7 Storage Spots You Aren’t Using (But Should Be)

Do you think your home is small? Look above, between, and beneath traditional storage areas to carve out more space for your stuff.

1. Inside a Kitchen Cabinet Door

Clear up clutter and avoid annoying jammed drawers by hanging attachments for a blender or a mixer using 3M Command hooks. You can use the same technique for ladles, measuring spoons, and other large utensils, as well as for keeping potholders at the ready near the stove.

2. Below Basement Stairs

Do you think your home is small? Look above, between, and beneath traditional storage areas to carve out more space for your stuff.

That angled space beneath the stairs might feel unusable, but why not turn it into a storage spot for party supplies, potting materials, or rarely used kitchen extras (like cookbooks and the food processor). Install a modular shelf and outfit it with labeled bins for easy recovery.

3. Inside Cabinets (Strategically)

It seems like a no-brainer to use cabinets for storage, but make sure to maximize the space that’s in there. If you have at least 12 inches of space between shelves, that’s an opportunity to add an extra shelf for even more storage space. Just have one cut to fit at a hardware store, and install it using a pack of shelf pegs.

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