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23 Vertical Storage Ideas To Make Everything OK (In Your Apartment)

Up...up...up...put it away!

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1. Just can't seem to part with your mug collection? Display them proudly!

This adorable idea is from Instagrammer Kendra Gonzalez.
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This adorable idea is from Instagrammer Kendra Gonzalez.

2. Build this clever storage crate and maximize your closet space.

Find the genius DIY at Table and Hearth.
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Find the genius DIY at Table and Hearth.

3. Forget bulky wrapping paper storage bins — a few plastic bag savers from the dollar store will do the trick beautifully!

Maybe there's space on the back of your storage closet door! Find this and other great ideas at the Make & Do Crew.
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Maybe there's space on the back of your storage closet door! Find this and other great ideas at the Make & Do Crew.

4. Turns out Ikea's grundtal organizing racks have tons of versatile uses.

See the transformation at Ikea Hackers, and find the grundtal at Ikea from $7.99
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See the transformation at Ikea Hackers, and find the grundtal at Ikea from $7.99

5. Why use precious shelf or counter space for cookbooks and magazines when you could make your own racks for just about any vertical surface?

White Tulip Design can show you how.

6. You can make your own vertical storage in oddly-shaped cabinets by using a pegboard.

Records? Artwork? Baking pans? Whatever you want! Find out how to build it at Lines and Colors.
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Records? Artwork? Baking pans? Whatever you want! Find out how to build it at Lines and Colors.

7. Another cool thing to do with pegboards? Use them to keep kitchen supplies close at hand while avoiding clutter.

Elizabeth Joan Designs will walk you through the process.
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Elizabeth Joan Designs will walk you through the process.

8. Got a magazine file? Use it to store vegetables!

Praise you, Mimi's Crafty World.

9. OMG, but seriously though why are we all not already doing this?

Bless those magazine files. Get yours on Amazon for $11.99.
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Bless those magazine files. Get yours on Amazon for $11.99.

10. You can also use a file holder in the kitchen to make a great cutting board rack.

Smart Aleck Studio is full of great ideas.
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Smart Aleck Studio is full of great ideas.

11. You can use tension rods to organize under your sink...or anywhere else really.

See the before-and-after at Jen Thousand Words.
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See the before-and-after at Jen Thousand Words.

12. Pretty sure walk-in pantries have met their match.

Carla Aston talks more about her design on her website.
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Carla Aston talks more about her design on her website.

13. Need a way to easily stow pot lids without messing with your cabinet flow? Grab a towel rack.

Hip 2 Save can break it down.
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Hip 2 Save can break it down.

14. Turn that cabinet organizer on its side and stop stacking those pans.

Martha Stewart always knows what's up.
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Martha Stewart always knows what's up.

15. Losing things in the back of the cabinet? Add a shelf!

Glue Dots blog has the DIY.

16. Your art studio or craft room can easily go vertical.

Learn more about this cool pant-hanger hack at Margaret Try All.
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Learn more about this cool pant-hanger hack at Margaret Try All.

17. Get that paint collection on the wall and out of the drawer.

Diana Dellos has the DIY.

18. A vertical garden never fails to impress.

There are tons of ideas out there to grow your food from the ground up, but this one from DIY Cozy Home is simple and stunning.
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There are tons of ideas out there to grow your food from the ground up, but this one from DIY Cozy Home is simple and stunning.

19. We've seen the vertical bike trick, but a bike shelf? Don't mind if I do.

Get it from All We Do Is Wood's Etsy shop, $75.
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Get it from All We Do Is Wood's Etsy shop, $75.

20. Add a few hooks to a shelf and BOOM, instant coat closet.

So simple, so brilliant. Visit The Spruce for more ideas.
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So simple, so brilliant. Visit The Spruce for more ideas.

21. Try this trick to store your curling irons out of sight, and free from cord tangles!

The Family Handyman can turn PVC into pretty much everything.
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The Family Handyman can turn PVC into pretty much everything.

22. Hair accessories getting out of control? Frame them!

Check out the DIY from Mom and Wife.
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Check out the DIY from Mom and Wife.

23. If you're really handy, this ladder dresser adds a ton of stage with a small footprint. Plus it's a total conversation starter.

Buy it from by designer Danny Kuo. Inquire for price.
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Buy it from by designer Danny Kuo. Inquire for price.

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