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    35 Storage Ideas That'll Give You Hope If You Feel Like You're All Out Of Space

    Because apparently you can't create more room out of thin air.

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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. Guys, this is my GOAT storage product.

    writer's pic of inside their shower with a shower curtain liner that has mesh storage pockets

    2. 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!

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

    inside a medicine cabinet with clear storage organizers that leave it looking tidy

    4. 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!

    reviewer's pic of garage with overhead heavy duty shelving units

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

    writer's pic of inside of a kitchen cabinet with mounted Command hooks to hanging measuring cups and spoons from

    6. Tell your essential cutlery to move to the side in a slim cutlery organizer to make room for the rest of the stuff you've been keeping in an unwieldy standing container on your countertop.

    open kitchen drawer with narrow gray silverware organizer that'll also spare lots of room for kitchen tools in the same drawer

    7. Mount a battery organizer on the wall for parking all your loose power sources instead of letting them roll around in your junk drawer taking space where they live 'til they expire and THEN you need them.

    the battery organizer

    8. 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 earn its stationary keep.

    person using a vacuum hose to suck air out of space bags holding clothing

    9. Or make better use of closet space with hanging vacuum bags. This is especially great for bulky items you can hang like coats.

    Reviewer photo of their clothes inside the bags
    The same clothes with all the air sucked out of the bag taking up a tiny fraction of the space

    Promising review: "Bought these storage bags two weeks ago to pack my winter clothes for summer, and they did the job perfectly. They are large and sturdy. I like its five-hook design. I can store five women's jackets or four big men's jackets in ONE bag. The long bags also fit my dresses. The biggest reason I bought these bags is that I do not need to fold my seasonal clothes; just hang, zip, vacuum, done! Super convenient. Extremely happy with this space bags. I will definitely order more!" —Jia Yan

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $35.99++ (available in four colors).

    10. Swap in a chic trunk set as a nightstand or decor accent that'll stash a bunch of out of season junk that somehow sits in "the chair" during the off-season.

    three nautical looking storage trunks

    11. Mount a special power tool storage shelf along a wall where you can't fit a tool bench for your DIY needs.

    wall mounted shelf for power tools and accessories
    StevesRackShack / Etsy

    StevesRackShack is a Vista, California-based Etsy shop that specializes in storage racks for various items. 

    Get it from StevesRackShack on Etsy for $55.99

    12. 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.

    kitchen sink with triangle shaped sponge and soap holder on the corner of a sink

    13. Put dead space underneath shelves that haunts you every time to you go for a snack to good use with some slide-on baskets and put pantry stragglers front and center before they can expire. ::pouring out some expired Crystal Light for all my expired Crystal Light::

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

    colander and wooden spoon held onto a tile kitchen wall with hooks and holders made from the moldable glue

    15. Slide your fave yogurt cups into this wall organizer so you can better see their expiration dates and don't have to dig to unearth your breakfast.

    a reviewer's fridge with the organizer storing Chobanis
    a different reviewer using the storage organizer sideways to store Oikos

    See it on TikTok here

    Promising review: "Works great, wish I would have gotten more!! So very handy to have and see how many yogurts we have. Comes with two super-strong 3M adhesive stripes. Highly recommend product!!" —Amanda Adams

    Get it from Amazon for $12.87+ (available in packs of one or two).

    16. And clear up a similar storage solution with this food pouch storage system so you can see what you have before you buy more of 'em.

    row of food pouches on a fridge door
    Storage Theory / Etsy

    Promising review: "Love my hanger. It works perfectky for food pouches I make my girls." —Whitney Gauthier

    Get it from Storage Theory on Etsy for $14.87.

    17. Fill that empty closet space below your hanging tops with an adjustable closet doubler that does exactly what its name says.

