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    Updated on Jan 30, 2019. Posted on May 17, 2018

    28 Actually Cute Storage Ideas For Every Room In Your Home

    People, we have other options besides boring plastic bins and boxes!

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    1. Hang a shelf with hooks on the bottom to keep your favorite jewelry nice and organized. It'll save you on those late mornings when you need to grab a necklace and go but don't have the time to untangle a tumbleweed of chains.

    It also has an elegant rod for hanging earrings!

    Get it from The Knotted Wood on Etsy for $40+ (available in four sizes and 10 colors).

    2. If you have minimal closet space, add a clothing rack so you have extra room (and easy access) to hang your frequently worn jackets and shirts — you know, because who actually wears *everything* in their wardrobe?!

    And use the shelving on the top and bottom to store shoes, containers, and other things that don't have a home.

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $149 (available in two colors).

    3. Put some cute, see-through containers on the clothing rack shelving or in your closet to give you extra storage that's not boring plastic boxes.

    Get it from the Container Store for $29.99.

    4. And if there isn't enough room on your floor for a standing rack, you can hang an actual branch (!!!) from the ceiling. It's cute and functional, and I don't think there's anything that tops that combo.

    Get it from Kekoni on Etsy for $86.06 (available in five rope styles and four wood options).

    5. Recycle the cake stand that you never use (Baking? I don't know her) and place your best perfumes and other beauty products on it for easy access.

    Instagram: @flipandstyle

    Get a marble cake stand from West Elm for $44 or a simple one from Amazon for $14.99.

    Be sure to check out Flip and Style and follow their Instagram for more lifestyle hacks!

    6. Don't settle for regular plastic bins when you could be storing miscellaneous things in an elephant basket (I am DEAD at this), *OR* using it as a plant holder.

    Get it from Target for $24.99.

    7. Ditch the flimsy metal rack you still have from your college dorm and upgrade to an over-the-toilet cabinet. Your bathroom will look way more put together, and your products won't all tumble down with one accidental bump.

    Get it from Walmart or Jet for $80.49 or Wayfair for $99.99.

    8. And if you want to save your cabinet space for other bath essentials, use a narrow basket for holding toilet paper — or that random clutter you hate leaving out on your countertops!

    It's also super helpful for guests to leave TP out so they don't have to rummage through your house looking for some just to do their business.

    Promising review: "I bought this a month ago to hold extra toilet paper out of sight in the bathroom. I selected the grey color to compliment the silver accents. The basket is small enough to sit on top of the commode, but large enough to hold two extra large rolls of toilet paper, extra hand towels, and a little bottle of those toilet bowl freshener sprays. It's perfect for my tiny hall bathroom!" —Teri71

    Get it from Crate and Barrel for $29.95 (available in three colors).

    9. Stylishly display your hand towels and washcloths with a wall-mounted rack.

    Get it from knotty pallet on Etsy for $89+ (available in three styles and eight colors).

    10. Utilize 👏 those 👏 closet 👏 doors 👏 by hanging a modular organizer. The different pocket shapes and sizes will help you find a place for a variety of things — like jewelry, shoes, belts, and so on.

    Get it from PB Teen for $79.

    11. Try your hand at a DIY project that'll give you trendy kitchen storage and have all your guests asking how they can do it in their own house.

    Get the complete instructions on A Beautiful Mess.

    12. And if your kitchen is on the smaller side, try a magnetic rack that simply sticks onto the side of your fridge. It might just be your solution for your infamous cluttered junk drawer.

    Get it from Food52 for $48.

    13. Find a new home for your coffee mugs (that wind up taking up so much important kitchen space!) by hanging a rustic wood shelf with hooks.

    Get it from Del Hutson Designs on Etsy for $39.99 (available in three colors) or a similar one from Amazon for $34.99.

    14. Speaking of caffeine, create a fun coffee station using a simple floor cabinet. You can use the shelves for extra mugs, coffee grounds, and other cooking items., Ash /

    Promising review: "I loved this cabinet. It has a clever design and can be built by yourself. I'm using it for my coffee and tea station since I don't have much space to store or place things in my kitchen. It looks lovely." —Ana Eleonor

    Get it from Amazon for $90.99.

    15. Give your living room some more seating with an ottoman that *doubles* as bonus storage; two things which we could all use a little more of.

    Promising review: "I was looking for a seat for my new short craft table. I came across this one and gave it a try. I absolutely LOVE it! It's foldable and durable. Stitching is so neat! Color is gorgeous! It is perfectly soft to sit on for hours at the craft table. There is so much room to store whatever you want. I definitely recommend it!" —L L

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in three sizes and 14 colors).

    16. Style up your countertops by adding a geometric wine rack to reduce clutter and make your kitchen chic as hell.

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    17. And if your wine glass collection is getting out of control and you're in need of something bigger, then treat yourself and invest in a multifunctional bar cart.

