The need to maximize storage space is a fact of life in the 21st century. That’s especially true for anyone living in a small home, where having enough closet space is a big part of staying sane.
Stacy Risenmay can attest to that based on personal experience. She writes about home improvement on her blog Not JUST a Housewife. She certainly knows a thing or two about storage and organization.
She built a whole new closet in her home recently, and here she shows the basic steps in how to build a closet. Read on for her closet building tips.
I live in a 1580-square-foot home that was built in 1938. And I share this home with five boys! My husband, four little guys and I not only share this small space but half of the basement is not even finished! To say that storage can be a problem is a bit of an understatement. So I built a new closet!
In this DIY art project, we show you how to create an eye-catching painted terra-cotta pot with a harlequin pattern. Here are the steps and downloadable instructions.
When it comes to storage and organization, gift wrapping supplies can be headache. You have to keep lots of little items of various sizes and shapes in order, and you don’t want anything to be crushed or creased.
Megan Ardoin of the blog Honey, I’m Home is a gift wrapping maven, and so it was important that she create a gift wrapping station that’s well organized and easy to access. She also wanted her gift wrapping station to look attractive, too.
She came up with what just might be the perfectly organized gift station, ever, and as you’ll see, it’s pretty enough to put on display.
It’s so refreshing to have spaces that are not only functional, but also beautiful. You don’t have to overhaul a whole room to facilitate a major change in your house. Organizing a small area can have a dramatic impact and be less overwhelming than tackling a big project. I recently cleaned out and organized my wrapping paper and supplies and couldn’t be happier with the outcome.
The most satisfying DIY projects are those that serve not just a practical purpose, but an aesthetic one as well. Here’s a DIY storage ottoman– or storage coffee table– that’s totally practical, and it’s visually appealing. It’s made from a couple wooden crates, some plywood and casters. You can tuck away remotes, magazines, kids toys inside. Wheel it out of the way when you need space for a family game of charades.
Just follow the step-by-step tutorial to make your own DIY storage ottoman.
It’s practically a universal rule of laundry rooms that this space will get dirty. It just goes with the territory. But we can’t help but see the irony in having a messy space that is essentially meant for cleaning! We did have a couple of thoughts for keeping things organized in this hardworking space, so here are a few of our laundry room storage ideas:
1. HAVE PLENTY OF BASKETS
Plastic, woven, or fabric, no matter what’s your favorite variety, having plenty of extra baskets on hand will make your life easier. Whether you carry one around the house picking up dirty socks and dish towels, or you use them to help you distribute clean clothes once they’re folded. Have a couple of spare baskets around to help you tackle all the chores of laundry business.
Taking notes and writing down reminders is certainly a good way to get organized. But it’s no good if all you have scraps of paper floating around the house. Here’s a solution to keep your notes and family announcements organized and easy to see. It’s a simple DIY magnetic message board you can make with just a few simple materials.
Hang it in an high traffic area, like the garage or kitchen, so you’ll always be reminded of what you need to remember. It’s fun to make, too. Just follow these step-by-step instructions.
This ceiling treatment is an easy DIY project that adds drama and elegance to any room. We have the step-by-step instructions for the metallic painted ceiling project that you can download and print.
Everything’s easier when you’re organized. And we’re here to help you. We have some clever, and oh so simple storage ideas here that make life just a little bit simpler. These five storage solutions are very affordable, too.
How much stuff do you have cluttering the counters in your bathroom? Makeup products, cotton swabs, toothpaste, moisturizer… seems like bathroom counters are always collecting lots little things. Reclaim counter space in your bathroom with this clever storage idea: Attach hose clamps to a wooden board and bolt that to the wall. Clamp mason jars to the board for a unique bathroom organization solution.
Here’s a fun project to help you streamline your household chores. It’s a simple DIY laundry basket that will make throwing your laundry in the wash a little bit easier! Just follow the step-by-step instructions.
Create a dynamic pattern that’s perfect for an accent wall. We have the step-by-step instructions for this lattice wall pattern DIY project. You can also download printable instructions.