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    Updated on Apr 23, 2019. Posted on Apr 9, 2019

    21 Wall Storage Ideas For When You Have No More Room

    Stop tripping all over the stuff that's found its way to your floor :(.

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    1. Create storage hooks and mount handy baskets right where you need them on your walls with sturdy moldable clay. It'll free up some drawer space for other stuff. Yep, it holds up in the shower too!

    Amazon

    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 $19.99 (available in several color combos).

    2. Mount some fishing rod racks (actually built for garage doors!) on a garage wall to corral all your long-handled yard tools.

    Amazon

    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.

    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).

    Also check out a vertical rack that holds much lighter tools.

    3. But rely on a DEEP hook for those bigger yard tools that aren't just going to play nice with other tools on the same rack.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $10.48.

    4. Carve out some shoe storage with a slim cabinet you can label for each member of the fam.

    IKEA

    Get two from IKEA for $24.99. (BTW, this shown setup features nine.)

    5. Install a floating bookshelf to turn a stack of favorite reads on your floor you keep stumbling over into a magic trick.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These are so much fun! We ordered the small size, which fits standard hardback books (approximately 5–7 hardbacks in my experience). They're a great way to add some extra storage to our very small home, and we've placed them in our hallway so people ask us about them all the time. I'd highly recommend!" —LaBuenaVidaMere

    Get it from Amazon for $9.36+ (available in two sizes and sets of three).

    6. And float bookshelf ledges so you'll know exactly where your kid's fave bedtime story is, lest a fit occur.

    Amazon

    Note that if you have a curious kid who can climb, you prob want to mount all these within their easy reach so they don't go climbing on things to get their fave book.

    Get four 17-inch ledges from Amazon for $41.99 (available in white or gray).

    7. Park your hand tools on magnetic strips that'll surprise you with their capacity to hold up heavier stuff! After all, that toolbox was taking up too much workbench space.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "This is the best price on the web for 18" magnetic tool strips. They are so good that I just bought six more. One little trick I learned is that if you need to hold really heavy stuff, mount two about three inches apart parallel to each other. This will allow you to mount really heavy items like 1/2" extensions that are a little too heavy for just one strip." —NorcalOldGuy

    Get six 18-inch strips from Amazon for $49.99.

    8. Or you can mount a galvanized steel pegboard system as a ~versatile~ (but sturdy!) storage surface for your growing tool collection.

    The Home Depot

    Includes 2 galvanized metal pegboard panels 32"x16" (covers 32"x32" when installed), 12 standard hooks with 3/4 reach, 4 medium hooks with 1-7/8 in. reach, 2 long hooks with 6 in. reach, 2 U-hooks with 3 in. reach, mounting hardware, and instructions.

    Get it from The Home Depot for $42.34.

    9. Empty your overstuffed jewelry box and put your baubles into a hanging jewelry organizer with necklace loops so your fave statement piece won't be a tangled mess next time you decide to wear it.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I need to order a second one. I've recently become obsessed with jewelry, and the little holder I had was a hot mess with necklaces falling everywhere and bracelets and rings in several locations. It's nice that I now have pockets for the smaller things and the Velcro hooks for the longer necklaces." —Me!

    Get it from Amazon for $6.88+ (available in five styles).

    10. Feature your fave jewelry and accessories with a lightweight accessory organizer packed with hooks to hold all those earrings you SWORE you lost but were just underneath a pile of bracelets on your dresser.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in six finishes).

    11. Or go baubles to the wall with a wall-mounted jewelry cabinet that just so happens to pull double duty as a mirror. And it locks. AND has LED lights inside.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love it! I love it! I love it! It fits all my jewelry and keep them protected from scratches and dust. The light inside is perfect and the ring holders are fantastic. I wish the space between the earrings rows were bigger because of my oversized earrings, but I managed to fit them anyway which is a challenge in any jewelry box or organizer." —Valeria CaraDonna

    Get it from Amazon for $129.99 (available in two colors).

