Kids Storage

Get your clutter cleared and your stuff stored with this fun roundup from Diply. I’m so excited to feature it here today! These 12 ideas are going to make picking up the kids’ messes so much easier.

‘I love cleaning up messes that I didn’t make…so I became a mom.’ Said no one ever. I hate messes and I’ve found that the best way to clean one up is to prevent it from happening. Brilliant I know. One way to do that is with easy organization and storage solutions that even the littles can get on board with. That’s exactly what this roundup offers. Tips for everyone. Love!

How Does She has a helpful step-by-step guide on teaching your kids to clean up their own rooms and messes. Her’s is in 10 minutes which I think is a little ambitious but all the steps are the same even if your kids go a little slower. Lol.

Here’s the link to all 12 ideas…

Diply: 12 Smart Storage Hacks For Kids’ Things


bathroom organization

Get ideas on how to create storage in the smallest of spaces where there isn’t any with this roundup from DIY And Crafts. It’s brilliant and I’m so excited to feature it here today! My bathroom never seems to have enough room and is cluttered beyond belief. (It’s honestly a little embarrassing.) My husband I share the space so I am always looking for new organization tips, tricks, and hacks. Here are 30 DIYs that will literally transform your bathroom and they are budget friendly. There are also detailed tutorials for each one. #win

Theses ideas are so helpful! I’m gonna have to put some of these in place this weekend! I love the DIY pocket organizer. I would go with the full sized shoe organizer over the back of the door for the win! So much space. The under sink expandable shelf is amazing. I didn’t even know that they made those but I’m going to buy one ‘post haste.’ Working around those pesky pipes always wastes so much space but not any more. The wall baskets are also great. These ideas are all great!

How about you? Are any of these calling your name? The only way you could not be ‘wowed’ by this roundup is if you are one of the few who doesn’t need any help. Tell me how you do that! Please?!

Just in case you are as smitten as I am, here is the link to the under the sink shelf. Brilliant.

Here’s the link to all 30 ideas…

DIY And Crafts: 30 Brilliant Bathroom Organization And Storage DIY Solutions

Kitchen

Staying organized means getting creative; especially in small spaces! My kitchen is the worst and definitely needs the most help. Here’s an awesome roundup of tips and tricks for those of you who feel like your kitchen is closing in on you! Diply has 14 fabulous ideas that will absolutely amaze you. Hello spacious kitchen!

Hopefully you find some storage inspiration here. I know that I did! I need to ‘remodel’ my cabinets. There is so much space there that I’m not using. I need to use the inside of my cabinet doors and use racks on the underside of the shelfs and not just the tops. I really love #8 too. My pantry needs almost as much help as my kitchen! Any of these stand out to you? Let me know!

I found another fun tutorial that shows how to install pull-out shelves for kitchen cabinets. Knowing you want to do it and knowing how to do it are two separate things so I thought this would come in handy someday.

Here’s the link to all 14 ideas…

Diply: 14 Space-Saving Hacks To Maximize Your Small Kitchen

Space Saving

Keep calm and storage on. Organize, throw away, give away, put in storage, and repeat. That is one of the life cycles that I hate. There is never enough space. No matter how many times I clean out the closets and toy chests…stuff always manages to fill them up again. That means that I’m always looking for new organization tips and tricks. I found these ones super helpful and I hope you do too…

What is the most cluttered room in your home? Bath? Bed? Living? For me it’s a toss up between the bathroom and the playroom. The closets are pretty bad too. These should help me get it under control! I’m thinking #3 for the playroom (craft supplies) and #7 would help clean up a messy desk. My fridge isn’t too bad but I really like how it’s organized in #12. Clever clever clever.

Why be organized? Because it’s good for you! Simplify 101 can prove it.

Here’s the link to all 12 ideas…

Diply: 12 Genius Space-Saving Hacks That Will Change Your Life

Lazy Susan

Too small a closet. Too many shoes. Too much frustration. A simple yet all too common tale. It is for me anyways. Someday I will have a ginormous walk in closet but sadly that day is not today. Until then…creative I must be. One of the most creative closet storage solutions I have seen lately is a Lazy Susan for shoes. And it’s a DIY! Bonus!

I’ve never even considered storing my shoes like this! Have you?! It would be perfect for a garage or mud room. Just think of how much space could be saved and how much clutter could be eliminated. Check out the fun pics and pick which one fits you best. I’m thinking pink with glitter.

Have you seen the movie Overboard? Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn. He builds a shoe rack that is a thing of dreams! It’s almost a Lazy Susan. Clever no matter what you call it. Here’s the clip.

Get the plans and more info here…

The Owner Builder Network: DIY Lazy Susan Shoe Storage

command hooks for organizing

When you embark on organizing your home, or a room in your home, you might not stop to think about all of the wonderful products that are available to help. One such item we want to bring to your attention is the amazing command hook. And it’s removable and inexpensive as well! Placing command hooks in strategic places in your home can help tremendously with organizing!

When space is limited, which it so often is, we need to make the most out of every nook and cranny. This means use our wall space as much as we can too. Command hooks are a great way to use wall space by allowing us to hang things up and get them out of the way. We found a crazy interesting article that talks about 23 ways to use command hooks around the home to help you organize your life.

