To quote the late-great George Carlin, ‘A house is just a place to keep your stuff – while you go out and get more stuff.’ I’m a big fan of that ideology because, to be frank, I don’t think I’ll ever have enough stuff and I somehow always seem to need more space for it all. So what do we do when we have too much stuff and not enough space, but we aren’t quite ready for a bigger home? These storage ideas will help.
Use a pipe or a rod as a rack in a small corner. This is a great way to use the space you have without taking up valuable floor space with excess furniture.
Don’t let cables and cords take over the place! Use bulldog clamps to keep them in line. These come in different sizes so they’re great for all kinds of cables, and you can attach them to tables or fabric.
Tension rods are great for organizing bottles of household cleaners under the sink. Getting them off the shelf means more space to keep other things (recycling bin anyone?) and makes them easily accessible.
Bonus tip: do the same thing with heeled shoes in your closet.
Want to entertain, but feel torn by also wanting a place to store books or blankets? Enter: the ottoman. Or a storage bench. Whichever style suits you best. Seating and storage, all in one!