A clean and organized home is a happy home, but if you’re rapidly running out of storage options, keeping things organized can be a near impossible task! While storage might not be the most glamorous part of home design, it’s certainly one of the most important parts, which is while we’ll be spending some time on it here.
In this guide, you’ll find a litany of storage ideas for every room in your home, including the garage. Naturally, some of these storage ideas might seem readily obvious to you. However, we think you’ll discover that there are several that you likely haven’t even considered yet, especially when it comes to your bedrooms, closets and living rooms. Also, we’ve even included some excellent storage ideas for child-centric places in your home. (Hey, you’ve got to get them started with organization at a young age, right?)
So, if you’re looking to increase your home’s storage options and you need some solid ideas, then you’ve come to the right place. Come check out these amazing home storage ideas for literally every room in your home… With these ideas in the back of your head, you should be well on your way to keeping a clean, organized and clutter-free home.
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As the gateway between the inside and the outside, your foyer is a place that must have adequate storage. After all, you don’t want people traipsing around your home with dirty “outdoor” clothing, do you?
Coatracks: For a completely classic look in your foyer, why not purchase a coatrack?
Baskets: A few baskets can be just the thing you need to store umbrellas, baseball bats, balls, or whatever else you might take outside with you.
Chest: These are great storage pieces for any room in your home, and they work particularly well in your foyer.
Console Table: These tables can be an excellent place for keeping your keys, leashes and flashlights.
Dresser: If you need more storage than a console table can provide, then why not get a dresser for your foyer?
Wall Hooks: If you’re fine having jackets out in the open, then wall hooks are a simple and effective storage solution.
Storage Benches: Not only do storage benches provide you with a place to keep outdoor stuff out of sight, you can also use them to sit down and put on your shoes!
Wardrobe: As with a bedroom, if you don’t have a closet in your foyer, you can use a wardrobe to store jackets and things of that nature.
Mudroom Locker: These lockers are perfect for families, as they provide every member with a place to store and organize their outdoor gear.
Floating Shelves: These can help add visual interest to your foyer, while also providing additional storage space.
Shoe Shelves: If there’s one thing that will clutter up your foyer, it’s shoes. So why not get a shelf or bench that can store them?
Garages can quickly become cluttered and dirty. Some simple storage solutions, though, can keep your garage free and clear, increasing its functionality in the process.
Bins: These can be great for storing items that only need to come out seasonally, like Christmas decorations.
Shelves: Some simple metal shelves might be all you need to keep your garage clean and organized.
Cabinets: Alternatively, you can go with cabinets, which will keep everything organized and also out of sight.
Workbench: If someone in your family is the resident handyman (or woman), then why not provide the person with a workbench? It just makes sense.
Hanging Storage: Around the workbench area, hanging storage can work great for keeping everything from tools to rakes off of the ground.
Pegboard: Pegboards are also an excellent option for tool storage in your garage.
Tool Cabinets: If someone’s going to be doing automotive work in the garage, then a well-organized tool cabinet is a must!
Refrigerator: There are few joys better than grabbing a cold brew out of the garage fridge after a long day of doing yard work.
Freezer: The best way to save money on food is to buy in bulk. Why not make the investment in a garage freezer, then?
Racks: With overhead racks, you can keep storage bins and boxes off the ground, and you can hang thing underneath.
Bicycle Racks: If you’re an active family that likes to ride bikes, then bicycle racks are an absolute must!
A clean and organized closet is a happy closet. Take advantage of these storage options to maximize your closet space and to make your life so much easier!
Boxes: We’re not talking cardboard boxes here; we’re talking nice boxes. These are great for storing seasonal clothing!
Rack: If you need additional space to hang clothing, then consider a roll around rack that can be pulled in and out of the closet.
Box Shelves: Not only are these great for keeping your clothes organized, they’re also awesome for organizing shoes.
Shelves: The more shelves you have in your closet, the happier you’ll be. Take it from us; we know!
Closet System: If you’re willing to spend the cash, you can get an all-in-one closet storage solution like what you see here.
Shoe Carousel: Speaking of keeping your shoes organized, a shoe carousel like this can be awesome and incredibly convenient.
Wardrobe: If you’re bless with a large walk-in closet, then keep things even better organized by putting a wardrobe in there.
