Discover how easy it is to store everything you own into even the smallest areas. These storage ideas for small spaces are pure genius!
Whether you live in a dreamy, spacious house, travel in an RV, or live in a shoebox apartment, we all need more storage ideas. Even the largest of homes have some small spaces in them that probably get ignored.
With a little planning and a few fun hacks, you can turn small spaces into storage wins!
And, we could all use a little more winning in our life!
Storage Ideas For Small Spaces
I broke down this list by the types of things you will store. Skip ahead to the things that are giving you the biggest headache and discover some hacks and tricks.
They could make all the difference in your small rooms.
Shoe Storage For Small Spaces
There is no such thing as owning too many shoes – just not having the right places to keep them. Here are some ideas that will double your space, giving you room to store even more shoes.
This is a tried and true way to get those precious shoes off the ground and out of your closet. Even if the only door in your room is your bedroom door, you can use it to store your shoes.
A shoe drawer right by your front door will give you a place to kick off your shoes and keep them from piling up in your living room.
The best thing about this piece of furniture is that it adds beauty to your entryway. The drawers hide your shoes from sight. It’s both charming and useful.
If you have any room in your closet, install some shelves. Then, keep your valuable shoes in their original shoe boxes. This will protect them from getting scuffed or squished.
Another way to use shoe shelves is to just display your shoes on the shelves together. Do what works for you and your space.
There are lots of different ways that you can hang up your shoes on your bedroom or closet walls.
Install towel racks and hang up your heels or sandals on them!
Another idea is to install crown molding near your ceiling and hang up your shoes this way. This keeps them higher up and out of the way.
If you have space underneath your bed, utilize it to store your shoes. There are a few different ways you can do this.
- Store your shoes in boxes
- Use plastic bins with wheels
- Install drawers under your bed
Toy Storage For Small Spaces
Toys are source of annoyance for anyone trying to keep their living room or home picked up. Believe me, I know the struggle!
You don’t need a spacious toy room to keep your kids’ toys organized. Use these simple hacks that will help you store your toys effectively, even in small rooms.
Instead of merely buying furniture for its looks alone, buy it because it offers you a place to store your kids’ toys.
A few examples include buying an ottoman that has storage inside of it. You can also buy a coffee table with lots of drawers. Some sectionals even have storage inside of them.
Labeling your plastic bins will help your kids know exactly where to put their toys when they are done playing with them. (Getting them to actually do it is another story!)
If you buy bins that you can stack, you can keep toys on bookshelves in a way that’s both beautiful and effective.
Those over the door shoe organizers work for keeping toys sorted too. I’ve seen people use them to store plushes, dolls, and even toy cars.
All the pockets are so useful and they are easy for kids to use!
Keep these organizers on your kids’ doors or even on a basement door if you have the room.
One of my favorite hacks for small spaces is to use a rolling storage cart. I’ve seen people use these to store all sorts of things, from art supplies to their office and school stuff.
Be careful not to just overload the cart with a ton of toys. Use smaller baskets and bins to keep the toys separated and organized. It will look better and your kids will be able to find their toys faster!
Storage Ideas For Clothes in Small Spaces
Another one of the most common things that’s tough to keep organized is clothes. Having too many clothes is certainly a happy problem to have – no doubt!
Sure, we all dream of owning one of those spacious walk-in closets with a bench and wall-sized mirror. Until then, here are a few ways you can store your clothes in a small closet or bedroom.
I love this idea. If you need some more room in your closet, just add another rod below your current one. You’ll double your storage space in just a few minutes.
Since the bottom rack will be so close to the floor, hang up shorter things like shirts on it.
If you don’t have enough room for a chest of drawers, you can always just store your clothes in baskets on a set of bookshelves.
Buy some matching baskets or bins and label them. This will give it a unified and polished look.
Bulky things like sweaters, jackets and sweatshirts should be stored in bins or bags under your bed. This will free up space in your closet and drawers for your pants and shirts.
Do you have shelves in your closet? Install some under the shelf baskets. You can store smaller things here such as accessories and rolled-up tank tops.
There are a bunch of different sizes of baskets that you can hang underneath current shelves. Measure your space and pick the one that works the best.
This is one of my favorite ways to utilize corner space. Install hooks on your walls and use this to hang up jackets, scarves, and hats. This will free up space on your closet shelves.
Finally, go and find some vintage suitcases. They double as both cute decor and fantastic storage ideas. You can store things in them that you don’t use very often, like t-shirts you love or clothes from the opposite season!
Storage Ideas For Small Spaces: Final Thoughts
There ya go! I hope you enjoyed this list of storage ideas for small spaces. Even when you feel cramped, there is a way to store everything you own.
It works best if you downsize, of course. Don’t keep things you don’t use (and won’t use!). After you know that you are keeping all the essentials, use these tips and double your storage space!
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