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Tension Rod Storage

Here's an awesome way to store tension rods under your sink - and keep everything super organized. No drilling required and really cheap, get your cupboards organized today!

Definitely one of my better ideas! Can't drill in our rental's kitchen so I used a tension rod and two pronged shower curtain "rings." This will help keep the utensil drawer in check! I'm sure S-hooks would work too.

1) Tension rod used to hang kitchen utensils


2) Separate spices easily


3) Hang boots with tension rod and mini hangers


4) Under the sink kitchen storage


5) Use tension rods as dividers for trays and chopping boards


6) Store plastic wrap, saran wrap etc with ease


Jewelry organization ideas

Today I'm finally getting around to doing jewelry and accessories organization! I'm going to show you a few different DIY's so if you want to make something more unique and personalized then you're good to go.

If you just want to buy something because you don't have time to do something yourself I'm going to show you some cool jewelry organizers that I found online.

7) Photo frame with hooks and chicken wire


8) Pallet jewelry organizer


9) Use a hanger and s-hooks to hang necklaces


10) Use hooks for large necklace storage


11) Use clipboards and chicken wire to display your Jewelry


12) Re-purposed bulletin board used to hang jewelery


Dollar tree bath toys organization ideas

I'm going to share with you how we organize bath toys in our teeny bathroom!

We used to hang Carson's bath toys from the shower curtain and it worked super well until he wanted to pick the toys he wanted in the bath so we had a bunch of Dollar Tree bin scattered all over the floor and the system didn't work anymore.

So let me show you the products we use so you can do it too!

13) Rubber-coated baskets & metal shower curtain hooks


14) Bathtub toy storage from Dollar Tree


15) White plastic tubs with 3M hooks


16) Kmart shower caddies (also come in a rectangle version)


17) Items from the dollar store: basket & shower curtain rings


18) Hang baskets on a shower rod for tidy baby bath toy storage


Dollar Tree Hacks to organize spice drawers

Is your spice drawer driving you crazy? Does your spice cabinet have items falling out of the door?

Well fret no more I'm going to show you how using dollar store products you can create completely custom spice organization for your house on a shoestring budget so your kitchen can be organized!

19) Spice drawer organization


20) Boxes for makeup storage


21) I like the idea of having bathroom drawers divided into compartments


22) Makeup organization and storage


23) Easy makeup organization


24) Foam board drawer dividers


Clever home hacks using a shoe organizer

Do you have a shoe organizer laying around? If not you might want to get one, as I've got 20 ideas to get your home organized in no time in the kitchen!

Add some breakfast foods, snacks, drink, mixes, crackers, lunch items and more and you have a snack organizer! Add oil, vinegar, seasonings and make it a seasoning organizer or add utensils and baking items and make it a baking supply organizer.

25) Ziptie a shoe organizer onto the end of your shelf & instant storage


26) Finally! My garden tools are now in one spot. Over the door shoe holder


27) Barbie storage


28) Gives each person 4 pockets to store their shampoo, conditioner, body wash


29) Over the door organizers for snacks


30) Toy storage


How to make your own craft paint organizer storage rack

Today's project is one where I create some storage for my paint supplies using PVC pipe. I'm making some cubbies and they're gonna go I'm going to screw them to the top of my desk.

31) DIY shoe storage from PVC pipes


32) PVC pipe glued together for storing brushes & paint tubes


33) PVC wine rack


34) PVC pipe tool storage


35) White PVC pipe shoe storage


36) PVC 4 inch pipe coupling acrylic paint storage


How to make built in shelves

In this video I'm gonna take you step-by-step on how you can install floating shelves between two walls also known as a box shelf.

We're gonna be installing some floating shelves encased in between these two walls, I'll also show you how to do all the framing!

37) Built in bathroom toilet paper holder


38) Built-in Bookshelf, built right in between the studs


39) Built in floating shelves


40) Built in shelves in living room


41) Hallway storage


42) Create extra space with built in shelves


DIY Ikea shoe storage hack

This is like kind of like an Ikea hack but the most simple thing to do ever! So basically it's how I made my new shoe wall, it's definitely not rocket science.

Let me talk you through the shelves and show you how we constructed it. The main info you need to know is the shelves are from Ikea, they're from their lack collection.

43) Crown molding shoe shelves


44) Over the door shoe organizer


45) Floor to ceiling shoe shelves


46) Ikea shoe organizer shelves


47) Hallway shoe storage solution


48) Shoe storage with pull out drawers


Dollar tree perfume organizer

So today's DIY project is this beautiful shelf that I came up with to store my perfumes! It can sit on your vanity on your dresser in the bathroom or wherever else you would like.

You can also use it for makeup or anything else that you would like but I came up with this for my perfumes. So the first things you're going to need is two mirrors and everything I got came from the Dollar Tree.

