8 Ingenuous Storage Ideas to Try For People Who Have No Space in Their Home


We all need some storage space to store everything we rack up over the years. Have you used all the storage space in your home? Do you not have any more space to store all your things?

If you can’t get rid of the stuff you have (a good decluttering is always recommended), then don’t worry!  Sometimes, all it takes is a bit of ingenuity to tap into the unknown storage spaces that already exist in our homes.

Check out these clever ways to discover and create more storage in your home.

Extend Shelving or Cabinets Upwards

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By extending the space of your shelves or cabinets upwards, one can easily get an extra few square feet of storage. Here, you could stow linens, cleaning supplies, linens, towels, or other things that you won’t necessarily reach for every day. Be sure to have a stepping stool handy for when you need to access this space.

Behind the Door

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Another hidden storage area that can easily be tapped into is the space behind a door. All you need is a little bit of installation time and a few pieces of hardware. It’s as simple as lodging a few bars and hooks into the back of the door to organize your accessories, jewelry, or even tomorrow’s outfit.

Utilize the Side Space Next to the Fridge

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Everybody has a refrigerator, but we’re pretty sure that only a handful of people are utilizing the space next to the side of the refrigerator. Of course, if you have a built-in fridge, then sorry, this hack is not for you.

Extending a Kitchen Island

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If you have an island in your kitchen, then a simple way to boost the space in your kitchen is by extending the length of the kitchen island. This could be done by adding some extra cabinets that fit in with the island’s dimensions.

Above the Toilets

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It’s a given that most people don’t think about utilizing the space above their toilets. This can be accomplished by simply installing a trio of shelves slightly above the toilet. This space would be ideal for decor or bathroom paraphernalia. Be sure to keep the depth of the shelves shallow to avoid any accidental head bumps.

Beneath the Stairs

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If you have an under-the-stairs closet but you’re too afraid to use it because the space feels too confined, then fear not! Installing some shelves or office organizers can easily make the space feel more orderly, and this would be a perfect hack for you to increase the storage space in your home.

Near the Entry

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There’s no harm in adding a bench or a few hooks to keep the items near your entryway organized and accessible. Placing an oversized basket here is another great way to introduce a large storage space, and since this space isn’t used that much, you can be sure that the basket won’t be getting in anyone’s way.

Within Furniture

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Ensure to purchase furniture that has a hidden storage compartment. A captain’s bed with drawers underneath can easily render the equivalent of an additional dresser, and a coffee table can also hold storage compartments for books or old magazines you haven’t gotten around to checking yet.

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One could say that bathrooms are equal parts utility and sanctuary. Essentially, they’re the place where you can light a candle and wind down from a long day, but at the same time, it’s the exact spot where most of your grooming and getting ready for your day (or bed) happens. In terms of aesthetics, we do want our bathrooms to feel welcoming and serene, but, at the same time, they need to be functional.

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The home design trends that are so popular today will be out of style tomorrow. The “in” styles usually start at the designer level before trickling down to the public. It’s helpful to look ahead at the next trends when having work done for your home. What’s in today among the public may already be on its way out and no longer be used by designers.

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Do you feel sometimes like all you ever do is clean up and put away clutter? No matter how big your space is, it seems like all of our “stuff” just takes over, making it harder and harder to have a clean and tidy space.

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As the season changes and the days grow longer, breathing new life into your living space with a thorough spring cleaning can be just what your home needs. While cleaning every nook and cranny might seem overwhelming, focusing on specific areas can make the process more manageable and rewarding.

Here are 20 home areas that could use extra attention during spring cleaning.

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Have some New Year’s Resolutions? Is one of them making your home less cluttered and more streamlined?

Having an organized and decluttered home is important for mental health and a great way to make your life more organized and calmer. You can also sell your extra stuff and make some extra money.

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