DIY storage units: With so many off-the-shelf storage options available today, there’s no need to spend the money on custom shelving. Group units together in creative ways – even as a bed platform – is a great way to get tons of storage that looks great.
Go down under: Especially if you’ve laid shelving units on their side to make a platform bed, using open containers like baskets or bins can fit discreetly between shelves to store all kinds of oddities. All anyone will see is the neatness.
Use the walls: Your wall space is begging to be dressed up with some floating shelves. Keep knick-knacks, books, even attractive storage bins handy while accessorizing those empty walls.
Higher purpose: Higher spaces closer to the ceiling are often ignored when it comes to storage. Don’t be afraid to place shelves up high, or stack attractive baskets up to the ceiling in your closet; especially for things you use less often.
Hangers matter: Closet space is always at a premium. When choosing hangers, go for the slim ones that save space. They’re much sturdier than you think, and can make a big difference.
A spot for everything: Got a bunch of hats, ties, scarves, or handbags you don’t know how to store? Look for items that are meant to store all this stuff in just a few inches of closet space. Check Amazon for options.
Divide it up: Shelving units can hold a lot, especially if you use each shelf to its fullest. Dividers let you stack up clothing and other items while still keeping things neat.
Customize your closet: Inexpensive, moveable fabric hanging shelves, baskets, or drawers can help you maximize closet space for smaller items.
Make storage fun: Don’t have a lot of room for storage AND décor? Why not multi-task with cute storage options that put pretty or funky items on display?
Function is beauty: See how these accessories are stored on a closet wall, with a lamp and mirror? Accessorize and check your look without running back to the bathroom.
Use small spaces: Narrow spaces next to windows and doors are rarely used for storage, but why? It’s the perfect spot for floating shelves or hooks!
Go behind the door: The door provides an ideal spot to store accessories, shoes, or bathroom items.
Around the headboard: Use both open and closed storage around the headboard to keep things both hidden and handy. You may not even need a nightstand if you go this route!
Try drawer organizers: The more organized your drawers are, the more they can hold. Honest! Drawer dividers will likely free up more space than they’ll require. Now, enjoy your new-found storage space!