    Promising review: "This product has been one of my favorite Amazon finds, I’m not sure why I didn’t think of it sooner. It has doubled my closet space in my apartment where I can’t make any damage in terms of adding another permanent shelf — so this has been a perfect solution. It was easy to assemble and is sturdy. I’ve had it for a couple of weeks now with no issue. Your closet has to be pretty high for this to work or else your shirts above are going to get caught on the hangers below and for my case, some of my shirts are dragging on the floor — just keep this in mind when you’re thinking about purchasing." —Alex

    Get it from Amazon for $17.97.

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

    corner shelf with five tiers tucked into a corner in a living room

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

    20. 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.

    under-cabinet wine glass holder with throw rows and enough for nine glasses

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

    22. Corral all your bedtime essentials with a bedside storage caddy instead of losing everything on your tiny, crowded nightstand. Or worse yet, your essentials falling into the forbidden nook between your bed and wall.

    bed with caddy hanging off the bed frame and holding several items like a magazine, phone, glasses

    23. Bump up your under-bed storage a few *valuable* inches with a light but sturdy bed frame with 14 inches of room underneath. Plus with this, you don't need a box spring with most mattresses!

    black metal bed frame in a bedroom

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

    the bed risers with both heights visible

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

    26. Find a spot for your baking BFFs with a KitchenAid tool holder you can attach to the bottom of your kitchen cabinets. No more shoving them into your drawers!

    the attachments on the organizers
    McMaster 3D / Etsy

    McMaster 3D is a Langhorne, Pennsylvania-based Etsy shop that sells a variety of ingenious 3D-printed items. 

    Get it from McMaster 3D on Etsy for $8+ (available in 12 colors).

    27. 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 or become a trip hazard on the floor.

    person hanging up a coil of extension cord with the bungee

    28. 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.

    wood magnetic knife mount on a kitchen wall

    29. Transform a blank stretch of wall space into your garden and/or tool HQ with a wall-mounted rack built to handle cumbersome rakes, brooms, and more! No matter how much you curse at them, they just don't stay upright standing in a corner!!!

    30. Triple your kitchen cabinet corner storage with a 3-tier shelf as a neat organization option. 

    open kitchen cabinet with corner shelf with three tiers for plates

    Get it from Lowe's for $28.48.

    31. And loft your farmers market finds with a three-tier fruit bowl storage sitch sure to own all kinds of ooohs and ahhhs from anyone lucky enough to visit your kitchen.  

    three tier holders of fruit bowls
    OffthewallprintStore / Etsy

    OffthewallprintStore is an Etsy shop that sells a variety of home goods. 

    Get it from OffthewallprintStore on Etsy for $26.20+ (available in two or three tiers and three color options).

    32. 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.

    cabinet behind door

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

    inside view of a garage with raising garage doors with the racks with fishing rods stored horizontally on the doors

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

    paper towel roll on a holder mounted on the bottom part of a cabinet

    35. Give your band tee collection a new home with a T-shirt roll holder to create some storage out of seemingly thin air. Perhaps now you'll actually be able to find the remaining T-shirts in that drawer.

    closet door closed with several shirts hanging from a hook at the top of the door. The shirts are attached by rolling them up and putting them through stretchy loops.
    Mallory Mower / BuzzFeed

    The Roll Keeper is owned by Kelso, Washington's resident crafter, Traci. Traci has been crafting for over 40 years and created her storage design to help organize vinyl, soon realizing that it was the perfect organization solution for much more. Her shop has versions for bottles, wrapping paper, pens, and more. My colleague Mallory Mower owns this and loves it. Here's what she has to say:

    "Before getting this I was driving myself up the wall with my bad folding habits. I basically shoved all my shirts into the storage drawers under my bed, because I have a teeny tiny closet (the picture above gives you a solid idea of how small it is). This has given me a massive amount of clothing storage I didn't have before. The quality is stellar and Traci is 10/10 the most thoughtful person I've purchased an Etsy product from!"

    Get it from The Roll Keeper on Amazon for $13.99 (available in black or white).

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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