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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
Hanging cutlery trays from the wall makes a unique way to keep jewelry organized.

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Boxes on the Wall 2 of 25
Paint boxes in bright colors and hang them from the wall for a fresh way to organize books and knick knacks.

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Knife Strips for Toy Cars 3 of 25
Magnetic knife holder strips are a perfect way to organize toy cars.

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Hangers as Chip Clips 4 of 25
Use the pants clips from store hangers to keep chips fresh and organized. Genius!

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Hamper for Stuffed Animals 5 of 25
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!

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Tin Cans for Office Supplies 6 of 25
Paint tin cans and hang them sideways to store office supplies above a desk.

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Pants Hanger for Ribbon 7 of 25
Use a pants hanger to store ribbon fantastic idea for holiday gift wrapping!

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Frames for Hair Clips 8 of 25
Update an old picture frame with paint, fabric, and ribbon and use it turn hair clips into wall art.

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Wine Rack for Yarn Storage 9 of 25
Use a wine rack to store yarn. Beautiful and creative!

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Wall into Curtained Closet 10 of 25
Turn a corner into a closet with curtains to hide the area.

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Shoe Boxes for Cookie Supplies 11 of 25
Use plastic shoe boxes to store cookie cutters and cake decorating supplies.

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Forks for Notes 12 of 25
Repurposed forks make a totally fun way to store notes on the fridge.

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Crates for Toys 13 of 25
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.

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Hooks for Keys 14 of 25
Never lose your keys again when you make a key holder.

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Ottomans for Linens 15 of 25
Make a simple ottoman out of inexpensive rugs, then use it to store linens.

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Binders for Recipes 16 of 25
Get all those scribbled and printed recipes organized with a simple binder.

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Frames for Jackets 17 of 25
Turn frames into lovely wall hangers for the back of a door.

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Paint Cans for Storage 18 of 25
Turn paint cans into beautiful storage containers.

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Bins on the Ceiling 19 of 25
Turn the garage ceiling into usable storage space. Genius!

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Tin Cans for Art Supplies 20 of 25
Take cleaned up food cans and create art supply storage for the kids.

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Chicken Wire for Papers 21 of 25
Use chicken wire and a frame to create a totally unique way to display all those important papers.

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Drawers Instead of Baseboards 22 of 25
Create storage space where your baseboards used to be. I LOVE this idea so much it hurts.

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Drawers Under Beds 23 of 25
Turn old drawers into under bed storage by adding wheels. Clever and cute!

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Spice Tins as Storage 24 of 25
Turn vintage spice tins into mini-storage for your refrigerator.

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Mason Jars for Bath Supplies 25 of 25
Use pipe clamps and mason jars to create wall storage for the bathroom or any room.

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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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