Articles in: Storage Ideas

Places: The Potting Shed

Posted by: on April 25th, 2013 | One Comment
Image of a Potting Shed With Botanical Decor

Image via House To Home


We like to think of the potting shed as the gardener’s studio, an inner sanctum from which to try and propagate never-seen-before works of natural beauty for the garden. And if that fails, you can always use it as a place to just putter about working on craft projects, or to simply get away from the din of daily life.

Whether you’re reading this at the beginning of the growing season, at the end of it, or somewhere in between, we’d like to plant a small seed in your mind about the wonders of the potting shed. If you’re an avid gardener, then we’re probably preaching to the choir. But pros and novices alike sometimes need some inspiration to help them create a space that allows them to do their best work. We hope there are a few ideas here that will inspire you all to great things.

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Places: Small Well-Organized Closets

Posted by: on February 7th, 2013 | 2 Comments



We conducted a somewhat scientific survey (via the Google) to find out what area in the home people found hardest to keep organized. Can you guess what won? If you said the clothes closet, give yourself a gold star.

No one, it seems, ever has organized closets, let alone enough space, particularly in the clothes closet. These spaces are constantly overflowing with the all stuff we try to pack into them. The problem becomes bigger the smaller the closets get. Closet organizers are great tools for bringing order and functionality to messy closets.

If well planned, even a small closet can hold quite a lot. Let us show you some of the space-saving ideas we discovered while peeping into other people’s closets.


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Outdoor Storage

Posted by: on February 5th, 2013 | Make A Comment


Many find it hard to part with things (see hoarders), even when there’s absolutely no space left in the house or garage to store anything else. And some of us just have outdoor power equipment, gardening and grilling tools, cushions, pillows and other useful stuff we need to keep and store. Outdoor storage options offer the comfort of avoiding separation anxiety no matter what your storage issues happen to be.

We’d like to show you a few of the many options for outdoor storage available to you online and in-store at The Home Depot. You can choose from our complete line of easy-to-assemble metal, plastic and wood storage buildings and sheds, to deck boxes and a full assortment of storage capacity enhancing accessories. In this video you’ll see how easy it is to find the right outdoor storage to match your needs and your budget.  And, if you need help installing your outdoor shed or storage building, one of our trained, licensed install professionals will be happy to come out and give you a hand.

We have more DIY and home improvement videos here on the Home Depot blog and on The Home Depot’s YouTube channel.

Inspired: Stylish Storage Ideas for Every Room

Posted by: on January 14th, 2013 | One Comment

Inspiration board of stylish furniture pieces that provide storage


Staying organized is much easier when you have the right tools and foolproof storage ideas in place, and some of the best tools come in the form of furniture pieces. Dressers, side tables, and even benches can be lifesavers when it comes to finding a spot for everything, so we’ve gathered together a few of our favorite furniture pieces that marry great furniture design with functional storage.


We love how the mirrored panels on the Reflections Addie Cabinet bounce light around the room and bring a bit of sparkle to this bedroom staple. With clutter-corralling cabinet doors, this nightstand will keep magazines, tissues, and any other necessities out of sight.

The Canali Nightstand brings a much more contemporary look to a bedroom with its sleek lines, mahogany finish and spacious drawers.

If traditional-with-a-twist is more your style, we love the Normandy Single Chest side table with two deep drawers made of caning!

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Places: Basement Storage

Posted by: on January 3rd, 2013 | 6 Comments
Image of a vibrantly colored finished basement

Image via Better Homes and Gardens


Ask almost any homeowner with a functional basement or attic space and they will probably tell you how lucky they are to have the space. If they’re honest, many will also admit they’re not making the best use of the space. It may have even become the place to dump items that no one in the house uses.

Even if you don’t want or need your basement to be as immaculately decorated as the one above from Better Homes and Gardens, you might want to take note of the practical storage solutions the vintage cabinets and staircase provide.

Organizing a long-neglected basement takes planning, determination and some inspiration. So, to help you take that big step down into the basement and emerge with a beautifully reorganized space, here are a few basement storage ideas to consider.

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DIY Wall Organizer How-To

Posted by: on December 26th, 2012 | 11 Comments

How-To Build an entryway wall organizer

With the New Year in sight, it’s time to clean out the clutter and reorganize. In many homes, the entryway or mudroom – the spot where shoes are strewn off and coats are stored — is the messiest area in the house. To help keep these busy spots clean, consider building this simple DIY Wall Organizer, which you may have seen on one of our recent TV commercials. Find the step-by-step instructions below.

Skill Level: Easy
Time: 3-5 hours
Cost: Approximately $250

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Inspired: The After Christmas Cleanup

Posted by: on December 25th, 2012 | Make A Comment

Holiday organization tools for after-Christmas

Once the busy holiday season flies by, we are often left with dirty dishes, mounds of wrapping paper, and holiday decorations that need to be cleaned up, organized, and safely stored. In an effort to help you store and organize your home in preparation for the new year, here are a few holiday organization tools that might make your after Christmas cleanup a little easier.


Many times, we reuse the same Christmas decorations year after year, but if you store your holiday decorations in an attic or basement, you run the risk of your precious holiday décor gathering dirt and dust, or worse, breaking en route. This year, grab a few organizers to keep your artificial wreaths, breakable ornaments and gift wrap safely stowed away. We like the Honey-Can-Do Combo Holiday Storage Organizer (3-Pack), an ornament organizer and storage bin, and an artificial tree rolling storage bag.

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How to Create a Charging Station

Posted by: on January 24th, 2012 | One Comment

Day 24 of 31 Days, 31 Ways to Get Organized: Turn a corner into a charging station with just a surge protector and a few binder clips. A charging station will ensure you keep cords organized and never lose your cell phone or iPod’s charger.

Create an electronic charging station

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Be sure that when none of these charging cables is connected to a device, the surge protector is unplugged. Electronic devices can overheat and cause fires, and they’re also a drain on your home’s electricity when they aren’t in use.

[Editor's Note: 31 Days, 31 Ways to Get Organized is a series featuring clever storage and organization tips that will help you clean house in the new year]

How to Create a Mail Filing System

Posted by: on January 21st, 2012 | One Comment

Day 21 of 31 Days, 31 Ways to Get Organized: Mail can get out-of-hand very quickly in any household. The best way to be sure bills get paid, sentimental cards get saved, and trash gets recycled is to create a filing system that stays right at the door.

Storage & Organization Tip: Mai filing system

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[Editor's Note: 31 Days, 31 Ways to Get Organized is a series featuring clever storage and organization tips that will help you clean house in the new year]

Store Kids’ Clothes and Toys under the Bed

Posted by: on January 18th, 2012 | Make A Comment

This tip comes from one of Home Depot Community Members, BostonianChick!

Day 18 of 31 Days, 31 Ways to Get Organized: Using either plastic totes, baskets, or painted, wooden bins, store children’s clothes and toys under the bed for an easy space saver.

Storage and organization tip: Store children's clothes and toys under the bed

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If you want to take the plastic bin route, visit The Home Depot for storage and organization ideas and special offers now through January 29th!

[Editor's Note: 31 Days, 31 Ways to Get Organized is a series featuring clever storage and organization tips that will help you clean house in the new year]