Sneaky Storage Tips

Tips for Sneaky Storage in Small Spaces

Check out these great tips for organizing everything from jewelry to gift wrap to secret treasures with these DIY storage ideas that squeeze as much room as possible out of your small spaces.

Framed Earring Organizer
Make an earring organizer look like a work of art. Misty created this quickly and easily with quilt batting, pretty fabric and a picture frame.
Laundry Room Drying Rack
Kate from Centsational Girl built this space-saving DIY laundry room drying rack for a third of the price of a store-bought version. Now that’s sensational!
Mobile Wrapping Paper Station
Christina from 2 Little Hooligans was inspired by a project she found in an old issue of Flea Market Style Magazine — an upcycled wood kitchen stool turned upside-down into a wrapping paper organizer on wheels. What a cute storage solution that can sit anywhere in the house! If you’re not into sewing, you could attach baskets to the sides for a similar effect. This project could even be adapted as an umbrella and shoe stand to put beside your front door.
Upcycled vintage suitcase for craft supply storage
Craft Supply Suitcase 
Amy Powers remodeled an old wood suitcase into compact travel storage for craft supplies. Not only is this the cutest case in town, her clever use of a cookie sheet and magnets in the lid is genius! Whether you travel across the country or across the hall to do your crafting, this storage solution will keep you organized.
Dish Rack Lid Organizer

Dish Rack Lid Organizer

Donna from As the Card Rack Turns organizes her food storage container lids in the slots of an old dish rack. It fits nicely on the bottom shelf of your large cabinet for pots and pans.

Secret bookshelf storage project
Secret Bookshelf Storage
Shannon from Sewing Barefoot created this cool hidden storage box out of book covers and a small wooden crate. Along with instructions, she gives tips for how to keep the inside pages intact if you’d rather not completely destroy the books you’re using. Don’t have any unwanted hardcover books? They’re easy to find at garage sales and thrift stores.
Pet Pantry custom cabinet

Fairfax & Davis
Pet Pantry
Henry from Fairfax & Davis designs and builds these custom cabinets for storing your pet’s food and supplies. It doubles as a dining cart with two drawers at the bottom for bowls.
This pet pantry is one of many projects entered into The Craftys, an annual competition celebrating the best in crafts. If you vote for this or any entry (by clicking the heart underneath the photo), you have a chance to win one of the prize packs from  Red Heart YarnsWe R Memory Keepers, Blick Art Materials or I Love to Create. Each prize is worth hundreds of dollars — but hurry, the deadline to enter or vote is 5/26/14!
Originally posted May 24, 2014 at


Melissa LeGates is a freelance writer and retired Air Force journalist who specializes in features and B2B writing. She is also a colored pencil artist and blogs about it at  You can commission Melissa’s work (either writing or art) by contacting her at


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