Cool DIY Storage Solutions

A collection of 50 fun ideas for creating some cute and thrifty DIY storage solutions – you could even make some of these this weekend.

1 Unique Coat Rack

Unique Coat Rack: Everyday household items can be used in more ways than you think. Here are some unexpected items that provide perfect storage space. (via Better Homes and Gardens)

2 Mirror Makeover


Mirror Makeover: Sometimes a simple DIY project can turn into something much more complicated than you anticipated. This mirror turned out exactly like I envisioned, but it took (via Tattooed Martha)

3 Rolling Storage Crates


Rolling Storage Crates: How to build simple rolling toy storage crates on colorful casters. (via Teal and Lime)

4 Canvas Baskets


Canvas Baskets: Patterned Canvas Basket for Anthro-Knock Off Challenge Week (via Life in Velvet)

5 PVC Shoes Rack


PVC Shoes Rack (via Cookie Loves Milk)

6 Winter Storage


Winter Storage: In preparation for baby, we’re trying to make every inch of space count. One thing we’d been struggling with was having somewhere to keep our hats and gloves organized. So I bought these filing trays from the office section of Target and had Jon hang them on the back of our coat closet door. They’ve (via The Baloney Bug)

7 Battery Storage


Battery Storage (via The Creative Homemaker)

8 Crate Book Storage


Crate Book Storage (via IHeart Organizing)

9 Nursery Pegboard


Nursery Pegboard: I love creative projects, and designing Henry’s nursery was one of my favorites. There are so many little stories behind the items in his room. If you’re curious about any other details, let me know.My overall vision was to create a beautiful nurturing space for our little boy to grow in, but (via The Creative Work of Mandy Busby)

10 Mail Sorter


Mail Sorter (via bright and blithe)

11 Wine Rack Organizer


Wine Rack Organizer: Try these creative and simple solutions to neatly store your crafts supplies. (via Better Homes and Gardens)

12 Cabinet Door Storage Rack


Cabinet Door Storage Rack: Here’s a simple project to bring order to the chaos: a door-mounted storage rack.You can modify this basic idea to organize other cabinets too. (via The Family Handyman)

13 Narrow Roll Out Rack for Cans


Narrow Roll Out Rack for Cans: Yesterday, I shared photos of my brand-spanking-new kitchen. Today let me tell you about the cabinetry. This whole remodel endeavor started with a need for (via A Spicy Perspective)

14 Easy Magnetic Bins


Easy Magnetic Bins: Everyone has a junk drawer in their kitchen. It’s like an unspoken rule. The junk drawer is full of all the strange bits of what not that accumulates in your home over time. Everything in there is useful, and you never want to throw any of it away for fear that you might need something in there one rainy day. However, there are some items that are used more frequently than others. For instance, I keep small nails and thumbtacks in my junk drawer and I use them almost every day. But it can be a bit annoying getting in and out of the drawer multiple times a day. I’ve come up with a way to make (via WonderHowTo)

15 Cheap and Easy Christmas Ornament Storage


Cheap and Easy Christmas Ornament Storage (via Craptastic)

16 File Box Bathroom Appliance Storage


File Box Bathroom Appliance Storage: Okay, confession time. I’m not exactly sure what made me this way, but I have always been super hesitant to put my still-hot straightener and hairdryer away thinking they will start a fire. Yes, I know that’s a long shot, but I have been known to turn the car around on my way to work to make sure I (via Dream Green DIY)

17 Kitchen Sink Storage Trays


Kitchen Sink Storage Trays: Build these handy undersink roll-out trays in a weekend. You can tackle this project with simple carpentry tools and some careful measuring. You can make all the trays in an afternoon using building products from your local home center or hardware store for as little as $80. (via The Family Handyman)

18 CD Storage Unit as Cup Storage


CD Storage Unit as Cup Storage: We love collecting mismatched china pieces–specifically tea and coffee cups. We have ours out in the open, arranged nicely on a simple white shelf in our kitchen. We love the idea, though, of “framing” our collection like we saw in Living Etc. while browsing through their galleries this morning! (via Apartment Therapy)

19 Paint-Can Cubbies


Paint-Can Cubbies: Don’t let your desktop disappear under piles of paperwork. Inexpensive, unused cans can be purchased at paint stores; lined up on a shelf and anchored in place with Velcro, they become organizing cubbyholes with a modern flair. Assign cans as storage spaces for bills, catalogs, and personal mail, or one for each member of the family. Label the shelf beneath to make sorting easy. (via Martha Stewart)

20 Magnetic Knife Racks


Magnetic Knife Racks: Tame your piles of papers and scattered office supplies with these can-do ideas for turning your home office into an organized command center. (via Better Homes and Gardens)

21 Hanging baskets under the cabinet


Hanging baskets under the cabinet (via Organizing Made Fun)

22 PVC Pipe Toothbrush Holders


PVC Pipe Toothbrush Holders: Toothbrush holder DIY, keeps toothbrushes clean and organized. (via Crafting in the Rain)

23 Use shower curtain rod to hang bath toiletries


Use shower curtain rod to hang bath toiletries (via Muji)

24 LEGO Key and Cable Holder


LEGO Key and Cable Holder: Hope these are the keys to a SPACESHIP SPACESHIP SPACESHIP View “LEGO Key and Cable Holder Is The Best Thing” and more funny posts on Dorkly (via Dorkly)

