Skip to main content

Sponsored Content

Clever Storage Ideas for Small Spaces

Oct 09, 2014 08:10PM ● Published by Family Features

No matter how cramped and cluttered your living space, there is always a spot or two for extra storage. Finding it is just a matter of getting creative and utilizing a few clever solutions.

Here are simple ideas to get you started: 


  • Metal rods with hanging hooks can create loads of unused storage space on your blank walls. Use them to hang coffee cups, cooking utensils, dish towels or pots and pans.

  • Magnetic strips mounted on the wall are a great way to hang knives.

  • If your countertop is cluttered with small spice containers and oil bottles, elevate them with a decorative cake stand. Place small jars below and top with pretty decanters and additional spices.

  • Are you using up prime cabinet space for items you only use once a year, such as holiday cake pans or that big serving bowl you pull out for parties? Store them in an attic or closet.


  • Why only hang one towel bar on the back of the bathroom door? Hang three to maximize your drying space.

  • Most modern cabinetry has adjustable shelving. If you haven't customized the heights of your shelving, give it a try.

  • A three-tiered fruit basket might seem perfect for the kitchen, but it's also a handy way to store bathroom essentials right beside the sink.

  • Flour and sugar canisters can also be repurposed in the bathroom to keep makeup, toilets, cleaning supplies and soaps contained. Make sure to buy bins that stack easily.


  • Nix those nightstands and hang small shelves on either side of the bed. This cuts down on the clutter you can keep and makes cleaning underneath a breeze.

  • Rolling bins that fit under the bed are perfect for storing linens, out-of-season clothing and children's toys. They're also the perfect way to slide building block projects out of sight without destroying your child's latest masterpiece.

  • Closets with a single hanging rod are one of the biggest space-wasters in the bedroom. Double their storage capacity by hanging a second rod or shelf below shorter jackets and shirts.

Sponsored by

Like what you're reading? Subscribe to Around Concord's free newsletter to catch every headline

Home+Garden Family Features

It looks like we don't have any events for this date. You can always add an event.

It looks like we don't have any events for this date. You can always add an event.

Weekly Recipes