Inexpensive BYGEL containers from IKEA are more versatile than you may think. They can add convenient storage to the back of any cabinet door! Hanging them with Command strips makes them temporary with no damage to your cabinet.
Meghan Bresnyan of Sweet B Organizing designed a floor-to-ceiling shelving unit in her Sonoma client’s garage to accommodate large bins filled with extra linens and overflow utility items. Each bin is clearly labeled by family member and room number.
Is your laundry room or closet too small for a traditional trash can? Repurpose an outdoor literature holder into a wall-mounted trash can for lint, clothing tags and receipts that get left in pockets.
Have high pantry shelves or just crave a more organized appearance for your foodstuffs? These Linus Pantry Binz from The Container Store do the trick. Translucent containers with built-in handles neatly store everything from packaged goods to produce.
Every Sunday night, Adrian Kulp of Dad or Alive and his wife pick out their kids’ clothes for the entire week and place them in designated aluminum bins. “It helps to make our mornings so much smoother while getting ready for school,” Kulp says.
Increase the usefulness of food storage containers by adding measuring cups for scooping out what's inside. A readily available 1/3-cup scoop takes the guesswork out of portion control for your morning bowl of oats. Hang the cups from tiny adhesive hooks.
Sorting bins for lights, darks and towels don't have to be front and center. When Erin Rollins of the blog Sunny Side Up was redoing her laundry room, she created drawers that disguise her plastic baskets. "Laundry can be such a chore," she says, "so I wanted a room that made the process as streamlined as possible."
A tiny bathroom linen closet is transformed into a more functional space for cleaning supplies. The closet had become a junky catchall space. Jessica Bruno, a DIY blogger for Four Generations Under One Roof, attached affordable wire pull-out trays to the shelves. She then stocked the closet with laundry and bathroom supplies.
A large doorless closet in a boys' bedroom has three rows of small cubes, in which different colored baskets are used to store books, toys and clothing. Two silver racks are attached inside the closet to hang clothing. The closet adds style and function to the room where the bold blue wallpaper with red accent features make the room fun and playful.
Modern white chairs bring some smooth curves to the edges and corners in this playroom. A white table provides a workspace and can conceal storage beneath. Wooden storage bins bring a beautiful, rich color to the room and allow for easy pick up. A neutral graphic rug meshes with the wood, white and neutral wall color.