Hamper: Stop leaving all of those dirty clothes on the floor of your closet and / or bedroom… Throw them in the hamper!
Door Organizer: If space is at a premium in your closet, then adding one of these to your door can work wonders.
Wall Hooks: Additionally, you can add wall hooks to a blank wall in your closet. These are great for robes, towels, and things of that nature.
While you typically think of the living room as a place to put your feet up, it’s also a place where you need to store a number of things. Reduce the clutter in your living room by taking advantage of these great storage solutions.
Chest: Not only can an attractive chest bring the aesthetic of your living room to the next level; it also offers more storage!
Storage Benches: When there are a lot of people over, these offer additional seating… And they offer additional storage space!
Hutches: Not only will a hutch offer additional storage in your living room, it will also give you an opportunity to show off all that fine china you own!
End Tables: When choosing end tables for your couch, definitely consider ones that offer cabinets or drawers.
Storage Ottoman: Give yourself something to put your feet up on, and also a place where you can store those extra throw blankets and pillows!
Book Shelves: Reading is fundamental! Make sure everyone know how literate you are by adding book shelves to your living room.
Ladder Book Shelves: If you really want to impress people with your sense of style, then ladder book shelves are always a cool addition to a living room.
Floating Shelves: You can fill your living room’s vertical space and add storage by installing floating shelves on the walls.
Media Center: If you’ve got a lot of DVDs and video games lying around, then make sure you pick a media center that offers storage for all of those things!
Minibar: You know you like to unwind with a cocktail! So, why travel all the way to the kitchen for a freshening up? Keep the booze in the living room!
Coffee Table: A coffee table doesn’t just need to be a place to set down drinks, you can also get one that offers additional storage.
Console Table: These kinds of tables work particularly well for open-concept living room designs.
Sofa Table: if you have a couch floating in the middle of the living room, then a sofa table can complete your look while also offering additional storage.
Baskets: Even if it’s just for magazines or loose books, simple wicker baskets can work wonders in a living room.
Magazine Rack: Of course, if you do keep a lot of magazines around, then you may want to consider a rack for them!
In order for your kitchen to be as functional and enjoyable to use as possible, it needs to be organized; and organization in your kitchen means you need ample and convenient storage solutions. Check out these amazing ideas.
Drawer Organizer: Keeping all of your silverware neatly organized is a breeze when you have one of these things in a drawer.
Spice Rack: Speaking of keeping things organized, wouldn’t you rather that all of those spices you use while cooking were readily available on a handy rack?
Tupperware Organizer: Sick of hunting for the lids that match your Tupperware containers? Then grab one of these puppies!
Can Organizer: If you keep a lot of canned good around the house, one of these can be absolutely indispensible.
Racks: Racks that hang from the ceiling or those that hand underneath wall cabinets can add beauty and storage to your kitchen space!
Floating Island: In a smaller kitchen, a floating island can be an amazing thing, adding additional storage and counter space.
Cart: These are great if space is limited in your kitchen, and they can be easily wheeled into other rooms and used for food and / or drink service.
Cabinet Organizers: Sometimes the shelves in our cabinets aren’t optimized for storage. These organizers can change that easily!
Corner Shelf: To add more places for pots, pans and food, you can always add a shelving unit to your kitchen.
Baker’s Rack: Offering more storage and counter space than a corner shelf, these can be a great addition to any kitchen that has the space for one.
Wine Rack: What’s a night of cooking dinner without a fine bottle of wine? Keep your favorite libation handy with one of these!
Freestanding Cabinet: If you’d prefer to keep things out of sight, then a pantry cabinet could be just the thing you need!
Glass Containers: For keeping bulk, dry food separated and organized, there are few things better than glass containers.
Bathrooms get dirty enough without disorganization. Master the clutter in your bathrooms by availing yourself of these amazing storage options!
Vanity: When choosing a vanity for your bathroom, be sure to select one that offers ample storage for all of your bathroom toiletries and appliances.
Medicine Cabinet: If you’re forgoing a traditional vanity, the a medicine cabinet might be all that you need!
Floating Shelves: If you have open wall space in your bathroom, why not add some floating shelves?
