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    49 Ridiculously Clever Ways To Store Basically Anything And Everything

    Consider your storage problems solved.

    1. Decant pantry staples (rice, dry beans, chips, candy, cookies, etc) into airtight OXO pop containers because they keep pantry staples fresh for longer than the original packaging ever possibly could and they'll make everything easy to find — that's money + time saved.

    2. Stack skillets and pans on an organizer rack to make it simple to grab the exact one you need without pulling three other pans out along with it.

    four slot wire rack with muffin pan, cutting board, skillet, and skillet lid stacked in their respective slots

    3. Transform the inside (or end!) of one of your cabinet doors into an incredibly convenient ~seasoning station~ with these acrylic spice shelves.

    four narrow clear acrylic shelves on side of reviewer's kitchen cabinets, each with about six jars of spices each

    4. Or display your spices on a pull-down rack so all your go-to blends are always right at your fingertips.

    5. Tame your plastic container cabinet with the help of a storage drawer: it literally brings everything in the back corner forward, where you can actually reach it.

    blogger's bottom cabinet with open white plastic drawer; plastic and glass storage containers are stacked on top of and within the drawer

    6. Protect your knives from clanking up against each other (which ultimately just dulls them down) using a knife block specifically designed to organize drawers.

    the bamboo block in a drawer; it has two tiers, one with 11 slots, the other with five

    7. And opt for a non-traditional silverware organizer because it takes up half the space of other organizers (but still fits the same amount of silverware!), so you can use the rest of the drawer to store so much more.

    The deep organizer, which has three main slots for forks, knives, and spoons — each slot stacked on the previous one — and two shallower half-slots for smaller utensils

    8. Extend the life of fruits and veggies with a produce saver that really does keep berries, bell peppers, spinach, lettuce, and more day-one fresh for nearly two weeks.

    9. And stretch the amount of time you have to use fresh basil, cilantro, parsley, thyme, dill, rosemary, and more with an herb keeper.

    10. Conceal your sponges, brushes, scrapers, and other miscellaneous dish-washing tools in a tip-out shelf made from those fake drawers right below your sink.

    trays installed on the backside of the fake drawers holding sponges and soap

    11. Or simply organize them with a corner tray that lets excess water drain away, instead of puddling up on your kitchen counter.

    the triangle-shaped grey corner tray with drainage area for sponge and soap, over-sink slot for scrub brushes, and small bar to hang dishcloth

    12. Maximize the vertical space in your dishes cabinet with an expanding shelf — you'll no longer have to pull down the stack of salad bowls just to get to the dinner plates.

    silver wire expanding shelves holding plates and bowls

    13. Stuff your reusable bags in one bag with a carabiner on it, so you can hook them both on your car and on your shopping cart.

    14. And if you still keep plastic bags around, corral them in a cute fabric holder that fits right over your pantry doorknob, or hangs neatly on a removable adhesive hook just inside a cabinet door.

    15. Transform your linen closet (or drawer) by storing each of your sheet sets in one of their pillowcases.

    closet with sheet sets stored in pillowcases

    16. Enlist some Space Bags to collapse pillows and bulky seasonal bedspreads / duvets so they take up only a fraction of your storage space.

    17. Don't have a spot under your sink for extra TP, or have a bathroom so big that you can't reach a new roll when you need it? This toilet paper canister protects new rolls from unruly splashes while still keeping them within arm's length of the toilet.

    18. Or if you're up for a bit of a splurge, opt for a tic-tac-toe storage shelf that doubles as wall art *and* a fun game you and your household can play together.

    the same thing, but without a top or sides

    19. Stash all your hair tools under your cabinet on a compact over-door holder that still leaves them super accessible.

    rack with holder especially for hair dryer, and additional slot for curling iron, flat iron, and brush

    20. Grab another carabiner to lasso your hair ties so you can always find one when you need it, and repurpose a paperclip holder as a new home for all your bobby pins.

    21. File your entire nail polish collection away in a handled organizer that essentially lays all your color options out like a menu — you'll always be able to see exactly what you have.

    before: pile of nail polish and after: each polish has its own compartment in handled clear plastic case

    22. Sort through all the miscellaneous products that have slowly accumulated under your sink, then install a mesh drawer that's actually tall enough to hold most bottles.

