No Closet Space? 4 Ways to Store Items Outside the Closet

Not all homes are blessed with massive closets – and that’s okay! With a little ingenuity, you can find plenty of non-closet solutions for to utilize for storage. Read on for our tips!

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Double-duty furniture

To really add space, seek out furniture items that go beyond single-purpose use. A trunk or glass-covered bin for a coffee table gives you a spot to tuck away magazines, books, board games and extra blankets. In the bedroom, try a bed frame with drawers built into the footboard to make up for the closet space you’re lacking, or a full-sized wardrobe for extra hanging space if your floor plan allows.

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Go vertical

Wall shelving can add space to just about any room in the house. In the kitchen, try floating shelves for everything from cookbooks to glassware. Bathroom shelving can be the perfect spot for guest towels and goodies (like lotions and cotton balls). If you’re totally out of closet space in the bedroom, add shelving, hooks or accessory bars inside the closet door (or even in the bedroom itself) to maximize your storage options.

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Use hidden spaces

There’s never anything wrong with utilizing spots guests will never see! Stash off-season clothing in flat, rollable bins under beds, and add shelving to your garage for more organized spots to store rarely-used items.

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Get the right decor

Like furniture, your decor can play just as big of a storage role! Baskets, bins and drawers can help tidy up shelving and give you extra space for your storage needs.