Towel Cabinet: Forget to bring a towel into the shower with you? Having one of these in your bathroom will be a lifesaver!
Shelves: As with any other room in your home, you can never have to many shelves in your bathroom.
Over-Toilet Cabinet: These can be great for storing excess TP and toiletries. Also, you can typically hang hand towels from them.
Towel Rack: Make sure you have enough rack space in your bathroom to accommodate the number of towels you typically keep around.
Door Towel Rack: If you need to keep a lot of towels at the ready, one of these over-door towel racks can be indispensible.
Hamper: Sure, you keep a hamper in your closet, but think about how often you remove dirty clothes in the bathroom. Wouldn’t it be awesome to have a hamper there, too?
In order for your dining room to be as enjoyable as possible, it needs to be free, clear and organized – like any restaurant dining room would be. Therefore you won’t want to store too many things in there. However, you’ll want at least a few of these storage options at the very least…
Floating Shelves: Again, these are excellent for filling up vertical space while also adding additional storage.
China Cabinet: You know you want to show off all that china you invested so much money in; get a china cabinet!
Buffet: One of these furniture pieces can be incredibly attractive in a dining room, while also offering a place to store the finer china that only comes out occasionally.
Credenza: You say buffet table; I say credenza. Potat-Oh, Potot-Oh… Let’s call the whole thing off! (They’re basically the same thing.)
Serving Table: Although very similar to a buffet table, a serving table offers storage for plates and glassware that might be used during dinner service.
Are you beginning to lose sleep over how disorganized and cluttered your bedroom is? Well, tackle that clutter and get organized by using some or all of these amazing bedroom storage ideas!
Dresser: Is any bedroom complete without a dresser? No. We didn’t think so!
Dresser With Mirror: However, if you want a dresser that adds functionality to your bedroom, while also increasing the sense of space, consider a dresser with a mirror.
Jewelry Box: If someone in the bedroom has rings, bracelets and necklaces, then that person needs a jewelry box on the dresser!
Storage Bench: You’ll appreciate the convenience and the additional storage when you place one of these at the end of your bed.
Rolling Rack: When it comes to adding additional space for hanging clothes in your bedroom, this is the cheapest and most convenient option.
Cloth Wardrobes: If you’re in need of a quick and easy method for hanging clothes, a cheap cloth wardrobe can do the trick.
Regular Wardrobes: However, if you want a more permanent solution, you’ll definitely want a durable wooden wardrobe.
Wall Hooks: Just as with other rooms, wall hooks can work wonders in your bedroom, especially for things like towels and bathrobes.
Trundle: In a small guest bedroom, a trundle can be a thing of wonder! It can provide extra bed space, while also offering additional storage.
Under-Bed Bins: Of course, virtually any bed you might have – provided it’s not a platform bed – can offer additional storage with these under-bed bins.
Storage Ottoman: Seating areas are always a great addition to a bedroom, and including a storage ottoman in those seating areas is and even better idea.
When it comes to messes, your children are the chief culprits, right? Well, teach them how to stay organized by giving them access to ample storage in their bedrooms and play spaces.
Bookcases: Reading is fundamental, so make sure your child has a place to keep all the books that he or she should be reading!
Hammocks: For an interesting storage option, consider these mesh hammocks, which can keep toys up off of the ground.
Storage Benches: As with any other room in your home, a storage bench can work perfectly in a child’s bedroom.
Shelves With Bins: There are awesome shelves with removable bins, which are perfect for teaching kids the value of cleanliness and organization.
Toy Boxes: When playtime is over, the toys need to go away. This is where they should go.
Bed With Drawers: Drawers underneath your child’s bed can be an excellent place for storing overflow toys and linens.
Short Dressers: A short and bright dresser will encourage your child to keep his or her clothing where it belongs… Off of the floor!
Nightstands: Once your little on is old enough, a nightstand can be a perfect place for keeping that nighttime book and an alarm clock.
Desks: In addition to providing a space for homework, a bedroom desk can provide additional storage space in a kid’s bedroom.
Wall Hooks: As long as their at a proper height, your child can use wall hooks to hang up their jackets and sports duds.
Coatracks: A charming and kid-friendly coatrack can help your little one learn the value of keeping his or her things organized.