50 Brilliant Storage Ideas

50 Brilliant Storage Ideas


A tidy home really makes such a difference to a person’s sense of well-being. However, organizing your home does not have to be an expensive interior decoration project because all you need is a little out-of-the-box thinking and just a little bit of elbow grease. Welcome to Jansen’s DIY and here are 50 Brilliant Storage Ideas to Put Your Home in Order. #1. You can get some stackable wine racks and inexpensive plastic cups to organize your office or even craft supplies. By using a stackable wine rack, you save a lot of space and your supplies such as markers, pens, paintbrushes, pins, etc. are within easy reach. #2. Are you a fan of craft projects and have tons of scrap paper that you use? File all your scrap or scrapbook paper in file folders, so that you can reuse them or create a new crafts project. By sorting out your scrapbook paper, you end up saving paper, space and money. #3. Don’t throw out your old wire hangers… instead convert them into ribbon and tape holders. Take a pair of wire cutters and cut one end of the wire hanger. Use a pair of pliers to make hoops out of the cut ends and now you can store all your ribbons and tape easily. #4. Power strips are a necessary evil in all homes nowadays, considering the number of electrical devices we use. However, they don’t need to be in plain sight at all. Take a wire basket and hang it under your desk and put your power strips there. Not only are they out of sight, but it becomes more convenient those short charging cords that don’t quite reach the floor. #5. If you like to use ribbons and pile them up in a storage box then spend hours trying to sort through them to find the one you want, then you can use a simple paper towel holder to organize all your ribbon spools. When they are neatly organized, you can easily find them instead of rifling through a messy drawer to look for them. #6. Organizing Tupperware lids can be a real pain. However, a really simple solution is to take a metal CD rack and place it sideways. Then, you can place your Tupperware lids in an upright position. If you arrange them size-wise, with the largest lids at the back, you will never have a problem finding the smaller lids again. #7. If you have basic sewing skills, then this is a brilliant way to organize your Tupperware lids. All you need is a piece of cloth which you can sew several large pockets. Tack this lid holder onto the side of your cupboard door to save even more space. #8. When we’re short on cupboard space, we tend to stack our plates. However, now, rather than stacking your plates, you can invest in some plate cradles. This way, you can store your plates in an upright position, which would make it easier for you to take them out of your cupboard. #9. Instead of throwing away your food containers such as creamer bottles, recycle them. You can store your sugar, nuts, chocolate chips and small snacks. You can even use some of these containers as water bottles. #10. If you have a small space either in your kitchen or your bathroom, don’t use a towel bar. Instead, get yourself some of those door handles with large loops. Mount them on the wall or wherever you need them, and you have an interesting towel hook. #11. Shoe organizers can be used for almost any kind of storage. If you are looking for under-sink storage, then all you need to do is buy a small shoe organizer or cut the one you have in half. #12. Most of us stack our bakeware and pans one on top of the other. Instead, get a bakeware organizer and attach it to your cupboard on its side. Your pans and bakeware will now be neatly organized and easily accessible. #13. Drawer dividers can be expensive. Instead use things you may have lying around your house to create drawer dividers. You can use things like egg cartons, a shoebox lid or even silicone muffin holders for this project. #14. Storing the lids of pots and pans can be messy and untidy. Instead, install towel bars on your kitchen pantry door and store your lids easily. The metal towel bars look the best, but you can even buy the cheaper plastic ones if you like. #15. If you don’t have shelf space or drawer space in your kitchen or pantry, then all you need to do is use push pins and tack your plastic wrap boxes to your pantry wall. Instant storage! #16. If you use spices in your cooking, but you have a small kitchen, then you might want to invest in some spice racks. You will save a lot of shelf space this way and organize your spices. Buy these nifty and inexpensive spice storage racks and mount them on your kitchen wall or inside your kitchen cupboards. #17. Cupboards usually