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Get Organized: 25 Totally Clever Storage Tips &Tricks

I think it was Tina Fey who said that what places like the Container Store are really selling is hope. I completely agree — the promise of a more organized life is so optimistic and uplifting. To that end, I’ve scoured the web for 25 fresh storage tips and tricks that are easy to execute and promise a dose of satisfaction and a sense of peace in your home. Check out these 25 totally unique storage tips and tricks and let us know if any storage tidbits have changed your life for the better …

  • Cutlery Trays for Jewelry 1 of 25
    Cutlery Trays for Jewelry
    Hanging cutlery trays from the wall makes a unique way to keep jewelry organized.
    Check it out here.
  • Boxes on the Wall 2 of 25
    Boxes on the Wall
    Paint boxes in bright colors and hang them from the wall for a fresh way to organize books and knick knacks.
    Originally spotted here.
  • Knife Strips for Toy Cars 3 of 25
    Knife Strips for Toy Cars
    Magnetic knife holder strips are a perfect way to organize toy cars.
    Check it out at OhDeeDoh.
  • Hangers as Chip Clips 4 of 25
    Hangers as Chip Clips
    Use the pants clips from store hangers to keep chips fresh and organized. Genius!
    Check it out on Craftster.
  • Hamper for Stuffed Animals 5 of 25
    Hamper for Stuffed Animals
    Use a wire laundry hamper to crate stuffed animals, then the kids can pick the one they want from the sides. This is my kid's room and we love this solution!
    Check it out at Prudent Baby.
  • Tin Cans for Office Supplies 6 of 25
    Tin Cans for Office Supplies
    Paint tin cans and hang them sideways to store office supplies above a desk.
    Check it out at BHG.
  • Pants Hanger for Ribbon 7 of 25
    Pants Hanger for Ribbon
    Use a pants hanger to store ribbon fantastic idea for holiday gift wrapping!
    Check it out at creating keepsakes blog.
  • Frames for Hair Clips 8 of 25
    Frames for Hair Clips
    Update an old picture frame with paint, fabric, and ribbon and use it turn hair clips into wall art.
    Learn how at Prudent Baby.
  • Wine Rack for Yarn Storage 9 of 25
    Wine Rack for Yarn Storage
    Use a wine rack to store yarn. Beautiful and creative!
    Check it out at Prudent Baby.
  • Wall Into Curtained Closet 10 of 25
    Wall Into Curtained Closet
    Turn a corner into a closet with curtains to hide the area.
    Learn how at Prudent Baby.
  • Shoe Boxes for Cookie Supplies 11 of 25
    Shoe Boxes for Cookie Supplies
    Use plastic shoe boxes to store cookie cutters and cake decorating supplies.
    Read about Zen and the Art of Cookie Cutter Maintenance.
  • Forks for Notes 12 of 25
    Forks for Notes
    Repurposed forks make a totally fun way to store notes on the fridge.
    Check it out this idea and more here.
  • Crates for Toys 13 of 25
    Crates for Toys
    Love these personalized crates for storing toys or recycling. These are for sale in the UK but I can see some DIY versions being made here at home.
    Check them out here.
  • Hooks for Keys 14 of 25
    Hooks for Keys
    Never lose your keys again when you make a key holder.
    Learn how at Prudent Baby.
  • Ottomans for Linens 15 of 25
    Ottomans for Linens
    Make a simple ottoman out of inexpensive rugs, then use it to store linens.
    Get the DIY at Prudent Baby.
  • Binders for Recipes 16 of 25
    Binders for Recipes
    Get all those scribbled and printed recipes organized with a simple binder.
    Learn about the system and get the free downloads here.
  • Frames for Jackets 17 of 25
    Frames for Jackets
    Turn frames into lovely wall hangers for the back of a door.
    Learn how at Ish & Chi.
  • Paints Cans for Storage 18 of 25
    Paints Cans for Storage
    Turn paint cans into beautiful storage containers.
    Learn how at BHG.
  • Bins on the Ceiling 19 of 25
    Bins on the Ceiling
    Turn the garage ceiling into usable storage space. Genius!
    Check it out at the family handyman.
  • Tin Cans for Art Supplies 20 of 25
    Tin Cans for Art Supplies
    Take cleaned up food cans and create art supply storage for the kids.
    Check it out at HGTV.
  • Chicken Wire for Papers 21 of 25
    Chicken Wire for Papers
    Use chicken wire and a frame to create a totally unique way to display all those important papers.
    Check it out at lemonademakinmama.
  • Drawers Instead of Baseboards 22 of 25
    Drawers Instead of Baseboards
    Create storage space where your baseboards used to be. I LOVE this idea so much it hurts.
    Learn how to build under-cabinet drawers at The Family Handyman.
  • Drawers Under Beds 23 of 25
    Drawers Under Beds
    Turn old drawers into under bed storage by adding wheels. Clever and cute!
    Learn how at BHG.
  • Spice Tins as Storage 24 of 25
    Spice Tins as Storage
    Turn vintage spice tins into mini-storage for your refrigerator.
    Learn how at Martha Stweart.
  • Mason Jars for Bath Supplies 25 of 25
    Mason Jars for Bath Supplies
    Use pipe clamps and mason jars to create wall storage for the bathroom or any room.
    Check out this idea and a bunch of other ways to use mason jars for storage at Ready Made.

Jaime Morrison Curtis is author of the bestselling book Prudent Advice: Lessons for My Baby Daughter (A Life List for Every Woman) and founding co-editor at Prudent Baby, the premier DIY destination for crafty moms seeking ways to make their lives even more stylish and beautiful.


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