    This one has a glass and bottle rack, plus a removable tray so you can serve hors d'oeuvres at your next fancy party.

    Promising review: "LOVE it! It was simple to put together (I did it by myself), perfect size, height, and rustic look. It's great for anyone who cares about the look and presentation of their cocktail bar, and loves hosting parties! I can't wait to have people over and use it to serve guests. I would highly recommend it." —Nicole

    Get it from Joss & Main for $95.99.

    18. Use a ladder shelf to display your pictures, knick-knacks, and ~growing~ succulent family. These are great if you're a renter and can't put tons of holes in your wall.

    Get it from Overstock for $66.99+ (available in two colors).

    19. Splurge on a bench that'll give you an actual place to store random things around your living room, like blankets, games, and remotes.

    And yes, it *DOES* come with the whicker baskets!

    Promising review: "This bench was even better than expected! It arrived on my front porch in a HUGE box and already assembled. This made it so easy to simply take it out of the box and place it at the foot of our bed. The drawers are big enough to store small items (such as scarves, gloves, etc) and the baskets are durable and have great capacity as well. I have shoes stored in the baskets and each basket holds 5 to 8 pairs of shoes depending on size. Pros: Fully assembled, good quality materials, exactly as described." —Marisha

    Get it from Wayfair for $154.49 (available in seven colors) or Bed Bath & Beyond for $163.99+ (available in two colors).

    20. Clean up your messy desk with a wood storage rack that's actually stylish, unlike those metal mesh organizers you'd find in a drab office.

    Now your books can have a designated place and you're not shuffling around tons of papers just to sit down! **Note that there are two units next to each other in the photo above.

    Promising review: "This is a really, really nice product. It was easy to assemble and they even provided a two-headed screwdriver. The holes on the boards aligned perfectly, and they are laminated on all sides, which isn't typical. The package was very well packed — a box within a box, with lots of foam core. It's also a really nice design — I'm super pleased with that. I am not easily pleased (as Amazon returns may have noticed, lol) and I can only say good things about this item." —Margarella

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in four colors).

    21. Or attach an organizer to the wall using adhesive strips (great for apartments and dorms!) if you don't have the room to spare on your desk.

    Imagine, you could set up your iPad or phone in front of you so you can binge watch Netf— I mean study and be productive.

    Get it from PBTeen on sale for $21.99 (originally $49).

    22. Make your own wood shelves for a fraction of the average retail price by purchasing the lumber at a hardware store, staining it, and spray-painting $2 brackets.

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    GUYS!!! These are *my* shelves! I had so many knick-knacks and photos with little space to show them off. I literally went down to my local Lowes and asked them how to stain wood and they helped me with everything. All I did was measure out how long I wanted the shelves to be and they cut them to size. It's so simple and it only cost me $70 for six shelves — which hello, is way better than dropping hundreds. Also, if I can do this easy DIY, I swear you can.

    Learn more about it here.

    Get an 8 foot board from Lowes (I chose pine) for $8.22, and brackets for $1.98 each.

    23. Save some important kitchen real estate by tossing your room temp-friendly produce in a hanging basket. Whether you eat it before it goes bad is a different story.

    Get it from Wayfair for $37.99 or a similar one from Amazon for $13.87.

    24. And store your flour and sugar in MARBLE CANISTERS because they're way more gorgeous than boring ol' clear jars.

    Get the small jar for $7.99 and the large jar for $12.99 from World Market.

    25. Keep your loaves fresh and off the counter by stowing it all in a vintage-style bread box. I mean, c'mon your best pastries deserve ~butter~ than just laying out and drying up!

    Promising review: "I love it! It's a decent size. I fit 1.5 loaves of standard size bread, an open bag of tortilla chips, and an open bag of pretzels. I like to 'hide' the clutter and that stuff was cluttering the corner of my kitchen counter so for me it's perfect." —ccjade619

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in four colors).

    26. Trade your under-the-bed plastic bins for a pretty woven basket that'll easily slide under low furniture and keep linens hidden away but still in reach.

    Promising review: "I've purchased many of these, in various sizes, to organize the inside of cabinets and on top of the washer/dryer. They are well made, sturdy, and attractive. The handle openings make it easy to pull bins out of cabinets and move around. In fact, I like them so much I'm ordering some more of them!!" —MountainOrganizer

    Get it from the Container Store for $34.99.

    27. Get crafty and build your own pet feeding station so everything you need for your fur child's dinner is right within reach.

    Get the complete DIY instructions on Addicted 2 DIY.

    28. And finally, give your laundry a designated place — yes, other than your floor — while simultaneously adding more storage with a leaning hamper rack.

    Get it from PBTeen for $99.

    You when people come over and tell you how awesome your house is:


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