Easy Storage Ideas

It's easy to create more space with these 10 instant storage ideas

When it comes to easy storage ideas, nobody beats our crew of editors. Here are 10 creative DIY solutions that provide more storage without adding cabinets or drawers.

By the DIY experts of The Family Handyman Magazine

1: Kitchen window plant perch

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2: Under-sink storage bins

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3: Above the door shelves

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4: Instant laundry room cubbies

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5: Cabinet-end fruit basket

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6: Toilet paper shelf

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7: Clothes hanger holder

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8: Pullout towel rack

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9: Charger and cord pockets

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10: Add a spice shelf

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Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Miter saw
  • Cordless drill
  • 4-in-1 screwdriver
  • Level
  • Drill bit set
  • Safety glasses

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Wire shelving
  • Plastic storage tub
  • 1x8 pine
  • 1x4 pine
  • Plastic crates
  • Wire baskets
  • Towel bar
  • Shadow box picture frame
  • Pullout towel rack
  • Vinyl shoe organizer