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10 Clever DIY Organization Hacks for Your Storage Space

by Dakota Storage Buildings, on June 07, 2023


When space in your home is at a premium, making the most of your additional storage space is critical to feeling like your home serves your needs in the best way possible. Today, we’re exploring ten ways to make your available storage spaces go further to tidy and organize your home. 

10 Tips to Maximize Your Storage Space

Getting organized can be an incredible relief when your home feels suffocating and gaining your house back will make you feel like you can do anything — but it doesn’t have to be complex or expensive to complete your home organization.

Use these 10 DIY organization hacks to maximize your storage space:  

1. Utilize Hooks Wherever Possible 

Hooks are a simple and practical solution to store and organize items in your home. Install hooks in your entryway to hang coats, hats, and bags. Use hooks in your kitchen to store utensils, pots, and pans. Install hooks in your bathroom to hang towels, robes, and shower caddies. You can even use hooks in your closet to hang scarves, belts, and purses.

2. Build and Hang a Pegboard 

Pegboard with work tools on the board

A pegboard is a versatile storage solution that can be used in any room of your home. Build a pegboard and hang it in your garage to store tools and equipment. Hang a pegboard in your kitchen to store pots, pans, and utensils. Use a pegboard in your craft room to keep crafting supplies. The possibilities are endless with a pegboard.

3. Use Toilet Paper Rolls to Organize Cords

Cords can be a nightmare to keep organized, but with some creativity, you can keep them tidy and tangle-free. Use empty toilet paper rolls to organize cords. Simply wrap the cord around the roll and label the registration with the device it belongs to. Alternatively, you can stuff cords inside the paper towel roll for the same effect. You can then store the rolls in a box or drawer.

4. Repurpose Shoe Racks to Store Items on Doors

Shoe racks are for more than just shoes. Repurpose a shoe rack to store various small items on the back of your home’s doors. Hang a shoe rack on the back of your bathroom door to store toiletries. Use a shoe rack inside your closet door to store accessories. You can even use a shoe rack on the back of your pantry door to store snacks and canned goods.

5. Install Tension Rods to Make the Most of Cabinet Space

Tension rods are an excellent solution for additional storage space in your cabinets. Install tension rods vertically in your cabinets to store baking sheets, cutting boards, and other flat items. You can also install tension rods horizontally in your cabinets to create additional shelves for storing plates, cups, and bowls.

6. Make Use of Old Dresser Drawers for Under Bed Storage


Save the space under your bed. Repurpose old dresser drawers to create under-bed storage rather than splurging on pricey under-bed storage bins. Simply remove the drawers from the dresser and add wheels to the bottom. You can then store clothes, shoes, and other items in the drawers and slide them under your bed.

7. Use Wooden Pallets to Store Tools 

Wooden pallets are an excellent solution for storing tools in your garage or workshop. Simply hang the pallet on the wall and add hooks to store tools. You can even add shelves to the pallet to store paint cans and other supplies.

8. Install Magnetic Strips for Additional Wall Storage 

Knives and kitchen utensils on a magnetic strip

Magnetic strips are a practical solution for storing small metal items such as knives, scissors, and keys. You could even store beauty-related items like nail clippers, tweezers, or hairpins! Install a magnetic strip on the desired wall and stick anything magnetic to the strip for a simple yet effective organization tool.

9. Convert a Wine Rack to a Towel Holder

Repurpose a wine rack to create a unique towel holder for your bathroom. Simply roll up your towels and store them in the wine slots. This trick can be customized by swapping paint colors to align with any color scheme or home decor style!

10. Repurpose Vintage Bins for Storage

Vintage bins are not just for decoration. Repurpose them to create additional storage space in your home. You can use vintage metal bins to store everything from towels and bathroom supplies to blankets, pillows, or toys.

Free Up Your Space

When you commit to DIY-ing your home organization solutions, you gain new skills and streamline your space simultaneously! Ditch the expensive storage products and solutions and instead spend your money where you want to. With simple and inexpensive storage solutions like these at your fingertips, your home will be tidy and organized before you know it. All it takes is a bit of elbow grease and a commitment to making your life simpler and more accessible, and you’ll feel like your space has taken on a new life. 

Get Ready to Organize

Whether you’re just starting your home organization journey or looking for the finishing touches to make your home storage work as best as possible, our room organization ideas will help you make the most out of your space. Download the guide today for 6 intelligent ways to better organize your home.

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