DIY Storage Ideas to Get You Organized

If you’re like most people, you’ve accumulated plenty of things. You have a lot of stuff but not a lot of storage space.

While your piles of can’t-throw-away pieces build up around you, it might be time to put your gathering tendencies aside and stir up the builder in you. Now is a good time to create your own storage spaces so that you can store your stuff and make room for all of the new items you’re sure to get in the near future.

When you’re feeling overwhelmed by the amount of things you have accumulating at your house and frustrated by the lack of storage options, it’s time to get building.

Here are a few DIY storage ideas that’ll help you store your stuff and save your sanity.

PVC Pipe Holders For The Garage

Are tools cluttering up your garage? Not sure where to put your shovel, brush, or rake? Create a more organized solution with ease by using PVC pipe.

Here’s how:

  • Cut PVC pipe into small 6-inch to one-foot sections. You will need 2 of these for each tool you want to store.
  • Then, put drill one PVC pipe into the wall about waist high. Drill the second one directly below it at about your chin level.
  • Place your tools bottoms down in the PVC pipe for easy storage.
    Garden Tool Storage (Photo Credit:
    Garden Tool Storage (Photo Credit:

Baskets In The Bathroom

Linens are another nuisance when it comes to storage. This is especially true when you have a small bathroom and limited closet space. To create more space to store your towels in a way that’ll look nice, use baskets.

Hanging baskets on the wall offers you chic shelving in an instant. Simply pick out the basket you like, drill the bottom of the basket into the wall, and set your rolled up, unused towels inside. It’ll look good and give you a nice place to store your stuff.

Bathroom by Gettysburg Media & Bloggers Mustard Seed Interiors
Bathroom by Gettysburg Media & Bloggers Mustard Seed Interiors

Mason Jars In The Kitchen

Mason jars are among the hottest accessories in kitchens and homes this year. Did you know that you could also use them as fun storage items?

Gather oversized mason jars and use them to hold cupcake liners, pens, snacks, napkins, and other kitchen items. Display these on top of your refrigerator or cabinets as a colorful (and useful) addition to your décor.

Eclectic Kitchen by Montreal Interior Designers & Decorators Esther Hershcovich
Eclectic Kitchen by Montreal Interior Designers & Decorators Esther Hershcovich

Craft Room Essentials

This time of year you’re probably spending a lot of time wrapping gifts and dressing them with a bow. If so, you’re also probably spending a lot of time tossing your ribbon every which way and trying to keep it all organized.

Don’t let ribbon get out of control. Keep it all in one, easily accessible spot with a paper towel holder.

Instead of having your ribbon come untied in a box, keep it rolled up and easy to grab by stacking all of your ribbon colors on a paper towel holder. It’ll look great, take up less space, and keep you feeling organized.

Ribbon Storage (Photo Credit:
Ribbon Storage (Photo Credit:

Shower Rings In The Closet

Accessories, such as hats and scarves, can quickly overtake our closet space. Don’t let them make you feel overwhelmed. Use shower rings to provide an easy, more manageable place to store your favorite accessories.

Simply attach the shower rings to a hanger just like you would the shower rod. Then, strong a cap or scarf through each hole so that it’s stored away neatly and in an organized fashion.

Scarf Storage (Photo Credit: Just Imagine)
Scarf Storage (Photo Credit: Just Imagine)

These are just a few of the DIY home hacks you can do to stay organized and keep your house nice and orderly. Do you have any other tips? Let us know in the comments!

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