have height, which means you end up stacking all your kitchen supplies. This makes it difficult to take out stuff when you need it. Instead, invest in some cheap magazine holders. You can store your kitchen supplies in an upright position, there by utilizing your cupboard space more efficiently and accessing your supplies more easily. #18. If you have a lot of cosmetics and accessories, which are usually piled up in one place, then you can try this ideas. Attach command hooks to the door of your bathroom cabinet and hang small baskets from them. This way you can store your small hair accessories and make-up neatly. #19. Instead of cluttering your bathroom counter with your hairdryer, create a storage space for these appliances using a file box. You can attach it to either the wall or the side of your counter. #20. You can stick a magnetic strip to the door or drawer of your bathroom cabinet and then use it hold all your metal accessories such as hair clips, nail files, tweezers, etc. #21. If you have a small bathroom with little or no cupboard space, then this is lovely idea. All you need is a wall mounted wine rack and voila! You have a beautiful towel holder that adds style to your bathroom. #22. Don’t like your toothbrushes in the open? Then maybe this idea will work for you. Store your toothbrushes in your bathroom medicine cabinet this way to prevent them falling out every time you open the cabinet. #23. You can purchase those small cheap plastic boxes and use them to organize your bathroom drawers. A great way to store your make up and accessories. #24. Spice Racks are not only great for storing spices but also all kinds of small knick-knacks. If you have a drawer full of small stuff just jumbled up in a big mess, then you can use your spice rack to store your rubber bands, pins, beads and so on. #25. You can beautify your bathroom by getting yourself a pretty little Q-tip dispenser. This handy little tool not only helps you keep your bathroom neat, but it also dispenses one Q-tip at a time, making it easy to get one out. It’s also more hygienic when you put your Q-tips in a container. #26. Use a simple, sturdy hanger and shower curtain rings to create a rack in your closet for those difficult to store scarves and hats. You probably already have a hanger and curtain rings cost just about $2-3. #27. If you love heels and have a collection of this, then read on! All you need are crown molding and base molding. Fix the crown molding at an angle to the base molding on your wall, and you have a nifty little storage solution for your high heels. #28. If you own a bunch of flip flops, then this hack is for you. All you need are some cheap wire hangers, wire cutters and a set of pliers and you will have a practical storage option for your beloved flip flops. First, grab a handful of the flimsiest metal hangers you can find in your closet. You may need to score the metal with the pliers and then snap it with your hands. Now take your pliers and roll up the two edges, like this Using both your hands and your pliers, bend your hanger into this approximate shape Add ribbon into it and it’s done… #29. You can store your delicate Christmas ornaments easily now. All you need to do is glue a set of plastic cups to a piece of cardboard and then put them in stacks inside a storage bin. This way, you protect even the most delicate ornaments for the future. #30. Create your own gift wrap organizer that is not just practical but attractive too. You can then hang your gift wrap organizer anywhere in your home. For this DIY project you will need hooks, a frame and curtain rods. After assembling and painting the frames, lean then against the wall for hanging placement. Removed the gift wrap frame and drill holes along each side of it in even increments to hold cup hooks. Put the hooks at the frame. The caps on the ends of the rods keep the rods in place. Insert a roll of gift wrap over a rod and place into the cup hooks. Insert the gift wrap into the rod and it’s done… #31. Christmas lights are a nightmare to store away properly since they get so tangled up when you roll them up. Instead, wrap those pesky strings of light around pieces of cardboard or paper rolls. This will prevent the wires from becoming tangled. #32. If you are looking for an innovative shoe storage idea, then this is it. All you need to do is get your hands on a wine case. These cartons already have compartment inserts, which can be used to store your small shoes and sandals. #33. Instead of leaving your small items such as crayons, stickers, rubber bands, and so on jumbled up, you can organize them using a soap box. A soap box