Storage Solutions: 8 DIY Ideas for Getting Organized

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Sometimes, there just isn’t enough space. Papers get strewn about the house, kids’ clothes become piled heaps on the floor with toys scattered around, and measuring cups are lost in drawers. Thankfully, the Internet is full of crafty people creating solutions to such problems. Instead of going out and buying storage solutions, check out the following eight do-it-yourself options that will get you organized and create more space.

Hidden cabinet storage

A simple place to start is to organize some of the paper in your kitchen. Clearing up clutter has a way of making even the smallest spaces look bigger, and whether it is phone numbers, business cards, dentist appointments, or recipes, these scraps of information have a way of multiplying. Young House Love has a solution: a hidden cork board in your cupboard. Just pick up cork board tiles, push pins, and adhesive strips–which probably come with the boards.

All you need to do is buy as many cork board tiles as you want and use the adhesive strips to affix them to the inside of your cupboard doors. There, you can pin away, placing your grocery lists or any other reminders right inside your cupboards so you always know where they are.

Not in need of organizing paper? Your cupboards can be used for organizing measuring cups and spoons, too, thanks to Infarrantly Creative and hanging organizers made with 5-gallon paint sticks, which you can pick up for free at a hardware store. Other supplies you’ll need are measuring cups and spoons, ¾-inch cup hooks, four wood screws, spray paint and primer, miter box and saw, fine sanding sponge, and an electric drill and drill bits.

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