49) A plate n candle stand equal a perfume display


50) DIY perfume tray - love this for the bedroom


51) DIY perfume tray


52) Perfume display, cabinet


53) Pretty perfume display idea


54) Tiered perfume stand topped with flower arrangement


Installing an above-door shelf

Today we're going to be making an over-the-door shelf. This project will probably take you less than two hours and cost you less than $10.

It's really easy and anyone can do it. You can use this shelf to display items or just for extra storage whatever you may like but either way I think you'll really like the way it turns out!

55) Over the door bathroom shelf


56) Over the door book shelf


57) Create extra space with above the door shelving


58) Shelves over window seating


59) Maximize library space


60) Window surrounded by book shelves



Frances lumpkin on November 07, 2020:

WoW!! Great ideals i love to try these

Celeste Wilson on August 05, 2018:

Oh my goodness, so smart. There are a few I'm going to try. Especially the tin cans on the wall. Thank you for the inspiration.

Susan Hazelton from Sunny Florida on June 21, 2018:

Amazing ideas. I can't wait to try a few.

Scott Shiles from Colleyville, TX 76034 on August 30, 2017:

Awesome, Its great regarding the baskets ideas!

dandelionweeds from Canada on March 10, 2017:

Love it!! Great ideas, thx for sharing. I'm going to follow you.

craftybegonia from Southwestern, United States on March 04, 2017:

Those are great ideas and solutions! Before we moved West we lived in apartments in New York and storage ideas are always valuable!

Nicole E Dodds from Charlotte, North Carolina on February 10, 2017:

Love these ideas!

Anna Emprendedora from Barcelona on January 31, 2017:

¡Qué interesante! Voy a utilizar algunas ideas para mi oficina compartida en Barcelona.

So interesting! I will use some of your tips for my shared office in Barcelona.

Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on January 20, 2017:

I like the shower storage curtain. I could do with one of them. I live in a small place, so a lot of these storage solutions would be ideal for me.

Ted Salmons on January 09, 2017:

Does anybody know if the "cabinet" around the toilet was purchased (if so where) or built at home?

Heather Tackett from Cartersville, GA on September 29, 2016:

Wow! This page is going to be my best friend. I especially like the under sink tension bars for cleaning products and the wrapping paper solution with the closet rack. Right now I have wrapping paper crammed on top of a closet, and it always rolls off onto the floor or my head!

Kinga Hauer from Kraków on August 11, 2016:

thanks, great and helpfull ideas :) Great hub !

Dee on August 09, 2016:

Great and Ingenious Ideas! There are quite a few I will be using in a 533 square foot apartment. The complex calls the apartment "cozy;" I said, just say "small or tight!" We laughed! Thank You for these ideas! One can never have enough storage or organizational space.

ezzly (author) on July 26, 2016:

Thanks Tuyen, yes exactly , double up on storage capacity :)

Tuyen Hoang on July 15, 2016:

Good idear !

When floor isnot enough to use we need other space like wall, window...

Shirley Urso-Farmer from Michigan on July 14, 2016:

You're very welcome :)

ezzly (author) on July 14, 2016:

Thanks Shirl and Melange !

Adi Quamina from Trinidad & Tobago on July 11, 2016:

super cute, love the baskets ideas!

Shirley Urso-Farmer from Michigan on July 02, 2016:

Great article, not the usual tips I've seen over & over again.. thanks :)

ezzly (author) on June 23, 2016:

Thanks Carol, yes its surprising the amount of extra storage you can get with sneaky solutions like that :)

Carol Morris on June 23, 2016:

Thanks for this great hub! I've seen many of these ideas, but not the shower pocket holder, I am going to look for one, it looks like it might solve some problems in the kids' bathroom.

Margie on June 22, 2016:

how do I make the pallet bathroom storage?

Claudia Voigt on May 27, 2016:

Target has that item.

terri on April 30, 2016:

I like the around the toilet shelves but can't find out how it's made!!!

ezzly (author) on February 15, 2016:

Thanks Paul !

Paul Whitehead on February 14, 2016:

I'm new to HubPages, but I have to say these are brilliant ideas for storage. I can see myself utilizing these in my own home :) Great article.

ezzly (author) on December 19, 2015:

Hi Arla, check here

Takk fyrir Sigrun

Arla on December 17, 2015:

Where O Where did you buy the item for over the toilet? I want one!

ezzly (author) on September 13, 2015:

Hi Liz you can purchase it here

liz g on September 13, 2015:

Where can I find the setup for the toilet paper holder with side shelves over toilet

ezzly (author) on August 26, 2015:

Hi Aisha , use nails and hammer them in through the weave of the baskets :)

Hi Tam, screw a small section of wire closet shelving vertically to the side of a closet wall for wrapping paper holder :)

Aisha on August 25, 2015:

Hi, thank you for the lovely ideas. How do you attach the baskets on the walls to hold towels? Is it screwed in the wall?

