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Make Your Own Storage Solutions

Stow your stuff in style with these easy DIY projects

By Pamela Acuff Posted July 28, 2009 from Ty Pennington at Home; Volume 2

  • A Place for Everything
  • A Place for Everything

    Location, location, location: That’s the secret to successful storage. When too much stuff and too little space is the problem, these clever clutter cutters are the solution, helping you store-all with style throughout the house. There are closed-storage options for those who want to tuck things away and open-storage ideas that hide things in not-so-plain sight. Everything is easy and nothing costs a lot when you make practical use of things you can buy on the cheap or recycle throwaway items into creative catchalls.

    Photo: © Aimee Herring

  • Eco-Chic
  • Eco-Chic

    Green up your desk with recycled Cans-Turned-Pencil-Cups. Cover washed-out soup cans and tea tins with color copies of your favorite photos or art paper, cut to fit and hot-glued in place. Fill with pens, scissors and other necessities kept conveniently close at hand. Click here for complete how-to instructions

    Photo: © Aimee Herring

  • Bargain Bins
  • Bargain Bins

    Ignored space under seating is a perfect parking spot for Stow-It-Low Bins. Use a glue/sealer, such as Mod Podge, to affix decor-friendly fabric to low-cost plastic bins, then drill holes to attach rope pulls and wheels. Load up the bins with seasonal items, like towels or throws, which can be rolled out and in as needed. Click here for complete how-to instructions

    Photo: © Aimee Herring

  • Undercover Accessories
  • Undercover Accessories

    A Simple Slipcover turns a utilitarian shelf into a modern end table. Organize office or craft supplies in stationery boxes, mugs and upright files, and cloak with a slipcover to carve out a now-you-see-it-now-you-don’t niche; drop the top and your workspace becomes living space. Click here for complete how-to instructions

    Photo: © Aimee Herring

  • Hang in There
  • Hang in There

    Bathrooms are notoriously space-challenged, but any wall offers triple the storage when you think vertical. Tier woven Nesting Baskets by looping twine through the corners; knot the top and suspend from a hook to keep toiletries and towels within ready reach. Click here for complete how-to instructions

    Photo: © Aimee Herring

  • Sew Tidy
  • Sew Tidy

    Repurposed crates turn a tabletop into a sewing or Wrapping Station. Slide rolls of ribbon and twine onto wooden dowels that stack double-decker in holes drilled inside a packing crate. Stash notions in glass jars and odds and ends in hatboxes marked with stick-on labels. Click here for complete how-to instructions

    Photo: © Aimee Herring

  • Bucket Brigade
  • Bucket Brigade

    Gardening gear is easy to transport in a Portable Pail and waits neatly on a shelf until it’s ready to be put to use. Start with a galvanized metal bucket that totes potting soil, then hoses down quickly. Drill holes around the edge and weave rope through to hold gloves and tools. Click here for complete how-to instructions

    Photo: © Aimee Herring

  • Get the Message
  • Get the Message

    A By-the-Door Noteboard keeps a busy family on track. Staple fabric to a piece of custom-cut Homasote and designate personal spaces with ribbon and letters. Thumbtack on napkin pockets to corral papers and pens, and position a bench to catch grab-and-go items. Click here for complete how-to instructions

    Photo: © Aimee Herring

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Posted by Dana

Love Sara's Idea!!!

What a fabulous idea Sara! And theres lots of other great stuff at http://www.PantrySpa.com too! Thanks for sharing

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Posted by nancy

Hanging baskets

This is one of the best ideas I have seen in a long time, you can us colored baskets to match you decor.

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Posted by Sara

Reuse Medicine Bottles

I reuse my old medicine bottles to make these wonderful little aromatherapy pop tops: http://www.pantryspa.com/free-rec.../aromatherapy-pop-tops/87/index.html I usually wrap the bottles in wallpaper to match each room!

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