A utility closet is definitely a great use of space in your home. Use it to stop cleaning supplies, mops and vacuums, and more. Unfortunately, even with the best intentions, it can easily become a huge mess. To help you organize your utility closet and keep it neat and tidy, here are some organization DIY ideas for a super useful space.
1. Wire Closet Organizers
From cleaning supplies, to your iron, to mops and your vacuum hose, there are wire organizers for just about anything you might keep in your utility closet.
2. Hooks Over the Bar
Some simple S-hooks over the closet rod can be used to hang brooms, mops, and long-handled dusters.
3. Clear Storage for Batteries
If you keep batteries in your utility closet, try keeping them organized in small plastic drawers, that are clearly labeled with what type of battery is in each one.
4. Wire Baskets
If your closet it small, try mounting wire baskets up the side or back wall. Use these for cleaning supplies and other items you’d normally keep on a shelf.
5. Mop & Broom Holder
Tired of mop and broom handles coming at you every time you open the closet door? Pick up a handy wall-mounted holder that keeps them firmly in place.
6. Garbage Bag Holder
Devise as simple garbage bag holder with a dowel and a couple of hooks. No more bulky boxes!
7. Hanging Organizer
Whether you hang it over the door, from a bar, or actually mount it to a wall, a hanging organizer meant for shoes is a fantastic way to create space-saving storage in your utility closet. It’s an organization DIY you can use in a lot of different spaces.
8. Create Door Storage
Mounting hooks and brackets on the closet door will make good use of this usually under-used space. You can store a lot on a door!
9. Create a “Closet”
If you don’t have a utility closet or yours just isn’t big enough, try creating a closet in a utility room or mud rom.
10. Go Down Under
Under the stairs, that is. If you don’t have a dedicated space to keep things like this, but you do have a set of stairs going up, try turning that area in to your utility storage by installing some shelving.