10 Hidden Storage Spots in Your Home

You don't need extra closets and storage rooms in your house just to stay organized. There may already be storage areas in your home hiding in plain sight. See if any of these hidden storage spots are waiting to be utilized in your home!

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Under Bed Storage

Every bed in your home is sitting on top a storage goldmine. Make the most of each bed space by storing seasonal clothing, extra bedding, shoes and even seasonal d├ęcor like wreaths in fabric or plastic under bed storage containers. Are the toys in your house taking over? Here are some toy storage ideas for your kid’s bedroom.

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Above the Toilet

Bathrooms are typically one of the smallest rooms in the home, so make sure you’re maximizing your bath storage by utilizing the space above the toilet. Install open shelving, hang wicker baskets on cup hooks or build a simple medicine cabinet.

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Back of Cabinet Doors

Use small cup hooks or removable adhesive hooks to make the most of the inside of your cabinet doors throughout your home. Hang measuring cups and utensils in the kitchen, dustpans and rags in the laundry room, and styling tools in the bathroom.

Another way to optimize hiding spots? Try creating a hidden laundry room.

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Back of Closet Doors

If you have a hinged closet door, you have vertical storage space. Hang a dollar store shoe holder on the back side of the door and organize your small stuff. Spices and snacks in the pantry, cleaning products and batteries in the hall, belts and accessories in the bedroom and electronics or wrapping paper supplies in the office.

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Under Cabinets

Free up your counter space and maximize your kitchen storage by adding additional shallow shelves below your upper cabinets for cookbooks or coffee mugs. Mount a napkin holder or potholder hooks to keep the clutter off the counter.

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Between the Studs

When you can’t find a convenient nook for a set of shelves, you can often create one by recessing the shelves into the wall itself. This works great on short transitional walls, in the bath or in hallway spaces. This works especially well in the garage. And, the average garage has more than 150 sq. ft. of unused storage space. Here’s where to find it!

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Inside Furniture

Next time you are considering purchasing a new piece of furniture, look for one that has built in storage. Like hinged storage coffee tables and ottomans or entry benches. Or look for full length mirrors that house jewelry or accessories, and bed frames with built-in drawers.

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Way Under Cabinets

Hidden under almost every kitchen cabinet, there’s a cavity containing nothing but air. This low, shallow cavity isn’t prime storage space for everyday items, but it’s perfect for bakeware, cleaning supplies, pet dishes and more.

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Look for opportunities to store up in spaces like utility rooms, mudrooms or the garage. Use bungie cords to hold up large but light items or build a sliding ceiling storage system like this one. like this one.

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Under the Stairs

Often the area under a staircase can be neglected, dead space. Make the most of it by building out the side of the stairs with open storage cubbies or a custom cabinet door. Or if you’ve got a shoe storage problem, try this hidden stair drawer.