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Did you know that clutter can lead to higher anxiety levels, inability to sleep, and trouble concentrating? Even more, clutter can even make you less productive and make you more likely to lounge excessively on the couch.

It doesn’t matter if you own the most quaint studio or the largest mansion; an unorganized home can feel out of control. Smartly designed home storage solutions can ensure everything in your home has its place and make your entire home feel stylish and comfortable. 

The Basics of Home Storage

The best way to improve storage in your home is to utilize unused space and define areas in your home. You can spruce up your home with these storage tips:

  • Create a designated space. If everything in your home has its own space, it is less likely to end up on your kitchen table.
  • Purchase multi-function pieces. Furniture with storage as part of the design allows you to maximize your space use.
  • Go electronic. Instead of keeping every piece of paper, bill, or note, switch to electronic copies of your important documents.
  • Optimize your drawers and cabinets. Large cabinets are useless if you don’t have the right type of shelving. Build custom cabinets and add partitions to drawers for organization
  • Baskets, boxes, and tubs. Instead of placing everything in a cabinet, add organization elements like baskets, so things don’t get lost. 

Home storage upgrades are DIY-friendly, and many storage upgrades make the perfect weekend project. You can easily create custom pantries, build organized closets, and add shelving to your home’s living spaces. 

Check out the resources and guides below for your next weekend project or to get inspiration to share with your contractor.

Husky storage shelf

The Durable Husky Storage Shelf: Your Garage Needs It

Any homeowner wants to utilize as much storage space as possible. The Husky Heavy Duty Storage Shelf makes it easy to store your heavier items!
Wood picture ledge

DIY Picture Ledge: How to Create Stylish, Space-Saving Displays

A picture ledge is an attractive, space-saving way to display framed pictures and wall art. Watch how easy it is to build one!
In a Simple Solutions segment on an episode of Today's Homeowner, Joe Truini demonstrates how to level and space a shelf.

Hang Perfectly Level Shelves Every Time with This Trick

When hanging a shelf, rather than screw it directly to the wall, try using the keyhole slots that are mounted on the back of each bracket.

Crafting a Closet that Works

Anthony and Renee have four children ranging from 1 to 11 years old. Anthony works from home and even in a four-bedroom house, finding office space is hard.
Werner Ladders' 5-in-1 Multiposition Ladder, seen as a step ladder and as two self-supporting scaffolding braces

This Multi-Position Ladder Saves You Money and Storage Space

Most homeowners don’t have enough storage space for five ladders. This multi-position ladder does several jobs, saving you money and storage.
View of modern kitchen, featuring Worthington grey shaker cabinets from Cabinets To Go

Beautiful, Affordable Storage Solutions for Every Room

Don't have enough storage? Hesitant to invest in more organization? Here are solutions for stylish, affordable storage from Cabinets To Go.
Kitchen with breakfast bar and beautiful cabinets from Cabinets To Go

Cabinets To Go: Why Shopping Here Will Wow You

We’re talking with Joe Levans, the vice president of Store Operations at Cabinets To Go, on this special Today’s Homeowner Podcast.
Open shelving in a kitchen

How to Make DIY Floating Shelves

These DIY floating shelves expand your kitchen's storage and enhance its design without overpowering the space. Best of all? They're easy to make.
Two piles of old clothes beside each other. In front of one pile is a sign that says, 'keep.' In front of the other pile is a sign that says, 'Donate.'

Baby Boomers vs. Millennials on Home Organization

Home organization habits differ among generations, according to this survey of baby boomers vs. millennials and Generation Xers. Here are the results.