    23. Capture bath toys in a mesh bag that hangs from a couple of suction cups, and everything will drip-dry overnight.

    bag with one large pocket on bottom fitting dozens of smaller toys, and three smaller pockets on top that fit soaps and lotions

    24. Neatly line up all your favorite shoes on a four-tier rack that fits snugly beneath your closet rod — you'll never have to dig through a disorderly pile for the mate to your favorite sneaker ever again.

    white plastic rack organizing heels, flats, and sneakers in a closet

    25. Layer your scarf collection on an organizer designed especially to make all your favorites easy to see and access without taking up too much closet space.

    26. Divide up your drawers with this set of four organizers whose mantra is definitely "a place for everything, and everything in its place."

    two large boxes and two medium boxes, one each with slots, one each with a grid

    27. Or file your socks and underwear away in a honeycomb drawer sorter — it's so easy to just tuck each pair of in its little zone you won't be able to resist using it.

    28. Exhibit your favorite jewelry that you wear all the time on a simple wall-mounted organizer that you can hang up in your closet, on a door, or wherever works best in your space.

    wood organizer with small shelf, cork section for stud earrings, wire section for dangle earrings, and two rows of 13 hooks for necklaces and bracelets

    29. Display your makeup, perfume, and brushes somewhere they're right at your fingertips — this countertop organizer makes everything look neat when all you have to do is kinda throw it all in there.

    white organizer; top has five wider rectangular slots and four slots for brushes, bottom drawer has three sections

    30. Or, if you prefer to keep your makeup in a drawer, give everything a designated spot with an expandable, compartmented tray.

    blue tray in a drawer, expanded to fit to either edge

    31. Protect your seasonal clothes and shoes by stowing them under your bed in these collapsible bags. The fabric lets clothes breathe (preventing musty smells), and the clear window on top lets you know exactly what's inside.

    32. A cube organizer can both display and disguise all kinds of things — toys, game controllers and headsets, books, candles, you name it — all while serving as a handy entryway table, TV stand, clothes dresser, office cabinet...whatever you need most.

    dark brown storage unit holding books, decorative boxes, lamp, and with three cubes turned into drawers

    33. Have an entertainment setup you already love? Quickly reclaim the living room as ~grown up space~ by hiding away all the random kids' toys in a storage ottoman.

    34. And in the ~kids' space~, this toddler-size storage shelf will make it easy for them to actually reach all their favorite toys — which just so happens to make clean up that much easier, too.

    four kid-height shelves that hold one narrow, one medium, and one large bin each; the bins are red, blue, yellow, and green

    35. Avoid the dreaded Legos (or dollhouse accessories, or K'Nex, or any other small toys) on the floor thanks to the SlideAway Storage Bag, which contains the mess *and* brilliantly cleans it up with literally zero effort.

    36. Reduce the shelf space all those plastic DVD or video game cases take up to just 2.8 inches: get a disc keeper that'll protect all your favorite movies (and keep 'em in alphabetical order, if you so choose).

    37. Any papers you want to keep long-term can look nice sitting on the bottom shelf in your office. Just file them away in these lidded boxes.

    the two grey fabric-covered boxes on a shelf, one labeled "craft" and the other "taxes"; they have chrome-lined handle slots

    38. Sneak a little more storage space into that gap between your washer and dryer — this narrow cart's sturdy enough to hold multiple bottles of heavy detergent.

    39. Mount your mops, brooms, and Swiffers on the wall using a genius organizer, and you won't have to battle the pile of cleaning products in the corner every time you want to sweep the floor.

    before: pile of brooms and Swiffers in a corner; after: the whole lot hung up on a wall, so it's easy to get to

    40. Or if you have just one or two items, want to put more space between each, or prefer something you don't have to nail into the wall, try a few Command Broom Grippers instead.

    41. Flip a pallet on its side for one-and-done hockey stick, baseball bat, and other sports equipment storage. (This could totally work for shovels and rakes, too.)

    stained palette with the words "shoot, score" painted on the side

    42. Pick up a sturdy rack that'll gather all your golfing gear in one place and make it look darn good, too.

    rack storing two full golf bags full of equipment, plus four shelves storing shoes, balls, or extra items

    43. Assign a spot in the garage or basement for all the kids' bikes, scooters, shopping carts, and toys with the help of some painter's tape.

    kid's bike, scooter, wagon, pretend shopping cart, and other wheeled toy bin each with a rectangle spot in a blogger's garage

    44. A simple wall hook can cut the square footage hogged by your bikes in half, wherever you happen to store 'em.