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    19 Clever Ways To Hide All The Clutter In Your Home

    So much stuff, so few places to put it.

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    1. Scattering storage bins around your living spaces can make it a lot easier to put loose papers and items out of sight.,

    Promising Review: "These bins are very good quality and I loved how I used them to organize all sorts of makeup, perfume, and nail polish in the hallway outside my bathroom. Now instead of cluttered shelves, I have everything neatly hidden away." –Kathy Posner

    Get them from Amazon: cube shelf for $49.06 and six-pack of cubes for $18. Available in 12 colors.

    2. Want to get even more organized? Labeling the bins can make finding what you actually put away that much simpler.

    Download these printable labels for free from In My Own Style here.

    3. For all of the budding Guy Fieris out there, a mini storage tower for all of your spices can help free up precious counter and cabinet space. It can discreetly fit beside your fridge like a secret bookcase or something!,

    Promising Review: "I just received my second storage tower, and I love it. I used one shelf stacked on the first storage tower I purchased to make it four shelves high. I have food items in it like boxed goods, spices, and juices. I used the remaining two shelves as a storage center for cleaning supplies. Both are in the kitchen next to my fridge, one on each side, and they fit fantastically. They are both very stable, slide easily, and perform just as I expected." –Kindle Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $49.98.

    4. Make keeping your spare pens and pencils right where you write your shopping lists for the week super simple with this cute magnetic storage bin.

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $10. Available in two colors.

    5. If you have a bunch of shoes just lying around your house (especially in the hallway or right by the front door), placing a small shoe cabinet against a wall can keep them all in one place.

    Promising Review: "I was looking for something simple, slim, and would fit a good amount of shoes. This shoe storage cabinet was PERFECT for my space. The dimensions made it fit at the top of my staircase, leaving room to pass by. The top of the cabinet is perfect for little shoes, which fit a good six pairs. The second shelf fits three to four pairs, and even a size 13 fits!" –Maria

    Get it from Wayfair for $88.99.

    6. Storing spare pillows in multifunctional furniture like this ottoman is great for some extra space while kicking back and relaxing.

    Promising Review: "Very cute. There was a small amount of assembly required, but it was very simple and I was impressed that the package included the screwdriver needed. I bought this primarily for shoe storage, and it fits a lot more than I thought it would! It is also sturdy enough to support the weight of a person." –lauren

    Get it from Amazon for $53.99.

    7. And if you live in a dorm, holding your spare items is easy with these quirky fruit ottomans!

    Promising Review: "Love this ottoman. I purchased the orange one for my 8-year-old to keep her many pairs of shoes in. Since she received it, she actually puts them away. The ottoman is strong enough for her and even myself to sit on. I was afraid that a folding one wouldn't be sturdy but I was mistaken. The color is nice and bright, too." –Tara G.

    Get them from Amazon for $16.99 each.

    8. Install invisible bookshelves for a a trendy way to keep your literary faves hidden in plain sight.

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $16 or two for $24.

    9. Set a magazine rack on your counters to stack spare papers all in one place... so they're not on your couch...or on your floor.

    Get it from Fab for $38.

    10. Keep all your paperclips, tacks, and other office knickknacks in these steam punk containers to make sure that they won't fall on the floor or take over your whole desk.

    Promising Review: "I liked the kinetic nature of these items, and I ordered six of them. They are slightly larger than I anticipated, which is a good thing. I intend to fill them with paper clips and rubber bands. Now I just have to hope my cats don't figure out how to open them!" –Relaypat

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $40.

    11. Store all your jewelry and beauty accessories in a special over-the-door mirror in your bedroom to ensure all of your earrings stay in pairs (especially the cute ones).

    Promising Review: "The quality is good. There are nine hooks for necklaces which is pretty decent, and I don't mind the mesh inserts either – they're pretty handy." –lina

    Get it from Target for $37.99.

    12. Stack clear storage bins into corners of your living room to house spare throw blankets or curtains. Knowing what you actually put in bins is valuable knowledge.

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $19+. Available in three sizes.

    13. If you have the room, install an extra clothes rack in your closet or bedroom to finally expunge your dreaded chair of lost clothes.,

    Promising Review: "This hanging bar is amazing! A space saver for sure! I needed something to hang my daily essentials to avoid having to just throw them in the room. I was hesitant to place it behind door at first due to its width size, but it worked out perfect!" –Ellie

    Get it from Amazon for $22.50.

    14. If you don't have the space, hang all your loose scarves with shower clips and stop them from being randomly strewn around your humble abode.

    Read more organizing tips on saving space from In My Own Style here!

    15. Get ahold of a bed frame with hidden storage compartments to maybe make your linen closet into some *other* kind of closet, because you have so much shit, goddamnit!

    Promising Review: "I live in a small apartment with an even smaller bedroom. Storage is, as you can imagine, a necessity if you hope to have anything in your house at all. This bed has been delightful. It not only has storage under the mattress (the part that lifts up) but for smaller, thinner things, you can store them under the whole bed. I have a thin art portfolio that is generally a burden to try and store and it fits just neatly under the whole bed while thicker things, like my canvases, fit inside. It lifts and goes down quite easily (which, for someone with joint problems, is saying a lot), and the whole thing seems rather solidly built." –Rachel L.

    Get it from Amazon for $339.99. Available in full or queen.

    16. If buying a whole new bed is too expensive, lift your current one with risers to gain some precious under-mattress storage, especially if you have a lot of shoes.,

    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 pounds on our bed at that point, and these risers held up like champs!" –Kelly McHone

    Get them from Amazon for $18.99.

    17. Hunt down some under-bed storage containers that'll be great for putting away off-season clothes that shouldn't see the light of day for at least a few months.

    Promising Review: "These are perfect for sweaters, blankets, pillows, shoes, wrapping paper, or really anything that needs to be stored out of the way. They are long and narrow enough that six of them will fit easily under my queen-sized bed. The clear tops make it easy to see the contents when pulling them out from under the bed." –Sanguine1

    Get them from Amazon for $14.99. Also available in Java.

    18. Use an over-the-door shoe rack to hold precious (smaller) items you don't want to leave chilling on the floor; things you don't have room for in your cupboards or on your bathroom sink.

    Promising Review: "It's great for organizing hair supplies in the bathroom, cleaning supplies in your laundry room, and craft supplies for the kids. My son even uses one to organize all his toy figurines." –Lisa Loveland

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    19. And, finally, hide your flat iron, blowdryer, and other hair accessories with a bathroom vanity tool holder to get all of those loose wires out of the way of running water!

    Promising Review: "Love this! I live in an apartment and storage is minimal, so having things like this to stay organized is crucial. I like that it is discreet. It is also very sturdy. I was worried about having issues with my cabinet door closing, but I didn't have any problems at all." –Melody

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

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