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DIY These Storage Solutions

Linda is a seasoned writer and home-decorating authority. She loves sharing design trends, decor ideas, and useful tips with her readers.

At this blanket-loving household, we use a blanket ladder almost every day. Even in the summer, my kids are still carrying one. The blanket ladder is a convenient way to hang blankets and, in my opinion, it also looks cool.

At this blanket-loving household, we use a blanket ladder almost every day. Even in the summer, my kids are still carrying one. The blanket ladder is a convenient way to hang blankets and, in my opinion, it also looks cool.

Blanket Ladder

Make a blanket ladder to showcase your favorite throws. It will open up space in your wardrobe while also adding a chic touch to your house.

The white cubbies are a new, trendy, and easy way to arrange your belongings.

The white cubbies are a new, trendy, and easy way to arrange your belongings.

Cubbie Multi-Purposes

Here's a storage solution you should make yourself that will last for years. In a mudroom, these cubbies can be used to store backpacks and accessories, toys and books in a children's room, or pet supplies in a living room. It's on wheels, so you can conveniently transport it to where it's required.

Make an upholstered storage ottoman out of  the coffee table.

Make an upholstered storage ottoman out of the coffee table.

The Upholstered Ottoman

What is the best way to find the ideal upholstered ottoman? For any room or theme, make an upholstered ottoman with your favorite fabric! Turn the coffee table into an upholstered ottoman.

This simple storage unit is a perfect way to repurpose old crates and transform them into a useful, one-of-a-kind piece for your house.

This simple storage unit is a perfect way to repurpose old crates and transform them into a useful, one-of-a-kind piece for your house.

Upcycled Crate Shelving

Wooden crates can be configured into a one-of-a-kind storage unit to suit the room, whether you're constructing a small collection of shelves or an entire wall. Make a rustic bookshelf out of wood boxes.

Make a mobile toy box out of a  container. Add jute cord, metal casters and a decorative cloth lining to a plain plastic storage bin to give it new life.

Make a mobile toy box out of a container. Add jute cord, metal casters and a decorative cloth lining to a plain plastic storage bin to give it new life.

Roll Toy Box

With jute wire, beautiful cloth, and metal casters, turn a plain plastic storage bin into a portable toy box. Toss toys and other debris into the bin and roll it out of the way before guests arrive.

Make a statement storage item for your home by transforming an old wooden ladder. Fill it with books, trees, framed pictures, or something else you'd like to show.

Make a statement storage item for your home by transforming an old wooden ladder. Fill it with books, trees, framed pictures, or something else you'd like to show.

The Painted Wooden Ladder

The ladder shelf has been meticulously designed to be more durable and long-lasting than any other. It has wide shelves with plenty of storage capacity, as well as self-leveling feet and mounts at the top for added stability.

This DIY storage bench will add elegance and functionality to your entryway. The baskets are ideal for storing sneakers and other on-the-go essentials, while the seat is ideal for slipping on shoes before heading out the door.

This DIY storage bench will add elegance and functionality to your entryway. The baskets are ideal for storing sneakers and other on-the-go essentials, while the seat is ideal for slipping on shoes before heading out the door.

Rustic Industrial Bench

Boost your entryway’s style and function with this DIY storage bench. You can stash shoes and other on-the-go essentials in the baskets, while the seat is the perfect place to slip on footwear before you head out the door. Distressed wood sides and a galvanized pipe rail lend rustic industrial flair to this piece.

A little island on wheels is the ideal way to expand your living room without taking up valuable real estate. When you're preparing or baking, roll it into place, and then roll it out when you need to make room for a crowd.

A little island on wheels is the ideal way to expand your living room without taking up valuable real estate. When you're preparing or baking, roll it into place, and then roll it out when you need to make room for a crowd.

Kitchen Island on Wheels

Create this rolling island to house a stand mixer, sheet pans, cutting boards, and more if your kitchen cabinets are overflowing. This storage solution is ideal for tight spaces because it slides out when you need it and conveniently tucks away when you don't.

A black pegboard transforms a bare, blank wall into a stylish room. Hang your pots and pans on hooks and draw a chalk circle around them so you don't forget where they belong.

A black pegboard transforms a bare, blank wall into a stylish room. Hang your pots and pans on hooks and draw a chalk circle around them so you don't forget where they belong.

Pegboard Pot Rack

Choose a pegboard organizer to hold the most often used cookware within easy reach. Fill an open wall with a regular pegboard, then trace your appliances with a paint pen to ensure it is packed away in the correct order. With this easy-to-assemble the wall pegboard shelving device.The pegs are on the can be customized to match your favorite pots, pans, and utensils.

Grab some the wood  will work) and some hooks for this basic build. Then, to show your mugs, hang them on the display.

Grab some the wood will work) and some hooks for this basic build. Then, to show your mugs, hang them on the display.

Mugs the Coffee Bar

These DIY mugs are sleek and practical addition to every coffee lover's kitchen. Hang it on the wall, fill it with coffee-making necessities, and you've got yourself a stylish self-serve coffee station.

We wanted to make our new spice storage magnetic so that it could be attached to the side of a cabinet, and we found these adorable transparent containers so that you can see how much of each spice you have on hand.

We wanted to make our new spice storage magnetic so that it could be attached to the side of a cabinet, and we found these adorable transparent containers so that you can see how much of each spice you have on hand.

Magnetic Spices

With this countertop spice rack, you can keep your favorite spices close at hand when cooking. Small magnets hold the jars in place on a metal tray, making it easy to find the right seasoning for your dish.