costs just about a dollar, so it’s a really inexpensive way of organizing your knick-knacks. #34. Instead of throwing out your egg cartons, you can use them for a variety of organizing projects in your home. You can use them to store small toys and your accessories. If you get those plastic egg cartons, even better. They are designed to protect even the most delicate eggs, so even the most delicate Christmas ornaments will be safely stored too. #35. If you have a lot of small items that lie messily in one drawer, you can use ice cube trays to separate them. For example, you can store your jewelry, beads, paper clips, etc. in these trays and you will never have to rummage through your drawer again. #36. You can use your trash can for much more than just trash. It is just the right size for storing long tubes of gift wrapping paper. Save even more space by getting rid of the cardboard tubes inside those rolls. #37. A shoe organizer is actually a really versatile storage tool. You can hang it up just about anywhere and use it to store almost anything, from cleaning supplies to socks in your closet. The best part is that these organizers take up unused wall or closet door space. #38. When you live in small house or apartment, then don’t waste any empty spaces. This includes your ceiling. If you have tons of wrapping paper rolls, then you can store them on your ceiling. All you need to do is fix a few rods or wires across your pantry ceiling and you have ready-made storage space for storage. #39. Plastic wraps and foils usually take up a lot of cupboard space and are difficult to reach when you need them. Use the back of your pantry door to store your rolls. All you need for this project are stick-on hooks and you can fix your rolls the door. #40. With so many things in the house needing batteries, we usually stock up on batteries. And then can’t find them when we need them. Plastic tackle boxes are a great way to store all those batteries you have. You can even segregate them by type and size so that you don’t have to turn your drawer upside down when you need new batteries. #41. Another great hack for storing your ribbons is by using a swinging arm skirt rack or even a slacks hanger. All you need to do is remove the clips, open the arms and slip your ribbons on to them. #42. Instead up piling up your linens haphazardly, you can place your sheets inside their matching pillowcases. This works especially well for fitted sheets. Doing so will save you time and effort looking for matching sets when you need to change the sheets. #43. If you don’t have room to place your laundry baskets then is idea is for you. You just need to install a shelving unit and there you have it! You have a perfect way to store your laundry baskets. #44. If you thought you couldn’t get creative with PVC pipes, then here’s another ideas. You can use them as holsters for your curling irons. All you need to do is mount them on the door of your bathroom cabinet and you have the perfect storage solution for your appliance. Just make sure you measure the holsters of your appliances before you get those pieces of PVC. #45. This DIY project can help you store balls easily and conveniently. You just a few pieces of wood and bungee ropes to set up a kind of basket. This way, the balls can be removed and put back easily. #46. Do not throw away your baby wipe cases. They are really handy to have around the house. You can repurpose them and use them to store things like markers, stickers and even your baby’s crayons. #47. An ironing board can be a pain to store, it’s bulky and it tends to get in the way. You can create a wall mounted storage option behind the laundry room door or your walk-in closet. All you need are some robe hooks mounted on the wall, and you’re all set. #48. If you have a garden mailbox and want to get rid of it, don’t! Instead, convert it into a mini toolshed. You can place it in your garden as an accent piece (grow some vines around it or place it in a flowerbed) and use it to store your small garden tools. #49. This rack is available in the market, but if you’re handy with tools, then you can make one yourself with PVC pipes. They are great for drying your wet clothes in the sun without having to put up a clothesline. And they are easy to move. #50. Don’t throw away a used disinfectant wipes container, instead, repurpose them for the storage of dog poop bags. You can also use them to store those plastic bags that you’re planning to recycle. So… what do you thinks about this episodes? Please share your thoughts about this video in the comment section… Thanks for watching and we’ll see you in the next video…

