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8 More Storage & Organization Hacks

We've already featured two articles detailing how to make the most of your space, but storage and organization is just so critical in to every home that we simply couldn't stop there. Here are 8 more simple ideas to keep your life clutter free and your home feeling spacious.

Use Hanging Shoe Organizers to Store  Everything

Have too much cleaning stuff under your sink? Tired of the massive block of paper towel rolls filling up your shelves? Invest in a hanging shoe organizer. Use the wall-pocket version to hold under-the-sink cleaners, pantry snacks or kid's school supplies, and use the stacked-shoe-box style to hold your paper towel and toilet paper rolls.

This tutorial on Imperfect Homemaking can even show you how to make your own wall-pocket style organizer if you don't want to buy a pre-made one.

Install Spinning Tables in Your Pantry

Searching through all the jars and cans in the corner of a pantry can be a pain, but with a lazy Susan in each corner, you can just rotate through the items until you find the one you're looking for. Decor Chick shows how easy it is to do.

Use Bungee Cords to Store Sports Balls

Take advantage of the wooden walls in your garage by adding a few U-shaped wood pieces and some bungee cords -now you have a ball-holder just like the ones featured at all the toy stores. Some plain wooden boards can also be added to store fishing rods, paddles and other toys. Designed to Dwell can show you how.

Add A Wire Shelf To Your Garage Ceiling

Similar to storing your gaming balls, this Family Handyman trick takes advantage of the unfinished walls of your garage. Just install a wire shelf under the wooden boards on the ceiling and you have some great out-of-the-way storage that was just going to waste before.

Hang and Label Your Jeans

Let's face it -jeans tend to look alike until you pull them out. But if you hang them up and then label them with a simple tag like Love Bug Living uses, you can immediately identify the right pair of jeans and grab them in only a minute. You can also do this with tees and other pants. It's a great way to cut down on your time getting ready.

Carve a Toothbrush Holder in Your Medicine Cabinet

If you have wooden shelves in your medicine cabinet, why take up extra counter space with a toothbrush holder when you can hang them right behind the door? This Family Handyman tutorial is so simple you'll wonder why you haven't done it yet.

Hang Your Wrapping Paper on the Ceiling

Install a few anchor hooks and galvanized wire in your closet ceiling and you'll be able to hang your wrapping paper out of sight and out of mind until you need it.

Store Board Games on Their Side

Board games are meant to be stored flat, which is fine when you only own a couple, but when you start to get more and more games, they start to stack upon each other and eventually it becomes a nightmare to access any one particular game. As Imperfect Homemaking shows though, wrapping a large rubber band around the box makes storing games on their side simple, which makes grabbing your favorite game worlds easier.

If you still haven't satisfied your need for clean, then don't miss the all of our fascinating storage solutions in our organization category.


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