    12. Switch to a wall-mount shop vac because your droid-like vac has proven to be *quite* the tripping hazard to navigate around over the years.

    Amazon

    This 12 amp vacuum picks up both wet and dry messes and converts to a blower. Has a 4 gallon semi-translucent dirt tank and hose that stretches to 32 feet. Comes with 7 attachments and accessory bag.

    Promising review: "It is a little big but fits nicely in a corner of my garage. My wife and daughter love it also and I've never seen the inside of their cars look cleaner. For a residential garage vacuum, it seems to be high quality. So far, very satisfied and would definitely recommend." —t4528js

    Get it from Amazon for $169.99.

    13. Put a lid on protests about your caps making their way from the shelf to the floor with a cap rack you can put on the back of a door or mount on the wall!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Bought these for my son's new big kid room, and they look great! Easy to use and keeps the hats from becoming clutter! He really likes having it on the wall by his closet. You are definitely better off attaching both top and bottom, so that it stays firm putting hats on and getting them off. I've been thinking of getting more, I think you could use them in narrow places for other things like scarves." —Andy Lee

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    14. Rehouse souvenirs from your travels and other stuff you can no longer spare table surfaces to display on this geometric wall shelf to draw even more attention to those beauts. ANY excuse to tell about that time your realized your Airbnb was a tent....

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $43.99+ (available in three finishes).

    15. 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.

    Amazon

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

    16. Rid your junk drawer of rattling (still good?) batteries with this battery organizer that'll *also* test them out so you only hold onto the usable ones.

    Amazon

    This *safely* holds 82 batteries of various sizes. You can store in a drawer or mount on a wall!

    Promising review: "Something so simple saved me an entire drawer's worth of space! We had a battery drawer in the den desk, but it was a mess! Opened battery packages, half of them had new batteries, other batteries floating around loose in the drawer all willy-nilly, all different sizes and brands mixed together. It was an eyesore and a pain every time I had to look for batteries. Now, thanks to this little helper, our batteries are organized and easy to find and grab, right inside the basement stairs doorway. The wattage tester is super helpful, and I was able to toss out half of the batteries we'd had that were dead or nearly dead from being old or accidentally put back with the new batts instead of into recycling. It feels a little thin and flimsy, but it just holds the batteries, you don't move or bend it, so it's moot. So glad I bought this; it's fantastic!!" —Amanda S. Michniewicz

    Get it from Amazon for $14.61+ (available in three sizes).

    17. Consider using horizontal shoe racks in those areas where you can't store shoe boxes or just, tbh, need to get them up off the clear and out of your clumsy path.

    Amazon

    As many reviewers have pointed out, these don't come cheap but if nothing else has worked for your wall storage needs, give these a try!

    Get it from Amazon for $79+ each (available in 28- or 48-inch sizes and four colors).

    18. Get a lil' industrial with some iron pipe shelf brackets you can customize with your own shelves for a seriously pricey look your Insta followers will adore.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Really makes a simple shelf look very cool, trendy, and clean! Simple install, if you're thinking of buying, don't think. Just click and purchase!" —Ayesha Harris

    Get them from Amazon for $66.99+ (available in multiple shelf tiers, and with or without planks for shelves).

    19. Add some hidden storage that'll quickly become a showpiece with this cabinet decked out in a sliding barn door big enough to hold (some of) your latest wine store haul.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $169.99 (also available in gray).

    20. Lock chemicals like paint thinner or any of your more prized tools away in a lockable steel cabinet that'll look so nice above your workbench.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "If you want a nicely made single door cabinet this is it. These are the best value I've found. They're great quality, easy to assemble and I especially like that the lower shelf is flush...no annoying ledge to mess with when using the lower shelf. Ultimately I think you get a better cabinet for half the price of comparable model." —leclair05

    Get it from Amazon for $85.68.

    21. Can't even spare a dish for your keys? Gather key rings and mail into this 2-in-1 entry organizer and never run 10 minutes late again because your left your keys in your coat pocket! Maybe!

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in two colors). Also check out an organizer with double the room for mail.

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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