Tam on July 11, 2015:

How do you attach the shelving to the wall for the wrapping paper holder?

ezzly (author) on June 11, 2015:

Thats great Kim :) Thanks for stopping by and commenting

Kim on June 10, 2015:

Great ideas that I can put to use in our smaller home!

ezzly (author) on June 07, 2015:

Hi Melanie you can purchase it here

melanie on June 06, 2015:

Where can I get the cabinet around the toilet?

ezzly (author) on June 05, 2015:

Hi nancy you can get it here

Nancy on June 03, 2015:

Where can I find the fold out desk?

ezzly (author) on May 19, 2015:

Thanks for visiting and commenting Rosemary :)

Rosemary Rocheleau on May 19, 2015:

wow love all these ideas, definitely going to try some of them

ezzly (author) on April 11, 2015:

Thanks for visiting mop holder yes it's important to keep that wine nice ;)

MopHolder on April 05, 2015:

It is important to store wine in a room that has a cool temperature to make sure it tastes better.

ezzly (author) on April 01, 2015:

Thanks Lucile, cannot beat having extra storage :)

lucille12 on March 31, 2015:

They are perfect candidates for hanging storage organization.

ezzly (author) on March 07, 2015:

Hi Kimberly its reiko floral shower curtain

Kimberly C. on March 05, 2015:

Can you tell me where the shower curtain is from? Thanks for so many great tips!

ezzly (author) on February 26, 2015:

Thanks for commenting Laura335 :)

Laura Smith from Pittsburgh, PA on February 25, 2015:

I love the wrapping paper idea. I make such a mess of the rolls in my closet. Thanks for the tips!

ezzly (author) on February 23, 2015:

Thanks for visiting mcrawford

Matthew I Crawford from Greeley, Colorado on February 22, 2015:

Some excellent ideas there. Great hub!

ezzly (author) on February 22, 2015:

Thanks for visiting Lynette :)

Lynette A Kelly-Bell from Chicago on February 21, 2015:

These are really savvy ideas, I really need to do a few of these to make more space in my room.

ezzly (author) on February 12, 2015:

Thanks for commenting Deborah-Diane

Deborah-Diane from Orange County, California on February 12, 2015:

What clever storage ideas. Almost anyone would find something they could use in this article! So creative.

ezzly (author) on February 07, 2015:

Thanks for stopping by Teri :)

Teri Stohlberg on February 06, 2015:

These ideas are all fabulous, I can't wait to try them all!

ezzly (author) on February 06, 2015:

Thanks for commenting Rtalloni , yes doesn't it seem we have more stuff now than ever! Sorting it is the right answer :)

RTalloni on February 06, 2015:

People are downsizing in order to be free of so much stuff, but having the stuff we have organized in appropriate storage is so important. These are some good ideas.

ezzly (author) on February 02, 2015:

Wow that's an awesome thing for you to do for your wife , I know I have about 1 million pairs of shoes. Thanks for stopping by !

Brandon Hart from The Game on February 02, 2015:

I really like ideas 4, 7, 11, and 24. I have used hooks (like the ones holding the baskets on idea #2) to make a set of racks for my wife to hang up her shoes.

ezzly (author) on February 02, 2015:

Hi Diana you can get it here

Diana on February 02, 2015:

Does anyone know where to buy the "pivot wardrobe storage" ?? Love it...thank you

ezzly (author) on February 02, 2015:

Absolutely, if you have shelves in the closets why not get yourself plenty of baskets to put inside for all your bits and bobs ? Thanks for commenting :)

Kristen Howe from Northeast Ohio on February 02, 2015:

Great ideas. Would the same ideas would apply to an apartment, too? The only storage space I have is closets.

ezzly (author) on January 31, 2015:

Hey Peachpurple thanks for commenting, yeh , baskets are so handy for pretty much anywhere in the home for added storgae :)

peachy from Home Sweet Home on January 31, 2015:

i need to buy some baskets for the bathroom, thanks for the tips

ezzly (author) on January 31, 2015:

Thank smithy and Nicolas ray. That home sounds very interesting, best of luck with it !

Nicolas Ray from Stamford, CT on January 30, 2015:

Nice ideas...working on a very interesting Victorian home for a client and some of these ideas are perfect. Thanks.

mithy on January 30, 2015:

good ideas

ezzly (author) on January 27, 2015:

Thanks for visiting Risa, you have great taste!

Marisa K. Rouse from North Carolina on January 27, 2015:

Love these ideas! My favorite is the chicken feeder!

ezzly (author) on December 31, 2014:

Ain't that the truth ! Thanks for visiting and have a great new year :)

Lou Cannon from British Columbia, Canada on December 30, 2014:

Always wonderful to read about 'DE-cluttering!'

ezzly (author) on November 09, 2014:

Thanks yes, great for de cluttering :)

stacy on November 08, 2014:

good ideas!

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