Here are some helpful hints for some clever storage solutions for a small home that I am attempting to take advantage of this winter.
Take advantage of the backs of doors!
The backs of doors can be painted with metallic paint and hung with magnetic towel hooks and removable bins. Store shampoo, towels and toiletries in bathrooms. Hang jewelry, store cosmetics and accessories on the backs of bedroom doors.
Use computer armoires to hide unsightly technology.
These are also great craft cabinets. Just close the doors for instant clean up!
Use transitional spaces.
Those unused areas like small hallways between garage and kitchen or the narrow space next to the back door are perfect spots for a nice cabinet to hold sports gear, cleaning supplies or a message center.
Assign each family member their own space.
For a family bathroom or mudroom, keep personal items organized with a portable tote or basket for each family member. These can easily be stored in a linen closet or under the bathroom sink after use.
Use your drawers!
Installing a simple peg-board in an existing drawer can allow for more storage for dishes and tableware. Since the pegs are adjustable, this drawer can be flexible for your unique needs.
Store more in your cabinets by using your vertical space.
Adding hanging baskets on the backs of cabinet doors gives you storage options you didn't realize you had.
Slip it under the bed.
Store winter sweaters, blankets, and luggage in bins under the bed.
Hang it up!
Hang a pot rack over the sink to wash pots and hang to dry! Stylish and convenient, a pot rack adds to your kitchen's decor.
Photo Courtesy of Better Homes & Gardens
My favorite part of the organizational process is when an idea for storage turns into a beautiful addition to my home's decor!