Here’s the link to all 23 ideas…

home organization

The trend in homes is to make them smaller and more efficient. More efficient not only when paying the power, gas and water bills, but also in using the space you have available. No more McMansions and 4000 square foot homes. This roundup has some brilliant ideas on how to use your available space efficiently.

Need to hide away that cat box? Try number 2. No pun intended. OK, maybe a little intended. There are great ways to create a guest room for the occasions when you are hosting out-of-towners.(Like the in-laws.) You can still use the space as an office or den most of the time, when you are not hosting.

I don’t know about you, but my kitchen is too small for all my gadgets. I need to try a few of these ideas to make room for them. It will also keep me from digging through that ‘catch all’ drawer just to find a wooden spoon.

After all, a house is just a place to put your stuff. Even if your home is huge, it still seems as though you never have enough space. Big or small, it might be time to think about getting rid of some clutter. Check out some practical tips here.

Here’s the link to all 21 ideas…

Wimp.com: 21 Brilliant Ways To Save Space Around Your Home.


Toys

Have you ever stepped on a Lego before? The result is a desire to say those words you never want the kids to hear come out of your mouth. I know that you will appreciate these great storage ideas from moms like you!

Teach your children to be responsible for their things and you will live a blissful life. We all know that isn’t likely to happen, but it could give you a few more minutes of “me time” if they picked up after themselves. It amazes me how much stuff my children have acquired in their short lives. I don’t think my room was this cluttered with action figures, Legos and superhero capes when I was little. Then again, my parents probably thought the same about my room too. I had barbies galore!

Take a look at these ideas to make it simple for the kids to clean up after themselves. I am personally a huge fan of anything with a drawer or lid. Out of sight out of mind! (Just like this toy chest).

Here’s the link to all 19 ideas…

Diply: 19 Practical Ways To Deal With Your Kids’ Toys

organize with magazine holders

If you love organizing and crave order in your life, then you are among a popular crowd indeed. When we think of organizing we often think of shelving and containers. We came across an article about a container you may not have given much thought to: the magazine holder.

This uniquely shaped container is actually a wonderful item that can be used to store so many items. Everything from toilet paper to canned goods to flip flops! One of our favorite ideas is to install one on the inside of a cupboard door and use it to store wraps such as tinfoil and plastic wrap.

With a little planning and creativity, you will likely come up with several of your own ideas to store items in magazine holders. You can even visit your local dollar store to get some different types of magazine containers.

Here’s the link to all 19 ideas…

Most of us have faced the challenge of dealing with space limitations at home. Small spaces cause a lot of grief for most people. But because of small space challenges, we are forced to organize better and think of smarter storage solutions.

Whether you are organizing the kitchen, laundry room or bedroom we are sure you will find this list of small storage solutions a breath of fresh air. Some storage ideas are straight forward and easy to accomplish while others may take a bit of a crafty hand. Whatever you choose to do just remember that every little space can serve a purpose!

1. Metal basket wall shelf:

metal basket wall shelf
Thehappyhousie.com

2. DIY phone and charger holder:

plastic phone charger holder
Buzzfeed.com

3. DIY bath products storage:

diy bathroom storage
Topinspired.com

4. Under bed storage:

under bed storage
Listotic.com

5. DIY scarf hanger:

diy scarf hanger
Everydaydishes.com

6. DIY circular wall shelves:

circular wall shelves
Smallhousedesign.net

7. Bathroom shelving storage:

bathroom shelving
Architecturendesign.net

8. Multifunctional storage solution:

multifunctional storage solution
Amazinginteriordesign.com

9. Narrow pantry shelving:

side fridge pantry
Classyclutter.net

10. Kitchen appliances storage:

kitchen appliances storage
Apartmenttherapy.com

11. Create a floating nightstand:

floating wooden nightstand
Thehappyhousie.com

12. Keep pens and papers organized in fashion:

writing instruments frame
Buzzfeed.com

13. Store shoes inside a foot stool:

hide shoes in foot stool
Neimanmarcus.com

14. Bold hexagon shelving:

hexagon wall shelving
Jenniferperkins.com

15. Office wall organization:

office wall organization
Bhg.com

16. Baskets above cabinets:

baskets above cabinets
Thekitchn.com

17. Toys stored under the bed:

under bed toy storage
Apartmenttherapy.com

18. Easy to make sofa organizer:

diy sofa organizer
Artgalleryfabrics.typepad.com

19. Makeup organizers from plastic bottles:

diy makeup organizers
Woohome.com

20. Jewelry organized in a frame:

frame jewelry organizer
Bhg.com

21. Store movies in boxes:

dvds in boxes
Diyncrafts.com

22. Dresser with built in bookshelves:

dresser bookshelves
Onthebanksofsquawcreek.com

23. Plywood box bed storage:

plywood box bed storage
Digsdigs.com

24. Pull out kitchen island:

pullout cabinet island
Myhomeideas.com

25. Elevated floor storage:

raised floor storage
Architecturendesign.net

26. Washer side storage:

side cupboard laundry
Sheknows.com

27. Under cabinet drawers:

under cabinet drawers
Familyhandyman.com

28. Versatile furniture for a teenager’s room:

versatile teenager furniture
Amazinginteriordesign.com

29. DIY desk organizer:

diy desk organizer
Viewfromthefridge.com

30. Funky adjustable shelving:

mobile wooden shelf
Thetinylife.com