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10 DIY Storage Ideas for Small Spaces

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In the quest for a clutter-free and organized living environment, small spaces often pose a unique challenge. Fear not! This post is your ultimate guide to conquering the limitations of compact living with 10 genius DIY storage ideas for small spaces. Say goodbye to cramped quarters and hello to a more functional and stylish home.

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Maximize your home with DIY storage ideas for small spaces. From floating shelves to coffee tables, find creative hacks to organize your home.

  • Floating Shelves That Wow:

Transform bare walls into functional storage spaces with DIY floating shelves. Whether it’s above your desk or in the kitchen, these customizable shelves provide both storage and a touch of modern elegance.

  • Under-Bed Storage Bliss:

Make the most of underutilized space by crafting under-bed storage solutions. From pull-out drawers to rolling bins, these DIY ideas will help you declutter your bedroom and keep essentials within easy reach. I love finding large old drawers from vintage furniture, adding casters to the bottom of them, and using them for storage under beds. Check for drawers at your local Restore. 

  • Pegboard Powerhouse:

Create a customizable and adaptable storage system with pegboard. Ideal for small kitchens or home offices, pegboards allow you to hang and rearrange items with ease, turning empty walls into organizational masterpieces.

  • Clever Corner Shelving:

Don’t let corners go to waste! Build corner shelves to maximize storage potential in tight spaces. These shelves are perfect for displaying decor or stashing away essentials without sacrificing floor space.

Maximize your home with DIY storage ideas for small spaces. From floating shelves to coffee tables, find creative hacks to organize your home.

  • Multi-Functional Furniture Hacks:

Unleash your inner DIY enthusiast by transforming everyday furniture into storage powerhouses. Learn how to repurpose ottomans, coffee tables, and benches to hide away items and add a touch of creativity to your space. I always look for furniture pieces that can add storage to a space. They are more functional and can hide all the things you don’t want out in the open. Buffets are great for this. You can use them as an entertainment center. They look great and you can hide all the “stuff” around your TV inside. Check out my DIY Black Buffet Makeover HERE.

  • Hanging Basket Magic:

Elevate your storage game by hanging baskets in unexpected places. From the bathroom to the kitchen, these suspended storage solutions are both practical and visually appealing.


  • Over-the-Door Storage Solutions:

I love this one! Embrace vertical storage with over-the-door organizers. Discover creative ways to utilize the back of doors for everything from shoes and accessories to cleaning supplies, keeping your space clutter-free. Find how I use this to store winter gear in our home HERE.

  • DIY Storage Crates:

Craft your own storage crates for a rustic and personalized touch. These versatile containers can be used in various rooms to store everything from books and magazines to toys and blankets. Check out a very easy DIY Storage Crate project HERE

  • Ladder Shelf Perfection:

Repurpose an old ladder into a stylish and space-saving shelving unit. Learn how to transform this overlooked item into a trendy storage solution for any room in your home.


  • Hidden Storage Coffee Table:

Combine style and function with a DIY hidden storage coffee table. This project not only adds a chic centerpiece to your living room but also provides discreet storage space for blankets, board games, and more. Check out my DIY Industrial Coffee Table that has tons of storage and it is one of the sturdiest pieces of furniture we have.

Small spaces no longer need to be synonymous with clutter. With these 10 DIY storage ideas for small spaces, you can transform your home into an organized and stylish haven. From vertical solutions to repurposed furniture, these projects prove that creativity knows no bounds when it comes to maximizing space. 
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