100 thoughts on “50 Brilliant Storage Ideas

  1. I'm going to use the pipe cleaners on hangers to keep shirts from sliding off; the curtain rods to keep my scarfs, belts and flip-flops organized; buying a Q-tip dispenser; buying a pretty hanging file holder to hold my hair dryer; and buying a pan organizer. Love it! Thank you for such great ideas!

  2. I don't have ribbons but I have several different rolls of tape in a tin that I will now find a kitchen roll holder for
    have to put handles on the wall for my tea towels etc , Love that idea
    great vid , thank you for posting this

  3. Did anybody els have a 'Mommy dearest' moment when she was talking about the wire hangars? Maybe just me…..😁

  4. sorry for the thumb down, but that is too much plastic and too many items to buy – not necessary. please think more eco friendly

  5. Storing cords up under the desk also keeps them from getting dusty like they would along the floor. If you put an anti static clothes dryer sheet behind your PC or TV, you eliminate dust on back of electronics.

  6. For the PVC pipe clothes dryer if YOU WANT THE ROUNDED TOP LIKE THE FIRST ONE fill PVC pipe with sand put cap covers on PVC and heat the pipe with a big heat gun and bend the sand will stop it from collapsing into a fold it will bend evenly I use a tree to get the same shape each time. you can use steam to bend wood the same way using a set of blocks.

  7. Your towel hanging using door handles is not a good idea, the towels will remain damp become smelly and even go mouldy!

  8. Love the idea with the bals and use the over door place + the hack with the lungery bascets – simply clever 👏👏👏👍

  9. I was waiting to find sitting plastic bags into a disinfecting container, going you'd show to fold the bags so when I pull one out, another ones tip pulls behind. All the way to the end, and nothing . . .

  10. Already have an ironing board attached to the door for 20 yrs. It wasn't a new thing then. Already use baby wipes for nail polish -meds. Sadly this causes clutter.

  11. Some great ideas.  Wish I had a laundry door though (the entrance leads from kitchen to laundry and not heaps of space)nowhere for a door to open in and out of,  and laundry entrace is big widthways (more than a standard door) but no big lengthwise space in laundry….(washing machine, dryer, cupboard, small drawers all in laundry  -no extra room) but the laundry is a separate room.  The plastic shoe organiser is a good idea for things and I really like the bathroom ideas. (Doors come in handy for storing things).   Unsure about storing towels though in our damp bathroom.Might have to get tiny cabinet instead (just for towels).

  12. Those Christmas lights cardboard ideas; if you make a small indent on one side of the square/rectangle of cardboard, the wrapped wires won't slip so much. Make several indents down one edge. Like the indent in sewing thread spools, it will stop the wires from sliding. 10:16

  13. Some I already knew but I learned some new stuff. Thanks for this! I am a repurpose type of person when I can be and I donate and recycle. I have a tip for firepit and bbq enthusiasts, take toilet paper cardboard rolls and stuff with drier lint. It starts the fire well. What else can you do with dryer lint?

  14. GREAT, SENIORS AND WE JUST BOUGHT OUR FOREVER HOME.  Downsizing doesn't mean getting rid of everything…yeah, and the price is right.  Thank you

  15. Many of these ideas are not new. The secret long term is to “think outside the box”, and recycle what you have. You don’t have to buy new laundry baskets or other containers. With all the Amazon boxes, repurpose them with leftover wrapping papers or plastic bags for wet things. Repeating sizes in a row or pattern makes any storage arrangement chic! Using similar color schemes such as all white (the back of wrapping paper) or color(s) with white is more pleasing to the eye. Move spices to recycled jam and pickle jars of the same sizes. Label and alphabetize them. Always use measuring spoon to remove, alleviating steam in jars and keeping spices fresh and sanitary.

  16. Some new (to me), some not. But, I got a lot of great ideas. I loved the wine rack for bathroom towels and the idea for hanging storage from the ceiling,

  17. This had a few good ideas, but I'm sorry everyone knows you can go out and buy storage stuff. Nothing brilliant about going out and buying a bunch of storage stuff

  18. This video actually taught me some new tricks. And I've seen my fair share of such video's. Thanks! Will watch the video several times to keep those tricks in my memory.

  19. Or just ask Marie Kondo: Don't buy as much stuff so you don't need to store as much. You don't need 20 pots and pans. We are a family of 4 and I have 2 pans and 4 pots. And that is just enough. I don't need more. I don't need a thousand towels. I have a dryer, so I don't need many bed sheets. Clean your bed in the morning, put everything in the washer, then in the dryer, put your sheets on the bed again. 1 spare sheet per bed for emergencies is enough. …

  20. "But it also dispenses 1 Q-Tip at a time"
    Shown dispensers offer a handfull of q-tips
    …I shouldn't take things too literally

  21. great idea w white pipes and not just for towels. those who don't like putting away clothes, can hang it there… like me lol

  22. I just moved from a spacious condo into a small apartment and these are excellent ideas. I am going to share them on Facebook. I am so happy I found you.

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