage sons ran and jumped on the bed with us. I didn't even hear a creak from these bed risers. There must have been close to 800 lbs. on our bed at that point and these risers held up like champs." —Kelly McHoneGet them from Walmart for $15.99 or Amazon for $22.99.Here are some handy under-bed storage ideas.
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Again, a dust ruffle will hide these bad boys if you're worried about optics. And they'll also work with couches or futons.

Promising review: "These blow my mind. They've added so much storage under our bed. I worried about them being durable enough to withstand our weight but there was no need to worry. Just this past weekend, both my husband and I were on the bed when two of our teenage sons ran and jumped on the bed with us. I didn't even hear a creak from these bed risers. There must have been close to 800 lbs. on our bed at that point and these risers held up like champs." —Kelly McHone

Get them from Walmart for $15.99 or Amazon for $22.99.

Here are some handy under-bed storage ideas.

17. Load up spare towels, humidity-thriving plants, and more over the toilet with this easy-to-assemble rack.

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Get it from Amazon for $37.99.

18. Coil up extension cords (and other heavy things) and hang them in the garage with heavy-duty bungees so they don't take up valuable cabinet space.

Promising review: "I really like this organizer. I used them in my garage to hang two 150-foot outdoor electrical cords, and folding patio chairs. Great idea and much stronger than bungee cords." —Ann LajuanGet it from Amazon for $15.44.
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Promising review: "I really like this organizer. I used them in my garage to hang two 150-foot outdoor electrical cords, and folding patio chairs. Great idea and much stronger than bungee cords." —Ann Lajuan

Get it from Amazon for $15.44.

19. Turn the empty space around a pedestal sink into a vanity where you can stash all the bathroom essentials you'd rather not leave out for guests to ogle.

Get it from Improvements for $199.99.
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Get it from Improvements for $199.99.

20. Store your serious cutlery on a magnetic knife strip (it only looks expensive) instead of that clunky old knife block squatting on your kitchen counter.

Get it from Amazon for $34.95+ (available in a variety of lengths and wood types).
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Get it from Amazon for $34.95+ (available in a variety of lengths and wood types).

21. Transform a blank stretch of wall space into your garden tool HQ with a wall-mounted rack built to handle cumbersome rakes, brooms, and more!

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Promising review: "This is a great tool organizer!! Couldn't find anything like this in the big box stores. It is very easy to mount. My big handle shovels did not fit into the slots, but I was able to use the hooks to hang them. It is very sturdy and should last for years! Good value for the price." —Brian Thies

Get it from Amazon for $11.99 or a similar one from Walmart for $13.97.

22. Maintain order (and squeeze in some more storage) with these medicine cabinet organizers to help prevent a toiletries tumble every time you open the door.

Promising review: "This fits perfectly on the bottom of my medicine cabinet. It is very sturdy plastic with a great design. I can't believe how many jars, tubes, etc., it has managed to corral. Everything looks so neat! If they make a smaller one for upper cabinet shelves, I'm buying it. Wonderful little product!" —AlexGet it from Amazon for $10.48+ (available in four varieties).
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Promising review: "This fits perfectly on the bottom of my medicine cabinet. It is very sturdy plastic with a great design. I can't believe how many jars, tubes, etc., it has managed to corral. Everything looks so neat! If they make a smaller one for upper cabinet shelves, I'm buying it. Wonderful little product!" —Alex

Get it from Amazon for $10.48+ (available in four varieties).

23. Nestle a mirror/storage shelf into that few inches of space behind a door with this special cabinet that can safely hang on the door hinges.

Promising review: "This is a must have for any small space. My bathroom has no medicine cabinet just a mirror and is pretty small so storage is a huge deal. This item came FAST and packaged extremely well (much better than expected) the finish was flawless. I know it states it needs a two person install but I put this together and hung it in about an hour by myself with very minimal effort and I'm sure if I did it again it would be significantly less time. This fits so much stuff, it really is amazing and does not impede any operation of the door. I can't fully explain how much I recommend this." —happy shaverGet it from Amazon for $178.99 or get a version without the mirror from Walmart for $149.99.
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Promising review: "This is a must have for any small space. My bathroom has no medicine cabinet just a mirror and is pretty small so storage is a huge deal. This item came FAST and packaged extremely well (much better than expected) the finish was flawless. I know it states it needs a two person install but I put this together and hung it in about an hour by myself with very minimal effort and I'm sure if I did it again it would be significantly less time. This fits so much stuff, it really is amazing and does not impede any operation of the door. I can't fully explain how much I recommend this." —happy shaver

Get it from Amazon for $178.99 or get a version without the mirror from Walmart for $149.99.

24. Keep your "me time" tools on these fishing guard racks you can easily mount on the back of your garage doors. (Talk about an ~exciting~ new door rack!)

Hardware included for easy, no tool installation on standard garage doors. If the door is a hard insulated or wood door, self tapping screws are not included but can be shipped at no cost. Can also be installed on walls and ceilings. Give the inventor of these racks an award because they are damn clever!Promising review: "I love these racks. They work just like they say. I have two sets with all of my best poles. It works with my surf rods and with my casting rods wonderfully. I did have to move my hurricane braces down a couple of inches from the top edge of the panels. That was my door installer's fault for trying to save on screws. I have no problems with mine falling out and I use my garage like a front door." —amoGet them from Amazon for $35 (available in two sizes).
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Hardware included for easy, no tool installation on standard garage doors. If the door is a hard insulated or wood door, self tapping screws are not included but can be shipped at no cost. Can also be installed on walls and ceilings. Give the inventor of these racks an award because they are damn clever!

Promising review: "I love these racks. They work just like they say. I have two sets with all of my best poles. It works with my surf rods and with my casting rods wonderfully. I did have to move my hurricane braces down a couple of inches from the top edge of the panels. That was my door installer's fault for trying to save on screws. I have no problems with mine falling out and I use my garage like a front door." —amo

Get them from Amazon for $35 (available in two sizes).

25. Spare some counter space (and prevent soppy mishaps) with a mountable paper towel holder above the sink for easy access.

Get it from Amazon for $10.52+ (available in five finishes).
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Get it from Amazon for $10.52+ (available in five finishes).

26. Find an artful way to store stuff *underneath* your furniture... like the magazines stacked just so in this orderly bedroom scene.

Get a similar bench that'll work at the end of a bed with stacked magazines on IKEA for $199.
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Get a similar bench that'll work at the end of a bed with stacked magazines on IKEA for $199.

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