11 Easy Storage and Organizing Ideas for Every Room

by Dagmar Bleasdale on March 29, 2012

organizing ideas for every room

My posts about storage and organizing ideas for your home are hugely popular — I guess many of you either need ideas or love organizing as much as I do.

Here are more organizing ideas I’ve found for every room in the house.

My Dream Home would have all of these — wouldn’t that be amazing?

Organizing Ideas for Every Room in Your Home


You can add a bench with storage basket in the smallest entry hall to maximize space — something we never have enough of in our Blue Cottage.

storage bench with storage basket


Eat-in kitchen or dining room:

Yes, please: extra storage in a basket right under the table! And I love the extra storage in the drawers under the bench.

Kids room or craft room:

Organizing toys or art and craft supplies becomes so much easier when you have the right storage for them! This one doesn’t take up much space and maximizes wall space.

I like using shoe organizers in several rooms in my house. This one even becomes a window treatment!

Wooden magazine holders screwed to the wall and topped with a shelf create clever storage.

Living room, bedroom, or reading nook:

Stack two inexpensive box shelves on top of each other and offset them for visual interest.

Kitchen, home office, or craft room:

Repurpose a plate rack to store folders, cook books, or magazines.

A small tension rod can do wonders for storage, here for spices in the kitchen.


I love this hidden headboard storage! IKEA sells one for one of their beds, or your can build your own. You could do this with any short headboard by just moving it off the wall a bit and adding a shelf.

ikea headboard


Don’t have room for a library in your home? But you do have closets…

Just hang crown molding in a closet and you have instant storage space for all of your shoes. Genius!

Which one of these storage ideas do you love the most?

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Denyse @ Glitter, Glue & Paint September 12, 2013 at 12:58 AM

Dagmar! What a great collection of organizational ideas. They are all so stylish. Thanks for linking this up to Throwback Thursdays.



Dagmar Bleasdale September 13, 2013 at 12:29 AM

Thanks for inviting me, Denyse! Think of me as a future co-host :)


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