When you are short on space, storage can be at a premium. These clever and creative DIY storage ideas will help you maximize your space and minimize the clutter in your home by giving you a place to store things until they are needed.
From some of the brightest minds in DIY storage solutions, we have pulled together some truly unique and clever ways that you can create storage areas in almost any room in your home.
DIY Storage Coffee Table
This rustic, distressed coffee table uses an old wood door as the table-top and some DIY drawer construction to create a hidden storage area, perfect for kids toys.
DIY Shoe Cubby
The classic look of an antique mail sorter, the functionality of shoe storage, all taking up minimal space in the front hallway.
DIY Faux Apothecary Cabinet
A basic IKEA cubby shelf gets a dramatic makeover with some faux-apothecary style doors. Tons of storage behind the doors with a stylish look on the outside
DIY Coffee Cup Storage Cubes
Inspired by the Starbucks Mermaid, this stair-step shelf holds 44 coffee cups in an attractive and space-saving design. The cubby-holes are different sizes to fit smaller and larger coffee mugs appropriately.
Wine Crates Turned DIY Rolling Storage
This clever storage bins are upcycled from old wine crates. With a bit of DIY magic, they become quaint and attractive storage for books, toys, chargers, magazines… anything you want.
If I could change anything about this project, I probably would have gone with black wheels to better match the coffee table.
DIY Farmhouse Spice & Oil Racks
Simple, clean, and exuding Farmhouse charm (although they could just as feel at home in an Industrial Decor setting), these racks take your common spices and cooking oils and keep them readily at hand while freeing up cupboard and counter space.
DIY Garage Storage Bin System
This handy system uses some basic bins in two sizes (and two colors for a bit more of an aesthetic appeal) that will let you organize everything you need in the garage.
Colorful Wooden Crate Shoe Shelves
Multi-colored wooden crates in different sizes combine to create a delightful set of shoe shelves that provide additional storage in the mudroom.
IKEA Hack Under Stairs Book Shelves
Hacking the simple and affordable Billy Bookcases from Ikea, and turning them into a unique storage solution for under the stairs. So clever!
Under-Cabinet Hanging Mason Jar Storage
If you need to free up some counter or cabinet space, simply screw the lids for some large mason jars into the underside of the cabinets (make sure your screws are large enough to secure the lid, but not too long that they poke through the other side). Fill the jars and then simply screw them onto the secured lids.
The great thing about mason jars is that you can easily see what’s inside when you need it, plus they give a delightful farmhouse feel to a kitchen.
DIY Vertical Kitchen Cabinet Organizers
Tired of digging through the cupboard to find that baking sheet at the bottom of the pile? This clever and easy DIY vertical cabinet organizer helps you clean up that mess and make things easier to find.
Old Dresser Drawers Upcyled as DIY Under Bed Storage
If you’ve got an old dresser, but don’t have a place to put it… you can keep the storage benefit by turning the dresser drawers into rolling under-the-bed storage bins. A bit of creativity and some wheels and you have a clever DIY storage idea!
DIY Coffee Mug Rack
Crafted using some IKEA hooks and rails, this clever coffee station gets all of those mugs off the shelf and into a little corner of the coffee nook.
DIY Cordless Tool Caddy
Keep all of your cordless tools organized and easy to reach with this clever wall-mounted tool caddy.
Paint Can Sandal Holders
Empty pain cans can quickly and easily be upcycled into Industrial inspired sandal and slipper holders that attach to the back or sides of any closet.
Secret Compartment DIY Wall Shelf
I love it when one piece can serve two purposes. This decorative wall shelf with a mirror serves as a nice focal point in the entryway, and a place to store keys, hats, scarves, and more. Add to that a “secret” jewelry or keys slide-out and you have two storage units for the price (or work) of one!
DIY Farmhouse Produce Rack
A clever and charming way to get fruits and vegetables off the counter and out of the way!
Easy DIY Wood Crate Bathroom Shelves
Quick and easy project to make some rustic bathroom shelves that add a bit of over-the-toilet storage for hand towels, toilet paper, and more.