11 Easy Storage and Organizing Ideas for Every Room

by Dagmar Bleasdale on March 29, 2012

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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 (we bought it for Landon), 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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{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

Rebecca July 3, 2016 at 6:04 PM

Awesome storage solutions! Thanks for linking up with us at Welcome Home Wednesdays!


Lady Lilith June 28, 2016 at 9:01 PM

I am always looking for new ways to store the toys. They can never be to neat or organized.


Kim~madeinaday June 28, 2016 at 8:26 PM

Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday! Pinned! Have a great week!


Dagmar Bleasdale June 30, 2016 at 1:21 AM

Thanks for coming by, and the pin!


Ann January 4, 2016 at 1:51 PM

Hi, just discovered your blog yesterday as you have the same name as a relative of mine. I am really interested in the off set shelves picture but cannot find it in your links. I want to know what or how they made the alphabetical storage for disks or could be dvds? Also love the idea of board games in book-like boxes. Do you remember the picture being credited to a blogger showing answers to my questions? Granted I know it’s 10 months later and perhaps you do not remember…just hoping you’ll reply.


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 :)


Nicole January 20, 2013 at 8:54 PM

I love the idea of using shoe organizers for other things! Brilliant!


Glenda November 18, 2012 at 3:41 PM

Oh man! I have to try that tension rod in the spice cupboard trick! Excellent!


Sandy Jenney - Organize with Sandy May 6, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Thanks for linking up to my Organizing link party. I’ll be featuring your post tomorrow for week 18 of my link party.


Kristi {at} Live and Love Out Loud March 29, 2012 at 12:51 PM

I just love the entryway storage option and the library in the closet idea. Stumbled this post!


Dagmar March 29, 2012 at 1:06 PM

Thanks so much, glad you like those!


PragmaticMom March 29, 2012 at 9:39 AM

Love the plate rack idea! LOVE them all, actually!


Casi Ortiz March 29, 2012 at 5:48 AM

I am drooling over every single one of those organizational ideas. The one of the craft room had me giving out an audible “Ooohhhh!”

I am definitely an organization nut. It just makes life much less hectic. And frankly, things are prettier when color-coded and labeled :)


Dagmar March 29, 2012 at 8:37 AM

I totally agree!


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