25 Use a wooden craft store rack to hold headbands


Use a wooden craft store rack to hold headbands: My daughters have adorable headbands. Like 50 of them. The headbands make great (and easy) accessories when getting ready for school, but as soon as the girls get home, the headbands magically fly off their heads and land all over our house. Usually they’re strewn about countertops, dresser tops, and coffee tables. Along with shoes, these are the items most likely to result in a cranky mom. When they clean them up, they all go in a drawer in the bathroom, where they spend a few days trying to climb out and liberate themselves from confinement. Either that or they’re multiplying in there like little colorful bunnies, which would explain… Keep Reading (via The Palette Muse)

26 Spice Rack Makeover


Spice Rack Makeover (via So You Guys)

27 Make a Peg Board Box


Make a Peg Board Box: Looking for an easy idea for a gift wrap container? Here’s how to make a peg board box. Keep all your gift wrap supplies organized in a peg board box. (via Thistlewood Farms)

28 Clamp Cord Organizers


Clamp Cord Organizers: Make organization easy and simplify your life with this collection of tips, hints, ideas and products that quickly solve clutter problems in kitchens, offices, laundry rooms, shops and more. (via The Family Handyman)

29 Salvaged Vintage Jewelry and Purse Display


Salvaged Vintage Jewelry and Purse Display (via Salvage Life)

30 Crafty Compartments


Crafty Compartments: Find new uses for old household items. Boost comfort and organization in your home with these easy DIY projects that use items you probably already have. (via Better Homes and Gardens)

31 Mobile Storage Table


Mobile Storage Table: This movable end table hides clutter and can be wheeled off to wherever it’s needed or stored away when it’s not. (via Martha Stewart)

32 Fabric Lined Toy Box


Fabric Lined Toy Box (via Farm Fresh Therapy)

33 Tin Can Organizer


Tin Can Organizer: Need something cute to organize desk space, but don’t have a huge budget? Check out this Upcycled Tin Can Organizer! (via Mountain Modern Life)

34 Lipstick Holder


Lipstick Holder: I’ve graduated college, had a wonderful weekend full of good food, drinks, and family, coordinated a move, continue to work on a blog redesign. (via Amanda Katherine)

35 Baking Storage Lifesaver


Baking Storage Lifesaver: Stop putting your opened flour bags in zip block bags like I do and put them in these instead! These flour and sugar storage containers will keep your flour and sugar fresh and let you pour them out without any… (via Rare Bird Finds)

36 Stair Drawers


Stair Drawers (via Cuarto Derecha)

37 Mirror Jewelry Storage


Mirror Jewelry Storage: Book Shaped Jewelry Storage : mirror jewelry storage. . full length mirror with jewelry storage,jewelry storage bags,jewelry storage cabinet,jewelry storage containers,jewelry storage mirror,jewelry storage solutions (via All About Weddings)

38 Wire Mesh Utensil Organizer


Wire Mesh Utensil Organizer: Find new uses for old household items. Boost comfort and organization in your home with these easy DIY projects that use items you probably already have. (via Better Homes and Gardens)

39 Under-the-Bed Organizer


Under-the-Bed Organizer: Extra sheets, blankets, and towels are at the ready when stored in rolling drawers fitted with distinctive snap-on covers to keep dust at bay. (via Martha Stewart)

40 Snatch a Few Clips and Separate in Style



Lower Cabinet Rollouts for Increased Kitchen Storage: Vertical rollout drawers are a great way to convert a half-empty base cabinet into a high-capacity food storage cabinet that can be custom-sized to fit your storage needs. (via The Family Handyman)

42 Turn an ordinary shoe organizer into a stylish buffet


Turn an ordinary shoe organizer into a stylish buffet: Find new uses for old household items. Boost comfort and organization in your home with these easy DIY projects that use items you probably already have. (via Better Homes and Gardens)

43 Garden-Shed Crate Cabinets


Garden-Shed Crate Cabinets: Create custom cabinetry in your garden shed with vintage wine crates from flea markets or online auctions. (via Martha Stewart)

44 Wire and Nail Hanging Spice Storage


Wire and Nail Hanging Spice Storage (via Freckled Laundry)

45 Doggy Bags


Doggy Bags (via Nàe Chic)

46 Under-Cabinet Drawers


Under-Cabinet Drawers: Gain extra storage space in the kitchen by installing toe-kick drawers under your base cabinets. Just assemble the drawer units in your shop, then slip them under the cabinets and screw them in place. (via The Family Handyman)

47 Etched Glass Storage Jars


Etched Glass Storage Jars: Keep pantry staples organized with a set of glass storage jars customized with etched lettering. (via Martha Stewart)

48 Reuse original shoe boxes and cover them with decorative paper


Reuse original shoe boxes and cover them with decorative paper: Find new uses for old household items. Boost comfort and organization in your home with these easy DIY projects that use items you probably already have. (via Better Homes and Gardens)

49 Hanging Storage Bins


Hanging Storage Bins: In case you saw my quickie post yesterday, and read where I mentioned Id be back on later in the day..ACK, sorry about that!! Whew, what a whirlwind of a day. Today too, for that matter. I should know better than to put a time frame in writing. Because something will for sure come up! (via Make It and Love It)

50 Toilet Flange Wall Hook

Toilet Flange Wall Hook: I’ve been looking for a stash-that-phone-and-wallet solution for my husband for years. Combine that with my need for a place to hang the kid’s backpack after school, and some way to not lose my own … (via Love and Trash)

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