This DIY wall mounted fruit and veggie holder is a stylish and convenient way to store fruits and vegetables.

This DIY wall mounted fruit and veggie holder is a stylish and convenient way to store fruits and vegetables.

Saving Produce Storage

Fruit and veggies baskets traditionally take up a lot of valuable on the wall space. Instead, render this standing farmhouse-inspired produce bin with an upcycled shutter and plain wire baskets.

Transform an ordinary wooden pallet into a rustic outdoor wine rack that can accommodate at least several bottles of wine as well as stemware.

Transform an ordinary wooden pallet into a rustic outdoor wine rack that can accommodate at least several bottles of wine as well as stemware.

Wood Wine Rack

Make a wall-mounted wine rack out of a wooden shipping pallet that can also house your favorite bottles and stemware. Wine cellar racks can be made out of almost any kind of wood. The kind of wood you use in your wine cellar is mostly a matter of cost rather than quality.

Most of us have plastic bags in our coffee cans, drawers, and pantries, and while they are handy from time to time, saving them can be a hassle.

Most of us have plastic bags in our coffee cans, drawers, and pantries, and while they are handy from time to time, saving them can be a hassle.

Coffee Can Grocery Plastic Dispenser

Plastic shopping bags are convenient to have around the home, but they can be difficult to keep together. Make a smart bag dispenser out of an empty coffee can by cutting the slit in the middle of the lid with a utility knife. Colorful is used to cover the canister, which is then embellished with stick-on letters. Roll the plastic bags into a close circle and loop them into the canister.

DIY elevated dog feeding station that was  built-in.

DIY elevated dog feeding station that was built-in.

The Dog Feeding Station

A elevated feeding station keeps the dog's messes off the kitchen floor. This do-it-yourself solution includes a storage compartment where you can store your dog's food and treats for dinnertime.

Elegant banquette seating that ideas that is so wonderful.

Elegant banquette seating that ideas that is so wonderful.

A Banquette Bench

With a built-in banquette, you can build a comfortable dining nook in your kitchen.
Tablecloths, placemats, and serveware can be stored in the seats that lift up. The addition of banquette seating to a space never fails to provide a welcoming atmosphere. Whether you want to make a statement about your dining room decor or like to keep it simple, there's plenty for everyone.

How to make a chic copper garment rack.

How to make a chic copper garment rack.

The Rack Copper Clothes

If you don't have enough closet space, use this copper wardrobe rack to hold some of your favorite suits, shoes, and accessories. It's stylish enough to take center stage in your apartment. This chic DIY copper rack is perfect for storing your favorite clothes and accessories. You'll want to hang it in your bedroom because it's so lovely.

For your child's play storage, make a package of letter blocks. Paint over the letters to use the bricks as end tables when they're older. This is a single block's set of instructions.

For your child's play storage, make a package of letter blocks. Paint over the letters to use the bricks as end tables when they're older. This is a single block's set of instructions.

Kids' Room Storage Blocks

These jumbo-sized models of the classic kid's toy will help you save space in your child's home. They can be used as nightstands, footstools, or decorative accents when stacked.

This easy-to-assemble wall-mounted jewelry box is inexpensive and can be customized to suit your needs.

This easy-to-assemble wall-mounted jewelry box is inexpensive and can be customized to suit your needs.

Make the Jewelry Cabinet

This inexpensive, easy-to-assemble wall-mounted cabinet will hold your entire jewelry collection and only takes about 25 minutes to complete. Necklaces, bracelets, earrings, rings, and other jewelry may be stored in specified areas.

DIY the pet stairs are handy built-in with the storage.

DIY the pet stairs are handy built-in with the storage.

Dogs Stairs With Storage

If your pup has trouble jumping onto the bed or sofa, these DIY stairs can give them a leg up – plus, they have a bonus storage compartment for their favorite toys. Indoor the pets provide easy access to sofas, chairs and beds. This series of steps is useful, durable, and simple to install if you have small pets or if your buddy is too old to make the jump onto the bed. It best suits a 24x36-inch rug, allowing you to tailor the look for every room in the home.

Cubby hutch has the plans for the children storage headboard.

Cubby hutch has the plans for the children storage headboard.

The Storage Cubby

This all-in-one headboard and bedside table is a great contrast to the traditional headboard and bedside tables. It has plenty of compartments for books and other bedside necessities. Create a storage bedroom wall to add storage and design to typically smaller children's quarters. This hutch is intended to be used in conjunction with the shop headboard and small hutch. The kids' will keep books, toys, cards, and other things on show and packed away.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2021 Linda Chechar

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VIDYA D SAGAR on April 10, 2021:

Great storage ideas along with DIY links Linda. I loved the Banquette Bench at the kitchen. Useful tips to keep the home

neat and tidy. Thanks for sharing.

Ravi Rajan from Mumbai on April 10, 2021:

Wonderful information Linda. I will try the Blanket ladder that is something that would work perfectly for my house. Another thing here in Mumbai we have are the sofas who double up into beds and storage spaces. As space is at a premium, the storage spaces underneath the sofa-cum-bed really helps to store a lot of things. Thanks for sharing.

Linda Chechar (author) from Arizona on April 10, 2021:

Eman Abdullah, that are the great designs and are all of these storage solutions!

Eman Abdallah Kamel from Egypt on April 09, 2021:

The Ottoman designs always attract my attention. I liked the idea of coffee mugs very much, as it is very practical in the kitchen, as well as the idea of a banquette bench.

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