18 Genius DIY Storage Solutions

Say goodbye to entryway chaos forever.

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If your home is overwhelmed with clutter, it's time to bust out your tool set to wrangle your situation once and for all. These projects are designed to organize and streamline the messiest trouble spots in your house.

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Tattooed Martha
Mirror Makeover

This blogger updated a $10 organizer from Goodwill to make a brightly-colored home for all of her family's odds and ends. Think: keys, lint rollers and extra bags.

What you'll need: hanging organizer ($18, ), teal paint ($7, )

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Teal and Lime
Rolling Storage

If you have empty space under your bed, but don't like the look of plastic organizers, these rolling crates add an industrial touch and are simple to make — no power tools required.

What you'll need: rolling organizers ($114, ), drawer pulls ($9, )

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Hammer & Heels
Lipstick Holder

We love this chic, clever lipstick holder that uses copper tubing and wood plugs to make a beautiful organizer. Even better? It only cost $12 to make.

), wood plugs ($8, ) 

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Farm Fresh Therapy
Fabric-Lined Crate

This blogger uses fabric-lined wooden crates to keep track of her kid's stuffed animals, and the end results are sleek, yet simple. 

What you'll need: wooden crate ($8, ), tacks ($8, ), fabric ($7, )

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Upcycled Treasures
Tin Can Organizer

Tin cans are having a moment. Good thing 's office organizer is not just super cute, but also super easy to make. The only problem: Waiting for the paint to dry!

What you'll need: white paint ($9, ), gold paint ($4, ), painters tape ($6, )

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Freckled Laundry
Spice Holders

This blogger's wire and nail spice jar storage system only features white kitchen ingredients (like baking soda and salt), but there's no reason you can't include your entire spice collection.

What you'll need: glass jars ($9, ), floral wire ($5, ),  nails ($8, )

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Make It Love It
Hanging Bins

These hanging storage bins, made from used disinfectant wipe containers, will hold all the tiny doo-dads that never seem to have a home. While this one is used in a craft room, it could go anywhere.

What you'll need: disinfectant wipes ($18, ), cabinet knobs ($13, ), teal paint ($4, )

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Nàe Chic
Doggy Bags

Dog lovers, here's another craft for your finished canisters of disinfectant wipes: Use them to store your rolls of poo bags in between walks. made the container a little more glam using spray adhesive and fabric.


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Cookie Loves Milk
PVC Shoe Rack

This PVC shoe rack is genius: Find pipes that are just the right size for your shoe collection (she recommends about a 6-inch diameter), cut them down to shoe-length and stack together using pipe glue. Ta-da! 

What you'll need: PVC pipe ($6, ), pipe glue ($11, )

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The Baloney Bug
Winter Storage

For an unobtrusive place to store your winter necessities, repurpose filing trays. All you have to do is screw them into the back of your closet door and fill them with hats and gloves.

), command strips ($24, )

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I Heart Organizing
Book Crates

Take an unfinished wooden crate from a craft store, add a white wash treatment and you've got the perfect spot for children's books, located at their eye level.

What you'll need: wooden crates ($15, ), white paint ($9, )

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The Creative Homemaker
Battery Roundup

Batteries have a way of getting lost, so whip up an organizational system just for them. This blogger used bulk spice containers to separate them by size.

What you'll need: spice containers ($9, )

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Laura Thoughts
Magnetic Makeup Board

Instead of taking up space on the surface of your vanity, turn makeup into art with magnets. All you have to do is put a magnetic sheet inside of a frame, cover with pretty paper and hang everything in plain site.

What you'll need: picture frame ($27, ), magnetic sheets ($9, ), patterned paper ($5, ), magnets ($4, )

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Ashley Avila
Dedicated Towel Hooks

You'll never hear your kids fight over which towel is theirs again after making these hooks with their initials. This will ensure bathroom linens stay organized and (the best part) are dry when you go to grab 'em.

What you'll need: tin letters ($17, ), towel hook ($3, )

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Sawdust 2 Stitches
Hidden Jewelry Case

Last minute touch ups are usually a stressful mess. But by adding a secret area behind a mirror to store makeup or accessories on your coat rack, it's suddenly the easiest part about getting ready.

What you'll need: makeup organizer ($143, ), drawer ($10, )

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Classy Clutter
Sliding Pantry

The skinny space between your fridge and the wall is prime real estate for organizing canned goods (and a cute chevron surprise never hurts).

What you'll need: narrow bookshelf ($8, ), chevron contact paper ($9, ) 

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On the Banks of Squaw Creek
Dresser Book Storage

One of the easiest, but most genius, moves you can make is . This clever mom found even more space for books in her son's room.

What you'll need: BEKVAM spice rack ($4, ), white paint ($9, )

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Over-the-Stove Organizer

When you store your pots and cooking utensils above your stovetop, everything you need is always at-hand — and otherwise wasted space gains a new purpose.

), towel bar ($20, ), S hooks ($9, )

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